Invited Keynote/Plenary Talks


In addition to the following keynote speeches, I've given many invited talks, seminars and tutorials at various conferences, universities, summer schools and research organisations.

  1. Invited keynote speaker at the 2nd International Conference on Intelligence Science (ICIS'2017), Shanghai, China, 25-28 October 2017.

  2. Invited keynote speaker at the 3rd IEEE Smart World Congress (SmartWorld 2017), San Francisco, USA, 4-8 August 2017.

  3. Invited plenary speaker at the 2nd Hunan AI Summit Forum, Changsha, China, 26-28 June 2017.

  4. Invited keynote speaker at the 9th International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence (ICACI'2017), Doha, Qatar, 4-6 February 2017.

  5. Invited keynote speaker at the 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Big Data (CCBD 2016), Macau, China, 16-18 November 2016.

  6. Invited plenary speaker at the 17th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning (IDEAL'16), Yangzhou, China, 12-14 October 2016.

  7. Invited keynote speaker at the 17th Conference of the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAEPIA), 14-16/9/2016, Salamanca, Spain.

  8. Invited plenary speaker at the 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'16), Vancouver, Canada, 25-29 July 2016. (As part of WCCI'2016)

  9. Invited keynote speaker at the 2016 IEEE Smart World Congress, Toulouse, France, 18-21 July 2016.

  10. Invited keynote speaker at the 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing (ICAISC'2016), Zakopane, Poland, 12-16 June 2016.

  11. Invited plenary speaker at the 8th China Cloud Computing Conference, Beijing, China, 18-20/5/2016.

  12. Invited plenary speaker at the 2015 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI'2015), Cape Town, South Africa, 8-10 December 2015.

  13. Invited plenary speaker at the 16th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning (IDEAL), Wroclaw, Poland, 14-16 October 2015.

  14. Invited keynote speaker at the 10th International Conference on Bio-inspired Computing: Theories and Applications (BIC-TA 2015), 25-28 September 2015, Hefei, China.

  15. Invited keynote speaker at the 2015 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games (IEEE CIG 2015), Tayih Landis Hotel, Tainan, Taiwan, 31 August - 2 September 2015.

  16. Invited keynote speaker at the 6th International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence (PReMI 2015), Warsaw, Poland, 30 June - 3 July 2015.

  17. Invited keynote speaker at the Tenth International Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning (SEAL 2014), 15-19 December 2014, Dunedin, New Zealand.

  18. Invited keynote speaker at the 18th Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems (IES'2014), 10-12 November 2014, Singapore.

  19. Invited keynote speaker at the 15th International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks (EANN'14), 5-7 September 2014, Sofia, Bulgaria.

  20. Invited plenary speaker at the Fifth International Conference on Intelligent Control and Information Processing (ICICIP 2014), Dalian, China, 18-10 August 2014.

  21. Invited keynote speaker at the 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC2014), 3-6 August 2014, Taiyuan, China.

  22. Invited plenary speaker at the 2014 World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI'2014), 6-11 July 2014, Beijing, China.

  23. Invited keynote speaker at the Third Chinese Search Based Software Engineering Workshop, Xuzhou, China, 4 July 2014.

  24. Invited keynote speaker at the 2004 Latin American Congress on Computational Intelligence (LA-CCI 2014), 12-13 June 2014. San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina.

  25. Invited keynote speaker at the 2013 International Joint Conference on Awareness Science and Technology & Ubi-Media Computing (iCAST 2013 & UMEDIA 2013), Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, 2-4 November 2013.

  26. Invited plenary speaker at the 1st BRICS Countries and 11th Brazilian Congress on Computational Intelligence (BRICS-CCI & CBIC 2013), Recife ('Porto de Galinhas' Beach), Brazil, 8-11 September 2013.

  27. Invited keynote speaker at the 5th Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering (SSBSE'13), St. Petersburg, Russia, 24-26 August 2013.

  28. Invited keynote speaker at the 2013 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2013), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 6-10 July 2013.

  29. Invited keynote speaker at the 2013 Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation Conference (UCNC 2013), Milano, Italy, 1-5 July 2013.

  30. Invited keynote speaker at the Second Chinese Search Based Software Engineering Workshop, Dalian, China, 8-9 June 2013.

  31. Invited keynote speaker at the Third IEEE International Conference on Information Science and Technology (ICIST 2013), Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China, 23-25 March 2013.

  32. Invited keynote speaker at the Third International Swarm, Evolutionary and Memetic Computing Conference (SEMCCO'2012), Bhubaneswar, India, 20-22 December 2012.

  33. Invited keynote speaker at the Third International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI 2012), 17-20 June 2012, Shenzhen, China.

  34. Invited plenary speaker at the 2012 World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI'2012), 10-15 June 2012, Brisbane, Australia.

  35. Invited plenary speaker at the 2011 International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2011), 14-17 November 2011, Shanghai, China.

  36. Invited plenary speaker at the 2011 International Conference on Adaptive and Intelligent Systems (ICAIS'11), 6-8 September 2011, Klagenfurt, Austria.

  37. Invited keynote speaker at the 2010 IADIS International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Agents (ISA'2010), Freiburg, Germany, 29-31 July 2010.

  38. Invited keynote speaker at 2010 International Conference on Computer Design and Applications (ICCDA 2010), Qinhuangdao, China, 25-27 June 2010.

  39. Invited keynote speaker at the 2010 International Symposium on INnovations in Intelligent SysTems and Applications (INISTA 2010), Kayseri & Cappadocia, Turkey, 21-24 June 2010.

  40. Invited keynote speaker at The 5th International Conference on Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence (ICNNAI'2010), 1-4 June 2010, Brest State Technical University, Belarus.

  41. Invited plenary speaker at the 14th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Engineering Systems 2010 (INES 2010), Las Palmas of Gran Canaria, Spain, 5-7 May 2010.

  42. Invited plenary speaker at the 13th International Workshop on Advanced Computing and Analysis Techniques in Physics Research (ACAT'10), Jaipur, India, 22-27 February 2010. (Unable to go)

  43. Invited keynote speaker at the 4th Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN Conference (LION 4), 18-22 January 2010, Venice, Italy.

  44. Invited keynote speaker at the 19th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN'09), 14-17 September 2009, Limassol, Cyprus.

  45. Invited keynote speaker at The Twenty Second International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE-09), June 24-27, 2009, Tainan, Taiwan.

  46. Invited keynote speaker at the 7th International Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning (SEAL'08), Melbourne, Australia, 7-10 December 2008.

  47. Invited keynote speaker at the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT2008), Chengdu, China, 21-24 April 2008.

  48. Invited keynote speaker at The Seventh International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Multimedia Applications (ICCIMA'07), Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, Tamilnadu, India, 13-15 December 2007.
    (Unable to go due to work commitments)

  49. Invited keynote speaker at the 2007 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'07), 25-28 September 2007, Singapore.
    Title: A Rigorous Theoretical Framework for Measuring Generalisation of Co-evolutionary Learning. Main reference: I also gave a tutorial at CEC'07 on "From Evolving Single Neural Networks to Evolving Ensembles".

  50. Invited plenary speaker at the 2007 International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC'07), Qingdao, China, 21-24 August 2007.

  51. Invited plenary speaker at the Sixth International Conference on Optimization (Optimization 2007), Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, Portugal, 22nd - 25th July 2007.

  52. Invited keynote speaker at the 2006 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security (CIS'06), 3-6 November 2006, Guangzhou, China.

  53. Invited keynote speaker at the 2006 IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE'2006), 24-26 October 2006, Shanghai, China. (Couldn't make it due to other commitments)

  54. Invited keynote speaker at the 2006 International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC'06) and the 2006 International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD'06), Xi'an, China, 24-27 September 2006.

  55. Invited keynote speaker at the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning (IDEAL 2006), 20-23 September, 2006, Burgos, Spain.

  56. Invited plenary speaker at the 2006 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'06), 16-21 July 2006, Vancouver, Canada.

  57. Invited plenary speaker at the 2006 Polish Conference on Evolutionary Algorithms and Global Optimization (KAEiOG'2006), 30 May - 2 June 2006, Murzasichle, Poland.

  58. Invited plenary speaker at the 8th Congress of SIMAI - Italian Society for Applied and Industrial Mathematics, Ragusa, Italy, 22 - 25 May 2006.

  59. Invited keynote speaker at the 2005 Computational Science Symposium, Nagoya, Japan, 11-13 October 2005.
    Some photos at the Symposium: 1, 2.

  60. Invited keynote speaker at the Sixth International Workshop on Information Processing in Cells and Tissues (IPCAT'05), August 30 - September 1, 2005, St William's College, York, UK.

  61. Invited keynote speaker at the 2005 International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC'05) and the 2005 International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD'05), Changsha, Hunan, China, 27-29 August 2005.
    Keynote speech in PDF is available here. Some photos during my talk: 1, 2, 3.

  62. Invited keynote speaker at the 2005 International Congress on Computational Intelligence (ICCI'05), Corporaci\'on Universitaria del Sinu at Monter\'ia, Monter\'ia, Colombia, 10-12 August 2005.

  63. Invited keynote speaker at the 2005 International Symposium on Intelligent Computation and Its Application (ISICA'2005), Wuhan, China, 4-6 April 2005.

  64. Invited keynote speaker at the 5th International Conference on Recent Advances in Soft Computing (RASC2004), Nottingham, UK, 16-18 December 2004.

  65. Invited keynote speaker at the 5th International Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning (SEAL'04), Pusan, Korea, 26-29 October 2004.

  66. Invited keynote speaker at the First Brazilian Workshop on Evolutionary Computation (BEC'2004), Sao Luis, Maranhao, Brazil, 29 September 2004.

  67. Invited keynote speaker at the IEEE SMC UK-RI 3rd Workshop on Intelligent Cybernetic Systems (ICS'04), 7-8 September 2004, University of Ulster at Magee, Londonderry, UK.

  68. Invited plenary speaker at the 2004 UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI-04), Loughborough, UK, 6-8 September 2004.

  69. Invited keynote speaker at the 2004 International Summer Workshop on the Economic, Financial and Managerial Applications of Computational Intelligence, KaoHsiung, Taiwan, 30 August -- 3 September 2004.

  70. Invited plenary speaker at the 2004 Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'04), 19-23 June 2004, Portland, Oregon, USA.
    Title: How Powerful/Efficient is Your Evolutionary Algorithm?. The slides in PDF are available. Some references are:

  71. Invited keynote speaker at the IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks and Signal Processing (ICNNSP'03), Nanjing, P. R. China, 14-17 December 2003.

  72. Invited keynote speaker at the 5th International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Multimedia Applications (ICCIMA'03), Xi'an, P. R. China, 27-30 September 2003.
    Conference Opening 1, Conference Opening 2, Award Ceremony 1, Award Ceremony 2, Award Ceremony 3.

    Visiting the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China, 7-12 October 2003.
    Project Evaluation Meeting 1, Project Evaluation Meeting 2, Project Evaluation Meeting 3, Lab Tour 1, Lab Tour 2.

  73. Invited speaker at the 2003 Symposium on Robotics and Manufacturing Science (CASRMS'03), Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 24-26 September 2003, Shenyang, Liaoning, P. R. China.

  74. Invited plenary speaker at the 7th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information \& Engineering Systems (KES2003), 3-5 September 2003, Oxford, UK.
    Talk title: The Evolution of Evolutionary Computation.

  75. Invited keynote speaker at the IEEE INDIN'03 Workshop on Autonomic Computing Principles and Architectures (AUCOPA'2003), 22-23 August 2003, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

  76. Distinguished speaker at The 2003 International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA'03), Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Los Angeles, California, June 23-24, 2003.

  77. Invited keynote speaker at the joint conferences ICONIP'02-SEAL'02-FSKD'02 (the 9th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, the 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning, and the 2002 International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery), 18-22 November 2002, Singapore.
    Talk title: Automatic Divide-and-Conquer Using Populations and Ensembles.

    I was also a panelist (another photo) in the panel discussion on "Oh sure, my method is connectionist too. Who said it's not?", organised by Asim Roy, (photo 1, (photo 2), and in the panel discussion on "Future Challenges in Soft Computing: Theory? Computational Paradigms? Applications?" organised by Jacek M. Zurada. (Photo of the panel)

  78. Invited speaker at the 2002 International Conference on Intelligent Information Technology, 22-25 September 2002, Beijing, P. R. China.
    Talk title: Have We Made Best Use of Evolutionary Learning?
    Photo of a conference lunch, a similar photo.

  79. Invited speaker at 2002 NASA/DoD Conference on Evolvable Hardware (EH'2002), July 15 - 18, 2002, Holiday Inn Select, Old Town Alexandria, VA, USA.
    Talk title: Getting Most Out of Evolutionary Approaches.

  80. Invited keynote speaker at the Fifteenth International Conference on Industrial & Engineering Application of Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems (IEA/AIE'2002), June 17-20, 2002 Cairns, Australia.
    Talk title: Automatic Divide-and-Conquer Using Populations and Ensembles.

  81. Invited ACDM lecturer at the 5th International Conference on Adaptive Computing in Design and Manufacture, Exeter, UK, 16-18 April 2002.
    Talk title: From Evolutionary Computation to Natural Computation.

  82. Invited keynote speaker at the 2001 International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CIRAS'2001), November 28-30, 2001, Singapore.
    Talk title: Evolutionary Optimisation and Constraint Handling.

  83. Invited keynote speaker at the 2001 biennial International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks and Expert Systems (ANNES'2001), Dunedin, New Zealand, 22-24 November 2001.
    Talk title: If the Mountain doesn't come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go to the Mountain.

  84. Invited keynote speaker at the Fifth Australasia-Japan Joint Workshop on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems, Dunedin, New Zealand, 19-21 November 2001.
    Talk title: Have We Made Best Use of Evolutionary Learning?

  85. Invited keynote speaker at the 4th International Conference on Evolvable Systems (ICES-2001), Tokyo, Japan, October 3-5, 2001.
    Talk title: Have We Made Best Use of Evolutionary Learning?

  86. Invited keynote speaker at the Third NASA/DoD Workshop on Evolvable Hardware, 12-14 July 2001, Long Beach, CA, USA.
    Talk title: What Evolvable Hardware Still Can't Do?

  87. Invited plenary speaker at the 2001 Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'2001), Seoul, South Korea, 27-30 May 2001.
    Talk title: Co-evolutionary Learning and Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma.

  88. Invited keynote speaker at the Second International Conference on Applications of Machine Learning to Ecological Modelling, Adelaide, Australia, 27 November - 1 December 2000.
    Talk title: State of the Art of Evolutionary Computation.

  89. Invited speaker at the Croucher Advanced Study Institute on Neural and Evolutionary Computations for Spatial Data Analysis in June 12-17, 2000, Hong Kong.
    Talk title: Integration of Neural and Evolutionary Computation: Past, Present and Future.

  90. Invited speaker at the 16th annual British Colloquium for Theoretical Computer Science (BCTCS), Liverpool, U.K., 10-12 April 2000.
    Talk title: Some Theoretical Issues in Evolutionary Computation.

  91. Invited speaker at the International Workshop on Evolutionary Computation, Wuhan, P. R. China, 3-9 April 2000.
    Talk titles: Global Optimization by Landscape Approximation and Evolutionary Search and Co-Evolution, Games and Social Behaviors.

  92. Invited plenary speaker at the joint 6th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP'99), the Australian and New Zealand International Conference on Intelligent Information Processing Systems (ANZIIS'99), the 5th New Zealand International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks and Expert Systems (ANNES'99), and the 11th Australian Conference on Neural Networks (ACNN'99), Perth, Australia, 16-20 November 1999.
    Talk title: A Population of Heads Are Better Than One.

  93. Invited keynote speaker at the International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation (CIMCA'99), Vienna, Austria, 17-19 February 1999.
    Talk title: A Population of Heads Are Better Than One.

  94. Invited keynote speaker at the 3rd On-line World Conference on Soft Computing in Engineering Design and Manufacturing (WSC3), 21-30 June 1998.
    Talk title: Recent New Development in Evolutionary Programming.

  95. Invited plenary speaker at the Workshop on the Methodology of Emergent Synthesis (WMES), Kobe, Japan, 26-27 March 1998.
    Talk title: Evolutionary Computation and Its Application to Design.

  96. Invited plenary speaker at the Second Aizu International Symposium on Parallel Algorithm/Architecture Synthesis (pAs-97), Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, 17-21 March 1997.
    Talk title: Global Optimisation by Evolutionary Algorithms.

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