Procedia Computer Science, Vol. 126. Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems: Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference, KES-2018, Belgrade, Serbia
We are pleased to welcome you to the 22nd International Conference on Knowledge - Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES 2018), organised by KES International in collaboration with the Society for ETRAN, Belgrade, Serbia. The conference was held at the Metropol Palace Hotel in Belgrade, Serbia during 3-5 September 2018.
KES 2018 was the 22nd event in a series of broad-spectrum intelligent systems conferences first held in Adelaide, Australia in 1997. The main aim of this KES conference series is to provide an internationally respected forum for the dissemination of research results and the discussion of issues relating to the theory, technologies and applications of intelligent engineering and information systems.
This truly international conference attracted a substantial number of researchers and practitioners from all over the world, who submitted their papers to three general tracks, one thematic track and 30 special sessions on specific topics. A large number of submissions was received and each paper was peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee. From them, 240 high-quality papers were accepted for oral presentation and publication in Procedia Computer Science, submitted for indexing in Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and Scopus.
The conference chairs would like to express their gratitude to the Keynote Speakers: Prof Matteo Cristani, University of Verona, Italy; Prof Vladan Devedzic, University of Belgrade, Serbia; Prof Jie Lu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia; Prof Edward Szczerbicki, The University of Newcastle, Australia; and Prof Atsuko K. Yamazaki, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan We would like to acknowledge also the Programme Co-Chairs, the General Track Chairs, the International Programme Committee members and reviewers for their valuable efforts in the review process, helping us to guarantee the highest quality possible for the conference. We would also like to thank the organisers and chairs of the special sessions which make an essential contribution to the success of the conference.
Lastly, we would like to thank all the authors, presenters and delegates for their valuable contribution in making this an extraordinary event. KES International and the Society for ETRAN hope and intend that KES2018 will make a significant contribution to international research collaboration and understanding, an essential task for the promotion of scientific joint work and excellence.
KES2018 Conference Chairs
Robert J. Howlett, Bournemouth University, UK
Lakhmi C. Jain, University of Technology Sydney, Australia and University of Canberra, Australia
Zoran Popović, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia Dejan Popović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Slobodan Vukosavić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Carlos Toro - Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre - ARTC (A*STAR) Singapore
Yulia Hicks, Cardiff University, UK