2019 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence

for Security and Defense Applications


Organized as part of the 2019 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence

December 6 - 9, Xiamen, China

Call for Papers

Given the current global security environment, there has been increased interest within the security and defense communities in novel techniques for solving challenging problems. The genesis of this interest lies in the fact that repeated attempts of using traditional techniques have left many important problems unsolved, and in some cases, not addressed. New problems have emerged within the broad areas of security and defense that are difficult to tackle with conventional methods, thus requiring new techniques for detecting and adapting to emerging threats.

The purpose of the symposium is to present current and ongoing efforts in computational intelligence (e.g., neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, swarm intelligence, and other emerging learning or optimization techniques) as applied to security and defense problems.


This symposium aims at publishing high-quality research efforts rooted in Computational Intelligence as applied to defense and security problems. First-class contributions addressing research challenges in these areas and their CI-based solutions (i.e., neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, swarm intelligence, rough sets, granular computing, and other emerging learning or optimization techniques) are solicited.

List of topics

Advanced Architectures for Defense Operations

Modeling and Simulation of Defense Operations

Security Applications

Important Dates

Special Session Proposals: April 1, 2019

Paper Submission: June 10, 2019

Notification to authors: August 15, 2019


Organizing Committee

Symposium Chair

Marco Cococcioni

University of Pisa, Italy


Symposium Co-Chairs

Sundaram Suresh

Nanyang Technological University


Symposium Co-Chair

Rami Abielmona

University of Ottawa, Canada


Program Committee

James M. Keller

Derek Anderson

Maxwell Dondo

Gerry Dozier

Maikel Leon Espinosa

Eric Granger

Rafael Falcon

Lorenzo Fiaschi

Devesh Jinwala

Ruggero Donida Labati

Xiao Luo

Frank Moore

Sankita Patel

Vijay Rao

Jean Roy

Howard Schwartz

Lidong Wang

Lipo Wang

Svetlana Yanushkevich

George Yee

Nur Zincir-Heywood

Guidelines for Paper Submission

Latex and Word Templates

To help ensure correct formatting, please use the style files for U.S. Letter Size found at the IEEE link below as templates for your submission. These include the templates in both LaTeX and Word format.

Please submit only full papers (not abstracts) of no more than 8 pages (incuding figures, tables and bibliography), in two-column format using any of the above templates, written in English, and in PDF.

More info can be found here.

Please specify CISDA as the Main Research Topic while submitting the paper.

Past CISDA Editions

  • CISDA 2009 - Held in Ottawa, Canada (July 8-10)
  • CISDA 2010 - Held in Barcelona, Spain (July 18)
  • CISDA 2011 - Held in Paris, France (April 15)
  • CISDA 2012 - Held in Ottawa, Canada (July 11-13)
  • CISDA 2013 - Held in Singapore (April 16)
  • CISDA 2014 - Held in Hanoi, Vietnam (December 14-17)
  • CISDA 2015 - Held in Verona, New York, USA. (May 26-28)
  • CISDA 2016 - Held in Athens, Greece. (Dec 6-9)
  • CISDA 2017 - Held in Honolulu, USA (Nov 27 - Dec 1)
  • CISDA 2018 - Held in Bengaluru, India (Nov 18 - 21)
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