Conference Chairmanship


  1. General Chair of the 14th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning (IDEAL'2013), Hefei, Anhui, China, 20-23 October 2013.

  2. Co-chair of the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Ensemble Learning, Singapore, 15-19 April 2013.

  3. General Chair of the 5th International Conference on Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN (LION 5), 17-21 January 2011, Rome, Italy.

  4. Co-chair of the Advisory Committee of the Third International Workshop on Advanced Computational Intelligence (IWACI2010), Suzhou, China, 25-27 August 2010.

  5. Co-chair of the Advisory Committee of the International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI'2010), Beijing, China, 12-15 June 2010.

  6. Co-chair of the 2008 International Workshop on Nature Inspired Computation and Applications (IWNICA'08), Hefei, Anhui, China, 27-29 May 2008.

  7. Co-chair of the 2008 UK-China Joint Workshop on "From Nature to Computing and Back", 21-25 February 2008, Shanghai, China.

  8. General co-chair of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning (IDEAL'07), 16th-19th December 2007, Birmingham, UK.

  9. Co-chair of the First IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computational Intelligence (FOCI'07), 1-5 April 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

  10. General Co-chair of The 2006 China-UK Workshop on Nature Inspired Computation and Applications (CUWNICA'06), Oct. 25 -- Oct.27, 2006, Grand Hotel Overseas Tradesrs Club, Hefei, Anhui, P. R. China.
    Workshop photo at USTC, Workshop photo in Beijing.

  11. General co-chair of the Sixth International Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning (SEAL'06), 15-18 October 2006, Hefei, Anhui, China.

  12. Proceedings chair of the Ninth International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving From Nature (PPSN IX), Reykjavik, Iceland, 9-13 September 2006.

  13. Technical Co-chair of the 2004 International Workshop on Nature Inspired Computation and Applications (IWNICA'2004) and Chair of the 2004 UK-China Workshop on Nature Inspired Computation and Applications (UCWNICA'2004), October 25-29, 2004, Hefei, P. R. China.

  14. Honorary Chair of the First Brazilian Workshop on Evolutionary Computation (BEC'2004), Sao Luis, Maranhao, Brazil, 29 September 2004.

  15. General chair of The 8th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN VIII), 18-22 September 2004, Birmingham UK.

  16. Conference co-chair of the Third International Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Economics and Finance (CIEF'2003), September 26-30, 2003, Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, Cary, North Carolina, USA

  17. Co-chair of the international advisory committee of the IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks & Signal Processing (ICNNSP'03), Nanjing, 14-17 December 2003.

  18. Regional Program Co-Chair (Europe & Africa) of the 5th IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA 2003), Kobe, Japan, July 16-20, 2003.

  19. Workshop chair of the 2002 UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI'02), Birmingham, UK, 2-4 September 2002.

  20. Programme chair of the 2002 Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'2002) as part of WCCI'2002, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii, 12-17 May 2002.
    Announcing the 2001 IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation best paper award at the congress banquet (photo 1),
    Announcing the 2001 IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation best paper award at the congress banquet (photo 2).

  21. Special sessions chair of 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.

  22. General co-chair of the Fourth International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Multimedia Applications (ICCIMA'01), 30 October - 1 November 2001, Shonan International Village, Yokusika City, Japan.

  23. General chair of The First IEEE Symposium on Combinations of Evolutionary Computation and Neural Networks, The Camberley Gunter Hotel, San Antonio, TX, USA, May 11-12, 2000.

  24. Programme committee co-chair of The Sixth International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN VI), Paris, France, September 16-20, 2000.

  25. Special sessions chair of the 2000 Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'2000), La Jolla Marriot Hotel, La Jolla, CA, USA, 16-19 July 2000.

  26. Programme committee co-chair of the Third Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning (SEAL2000), Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan, 25 - 27 Oct. 2000.

  27. Conference co-chair of The First International Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Economics and Finance (CIEF'2000), Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.A., February 27-March 3, 2000.

  28. Programme committee co-chair of the 1999 Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC'99), Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Washington D.C., USA, 6-9 July 1999.

  29. Programme committee co-chair of the Third International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Multimedia Applications (ICCIMA'99), New Delhi, India, 23-26 September 1999.

  30. Programme committee co-chair of the Second Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning (SEAL'98), Canberra, Australia, 24-27 November 1998.

  31. Programme committee vice co-chair of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Evolutionary Computation (ICEC'98), 5--9 May 1998, Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

  32. Programme committee co-chair of the Second Japan-Australia Joint Workshop on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems, Kyoto, Japan, 12-14 November 1998.

  33. The Australian co-organiser of the Australia-Japan Joint Workshop on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems, Canberra, Australia, 21-22 November 1997.

  34. Programme committee co-chair of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Evolutionary Computation (ICEC'97), 14--17 April 1997, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

  35. Programme committee chair of the International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Multimedia Applications (ICCIMA'97), 10-12 February 1997, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia.

  36. Special sessions chair of the First IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Processing Systems (IEEE ICIPS'97), 20-24 October 1997, Beijing, China.

  37. Programme committee co-chair of the First Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning (SEAL'96), Taejon, Korea, 9--12 November 1996.

  38. Programme committee chair of the Eighth Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI'95), Canberra, Australia, 13--17 November 1995.

  39. The Australian coordinator of the First Korea-Australia Joint Workshop on Evolutionary Computation, Taejon, Korea, September 1995.

  40. Chair of the organising committee of the AI'94 Workshop on Evolutionary Computation, Armidale, NSW, Australia, 21--22 November 1994.

  41. Chair of the organising committee of the AI'93 Workshop on Evolutionary Computation, Melbourne, Australia, 16 November 1993.

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