The 2016 12th International Conference on Natural Computation, Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (ICNC-FSKD 2016) will be held from 13-15 August 2016 in Changsha, China. Changsha is a city in the eastern part of Hunan province. Changsha is rich in tourist resources because of its unique geographical location.Surrounding the city are the beautiful Yuelu Mountain,Dawei Mountain and Weishan Mountain,and the Xiangjiang River and Liuyang River flow across it.The Juzizhou scenic spot in the city is regarded as one of the eight most charming places in Hunan attracting both domestic and overseas visitors. Changsha is also famous for being the home of Yuelu Shuyuan (an academic institution) which was established about 1,000 years ago.

As with the past ICNC-FSKD conferences, all papers in conference proceedings will be submitted to both EI Compendex and ISTP (ISI Proceedings), all previous ICNC-FSKD conferences from 2005 to 2015 have been indexed in Ei Compendex [ICNC-FSKD 2016: IEEE Conference Record #39538, IEEE Part Number: CFP16FSK-ART, ISBN: 978-1-5090-4093-3]. Extended versions of selected best papers will appear in SCIE-indexed international journals, such as Swarm and Evolutionary Computation (Elsevier, SJR: 4.638), Applied Soft Computing (SCI/Elsevier, Impact Factor: 2.810) and Journal of Computer and System Sciences (CCF B,IF: 1.2), as well as EI-indexed international journals. (The past conference proceedings from 2005 to 2015 appeared as 2 separate conferences, i.e., ICNC and FSKD. This is the first time that ICNC-FSKD is officially merged as a single conference.) 

ICNC-FSKD is a premier international forum for scientists and researchers to present the state of the art of data mining and intelligent methods inspired from nature, particularly biological, linguistic, and physical systems, with applications to computers, circuits, systems, control, communications, and more. This is an exciting and emerging interdisciplinary area in which a wide range of theory and methodologies are being investigated and developed to tackle complex and challenging problems. The registration fee includes proceedings, lunches, dinners, banquet, coffee breaks, and all technical sessions.

Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts written in English. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field based on originality, significance, quality and clarity. Authors should use the Latex style files or MS-Word templates obtained from the conference site to format their papers. Authors should submit PDF files of their manuscripts via the online submission system. Submissions imply that the papers have not been submitted elsewhere and will not be submitted elsewhere for publications before the review decisions of this conference.

Call for paper

Important Dates

Draft paper submission deadline:2016-07-05

Abstract submission deadline:2016-05-16

Abstract notification of acceptance:2016-06-15

Topics of submission


  • Feedforward Neural Networks

  • Support Vector Machines and Statistical Neural Network Models

  • Principal and Independent Component Analysis

  • Self-Organizing Maps

  • Neurodynamics and Neuro-Biological Systems

  • Other Theoretical Topics in Neural Computations

  • Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms

  • Particle Swarm Optimization and Ant Colony Optimizationn

  • Multi-Objective Optimization

  • Artificial Life and Artificial Immune Systems

  • Nonlinear Phenomena, Chaos, Complex Networks and Systems

  • Intelligent Agents

  • Quantum Computing

  • Molecular and DNA Computing

  • Membrane Computing and Cultural Algorithms

  • Bio-Inspired Circuits and Systems, Silicon Cochlear, Retina and Neural Prosthetics

  • Other topics in Natural Computation Theory and Algorithms

  • Natural Computation in Pattern Recognition and Diagnostics

  • Natural Computation in Robotics and Control

  • Natural Computation in Signal Processing and Multimedia

  • Other Natural Computation Applications



  • Fuzzy Theory and Models

  • Rough Set

  • Soft Computing and Granular Computation

  • Fuzzy Pattern Recognition and Diagnostics

  • Fuzzy Robotics and Control

  • Fuzzy Signal Processing and Multimedia

  • Fuzzy Optimization, Design, and Modeling

  • Uncertainty Management

  • Other Fuzzy Applications

  • Association Rules

  • Classification

  • Clustering

  • Privacy Preserving Data Mining

  • Statistical Methods for Data Mining

  • Parallel/Distributed Data Mining

  • Knowledge Management

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligenceg

  • Other Topics in Knowledge Discovery Foundations

  • High-Dimensional Data Mining

  • Temporal Data Mining

  • Bioinformatics and Bio-Medical Informatics, Genomics, Proteomics

  • Big Data

  • Databases and Applications

  • Semi-Structured/Unstructured Data Mining

  • Multimedia Mining

  • Web and Text Data Mining

  • Graphic Model Discovery

  • Data Warehousing and OLAP

  • Pattern Recognition and Diagnostics

  • Knowledge Discovery in Other Domains

  • Data Engineering

  • Signal Processing and Multimedia

  • Communications and Networking

  • Software Engineering

  • Automation, Robotics, and Control

  • Distributed Systems and Computer Hardware

  • Computer Applications

  • Other Topics in Information Technology for Knowledge Discovery


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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    13 Aug.



    15 Aug.


  • 16 May.


    Abstract submission deadline

  • 15 Jun.


    Abstract notification of acceptance

  • 05 Jul.


    Draft paper submission deadline

Contact information

  • Dr. Du
  • 86-18570378122