Special Sessions (2021)


The finalized special sessions to be included in the conference program are listed below. Please see the full program and the session overview for details on the papers to be presented in these special sessions.

All special session papers go through the same rigorous review process. Special sessions with only a small number of accepted papers will be cancelled, and the accepted papers moved to the regular oral or poster sessions. 


Title of Special Session



Artificial Intelligence and Security (AISE)

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Riccardo Pecori, University of Sannio, Italy, Marta Cimitile, Unitelma Sapienza University, Rome, Italy,  Luca Verderame, University of Genoa, Italy


Healthcare Analytics” Improving Healthcare outcomes using Multimedia Data Analytics

Imran Razzak, Guandong Xu, Peter Eklund, Ibrahim A Hameed


Adversarial Machine Learning and Cyber Security

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Wei Liu


Representation Learning for Audio, Speech, and Music Processing

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Konstantinos Drossos, Xavier Favory, Paul Magron, Stylianos Ioannis Mimilakis, Emanuele Principi


Machine Learning and Deep Learning Methods applied to Vision and Robotics (MLDLMVR)

Jose Garcia-Rodriguez (University of Alicante, Spain) Alexandra Psarrou (University of Westminster, UK) Isabelle Guyon  (University Paris-Saclay, France) Antonis Argyros (FORTH, Greece) Andrew Lewis (Griffith University, Australia) Sergio Escalera (University of Barcelone/CVC, Spain) Juxi Leitner (Queensland University of Technology, Australia) Enrique Dominguez (University of Malaga, Spain)


Randomization-Based Deep and Shallow Learning Algorithms

 Dr.  P. N. Suganthan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. M. Tanveer, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India

Dr. M. Panella, Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy


Online Intelligence And Trust Computation In Large-Scale Dynamic Networks

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Shan Xue, Jian Yang, and Jia Wu


Computational Intelligence in Transactive Energy Management and Smart Energy Network

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Dr Fanlin Meng, Prof Kang Li, Prof Dunwei Gong, Dr Zhile Yang, Prof Furong Li


Computational Intelligence in Software Engineering (CISE)

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Pasquale Ardimento, Lerina Aversano, Mario Luca Bernardi


Evolving Machine Learning and Deep Learning Models for Computer Vision

Li Zhang, Chee Peng Lim, Jungong Han, Guiguang Ding


AutoML and its applications in Deep Learning

Miao Zhang, Shirui Pan


Deep Learning for Financial Data Analysis

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Martin Magris, Juho Kanniainen and Alexandros Iosifidis


Deep Neural Networks-Based Recommender System

Dr. Di Han; Dr. Yulin He


Reservoir Computing: Advances in Models, Applications, and Implementations

Claudio Gallicchio (University of Pisa, Italy), Azarakhsh Jalalvand  (Ghent University-imec, Belgium), Kohei Nakajima (University of Tokyo, Japan)


Advanced Algorithms of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Applied for Biomedical Data Processing

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Larbi Boubchir, Boubaker Daachi


AI-based Computational Creativity

Aneta Neumann


Advanced Deep Learning for Smart Energy Internet

Kailong Liu; Tianyu Hu; Xinwei Shen; Bin Gou; Zong Woo Geem


Special Session on Federated Learning and Cooperative Neural Networks (CoNN)

Fiammetta Marulli


Machine learning in Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum devices

Adenilton J. da Silva, Carsten Blank, Daniel K. Park and Francesco Petruccione


The Knowledge Discovery in Biomedical Data

Pengwei Hu, Xin Luo, Lun Hu


Learning from Imbalanced and Difficult Data

Bartosz Krawczyk


Deep and Generative Adversarial Learning

Dr Ariel Ruiz Garcia, Professor Vasile Palade


Current Trend of Machine Learning in Computer Vision

Mukesh Prasad, Xian Tao, Domingo Mery, Chin-Teng Lin


Data Analytics and Computation Intelligence for Internet of Everything

Mukesh Prasad, Omprakash Kaiwartya, Deepak Puthal


Feature Extraction and Learning on Image and Text Data

Mukesh Prasad, Kaska Musial-Gabrys, Javier Andreu-Perez, Weiping Ding


Metrology, Verification, and Explanation of Data-Driven AI Systems and Neural Networks

Ivan Tyukin, Alexander Gorban, Danil Prokhorov


Transparent and Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) for Health

Alfredo Vellido*, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC BarcelonaTech, Spain. Paulo J.G. Lisboa , Liverpool John Moores University, U.K. José D. Martín , Universitat de València, Spain.


The 2nd Session on Bayesian Neural Networks: The Interplay between Bayes’ Theorem and Neural Networks

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Maoying Qiao, Junyu Xuan, Yu Guang Wang


DRL and AutoML applications for Autonomous Driving

Dr.Qichao Zhang, Dr. Yaran Chen, Dr. Dongbin Zhao, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China