Special Session on Computational Intelligence in Aerospace Science and Engineering (CIASE)

IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI)
19-24 July, 2020, Glasgow, UK

Important Dates

15 January 2020 – Paper Submission 
15 March 2020 – Paper Acceptance
15 April 2020 – Final Paper Submission and Early Registration

Session organisers

Prof Massimiliano Vasile
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Dr Domenico Quagliarella
Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali (CIRA)
Naples, Italy
Prof Gregor Papa
Computer Systems Department
Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Scope and Motivations

In an expanding world with limited resources and increasing complexity, optimisation and computational intelligence become a necessity. Optimisation can turn a problem into a solution and computational intelligence can offer new solutions to effectively make complexity manageable.
All this is particularly true in space and aerospace where complex systems need to operate optimally often in harsh and inhospitable environment with high level of reliability. In Space and Aerospace Sciences, many applications require the solution of global single and/or multi-objective optimisation problems, including mixed variables, multi-modal and non-differentiable quantities. From global trajectory optimisation to multidisciplinary aircraft and spacecraft design, from planning and scheduling for autonomous vehicles to the synthesis of robust controllers for airplanes or satellites, computational intelligence (CI) techniques have become an important – and in many cases inevitable – tool for tackling these kinds of problems, providing useful and non-intuitive solutions. Not only have Aerospace Sciences paved the way for the ubiquitous application of computational intelligence, but moreover, they have also led to the development of new approaches and methods.
In the last two decades, evolutionary computing, fuzzy logic, bio-inspired computing, artificial neural networks, swarm intelligence and other computational intelligence techniques have been used to find optimal trajectories, design optimal constellations or formations, evolve hardware, design robust and optimal aerospace systems (e.g. reusable launch vehicles, re-entry vehicles, etc.), evolve scheduled plans for unmanned aerial vehicles, improve aerodynamic design (e.g. airfoil and vehicle shape), optimise structures, improve the control of aerospace vehicles, regulate air traffic, etc.

Session Topics

This special session intends to collect many, diverse efforts made in the application of computational intelligence techniques, or related methods, to aerospace problems. The session seeks to bring together researchers from around the globe for a stimulating discussion on recent advances in evolutionary methods for the solution of space and aerospace problems.
In particular evolutionary methods specifically devised, adapted or tailored to address problems in space and aerospace applications or evolutionary methods that were demonstrated to be particularly effective at solving aerospace related problems are welcome.

Authors are invited to submit papers on one or more of the following topics:

  • AI and Machine Learning for Space and Aerospace Applications
  • Global Trajectory Optimisation
  • MDO, Robust Design Optimisation and Reliability-Based Design Optimisation
  • Computational Intelligence for Vehicle Control and Autonomy
  • Planning and Scheduling for Autonomous Systems
  • Multi-Objective Optimisation for Space and Aerospace Applications
  • Evolutionary Computation for Space and Aerospace Applications
  • Intelligent Algorithms for Fault Identification, Diagnosis and Repair
  • Intelligent Control for Space and Aerospace Systems
  • Multi-agent Systems
  • Bio-inspired Solutions for System Design and Control
  • AI for Air and Space Traffic Management and Operations
  • Intelligent Interfaces for Human-machine Interaction
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • Data Processing and Satellite Applications
  • Multi-Criteria Decision Making
  • Evolutionary Robotics and Evolvable Systems

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the standard format of regular papers specified in IEEE WCCI2020. Paper submission is online through the IEEE WCCI2020 submission website.
Papers submitted for these session will be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for other contributed papers. All accepted papers in the special sessions will be included in the published conference proceedings.