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     The 2017 13th International Conference on Natural Computation, Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (ICNC-FSKD 2017) will be held from 29-31 July 2017 in Guilin, China. Guilin has long been praised as the most picturesque place in China, as an old Chinese saying goes: "Guilin mountain/water scenery is the best under heaven." Embraced by lofty hills with the winding Li River flowing through, Guilin boasts magnificent natural beauty and many precious cultural relics, most famously the Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Seven-Star Park, Folded Brocade Hill, plus limpid lakes, grotesque rocks, unique rice terraces and minority villages.

 

    As with the past ICNC-FSKD conferences, all papers in conference proceedings will be submitted to both EI Compendex and ISTP (ISI Proceedings), as well as IEEE Xplore (All previous ICNC-FSKD conferences from 2005 to 2016 have been indexed in Ei Compendex and IEEE Xplore). Extended versions of selected best papers will appear in SCIE-indexed international journals, such as the Soft Computing (Impact Factor: 1.63), Neurocomputing (Impact Factor: 2.39), Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (Impact Factor: 0.942), as well as EI-indexed international journals.

 

    ICNC-FSKD is a premier international forum for scientists and researchers to present the state of the art of data mining and intelligent methods inspired from nature, particularly biological, linguistic, and physical systems, with applications to computers, circuits, systems, control, communications, and more. This is an exciting and emerging interdisciplinary area in which a wide range of theory and methodologies are being investigated and developed to tackle complex and challenging problems. The registration fee includes proceedings, lunches, dinners, banquet, coffee breaks, and all technical sessions.

 

    Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts written in English. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field based on originality, significance, quality and clarity. Authors should use the Latex style files or MS-Word templates obtained from the conference site to format their papers. Authors should submit PDF files of their manuscripts via the online submission system. Submissions imply that the papers have not been submitted elsewhere and will not be submitted elsewhere for publications before the review decisions of this conference.