Novel Approaches in Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence

Novel Approaches in Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence

Yingxu Wang (University of Calgary, Canada)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: December, 2008|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 396
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-170-4
ISBN13: 9781605661704|ISBN10: 1605661708|EISBN13: 9781605661711
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Creating a link between a number of natural science and life science disciplines, the emerging field of cognitive informatics presents a transdisciplinary approach to the internal information processing mechanisms and processes of the brain and natural intelligence.

Novel Approaches in Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence penetrates the academic field to offer the latest advancements in cognitive informatics and natural intelligence. This book covers the five areas of cognitive informatics, natural intelligence, autonomic computing, knowledge science, and relevant development, to provide researchers, academicians, students, and practitioners with a ready reference to the latest findings.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive neural network
  • Attention mechanism
  • Autonomic computing
  • Cognitive computational knowledge representation theory
  • Cognitive Informatics
  • Cognitive modeling
  • Cognitive process of decision making
  • Cognitive processes of human perception
  • Extended objects
  • Finite state machines
  • Fixpoint semantics
  • Formal inferences
  • Granule network
  • Human information interaction
  • Interactive classification
  • Knowledge science
  • Language, logic, and the brain
  • Memorization process
  • Natural Intelligence
  • Neo-symbiosis
  • Selective sparse coding model
  • Spatial Knowledge
  • Trajectory planning
Reviews and Testimonials

The basic characteristic of the human brain is information processing. Informatics is the science of information that studies the nature of information, it's processing, and ways of transformation between information, matter and energy.

– Yingxu Wang, University of Calgary, Canada

Studies the natural intelligence and internal information processing mechanisms of the brain, as well as the processes involved in perception and cognition.

– Book News Inc. (March 2009)
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Editor/Author Biographies

Yingxu Wang is professor of cognitive informatics, brain science, software science, and denotational mathematics, President of International Institute of Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICIC, He is a Fellow of ICIC, a Fellow of WIF (UK), a P.Eng of Canada, and a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM. He was visiting professor (on sabbatical leave) at Oxford University (1995), Stanford University (2008), UC Berkeley (2008), and MIT (2012), respectively. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the Nottingham Trent University in 1998 and has been a full professor since 1994. He is the founder and steering committee chair of the annual IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC) since 2002. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of Int. Journal of Cognitive Informatics & Natural Intelligence, founding Editor-in-Chief of Int. Journal of Software Science & Computational Intelligence, Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on SMC - Systems, and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advanced Mathematics & Applications.

Dr. Wang is the initiator of a few cutting-edge research fields such as cognitive informatics, denotational mathematics (concept algebra, process algebra, system algebra, semantic algebra, inference algebra, big data algebra, fuzzy truth algebra, and fuzzy probability algebra, visual semantic algebra, granular algebra), abstract intelligence (?I), mathematical models of the brain, cognitive computing, cognitive learning engines, cognitive knowledge base theory, and basic studies across contemporary disciplines of intelligence science, robotics, knowledge science, computer science, information science, brain science, system science, software science, data science, neuroinformatics, cognitive linguistics, and computational intelligence. He has published 400+ peer reviewed papers and 29 books in aforementioned transdisciplinary fields. He has presented 28 invited keynote speeches in international conferences. He has served as general chairs or program chairs for more than 20 international conferences. He is the recipient of dozens international awards on academic leadership, outstanding contributions, best papers, and teaching in the last three decades. He is the most popular scholar of top publications at University of Calgary in 2014 and 2015 according to RG worldwide stats.

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  • Yingxu Wang, University of Calgary, Canada

    Associate Editors

  • John Bickle, University Of Cincinnati, USA
  • Christine Chan, University of Regina, Canada
  • Witold Kinsner, University of Manitoba, Canada

    Editorial Review Board

  • James Anderson, Brown University, USA
  • Motoei Azuma, Waseda University, Japan
  • Franck Barbier, University of Pau, France
  • Brian H. Bland, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Antony Bryant, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
  • Keith Chan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Michael R.W. Dawson, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Lee Flax, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Juan Garbajosa, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  • Frank L. Greitzer, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA
  • Brian Henderson-Sellers, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • Yaochu Jin, Honda Research Institute, Europe, Germany
  • Roger K. Moore, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Bernard Moulin, University of Laval, Canada
  • Dilip Patel, South Bank University, London, UK
  • Shushma Patel, South Bank University, London, UK
  • Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Vaclav Rajlich, Wayne State University, USA
  • Fernando Rubio, University Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Gunther Ruhe, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Abu Sesay, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Zhongzhi Shi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • I-Fan Shen, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Philip Sheu, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Kenji Sugawara, Chiba University, Japan
  • Jeffrey Tsai, University of Illinois in Chicago, USA
  • Athanasios Vasilakos, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Guoyin Wang, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecoms, China
  • Yingxu Wang, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
  • Du Zhang, California State University, USA
  • Yixin Zhong, Beijing University of Post & Telecoms, China
  • Mengchu Zhou, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
  • Xiaolin Zhou, Peking University, China