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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing, Oct 22-24, 2014, Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, JAPAN


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 2014 IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing (IEEE Grc2014) 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 2014 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 
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 
5. 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
6. 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 https://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2014/GrC14/cbc_index.php  . 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 (SCIE).

Important Dates
Full Paper submission due: July 20 , 2014
Notification of acceptance/rejection: August 20, 2014.
Camera-ready copy of accepted papers due: Sept 15, 2014.

Grc2014 Conference: Oct 22-24, 2014.