Call for Workshops


The IJCNN 2021 organizing committee invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the main event. The overall purpose of a workshop is to provide participants with the opportunity to present and discuss novel research ideas on active and emerging topics of Computational Intelligence. Post-conference workshops offer a unique opportunity for in-depth discussions of specific topics in neural networks and computational intelligence.  Topics of the proposed workshops should therefore be aligned with those set forth in the call for papers for the main conference. We strongly encourage the workshop organizers to make their workshops highly interactive, and include discussions, Q&A and panel sessions to facilitate a lively exchange of ideas among the attendees.

Workshops can take on a number of forms including but not limited to being organized around emerging research areas, challenging problems and industrial applications. Workshops may include, for example – but not limited to – tutorials, keynote / invited speakers, contributed papers and presentations, panel discussions, even mini competitions if appropriate for the content. Organizers of accepted workshops are expected to prepare a workshop website and call for papers, publicize the workshop, gather submissions, conduct the reviewing process and decide upon the final workshop program. They must also prepare an informal set of workshop proceedings to be distributed with the registration materials at the conference. They may choose to form organizing or program committees for assistance in these tasks.

Workshops can be half or full day events depending on the scope and the content of the workshop. 

Researchers interested in organizing workshops are invited to submit a formal proposal including the following information as a single file (pdf) to the workshop chair:

  • Title
  • Organizers and their short bio
  • Brief description of the scope and impact of the workshop
  • Timeliness of the topic
  • Confirmed and/or potential speakers
  • Half day (3 hours) or full day (6 hours) 
  • Link to organizer's web page and/or workshop web site (optional)

Submission is closed

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

All workshop proposals will be reviewed based on the following considerations:

  • Relevance of the workshop to the scope of the main conference
  • The workshop concerns a coherent and important technical topic of high interest in the community
  • Novelty with respect to other forums, especially with respect to past IJCNN workshops
  • Likely impact on the target community, including likelihood of strong participation


Workshop Chairs:
Paul Pang Federation University, Australia
Catherine Huang McAfee, USA


Deadline: December 15, 2020