Computational Intelligence for Risk Management, Security and Defence Applications

Recent events involving both natural disasters and human-made attacks have emphasised the importance of solving challenging problems in risk management, security and defence. Traditional methods have proven insufficient to address these problems and hence Computational Intelligence techniques present themselves as a more appealing alternative.


Areas of Interest and Contributions

We seek both theoretical developments and applications of Computational Intelligence to these subjects. All bio-inspired computational paradigms are welcome, mainly Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, but also Fuzzy Logic, Intelligent Agent Systems, Neural Networks, Cellular Automata, Artificial Immune Systems and others, including hybrids.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Cyber crime: anomaly detection systems, attack prevention and defence, threat forecasting systems, anti spam, antivirus systems, cyber warfare, cyber fraud
  • IT Security: Intrusion detection,  behaviour monitoring, network traffic analysis …
  • Resilient and self-healing systems
  • Risk management: identification, prevention, monitoring and handling of risks, risk impact and probability estimation systems, contingency plans, real time risk management
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
  • Military, counter-terrorism and other defence related aspects
  • Disaster relief and humanitarian logistics
  • Real-world applications of these subjects

Publication Details

Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of evo*, published in a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, which will be available at the Conference.

Submission Details

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. The submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. The authors of accepted papers will have to improve their paper on the basis of the reviewers’ comments and will be asked to send a camera ready version of their manuscripts. At least one author of each accepted work has to register for the conference and attend the conference and present the work.

The reviewing process will be double-blind, please omit information about the authors in the submitted paper. Submit your manuscript in Springer LNCS format.

submission link: http://myreview.csregistry.org/evoapps12/
page limit: 10 pages

Important Dates

submission deadline: 7 december 2011

notification to authors: 14 january 2012

camera-ready deadline: 27 january 2012

evo* event

11-13 april 2012

Programme committee

Hussein Abbass, UNSW@Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia
Robert K Abercrombie, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Rami Abielmona, University of Ottawa, Canada
Anas Abou El Kalam, IRIT-INP, Toulouse, France, France
Marco Carvalho, IHMC, USA
Nabendu Chaki, University of Calcutta, India
Sudip Chakraborty, Valdosta State University, USA
Mario Cococcioni, Applied Research Department, NATO Undersea Research Centre, Italy
Dipankar Dasgupta, University of Memphis, USA
Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain,
Josep Lluís Ferrer, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Solange Ghernaouti-Hélie, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Yi Gu, University of Tennessee, USA
Malcolm Heywood, Dalhousie University, Canada
Miguel Juan, S2 Grupo, Spain
Gunes Kayacik, Nominum, USA
Javier Lopez, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Rabinarayan Mahapatra, Texas A & M, USA
Antonio Manzalini, Telecom Italia
Owen McCusker, Sonalysts, USA
David Megías, UOC, Spain
Javier Montero, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Frank W Moore, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA
Srinivas Mukkamala, New Mexico Tech, USA
Akira Namatame, National Defense Academy, Japan
Srini Ramaswamy, ABB Corporate Research Center, Bangalore, India
Martin Rehak, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
J. Tinguaro Rodríguez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Kouichi Sakurai, Kyushu University, Japan
Guillermo Suarez de Tangil, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Shamik Sural, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Kay Chen (KC) Tan, National University of Singapore
Gregorio Tirado, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Vicenç Torra, CSIC, Spain
Shambhu Upadhyaya, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Antonio Villalón, S2 Grupo, Spain
Xinyuan (Frank) Wang, George Mason University, USA
Xin Yao, University of Birmingham, UK
Nur Zincir-Heywood, Dalhousie University, Canada


Programme Chairs

Anna I Esparcia-Alcázar
S2 Grupo, Spain

Sara Silva