Contents of the session

The aim is to bring together researchers and practitioners from within the broad area of Hybrid Artificial Intelligent Systems (HAIS) to focus on the topic of systems modelling optimisation and control with a view to enhancing the understanding and the performances of computer networks, manufacturing logistics and tele-informatics related problems. The scope of the application areas is wide but many of the problems have common features, thus providing the participants an opportunity to discuss ideas in a friendly multidisciplinary atmosphere. In the era of increased technological complexity there is a need to inculcate cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary functionality in both research and in practice. Another key area which the session will address is the current educational demands for developing such a multifunction skills set. It is envisaged that the special session will comprise of a number of themed topics with a mix of applications in order to maximise value of the anticipated information sharing, with an educational theme addressing the current needs for graduate and continuous professional development featuring as a cross-cutting theme.

The special session will seek papers from both, early stage career researchers and academics as well as experienced practitioners. The scope of the topics and applications is not limited, but is anticipated to include:


Systems modelling, system structure identification, model parameter estimation Model and performance optimisation based on heuristics, artificial intelligence, statistical criterion Control algorithm development for a range of different controller types, including model based, non-model based, predictive, optimal, robust, adaptive.

Application areas

Computer networks, algorithm architectures and structures, communication data systems Manufacturing supply chains, communication logistics, transportation logistics, production shop flow, travelling salesman problems Tele-informatics and communication technologies, optimal routing and loading, data prioritisation, noise issues, signal processing and diagnostics.


Original contributions are sought in the areas covered by this special session. All submissions will be refereed by a panel of experts in the field based on originality, significance, quality and clarity. Every paper submitted will be reviewed by at least two members of the Programme Committee.


  • Keith J Burnham – Coventry University, United Kingdom
  • Leszek Koszalka – Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Radu-Emil Precup – Technical University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Henry Selvaraj – University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

Program Committee

  • Tomasz Larkowski – Coventry University, United Kingdom
  • Pawel Podsiadlo – The Western University of Australia, Perth, Australia
  • Iwona Pozniak – Koszalka – Wroclaw University of Technology
  • Stephan Prietel – Technical University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Silvio Simani – University of Ferrara, Italy
  • Piotr Skworcow – De-Montfort University, United Kingdom
  • Dawid Zydek - University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

Contact information

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  • Telephone: +44 (0)2476888052

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