It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the Joint Congress on Computational Intelligence (CCI2020), Mashhad, Iran. The CCI2020 is a joint meeting of two well-regarded scientific events, (1) the 8th Joint Congress on Fuzzy and Intelligent Systems (CFIS2020) and (2) the 4th Conference on Swarm Intelligence and Evolutionary Computation (CSIEC2020). The CFIS2020 itself consists of two highly successful conferences, (1) the 19th Iranian Conference on Fuzzy Systems (ICFS2020), and (2) the 17th Conference on Intelligent Systems (CIS2020). With the addition of the CSIEC2020, on a complementary topic of Swarm Intelligence and Evolutionary Computation, we expect this event to become the largest gathering of the CI community in Iran and the region. We also hope this complementary aspect will further promote the cross-fertilization of novel ideas and expand the scientific and collaborative network of the corresponding societies.
This year’s congress theme is ‘AI-for-Good’ and accordingly is scheduled on the national ‘Good-Deeds’ week. As such, we hope to address the many profound ways in which artificial intelligence can serve human societies in good causes and help make a better world. The Congress has both English and Persian sessions. Hence, we hope to have active participation by both Persian-speaking and English-speaking colleagues around the world.