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International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems
International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems


Special Issue on: "Hybrid Computing"

Guest Editor: Prof. Dilip Kumar Pratihar, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

Real-world problems are generally complex in nature. To analyse them, a hard computing tool alone or just a constituent member of soft computing family (e.g. fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and others) may not be sufficient. It may be necessary to solve a part of the problem using one tool of the soft computing family and the remaining part can be tackled utilising another member of the same family. Thus, combined techniques such as genetic-fuzzy, genetic-neural, neuro-fuzzy systems have been developed. Similarly, situations may also demand the use of both hard computing and soft computing tools together. This special issue focuses on the principles of hybrid computing and its applications.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
Principles of hybrid computing
  • combinations of various soft computing tools, such as
    • genetic-fuzzy systems
    • genetic-neural systems
    • neuro-fuzzy systems
    • genetic-neuro-fuzzy systems etc.,
  • combinations of soft and hard computing techniques
Applications in various areas, such as
  • robotics
  • manufacturing sciences
  • thermal systems
  • data mining
  • image processing,
  • engineering systems, etc

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission of one-page Abstract: 30 September 2009

Acceptance Notification of the Abstract: 15 October 2009

Submission of Full Paper: 31 December 2009

Acceptance Notification of the Full Paper: 31 May 2010

Submission of Final Paper (source files): 30 June 201