This edition of DCAI brings together past experience, current work, and promising future trends associated with distributed computing, artificial intelligence and their application in order to provide efficient solutions to real problems. This symposium is organized by the Bioinformatics, Intelligent System and Educational Technology Research Group (http://bisite.usal.es/) of the University of Salamanca. The present edition was held in Salamanca, Spain, from 22nd to 24th May 2013.
The first edition of ebTEL collected contributions in the area of TEL from computer science, artificial intelligence, evidence-based medicine, educational psychology and pedagogy. Like the previous edition, this second edition, ebTEL’13, wants to be a forum in which TEL researchers and practitioners alike can discuss innovative evidence-based ideas, projects, and lessons related to TEL.
The workshop took place in Salamanca, Spain, on May 22nd-24th 2013.
Dr. Zhenkun Wen is a Professor at the College of Computer and Software Engineering, Shenzhen University, China. Dr. Tianrui Li is a Professor at the School of Information Science and Technology, Southwest Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China.
For many problems in these fields, there are no conventional ways to
mathematically or analytically solve them completely at low cost. On
the other hand, nature already solved many optimization problems
efficiently. Computational intelligence attempts to mimic
nature-inspired problem-solving strategies and methods.
These strategies can be used to study, model and analyze complex
systems such that it becomes feasible to handle them. Key areas of
computational intelligence are artificial neural networks,
evolutionary computation and fuzzy systems.
As only a few researchers in that field, Rudolf Kruse has contributed
in many important ways to the understanding, modeling and application
of computational intelligence methods. On occasion of his 60th
birthday, a collection of original papers of leading researchers in
the field of computational intelligence has been collected in this