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ICO 2021 Hybrid (Virtual + Hua Hin)

December  30-31, 2021

Hua Hin, Thailand

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Innovative global optimization approaches have attracted many research scientists, decision makers, managers, executives, engineers, academicians, officers and practicing researchers in recent years as powerful intelligent computational techniques for solving several complex real-world application problems.

The International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Optimization (ICO’2021) highlights the latest research innovations and applications of algorithms designed for optimization applications within the fields of Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Management, Finance and Economics. Focusing on a variety of methods and systems as well as practical examples, this conference is a significant resource for post graduate-level students, decision makers, and researchers in both public and private sectors who are seeking research-based methods for modeling uncertain and unpredictable real-world problems.

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Important Dates

Workshops/Tutorial Proposals 20 September 2021  
Full paper/ Posters/ Demos      30 September 2021
Acceptance Documentation     15 October 2021             
Camera ready deadline            08 November 2021                  


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All accepted and reviewed papers will be published by Springer and made available through Springer-Link Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries.

Paper Submission

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Proceedings Publication

The proceeding is submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: ERA, CPCI Web of Science,  DBLP, Google Scholar, Clarivate Web of Science, Cross Ref, Scopus, as well as Springer Book Series. The accepted and reviewed papers of ICO 2021 will be published in the Springer Nature Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing.
Best and high quality papers will be selected and reviewed by IPC in order to publish extended version of the paper in SCOPUS and WoS/ISI/ESCI journals



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All fees will be collected in US dollars

Standard Registration  
Student Registration    
Additional Paper
(maximum 2 papers)    
Listener Registration
125 USD 
075 USD   

075 USD   
075 USD
Please kindly contact us for more details at e-mail:   icico2018@gmail.com

Keynote / Invited Talks



Professor Karl Andersson, PhD


Karl Andersson

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Research subject: Pervasive and Mobile Computing

Division: Computer Science, Distance- Spanning Technology, Digital Services and Systems

Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering


Title:  AI an expert systems research at the Arctic Circle

After receiving his master degree in Computer Science and Technology from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, Karl Andersson started his professional career as a consultant, project manager, business developer, and branch manager within the Capgemini Group. Returning to academia as a PhD Student he obtained his PhD degree after defending his thesis "On Access Network Selection Models and Mobility Support in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks". After visiting Columbia University in the City of New York as a postdoctoral researcher and National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Tokyo, Japan as a JSPS Fellow, Karl is now Professor in Pervasive and Mobile Computing at Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Skellefteå, Sweden. Since 2017, Karl is leading Centre for Distance-spanning Technology at LTU specialising in research centred around fifth generation mobile networks (5G), Internet of Things (IoT), and datacenters. Karl is currently coordinating a number of projects funded by the EU, VINNOVA, and the Swedish Energy Agency.


Karl is a senior member of the IEEE and a senior member of ACM. He has served as reviewer for a number of journals including IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, Computer Networks, Wireless Personal Communications, Wireless Networks, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Journal of Wireless Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, and Dependable Applications, International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, and ETRI Journal. Furthermore, he has served as reviewer for many conferences including ICC, Globecom, VTC, WCNC, WiMob, IWCMC, and NTMS. Also, he is serving on a number of TPCs and the editorial boards of Journal of Internet Services and Information Security and Journal of Wireless Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, and Dependable Applications. During 2020 and 2021, Karl is general chair for IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN).


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Professor Tatiana Romanova

Professor of System Engineering Department, Department of Applied Mathematics, Member of the Specialized Scientific Council, Doctor of Technical Sciences, 

Title:  Optimized Sparse Packing Models and Applications

Professor Tatiana Romanova received her M.Sc. degree in Applied Mathematics from Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics (NURE), Ukraine; Ph.D. and Dr.Sci. (Habilitation) in Mathematical Modeling and Computational Methods from the Institute of Cybernetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev. She is a principal researcher at the Department of Mathematical Modeling and Optimal Design, Institute for Mechanical Engineering Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and a professor at the chair of Applied Mathematics, Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics.

Professor Romanova combines substantial model development skills and computational expertise in the challenging area of global and local nonlinear optimization, with applications to packing, cutting, covering and layout design problems. She proposed novel approaches to mathematical modeling of geometric design problems. This research opened the way to solve a wide range of theoretical and applied problems arising in space engineering, medical research, materials science, energy, nanotechnology, and additive manufacturing. She formulated new classes of geometric design problems,
considering hard geometric and mechanical constraints such as sparse layout, balance layout and cluster layout. Her works have been published in top-ranking international journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Global Optimization, International Journal of Production Research. She also has been a contributing author to several volumes of the Springer Optimization and its Applications series.

Her research was supported by grants from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (GIO), STCU, Volkswagen Foundation. She was invited to give lectures on the phi-function technique at universities of Dresden (Germany), Cardiff (Wales), Porto (Portugal), Southampton (England), Monterrey (Mexico). She is a member of ESICUP, EWG EURO, OPTISAD.



Tatiana Romanova


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Professor Nader Barsoum



Nader Barsoum 

President of the Asia Pacific Society for Solar and Hybrid Technologies (APSSAHT)

Title: Smart Energy Optimization

Nader Barsoum received the PhD degree in electric machines from the University of Newcastle, in 1989. He received three more degrees from Alexandria University in Power Engineering, Applied Mathematics, and Engineering Mathematics In 1976, 1979, and 1983, respectively. He is currently the President of the Asia Pacific Society for Solar and Hybrid Technologies (APSSAHT), Editor-In-Chief of the Global Journal of Technology and Optimization, and a formal General Chairman of annual global conference of power, control, and optimization, and formal president of STEM (science, technology, education and mathematics) state. He has lectured at many universities including, University Malaysia Sabah, Curtin University, University of Western Sydney, University Science Malaysia, University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Alexandria University. He received the School Research and Developments Excellence Award in 2010, Highest Research Performance Incentive Award in 2010, Best Researcher Award in 2009, ANAK Sarawak Award in 2009, and University Encouragement Award in 1992. He has completed several funded projects such as: Implementation of an optimal energy saving system with solar tracker in 2010, Low cost hydrogen fuel cell for hybrid renewable energy system in 2006, development of small module for speed drive control in 2009, and development of high-speed solar tricycle in 2016. Besides supervising many Master and PhD degrees, he has also been selected several times as an external examiner, and published over 130 papers, Book Chapters and Books in both international indexed journals and conferences. He was also a member of Institute of Solar Energy Society, Editorial Board of Innovation in Power, Control, and Optimization: Emerging Energy in September-2020, Editor of proceeding of American Institute of Physics special issue since 2008, and the Guest Editor of Elsevier International Journal of Computers and Mathematics with Applications for 2010 and 2012.


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Professor Elias Munapo

Department of Statistics & Operations Research, NWU

Title: Latest Developments in Linear Integer Programming & Applications

Elias Munapo is a Professor of Operations Research and he holds a BSc. (Hons) in Applied Mathematics (1997), MSc. in Operations Research (2002) and a PhD in Applied Mathematics (2010). All these qualifications are from the National University of science and Technology (N.U.S.T.) in Zimbabwe. In addition he has a certificate in outcomes-based assessment in Higher Education and Open distance learning, from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and another certificate in University Education Induction Programme from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Elias Munapo is a Professional Natural Scientist certified by the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP) in 2012.

Elias Munapo has vast experience in university education and has worked for five (5) institutions of higher learning. The institutions are Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU), Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT), University of South Africa (UNISA), University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and North West University (NWU).

Elias Munapo has successfully supervised/co-supervised 10 doctoral students and over 20 master’s students to completion.  Professor Munapo has published over 100 research articles. Of these publications, one is a book, several are book chapters and conference proceedings and the majority are journal articles. In addition he has been awarded the North West University Institutional Research Excellence Award (IREA) thrice and is an editor of a couple of journals, has edited several books and is a reviewer of a number of journals.



Elias Munapo


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Professor Mohammed Moshiul Hoque

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) in Science & Engineering
Director, Sheikh Kamal IT Business 
Founding Director, CUET NLP Lab 



Mohammed Moshiul Hoque

Title: Active Vision-based Attention Monitoring for Non-

          Distracted Driving

Mohammed Moshiul Hoque received Ph. D from Saitama University [Japan, 2012] and M.Sc. Engg from BUET, [Bangladesh, 2005]. Currently, Mohammed Moshiul Hoque serving as the Professor in the Dept. of CSE, Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET), and Director, Sheikh Kamal IT Business Incubator in CUET. He was served as Head of the Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering and Director of Student’s Welfare (CUET). He is the founding director of CUET Natural Language Processing (NLP) Lab and coordinator of CUET Fab Lab. He also working as the head of self-assessment committee, Department of CSE, CUET and working as the sub-project manager to establish a Fab lab in CUET funded by World Bank under HEQEP, UGC. Recently, he is working in a National level initiative called Unibator-a competition which supports to transform academic project into start-ups. Mr. Hoque working as an Expert Member of evaluation committee, Board of Accreditation of Engineering & Technology Education (BAETE), Bangladesh. His research works received several grants from ICT Division, Bangladesh, Bangladesh High Tech Park Authority and University Grants Commission of Bangladesh.

He has published more than 145 publications in several International Journals, and Conferences. His research works are awarded in several international conferences, such as HIS 2011, EICT 2013, IEMIS 2018, ICO 2019, ICIoTCT 2020 and CONSTRAINT-AAAI 2021. One of his works has received Champion Award in Digital Innovation Fair 2016 both in Division & District Level and another work received 2nd prize in a national level completion at Solve-a-Thon Category. He is actively engaged as a reviewer in several reputed journals and conferences such as IEEE Access, Journal of Soft computing, IEEE/ACM HRI, IEEE/RSJ IROS, and so on.


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Goran Klepac

Ph.D., Asst. Prof, senior research, Director of Big Data Analytics 
Hrvatski Telekom

Title: Data science in service of customer portfolio management (how data science helps us to better understanding customer needs)

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Goran Klepac, , Ph.D., Asst. Prof, senior research associate, works as a Director of Big data Analytics in Hrvatski telekom, Croatia. Previously, he worked as a manager in Raiffeisen Bank, Croatia , as well as a consultant and manager in different companies in Croatia. He has great experience as data science lead in different business areas as manager and problem solver in different domains like retail, finance, insurance, hospitality, telecommunications, and productions. He lectures subjects in the domain of data mining, predictive analytics, decision support system, banking risk, risk evaluation models, expert systems, database marketing and business intelligence in different Universities in Croatia. He is an author/co-author of more than 50 scientific works, mainly books and book chapters in the domain of data science with publishers like Springer, IGI-Global, Elsevier, CRC press.

Goran Klepac


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Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul

Computer Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Institute
Chiang Mai University,
Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand



Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul

Title: Fuzzy Pattern Recognition in Data Analysis

Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul (S’98–M’01) received the B.Eng. (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from the Chiang Mai University, Thailand (1993), the M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering and Ph.D. degree in computer engineering and computer science, both from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1996, and 2000, respectively. After receiving her Ph.D. degree, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Computational Intelligence Laboratory, University of Missouri-Columbia. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and an associate director of the Biomedical Engineering Institute, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. Dr. Auephanwiriyakul is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). She is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy System, the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and 
Learning Systems, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, and ECTI Transactions on Computer and Information Technology. She was an Editorial Board of several prominent journals. She was a general chair of the IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB 2016). She was a Technical Program Chair, Organizing Committee in several major conferences including the IEEE International, Conference Fuzzy Systems. She is also a member of several important IEEE CIS technical committees.


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Special Sessions

Machine Learning and Deep Learning Applications for Emerging Technologies

December 30, 31st

by Professor Mohammed Moshiul Hoque
Founding Director, CUET NLP Lab Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology -Bangladesh

Deep Learning for Computer Vision

by Dr. Diganta Sengupta
Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India

Adaptive building passive measures based on AI techniques and 5G technology for an intelligent built environment

by Dr. Mahendra Gooroochurn, CEng, LEED AP BD+C, MIET
University of Mauritius

Smart Cities and Green Technologies Leading To Next Level of LiveliHood

by Aryan Chaudhary
Researcher : Nijji HealthCare Pvt Ltd, India

Analysis of the efficiency of artificial neural network architectures for predicting the technical and economic indicators of solar power plants

by  Natalya Sergeevna Filippchenkova, 
JSC United Energy Company

by Prof. Cinzia Barbara Bellone, 
Department of Engineering Sciences, 
Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy.

Technocracy and Governance in Urban Planning

Data Science and Machine Learning for Smart Applications

Professor Dr. Mohammad Shamsul Arefin 
Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), 
Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

Workshop / Tutorials

Hollow out the insights of Data for Decision 

by J. Joshua Thomas Ph.D., Assoc. Profm Department of Computing, UOW Malaysia, KDU Penang University College.

by Pandian Vasant Ph.D., MERLIN Research Centre, Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam,







Steering Committee

Prof. Valeriy Kharchenko, FSAC VIM, Russia

Prof. Igor Litvinchev, Nuevo Leon State University (UANL), Mexico
Dr. Pandian Vasant, MERLIN, TDTU, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Dr. J. Joshua Thomas, UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Malaysia

General Chair
Dr. Pandian Vasant, MERLIN Research Centre, TDTU, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Honorary Chairs

Prof. Gerhard Wilhelm Weber, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Prof. Rustem Popa, “Dunarea de Jos” University in Galati, Romania
Prof. Igor Litvinchev, Nuevo Leon State University (UANL), Mexico
Prof. Jose A Marmolejo, Panamerican University, Mexico
Prof. Ugo Fiore, Federico II University, Italy
Prof. Ivan Zelinka, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

TPC Chairs

Prof. J. Joshua Thomas, UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Malaysia

Prof. Jose A Marmolejo, Panamerican University, Mexico

Publication Chairs

Prof. Ugo Fiore, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy

Dr. Pandian Vasant, MERLIN, TDTU, Viet Nam

Special Session Chairs

Prof. Elias Munapo, North West University, South Africa
Dr. Mukhdeep Singh Manshahia, Punjabi University Patiala, India

PhD Track Chair & Panel Chair
Prof. Mohammed Moshiul Hoque, CUET, Bangladesh
Prof. Roman Rodriguez-Aguilar, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico

Publicity & Social Media Chairs

Dr. Vladimir Panchenko, Russian University of Transport, Russia
Prof. Mohammad Shamsul Arefin, CUET, Bangladesh
Dr. Anirban Banik, NIT Agartala, India

Posters & Demos Chairs

Dr. J. Joshua Thomas, UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, Malaysia
Dr. Leo Mrsic, Algebra University College, Croatia

Workshop & Tutorial Chairs

Prof. Gilberto Pérez Lechuga, University Autonomous of the Hidalgo State, Mexico

Dr. Sergey Senkevich, FSAC VIM, Russia
Prof. Nikolai Voropai, Energy systems Institute SB RAS, Russia

Sponsorship & Exhibition Chairs

Dr. Valeriy Kharchenko, FSAC, VIM, Russia

Mr. K C Choo, CO2 Networks, Malaysia

Executive G Hua Hin Resort

Ms. Suparat Katpan, G Hua Hin Resort & Mall, Hua Hin

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250/201 Petchkasem Rd., Hua Hin, 
Prachuabkhirikhan  77110
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