Subcommittee on Computational Intelligence and Modern Heuristics in Industrial and Factory Automation


Riccardo Caponetto, University of Catania,Italy
Milos Manic, University of Idaho, USA

Scope: Computational Intelligence in Automation: Expert Systems, Fuzzy Systems, Neural, Networks, Genetic Algorithms. Industrial Applications of Intelligent Systems and Artificial, Intelligence: Autonomous Vehicles, Intelligent Robots & Systems, Machine Vision and Intelligence, Actuators and Motion Control. New technologies in intelligent automation.


Milos Manic is a Computer Science Program Director at University of Idaho Idaho Falls and Director of Modern Heuristics Group, Idaho Falls.
He has over 15 years of academic and industrial experience, including an appointment at the ECE Dept. and Neuroscience program at University of Idaho Moscow. He led as Principal Investigator or University Collaborator a number of research grants with the Idaho National Laboratory, Dept. of Air Force, NSF, EPSCoR, and Hewlett-Packard, in the area of computational intelligence and its applications in intrusion detection, decision support systems, data mining, and reliability and performability analysis. He published over 55 refereed articles in international journals and conferences.
Dr. Manic was a NSF invited review panelist, NSERC invited technical reviewer, and Idaho National Laboratory LDRD external technical reviewer. He was also invited reviewer for IEEE Trans. On Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Trans. On Neural Networks, IEEE Trans. On Industrial Informatics , IJCA IASTED, J. of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, J. of Hydraulic Research, and for conferences (IEEE ICIEA 07/08, IECON’03/02/01).
He was invited to give a special invited talk “Computational Intelligence As Modern Heuristics”, at the 2nd IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications ICIEA07, and has also given invited talks for Hewlett-Packard Technical Forums in the area of artificial neural networks and computational technologies. He is teaching graduate courses on topics such as Neural Network Design, Data Mining, Intelligent Control, and Reliability Modeling.
He is a Track Chair and TPC Member for IEEE ICIEA 2008, and Track Co-Chair for Computational Intelligence in Automation, ETFA 2008. He was a TC and TPC for ICIEA 2007, Session Chair at ISIE 2006, PCM at IEEE EPE-PEMC 2006, TPC Member at IEEE ICAS 2006, ICAS-ICNS'05.
He is a Senior IEEE Member, IEEE IES Web Page Associate Editor and IES WIC Committee Member. He is also Gold Chair and ExCom Member of IEEE Eastern Idaho Section. He is also a member of Idaho Academy of Science.
Dr Manic received his Ph.D. degree from University of Idaho Boise, Idaho, and M.S. and Dipl.Ing. from the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Nis, Serbia.

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Vojislav Kecman Virginia Commonwealth University USA
Sergiu-Dan Stan Universitatea Tehnica din Cluj-Napoca Romania
YangQuan Chen University of California, Merced USA
Guido Maione Politecnico di Bari Italy