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8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (formerly BIONETICS)

December 1–3, 2014 | Boston, Massachusetts, United States

CFP: BICT 2014 Special Track on Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering (AISE)

8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (formerly BIONETICS)

December 1 (Mon) - December 3, 2014 (Wed)
Boston, MA, USA

As software engineering is required to address automation, adaptation, optimization and scalability issues, other computer science disciplines come to play. Artificial Intelligence is one of them that may bring software engineering into further height. Conversely, software engineering techniques can also play an important role to alleviate development cost and time of AI techniques as well as assist in introducing new AI techniques. Such mutual benefits have appeared in the past few decades and still evolved due to new challenges.

The objective of the special track on Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering is to provide a forum for researchers and industry practitioners to exchange and discuss latest innovative synergy between AI and software engineering. Namely, we are interested in AI solutions to software engineering challenges, software engineering practices to answer AI obstacles, and techniques that could benefit these realms bi-directionally.

This special track seeks high-quality original and unpublished papers in the following topics including but not limited to these topics:

  • AI techniques for software engineering issues in emerging paradigms and systems such as big data, wearable computing, cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • AI techniques for optimization, transformation and configuration management
  • AI techniques for software reuse, evolution, maintenance and refactoring
  • AI techniques for reverse engineering and program comprehension
  • AI techniques for concurrent/parallel software development and maintenance
  • AI techniques for ontology and other semantic aspects in software engineering
  • AI techniques for business process management and business rules
  • AI techniques for aspect mining and pattern mining
  • AI techniques for cost analysis and risk assessment in software projects
  • Agent-based software engineering
  • Visual modeling and model-driven development for AI techniques
  • Domain modeling and software language engineering (e.g., domain-specific languages) for AI techniques
  • Service-oriented computing and Cloud computing for AI-based techniques/software
  • Object-oriented and aspect-oriented frameworks to implement and evaluate AI techniques
  • Formal methods for AI techniques
  • Rapid prototyping and scripting for AI techniques
  • Software for knowledge acquisition and representation
  • Software metrics applied to AI techniques
  • Search engines in AI
  • User interfaces for AI techniques

AI techniques of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Machine Learning (unsupervised and supervised learning)
  • Evolutionary Algorithms (e.g. GA, GP, ES)
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Simulated Annealing
  • Tabu Search
  • Probabilistic Reasoning
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Neural Networks
  • Petri Nets
  • Data Mining
  • Game Theory
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Logic and reasoning
  • Knowledge representation
  • AI planning


Regular paper submission due: September 1
Short and poster/demo paper submission due: September 22
Notification for regular papers: September 22
Notification for short and poster/demo papers: October 6
Camera ready due: October 13


Authors are invited to submit regular papers (up to 8 pages each), short papers (up to 4 pages each) or poster/demo papers (up to 2 pages each) in ACM format. Up to two extra pages are allowed for each paper with extra page charges. See for more details.


All accepted paper will be published by ACM and submitted for indexing by SI, EI Compendex, Scopus, ACM Library, Google Scholar and many more. Selected papers will be considered for publication in leading journals including:


Shih-Hsi "Alex" Liu
California State University
Fresno, USA

Marjan Mernik
University of Maribor

Jun Suzuki
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Boston, MA, USA

Haiping Xu
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Dartmouth, MA, USA


Omar El Ariss, Penn State Harrisburg, USA

Ebrahim Bagheri, Ryerson University, Canada

Mohamed Bakhouya, Aalto University, Finland

Pruet Boonma, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Shih-Hsin Chen, Cheng Shiu University, Taiwan

Li-Wei Chen, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan

Deepak Dahiya, Jaypee University of Information Technology, India

Fei Dong, Google Inc., USA

Jeff Gray, University of Alabama, USA

Pedro Rangel Henriques, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Raphael Machado, National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Inmetro), Brazil

John McCrae, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Claude Moulin, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France

Łukasz Radliński, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland

Rajeev Raje, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

Sergio Segura, University of Seville, Spain

Stefan Wagner, Institute of Software Technology, University Stuttgart, Germany

Hiroshi Wada, NICTA, Australia

Jules White, Vanderbilt University, USA

Liguo Yu, Indiana University South Bend, USA

Wen Zhang, Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Bin Zhou, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

Yuming Zhou, Nanjing University, China