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*CNS2019 - The International Workshop on Cognitive and Neural Systems*

In conjunction with *SNAMS-2019 - The Sixth International Conference on
Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security*
*October 22-25, 2019, Granada, Spain - 
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We are pleased to invite you to submit original contributions to CNS 2019
via the official submission system at  . This can include,
technical and experimental, theoretical, conceptual, or a survey. All
submissions will be peer-reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality,
importance, and clarity.

*Call for papers*
Conversation is an essential social activity for humans. Intelligent
systems that can handle natural language are actually deployed on personal
or home devices or embedded in humanoid robots, and try to enable social
interactions between computers and humans in order to assist, enable, or
entertain. Even though they have significantly improved their abilities in
recognizing and synthetizing speech, they often fail to meet expectations
of having a real dialogue with humans. Indeed, they essentially try to
provide a more or less adequate imitation of how humans converse, bringing
the interlocutor into stereotyped conversations, but without developing
real understanding of language or learning and using robust and meaningful
representations of physical concepts, objects, and events of the external

This workshop is intended to provide an overview of the research being
carried out in the areas of Cognitive and Neural systems designed to
acquire capabilities for language learning, understanding, production, and
grounding, interactively or autonomously from data, also operating on
portable and embedded devices or with preliminary quantum computing
developments. To this aim, the workshop aims to gather researchers with
broad expertise in various fields — computer vision and natural language
processing, cognitive science and psychology, artificial intelligence and
robotics, computational modeling and neuroscience — to discuss their
cutting edge work in these exciting areas with original contributions
covering the whole range of theoretical and practical aspects, technologies
and systems.


·         Natural Language Understanding

·         Natural Language Generation

·         Natural Language Grounding

·         Computer and Cognitive Vision

·         Conversational Systems/Interfaces

·         Human-like Reasoning and Adaptive Behavior

·         Computer/Human Interactive Learning

·         Search and Information Retrieval

·         Machine/Deep Learning from huge amounts of heterogeneous data

·         Reinforcement Learning

·         Emotional Intelligence

·         Neuroscience-Inspired Cognitive Architectures

·         Trustworthy and Explainable Artificial Intelligence

·         Cognitive and Social Robotics

·         Quantum Machine Intelligence

·         Intelligence on portable and embedded devices

·         Applications in Science, Engineering, Medicine, Healthcare,
Finance, Business, Law, Education, Transportation, Retailing,
Telecommunication, Multimedia

Submissions Guidelines and Proceedings

Manuscripts should be prepared in 10-point font using the IEEE 8.5" x 11"
two-column format (IEEE Templates
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All papers should be in PDF format and submitted electronically at Paper
Submission Link. A full paper can be up to 6 pages (including all figures,
tables, and references). Submitted papers must present original unpublished
research that is not currently under review for any other conference or
journal. Papers not following these guidelines may be rejected without
review. Also, submissions received after the due date, exceeding length
limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered. Authors
may contact the Program Chair for further information or clarification.
All submissions are peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted
papers will appear in the SNAMS Proceeding and to be submitted to IEEE
Xplore for inclusion. The proceedings are also submitted for indexing to EI
(Compendex), Scopus and other indexing services like DBLP.
Submitted papers must include original work, and must not be under
consideration for another conference or journal. Submission of regular
papers must not exceed 6 pages and must follow the IEEE paper format.
Please include up to 7 keywords, complete postal and e-mail address, and
fax and phone numbers of the corresponding author. Authors of accepted
papers are expected to present their work at the conference. Submitted
papers that are deemed of good quality but that could not be accepted as
regular papers will be accepted as short papers.

*Journal Special Issues*
Selected papers from the workshop will be invited to submit an extended
version to:

·         the special issue *Natural Language Processing: Emerging Neural
Approaches and Applications* of*Applied Sciences*, section *Computing and
Artificial Intelligence* ( ).

·         *Quantum Machine Intelligence* ( 

Papers will be selected based on their reviewers’ scores and
appropriateness to the Journal’s theme. All extended versions will undergo
reviews and must represent original unpublished research work.

*Important Dates *
Submission Date: *22 July 2019 (EXTENDED)*

Notification to Authors: 20th August 2019

Camera Ready Submission: 5th September 2019

*Technical Program Committee *
Giovanni Acampora, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

Flora Amato, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

Angelo Cangelosi, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Matteo Cavaliere, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

Giuseppe De Pietro, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking
- National Research Council of Italy (ICAR-CNR), Naples, Italy

Alessandro Di Nuovo, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

Bruno Golosio, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

Xavier Hinaut, Inria, Bordeux, France

Alessandro Maisto, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy

Stefano Melacci, University of Siena, Siena, Italy

Marco Palomino, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK

Wojciech Samek, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin, Germany

Matthew Shardlow, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

Stefan Wermter, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

*General Co-Chairs:*

Massimo Esposito, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking -
National Research Council of Italy (ICAR-CNR), Naples, Italy

Giovanni Luca Masala, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

*Technical Program Co-Chairs:*

Andrea Calimera, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

Ioanna Giorgi, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Aniello Minutolo, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking -
National Research Council of Italy (ICAR-CNR), Naples, Italy

Marco Pota, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking -
National Research Council of Italy (ICAR-CNR), Naples, Italy

*Publication and Publicity Co-Chairs:*

Emanuele Damiano, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking -
National Research Council of Italy (ICAR-CNR), Naples, Italy

Raffaele Guarasci, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking
- National Research Council of Italy (ICAR-CNR), Naples, Italy

*Organization Chair:*

Sandra Sendra, Universidad de Granada, Spain

Moayad Aloqaily, Carleton University, Canada

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