Complex Intelligent Systems
Research Group

About CIS

CIS Research Group is part of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Catania, Italy. Its research is focused in the area of Optimization in general through the use of Metaheuristics and Machine Learning methodologies.

The CIS main research applications are related to network science, combinatorial optimization, computational biology and collective behavior.

Here you can find more information about the many activities organized by the research group.


People Research Seminars Group Seminars Reading Group Conferences & Summer School Special Issues


Upcoming Seminar

Jan 25, 2021Prof. Paola Festa, Professor of Operational Research at the University of Naples "Federico II", Friday 19th February 2021 at 3:30 pm (Rome time) will give an online seminar for all researchers and doctoral students of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania.

  

  




Last Seminar

Friday 15th January 2021, at 3:30 pm (Rome time) Prof. Giuseppe F. Italiano, Professor of Computer Science at LUISS University, Italy, will give an online seminar, entitled "2-Connectivity in Directed Graphs".


Contact Mario Pavone if you would like to attend.

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CIS Group Seminar

Friday 12th February 2021, at 3:30 pm (Rome time) Georgia Fargetta will give an online seminar for all members and guests of CIS Research Group. The title is "A two stage variational inequality for medical supply in emergency management".

Contact Georgia Fargetta if you would like to attend.

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Reading Group

The first appointment with the CIS Reading Group will be Friday 29 January 2021 at 3:30 pm. It will last around one hour, and the first Reader will be Carolina Crespi.



Contact Carolina Crespi if you would like to attend.

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Conferences & Summer Schools



MESS 2020+1

Metaheuristics Summer School is aimed at qualified and strongly motivated MSc and PhD students; post-docs; young researchers, and both academic and industrial professionals to provide an overview on the several metaheuristics techniques, and an in-depth analysis of the state-of-the-art. The main theme of this edition is “Learning and Optimization from Big Data”.

MESS 2020+1 will be held from 15 to 18 June 2021 at the Department of Economics and Business, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.

Application Deadline: March 5, 2021

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OLA 2021

The International Conference on Optimization & Learning provides an opportunity to the international research community in optimization and learning to discuss recent research results and to develop new ideas and collaborations in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.


OLA 2021 will be held from 21 to 23 June 2021 at the Department of Economics and Business, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.

Submission Deadline: February 5, 2021

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MIC 2021

The 14th Metaheuristics International Conference is the main event focusing on the progress of the area of Metaheuristics and their applications. It is focus on presentations that cover different aspects of metaheuristic research such as new algorithmic developments, high-impact and original applications, new research challenges and theoretical developments.

MIC 2021 will be held from 26 to 28 July 2021 Ortigia-Syracuse, Italy.


Submission Deadline: March 30, 2021

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Artifical Immune Systems special session @ CEC 2021


The Artificial Immune System, also known as Immune Computation, is a relatively new branch in the computational intelligence community, which is inspired by the structure, functions, models and information processing mechanism of biological immune system.
This special session, part of CEC 2021, aims to focus on the state-of-the-art research on immune-inspired algorithms and the new conceptual models for understanding the dynamics that underlie the immune system.
This special session is supported by the IEEE CIS ECTC Task Force on Artificial Immune Systems.

Submission Deadline: February 21, 2021 (extended)

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MEANS - MEtaheuristics And Network Sciences @ OLA 2021


To Be Announced soon!!

Submission Deadline: TBA

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Collective Behavior in Social Sciences @ OLA 2021


To Be Announced soon!!

Submission Deadline: TBA

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IEEE Symposium on Immune Computation @ IEEE SSCI 2021

The IEEE Symposium on Immune Computation is a part of the IEEE Symposium Series of Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2021). The aims of this symposium are: presenting the state-of-the-art on immune computation; providing a forum to disseminate the recent advances and views on future perspectives in the field; and offering new conceptual models for understanding the dynamics that underlie the immune system.

Submission Deadline: August 6, 2021

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Special Issues in International Journals



Immune Computation: Algorithms & Applications
Applied Soft Computing

The aims of this special issue are: (1) to present the state-of-the-art research on Artificial immune systems, especially the immune algorithms for real-world applications; (2) to provide a forum for experts to disseminate their recent advances and views on future perspectives in the field.





Submission Deadline: EXPIRED

Optimization Algorithms
& Applications
Algorithms, MDPI

Solving optimization problems is very often hard and difficult, and in many cases current optimization methods may be impractical to apply due to the large size of the search space and time constraints. In light of this, approximate algorithms, and among these the Metaheuristics, are reliable tools able to offer robust solutions in reasonable times, and often they represent the unique alternative in solving complex optimization problems thanks to their ability in efficiently exploring large search spaces by reducing their effective sizes.

Submission Deadline: TBA