2020 IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks  part of  WCCI 2020

Glasgow, Scotland, UK July 19-24, 2020, IJCNN’2020

Special Session Hybrid Neural Intelligent Models and Applications

Organized by: Prof. Patricia Melin, Prof. Eduardo Gomez-Ramirez




Soft Computing (SC) methodologies at the moment include: (at least) Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Genetic Algorithms and Chaos Theory. Each of these methodologies has advantages and disadvantages and many problems have been solved. However, many real-world complex and industrial problems require the integration of several of these techniques to really achieve the efficiency and accuracy needed in practice. This session will include papers dealing with methods for integrating the different SC methodologies in solving real-world problems. The Special Session will consider applications on the following areas: Robotic Dynamic Systems, Non-linear Plants, Manufacturing Systems, Pattern Recognition, Medicine and Time Series Prediction. Hybrid Intelligent models offer advantages when a prudent combination of methods is performed and in this case, can be a powerful tool in solving complex problems. This Special Session is being organized as one of the main activities of the Task Force on Hybrid Intelligent Systems of the NNTC.


Scope and Topics

This special session aims to promote research on hybrid neural intelligent models all over the world and provides innovative approaches for solving real problems.


Topics of interest (not limited to)

Hybrid Neural Systems,

Neuro-Fuzzy Systems,

Genetic Neural Systems,

Neuro Fuzzy Genetic Systems

Hybrid Intelligent models for application on:

       Pattern Recognition,

       Time Series Prediction,






Patricia Melin. (pmelin@tectijuana.mx) She holds the Doctor in Science degree (Doctor Habilitatus D.Sc.) in Computer Science from the Polish Academy of Sciences (with the Dissertation “Hybrid Intelligent Systems for Pattern Recognition using Soft Computing”). She is a Professor of Computer Science in the Graduate Division, Tijuana Institute of Technology, Tijuana, Mexico, since 1998. In addition, she is serving as Director of Graduate Studies in Computer Science and head of the research group on Computational Intelligence (2000-present). She was recognized as “Highly Cited Researcher” by Clarivate Analytics for her research contributions in Computer Sciences form two consecutive years 2017 and 2018. Currently, she is Past-President of NFIPS North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (2019-2020) and Vice Chair of HAFSA (Hispanic American Fuzzy Systems Association). She was Program Chair of the IFSA 2007 World Congress, NAFIPS 2017 Conference held in Cancun, Mexico. Prof. Melin is the founding Chair of the Mexican Chapter of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. She was Vice Chair of the IEEE Neural Network Technical Committee (2007). She is the Chair of the Task force on Hybrid Intellygent Systems of the IEEE NNTC. She is member of NAFIPS, IFSA, and senior member of IEEE. She belongs to the Mexican Research System with level III. Her research interests are in Type-2 Fuzzy Logic, Modular Neural Networks, Pattern Recognition, Fuzzy Control, Neuro-Fuzzy and Genetic-Fuzzy hybrid approaches. She has published over 650 papers in journals, conferences and book chapters, 12 authored books, 22 edited books, and for this her citation are about 13600 and h index of 64 on google scholar. Web page: www.hafsamx.org/melin


Eduardo Gomez-Ramirez  (eduardo.gomez@lasalle.mx)

He received the M. S, (1994) and Ph. D. (1999) degrees in electrical engineering from the Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados of the Instituto Politecnico Nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN), Mexico City, Mexico. He have published like author or coauthor of several journal articles and books on polynomial artificial neural networks, tuning fuzzy logic controllers, games theory and evolutionary robotics. He was one of the founders of the Mexican Chapter of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and of the founding council of Hispanic-American Fuzzy System Association (HAFSA). He is senior member of the IEEE. He was member of the National Research System from 1999 to 2017. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 2009 to 2012 and actually, He is the Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research at La Salle University, Mexico City from August 2012 until nowadays.


 Program Committee:

 Oscar Castillo, Tijuana Institute of Technology,

Patricia Melin, Tijuana Institute of Technology, 

Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 

Valdik Kreinovich, University of El Paso, Texas, 

Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences,

Ieroham Baruch, CINVESTAV Mexico, 

Eduardo Gomez, University of La Salle, Mexico, 

Fevrier Valdez, Tijuana Institute of Technology, 

Juan R. Castro, UABC University, 

Olivia Mendoza, UABC University, 

Mario Chacon, Chihuahua Institute of Technology,