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Computational Intelligence Society Chapter

IEEE Queensland Section


Message from the Inaugural Chapter Chair
In 2004 the IEEE Neural Network Society changed its name to Computational Intelligence Society to reflect the broader scope of the growing scope of the society’s topical interests. The current (2006) Technical Committees illustrate the range of topic covered by of the CIS. There are currently nine Technical Committees:

Neural Networks
Fuzzy Systems
Evolutionary Computation
Emergent Technologies
Bioinformatics and Bioengineering
Intelligent Systems Applications
Data Mining
Computational Finance
Autonomous Mental Development.

The CIS runs several major conferences and publishes three leading journals:
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks
IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation

In 2006 the CIS will start publishing the Computational Intelligence Magazine that will be sent to all members of the society.

I initiated the Queensland chapter in 2004 and we commenced activities in April 2005. The objective of the Queensland chapter of the Computational Intelligence Society is to organise and promote local activities that contribute to the professional advancement of its members and to advance the knowledge and application of Computational Intelligence in our region.

We envision a vibrant chapter, and I invite all researchers a and practitioners active in the field to join and contribute to the activities of the chapter.

Joaquin Sitte
Inaugural Chair
Associate Professor, Faculty of Information Technology
Queensland University of Technology

March 2006


Future activities calendar
1st Queensland Postgraduate Symposium on Computational Intelligence on Tuesday 21 November 2006. Please see here for more information.


Past Activities


Alternative Architectures for Computational Intelligence

 Ulrich Rückert

 Heinz Nixdorf Institute, University of Paderborn, Germany

 Time and Date: 16:00 – 17:00 Wednesday 27 September

Venue: any of the AccessGrid loacations listed below.

Cognitronics deals with the development of nanoelectronic circuits for the resource-efficient realisation of cognitive functions. Especially the transfer of bio-inspired cognitive operating principles to technical systems stimulates innovative products with new characteristics and a considerably higher user-friendliness. These products are able to independently and optimally adapt themselves to new environmental conditions and requirements. Central to our work is the development of cognitive sub-systems for the use in mobile devices. With resource-efficient nanoelectronic circuits, we meet the particular requirements of these devices, which must cope with limited energy resources. This talk explores selected hardware and software aspects of three different reconfigurable computing architectures: artificial neural networks, field programmable gate arrays, and chip multiprocessors.

Ulrich Rückert received the diploma degree (MSc), in computer science, and a Dr.-Ing. degree (PhD), in electrical engineering, both from the University of Dortmund, Germany, in 1984 and 1989, respectively.

In February 1990, he accepted a position as Senior Researcher at the Department of Electronic Components, University of Dortmund. From 1993 to 1995, he was Associate Professor of microelectronics and CAD (computer aided design) at the Research Centre for Information and Communication Technology of the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg.

Since 1995, he is Full Professor of electrical engineering at the University of Paderborn. As a member of the Heinz Nixdorf Institute, he is head of the research group "System and Circuit Technology". The group is working on innovative circuit design and development of nanoelectronic systems for massive-parallel and resource-efficient information processing.

He is Chairman of the German Expert Group on “Microelectronics for neural networks” of the ITG (German Information Technology Society) and Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Information Technology, QUT, Brisbane, Australia.

Access Grid venues are as follows:

QUT:  Seminar room V713 Library building, Gardens Point Campus

Griffith University Gold Coast: G10_3.29 - Library Meeting Room

UQ: Room 621, General Purpose South Building (Building #78)

CQU: Rockhampton Campus, Building 19, Room G.14


Election information
The chapter runs on a biannual election cycle for its officers. Nominations will be called in late 2006 for the election of Chapter Chair and Vice-Chair for the period 2007-2008.


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