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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing, Dec 13-15, 2013, Beijing, CHINA

IEEE GrC 2013

Granular computing (GrC) is an emerging computation theory for effectively using granules such as 
classes, clusters, subsets, groups and intervals to build an efficient computational model for 
complex applications with huge amounts of data, information and knowledge. It concerns the 
processing of complex information entities called information granules, which are collections 
of entities that usually originate at the numeric level and are arranged together due to their 
similarity, functional or physical adjacency, coherency, or the like. Granular computing offers 
a landmark change from the current machine-centric to human-centric approach to information and 
knowledge. The theoretical foundations of granular computing are exceptionally sound and involve 
set theory (interval mathematics), fuzzy sets, rough sets, and random sets linked together in a 
highly comprehensive treatment of this emerging paradigm.

The 2013 IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing (IEEE Grc2013) will continue to 
address the issues related to Granular Computing and its applications. It will provide researchers 
from universities, laboratories and industry to present state-of-the-art research results and 
methodologies in theory and applications of granular computing. The conference will also make it 
possible for researchers and developers to highlight their new research directions and new 
interactions with novel computing models. To broaden more impact on granular computing and its 
applications, IEEE GrC 2013 will focus on currently important major research tracks such as 
software engineering, information security, cloud computing, data intelligence , and bioinformatics.
We solicit high-quality original research papers (including significant work-in-progress) in any 
aspect of Granular Computing.  Topics include but are not limited to:

1. Computational Intelligence 
•    Data Intelligence
•    Web Intelligence 
•    Fuzzy Systems 
•    Neural networks 
•    Evolutionary Computation 
•    Rough Sets 
•    Neutrosophic Systems 
2. Granular Computing Applications 
•    Cloud Computing 
•    Databases 
•    Bioinformatics 
•    Knowledge-based Systems 
•    Information Integration 
•    Multi-media Applications 
•    Medical Informatics and Chemical Informatics 
•    Robotics and Control 
3. Information Security
•    Security Protocols
•    Data Encryption
•    Digital Signature
•    Cyber Attack and Resistance 
4. Software Engineering
•    Software Data Mining
•    Formal Verification
•    Software Testing
•    System and Architecture
•    Semantic Web 
4. Big Data Use and Mining
•    Probabilistic / Stochastic Learning 
•    Feature Selection 
•    Knowledge Representation 
•    Social Network Analysis and Mining
•    Social Web Search and Mining
•    Web Search
•    Algorithms and Systems for Big Data Search
•    Distributed, and Peer-to-peer Search
•    Big Data Search Scalability and Efficiency
•    Data Acquisition, Integration, Cleaning, and Best Practices
•    Visualization Analytics for Big Data 
•    Computational Modeling and Data Integration 
•    Large-scale Recommendation Systems and Social Media Systems
•    Stream Data Mining- Big Velocity Data  
•    Semantic-based Data Mining and Data Pre-processing
•    Mobility and Big Data
5. Images and Graphics
•    Images partition
•    Feature extraction
•    Image fusion
•    Link and Graph Mining
•    Multimedia and Multi-structured Data- Big Variety Data

Paper Submission 
All paper submissions will be done electronically, as indicated in the instructions on the 
conference web site . All papers will be peer reviewed and accepted 
papers will be published by the IEEE Press. All accepted papers are indexed by EI and ISTP. A 
selected number of the accepted papers will be invited to be further expanded and revised for 
possible inclusion in the special issue of International Journal for Data Mining and Bioinformatics

Important Dates
•Full Paper submission due: July 15, 2013 (11:59PM, UTC- 12).
•Notification of acceptance/rejection: October 15, 2013.
•Camera-ready copy of accepted papers due: November 15, 2013.
•Early bird registration due: November 15, 2013.
•Grc2013 Conference: December 13-15, 2013.