Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience

Advances in Recent Nature-Inspired Algorithms for Neural Engineering

Publishing date
01 Dec 2019
Submission deadline
26 Jul 2019

Lead Editor

1Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile

2University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain

3CINVESTAV-Tamaulipas, Tamaulipas, Mexico

4University Carlos III of Madrid, Getafe, Spain

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Advances in Recent Nature-Inspired Algorithms for Neural Engineering

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.


Nature-inspired algorithms are general-purpose problem solvers that operate as a collection of intelligent agents, mimicking interesting phenomena from nature in order to efficiently solve a specific problem. Many optimization techniques belonging to artificial intelligence were born under this paradigm, which are able to combine data, knowledge, learning, and search strategies for building advanced algorithms. This is a particularly interesting area for neural engineering, and other AI-related applications.

During the last three years, many new nature-inspired algorithms have been proposed, such as human behavior-based optimization, spotted hyena optimization, dragonfly optimization, Andean Condor Algorithm, water evaporation optimization, collective decision optimization, interactive search algorithm, vapour-liquid equilibrium metaheuristic, selfish herds algorithm, scattering and repulsive swarm intelligence, social engineering optimization, virus colony search, thermal exchange optimization, and kidney-inspired algorithm. Most of them involve interesting novel aspects that have enabled the efficient solving of complex problems, particularly from the NP-hard and NP-complete class of problems.

This special issue aims to publish original research and review articles involving theoretical and/or practical aspects of recent nature-inspired algorithms for Neural Engineering.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Recent nature-inspired algorithms in neural engineering
  • Recent nature-inspired algorithms in neural networks
  • Recent nature-inspired algorithms in computational neuroscience
  • Recent nature-inspired algorithms in real-world optimization problems
  • Neural network learning in recent nature-inspired algorithms and vice versa
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