2014 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining Orlando, Florida / December 9-12, 2014



Special Session on «Advances in Computational Intelligence for applied Time Series Forecasting» (ACIATAF)



Over the past few decades, application of simple statistical procedures with considerable heuristic or judgmental input was the beginning of forecasting, then in the 80’s, sophisticated time series models started to be used by some of the dynamic system operators, and these approaches, were to become pioneering works in this field.

Soft computing methods including support vectors regression (SVR), fuzzy inference system (FIS) and artificial neural networks (ANN) to time-series forecasting (TSF) has been growing rapidly in order to unify the field of forecasting and to bridge the gap between theory and practice, making forecasting useful and relevant for decision-making in many fields of the sciences.

The purpose of this session is to hold smaller, informal meetings where experts in a particular field of forecasting can discuss forecasting problems, research, and solutions in the field of automatic control. There is generally a nominal registration fee associated with attendance.

This session aims to debate in finding solutions for problems facing the field of forecasting. We wish to hear from people working in different research areas, practitioners, professionals and academicians involved in this problematic.


The session seeks to foster the presentation and discussion of innovative techniques, implementations and applications of different problems that are Forecasting involved, specially in real-world problems applied to control and automation.

  • Time Series Analysis
  • Time Series Forecasting
  • Evaluation of Forecasting Methods and Approaches
  • Forecasting Applications in Business, Energy and Price Demand, Hydrology and Rainfall
  • Impact of Uncertainty on Decision Making
  • Seasonal Adjustment
  • Multivariate Time Series Modelling and Forecasting
  • Marketing Forecasting
  • Economic and Econometric Forecasting

Submission guidelines and special issue:

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the standard format and page limit of regular papers according to the IEEE format ( All submissions should follow the specifications of SSCI 2014. Manuscripts will be submitted through the IEEE SSCI 2014 paper submission website (http://ieee-cis.org/conferences/ssci2014/upload.php) and will be subject to the same peer-review procedure as the SSCI regular papers. Accepted contributions will be part of conference proceedings, which will be available in IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates:

Please follow the SSCI-CIDM 2014 general conference submission deadlines and submission procedure.

Paper submission: June 15, 2014 
Notification to authors: September 5, 2014
Final submission: October 5, 2014
Early registration: October 5, 2014

More details can be found here:



Prof. Cristian Rodriguez Rivero, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina,

crodriguezrivero@ieee.org, IEEE CIS Argentinian Chapter chair.

Prof. Hector Daniel Patiño, Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina,


Prof. Julian Antonio Pucheta, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, jpucheta@efn.uncor.edu.

Prof. Gustavo Juarez, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina,

juarez.gustavo@gmail.com, IEEE CIS Argentinian Deputy Chapter chair.

Prof. Leonardo Franco, IEEE CIS R8, Universidad de Málaga, España.


Program Committee:

Prof. Dr. Víctor Hugo Sauchelli

Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.


Prof. Dr. Martín España

Secretaría de Doctorado de la Facultad de Ingeniería

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.



Prof. Dr. Yván Jesús Túpac Valdivia

Universidad Católica San Pablo, Arequipa, Perú


Prof. Dra. Daniela Lopez de Luise

Universidad Autonoma de Entre Rios, Argentina


Prof. Dr. Efren Gorrostieta

Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Mexico


Prof. Dr. Ernesto Cuadros Vargas

Universidad Católica San Pablo, Perú


Prof. Dr. Raoul Velazco

Director of Researches at CNRS.

Co-leader of ARIS (Architectures Robust of Integrated circuits and Systems).

TIMA Labs Grenoble-France.


Prof. Dr. Oscar Humberto Bustos

Facultad de Matemática, Astronomía y Física

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.


Prof. Dr. Silvia Ojeda

Facultad de Matemática, Astronomía y Física

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.


Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Vera de Payer

Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.


Prof. Mg. Sergio Laboret

Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.

Prof. Dr. Daoliang Li

Director of CICTA and Chair of SIG AIPA, IFIP TC5
China-EU Center for Information & Communication Technologies in Agriculture(CICTA), China Agricultural University, China.

Prof. Dr. Sven Crone
Department of Management Science, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster Centre for Forecasting
University Management School, England.

Prof. Dr. Robert Stahlbock
University of Hamburg, Germany.


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