LA-CCI is an acronym that refers to the Latin America Congress on Computational Intelligence (CI) that currently includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela all of them with plenty of research groups in CI eager to develop the area and exchange experiences/personnel. The 2nd LA-CCI Congress on Computational Intelligence (LA-CCI 2015) is an endeavor that teams up research groups and communities of these Countries around Computational Intelligence. The second LA-CCI (of a series) will be held Curitiba, Brazil from october 13th to 16th , 2015, alongside the 12th CBIC (Congresso Brasileiro de Inteligência Computacional). The objective of LA-CCI 2015 is to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, researchers, engineers, and educators to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views of the future research directions on Neural & Learning Systems, Fuzzy & Stochastic Modeling, Evolutionary & Swarm Computation, and their related applications. Likewise, CBIC aims the same high goals inside Brazil, following a long standing tradition that spans over 22 years.
The local organizers and steering committeee of 2nd LA-CCI and CBIC care much about future researchers that will integrate the organization of this meeting, thus the congress will include Country panels, alongside the Congress. As an additional self-imposed responsibility, the organizers found important to gather other scholars, government officials and funding agencies representatives to discuss institutional approaches, internationalization policies and funding mechanisms that could be proposed specially for Latin America Countries.
The joint organization team of the Congress would like encourage the participation of established scientists but also young researchers and advanced students, those not only from Latin America Countries but from other Continents. It is important to notice that our Congress is organized by Latin Countries but aims both at the regional as well as at the international scientific community. Last, but not least, it is worth to state our main goals, namely:
(i) To be a notch scientific forum in Latin America, this time held in Brazil;
(ii) To be a regional hub of CI practitioners and professionals;
(iii) To be a privileged show-case of CI to industry;
(iv) To be a springboard for students;
(v) To publicize CI research going on within LA-CCI Countries;
(vi) To encourage CI research links to the LA-CCI Countries;
(vii) To foster academic mobility in LA-CCI and beyond; and,
(viii) To promote Science & Culture for Latin America.
On March, 10th of 2015 and on the behalf of the steering committees of LA-CCI and CBIC 2015, signed respectively from from Curitiba, Brazil and Müster, Germany,
Heitor Lopes / Fernando Buarque-Brazil.