Deadline extended!! (May 15th) and Best Paper Award in Workshop on Soft Computing and Computational Sustainability at IDC 2018

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Antonio David Masegosa Arredondo

May 4, 2018, 7:29:06 AM5/4/18

Workshop on Soft Computing and Computational Sustainability (COMPSUS2018)
at 12th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing (IDC 2018)
October 15th -17th, 2018
Bilbao, Spain


* * * DEADLINE: May 15th, 2018 * * *

* * * BEST PAPER AWARD * * *


Full paper submission: May 15, 2018 (no more extensions will be granted)
Acceptance notification: May 31, 2018
Final camera ready: June 4, 2018
Paper registration (strict): July 9, 2018
Workshop: October 15-17, 2018

Nowadays, society faces important challenges regarding sustainability as climate change or the increasing world population. The solution to these challenges lies in a more efficient and effective use of the social, economic and environmental resources available. Computational Sustainability is an emerging field that aims at addressing this issue through the application of mathematics and computer science techniques in order to take advantage of the ability of computers to process high volumes of data. Within this broad range of computational methods, Soft Computing, the area encompassing techniques such as neural networks, fuzzy sets, metaheuristics or probabilistic reasoning, can be instrumental in this field given its wide application and success in areas as decision making, resource allocation and optimization, data mining, etc.

This workshop lies in the intersection between the two mentioned fields and  aims at gathering recent advances in the applications of Soft Computing techniques to address the problems that arise in Computational Sustainability
in order to create a forum, in which researchers and practitioners can communicate, discuss and share their latest findings in this topic. Papers can range from theoretical analysis to applied research.


Topics of the special session include (but are not restricted to) Soft Computing methods such as:

- Probabilistic Graphical Models
- Neural Networks
- Bayesian Methods
- Neural Networks
- Deep Learning
- Probabilistic Reasoning
- Fuzzy Sets and Systems
- Rough Sets
- Evolutionary Algorithms
- Meta-heuristics

and their application to domains related to Sustainability, including:

- Natural resources and ecosystems (sustainable agriculture, management of natural spaces, optimization of natural resources, etc.)
- Energy (renewable energy, smart grids, energy saving, etc.)
- Climate Change and GHG emission reduction (climate trends and impact, electric vehicle, fuel consumption reduction, green computing, smart-cities, etc.)


With the support of the PostLowCIT project (, this workshop has established an award for the best paper related with the reduction of CO2 emissions. The PostLowCIT Best Paper Award will be valued in 400€ and given according to the following rules:

- The paper should be submitted following the normal submission procedure of the IDC 2018 conference meeting all deadlines.
- The topic of the paper must be related with the reduction of CO2 emissions.
- One of the authors should personally make the oral presentation of the paper and, if awarded, attend the award ceremony.
- The reviewers will be questioned if the submitted paper can be suggested for the PostLowCIT Best Paper award.
- The Award Commission will be formed by the organizers of the workshop and members of the PostLowCIT project.
- The organizers of the workshop can invite other experts to join the Award Commission.
- The Award Commission will consider the quality of the paper itself, the quality of the oral presentation and the social impact of the contribution.
- The awarded applicant will receive, in addition to the Award itself, a € 400 valued prize.

The PostLowCIT project (2015-ES-TM-0239-S) received funding from the European Union’s CEF Transport programme.


The accepted papers will be published in the book series on STUDIES IN COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (Springer) ( indexed by ISI Web of Science Conference Proceedings, DBLP, Ulrichs, SCOPUS, MathSciNet, Current Mathematical Publications, Mathematical Reviews, Zentralblatt Math: MetaPress and Springerlink.

All submitted papers will be blind reviewed by at least two reviewers from the Program Committee. Selection criteria will be based on relevance, originality, significance, impact, technical soundness and quality of the presentation. Contributions are expected to provide
original results, insights and experimental innovations. Manuscripts must be in PDF, not exceeding 10 pages and conforming to the Latex template at Instructions for Authors page for the book series Studies in Computational Intelligence ( Contributions are welcome to submission through the system available at (please add the prefix "COMPSUS:" to the title form field).

The workshop organizers are in negotiation with some ISI journals in order to publish an SPECIAL ISSUE with a selection of the best accepted papers of this workshop.


  Antonio D. Masegosa, University of Deusto/IKERBASQUE, Spain,
  Pedro Lopez-Garcia, University of Deusto, Spain,
  Andres R. Masegosa, University of Almeria, Spain,

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