The 2012 8th International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC'12) and the 2012 9th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD'12) will be jointly held from 29-31 May 2012, in Chongqing, China. Renowned as the Mountain City, Chongqing is a magnet for visitors from home and abroad for its cultural heritage and numerous attractions. There are many karst caves, hot springs, and gorges in the area. Major tourist spots in and near Chongqing include Dazu Grottoes (rock carvings began in the Tang Dynasty 650 A.D.), Three Gorges, Jinyun Mountain Natural Reserve, Hongya Cave, Shibaozhai, Wulong Karst, etc..
All papers in the conference proceedings will be submitted to IEEE Xplore, EI Compendex and ISTP as with the past ICNC-FSKD conferences. Extended versions of selected best papers will appear in an ICNC-FSKD special issue of Computers & Mathematics with Applications, an SCI-indexed journal (ICNC'12: Conference Record Number 19846; IEEE Catalog Number CFP12CNC-ART; ISBN 978-1-4577-2133-5; FSKD'12: Conference Record Number 19847; IEEE Catalog Number CFP12FSK-ART; ISBN 978-1-4673-0024-7). ICNC'12-FSKD'12 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and the International Neural Network Society.
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 of US$400 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.