Special Sessions

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SS01: Learning and Simulation of Intelligent Agents

  • Organizer: Prof. Akira Hara (Hiroshima City University, Japan)
  • Session abstract: It is important to realize intelligent agents, which can adapt to unknown or dynamic environments. For this purpose, learning or adaptive mechanismss of agents are needed. Reinforcement Learning, Evolutionary Optimization and Swarm Intelligence can be regarded as component methods. In this session, we discuss such softcomputing-based methods for making an intelligent agent or intelligent multi-agent systems. Moreover, we also discuss the analysis of social behavior or knowledge acquisition based on the (multi-)agent learning and simulations.

SS02: Evolution of Tree/Graph-structural Programs

  • Co-Organizers: Prof. Akira Hara and Prof. Tetsuhiro Miyahara (Hiroshima City University, Japan)
  • Session abstract: Evolutionary Computation is one of the topics for IWCIA2014. Evolutionary Computation includes a variety of methods, Genetic Algorithms, Evolutionary Strategies, Differential Evolution, and so on. In this session, we focus on evolutionary optimization methods for tree or graph stracutural programs. One of the representative evolutionary automatic programming methods is Genetic Programming (GP). In GP, tree-structural program is used as a chromosome of an individual. Moreover, graph-structural optimization methods have been proposed in recent years as the extention of GP. For example, Cartesian GP (CGP), Genetic Network Programming (GNP), Graph Stuctured Program Evolution (GRAPE), etc. We will discuss new tree or graph structural optimization methods, and their applications such as knowledge acquisition from databases, image processing, and action control of agents.

SS03: Development and Application of ICT systems to Actual Problem-solving

  • Co-Organizers: Prof. Kosuke Kato (Hiroshima Institute of Technology, Japan), Prof. Shimpei Matsumoto (Hiroshima Institute of Technology, Japan), and Prof. Hideki Katagiri (Hiroshima University, Japan)
  • Session abstract: In recent years, ICT systems and their applications to actual problem-solving have been receiving a lot of attention in more and more fields. In this organized session, we will handle and discuss researches about the development and application of ICT systems to actual problem-solving. To be more specific, three interesting and promising researches : a study on sightseeing promotion with ICT from the viewpoint of sustainability by Y. Fudo et al., applications of twitter users' quantification method based on their posting activity for constructing disaster information support system by H. Kawaguchi et al., a study on constructing user adaptive learning environment to realize sustainable self-study by T. Kurisu et al., will be presented in this session. Furthermore, one more research about automatic high-precision fault detection system in production process of liquid crystal flat panels may be presented in this session.

If the number of papers submitted to or accepted by a Special Session is not sufficient, the Special Session will be cancelled and the papers will be transferred to the general sessions. In addition, the submitted papers to general sessions, which strongly relate to the Special Sessions themes, may be slotted into the corresponding Special Sessions by the judgment in program committee. We ask for your understanding of this in advance.