Special Sessions

Wivace 2022 hosts two special session:

New perspectives on GP: thirty years after John Koza's first book

John Koza's 1992 book on Genetic programming paved the way for a new field of study, which continues to attract the interests of researchers and practitioners worldwide, ranging from the theorical aspects of GP to its application in solving new challenging real-world problems. The aim of this special session is to present recent advances in GP. Contributions either presenting theoretical results or new applications of GP are welcome.


Leonardo Vanneschi (Nova University of Lisbon)

Cognitive and Bio-inspired Systems

The aim of this session is to present recent advances in Cognitive and bio-inspired Systems. Cognitive AI agents are sensing-perception-action models that integrate intrinsic biological, cognitive and social mechanisms typical of humans including also: learning, language, knowledge, understanding, awareness, decision and planning. These agents, as part of the world we live in, should be able to make/trust decisions, take/delegate actions, and understand/collaborate with humans. This integration rests on highly interdisciplinary foundational research domains of Computational learning, representation and reasoning methods. The special session will provide a platform for academicians and researchers to present papers addressing fundamental and practical issues in cognitive computing and bio-inspired system.

In this session, all contributions presenting research in these domains are welcome

  • Learning in cognitive systems
  • Embodied Cognition
  • Sensing-perception-action loop
  • Brain-inspired learning methods
  • Cognitive modeling
  • Cognitive analytics
  • Biomarkers for Cognitive computing
  • Bio-inspired Computing
  • Big data-driven cognitive computing
  • Cognitive Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Cognitive robots
  • Cognitive assistants
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Information extraction and knowledge representation in cognitive systems
  • Neuromorphic adaptive controllers and architectures
  • Question Answering Systems


Giuseppe Boccignone (University of Milan)

Nicole Dalia Cilia (Kore University of Enna)