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Travel Grants

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE CIS) will offer a limited number of Travel Grants for

  • Students (undergraduate or graduate students, from any country)
  • Professional Researchers from Developing Countries
who are presenting one or more papers at IEEE CIS-sponsored conferences. One application system will be used for both students and professionals.

Requirements for Students

  • Membership of IEEE (join IEEE here)
  • Membership of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (Join IEEE CIS here). Note that IEEE CIS is listed as an optional society membership under IEEE.
  • A “Proof of University Attendance” on university letterhead certifying that the student carries at least 50% of a normal full-time academic program as a registered undergraduate or graduate student in a regular course of study.
  • A “Recommendation Letter” from the student's supervising professor on university letterhead that the student is the major contributor to the paper and approximately what was the student's contribution in percent to the paper. Please include for each paper title, the ID number as given by the conference organizers and all co-authors’ names.  In the event that the student is the sole author of the paper, no letter is needed.
  • A hand-signed scanned form (in PDF) for US government purposes:
    1. If you are a USA resident, please fill out a W9 form
    2. If you are not a USA resident, please fill a W8 form (see example)

Requirements for Professionals from Developing Countries

  • Be a higher-grade member of IEEE and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (join IEEE CIS here).
  • Be the author or co-author of an accepted paper in the conference, actually attend the conference and present the paper.
  • A “Contribution Letter” confirming that you have contributed to at least 50% of the research presented, including paper title, ID number and co-author name of each paper.
  • A “Funding Justification Letter” attesting by an honor-bound signature that the conference registration fee would pose an economic hardship on the applicant, such that they would be unable to attend the conference without the support of the travel grant.
  • A hand-signed scanned form (in PDF) for US government purposes:
    1. If you are a USA resident, please fill out a W9 form
    2. If you are not a USA resident, please fill a W8 form (see example)

Important Dates

  • Submission of applications: March 15 – March 29, 2016
  • Review of applications: March 30 – April 6, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: April 7, 2016


  • Browse to the
  • Follow the instructions and fill all the personal data in the “User Profile”
  • By using the online form, choose the corresponding file for each requirement.
  • Please confirm that you have uploaded all the documents correctly. Finally press “Submit” to complete your application!

Travel Grants Information

  • 800 USD for people living in a different continent than the conference location
  • 400 USD for people living in the same continent of the conference location

Important Notes

  • Applicants must be IEEE CIS members in order to be able to process your application.
  • Only one author per paper will be awarded a travel grant and an applicant can receive only one grant per year.
  • IEEE/IEEE CIS Membership will be confirmed automatically through the IEEE Member database.
  • Student applicants will be required to present proof of university attendance documentation at the conference.
  • Students who receive travel grants will be expected to volunteer to assist the conference management team. Duties may include assisting with registration, ticket acceptance, audio-visual requirements, and other conference matters. It is not expected that this volunteering will interfere with any student's opportunity to attend most of the technical sessions, nor with presenting their own paper at the meeting.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Yuanheng Zhu. For more details:


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Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibits Portfolio (Click here)

We invite you to be a sponsor of the 2016 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI 2016), and thus play an essential role for the success of the flagship event of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society in 2016.

A rich scientific program that covers all the areas of computational intelligence - plus tutorials by leading researchers in the field, a number of specialized workshops, exhibition of products, companies and research centers - make IEEE WCCI 2016 the most influential conference in the field of Computational Intelligence and a key scientific and technological event in IT. The conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada, from 24-29 July 2016. The venue, Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC), is located very conveniently and has all the facilities to host major conferences like WCCI with its close to two thousand estimated participants.

Your sponsorship is key to the success of IEEE WCCI 2016 and your presence would contribute to the prestige and impact of the congress and would motivate other sponsors to join as well.

There are different ways you may give support to IEEE WCCI 2016. The following shows the standard sponsorship schedule that corresponds to usual practices in this type of conference.

Platinum sponsor

Gold sponsor

Silver sponsor

Bronze sponsor

All sponsors would be credited with their logos displayed in:

  • Printed materials, as schedule permits
  • IEEE WCCI 2016 website and proceedings
  • IEEE WCCI 2016 registration area
  • Signs at appropriate conference events
  • Conference promotional items

For further information, please contact: or the Exhibits chair, Dr. Fakhir Karray


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Exhibits Invitation

Exhibits Portfolio

Exhibits Portfolio (Click here)

The IEEE WCCI 2016 cordially invites industry representatives and publishers to showcase innovative technologies in the area of Computational Intelligence at the IEEE WCCI 2016 and support the congress with your active participation. The IEEE WCCI 2016 exhibits program is an opportunity for your organization to showcase its offerings to the broadest professional community of Computational Intelligence (CI) practitioners and researchers.

The IEEE WCCI 2014 in Beijing, China, was a very successful conference, hosting over 1000 attendees from many different countries. In addition, the Congress is advertised extensively throughout international promotion activities that include: The Congress and other websites, electronic and printed announcement brochures, scientific and technical journals and magazines, professional and other networks. Your participation in this prestigious event will be very beneficial to the delegates attending and to bring your business focus at an international level.

If you are interested in IEEE WCCI 2016 exhibits program, please complete and email the application form below to the Exhibits Chair, Dr. Fakhir Karray. Priority and booth selection will be made according to the application date, payment, and space availability.

For further information, please contact: Dr. Fakhir Karray.

Exhibit Form (Click here)


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IEEE WCCI 2016 Sponsor

IEEE WCCI Past Sponsors

IEEE WCCI 2016 Gold Sponsors

IEEE WCCI 2016 Bronze Sponsors


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IEEE Policies

IEEE Event Photography Statement

Attendance at, or participation in, this conference constitutes consent to the use and distribution by IEEE of the attendee’s image or voice for informational, publicity, promotional and/or reporting purposes in print or electronic communications media. No flash photography will be used. Video recording by participants and other attendees during any portion of the conference is not allowed without special prior written permission of IEEE. Photographs of copyrighted PowerPoint or other slides are for personal use only and are not to be reproduced or distributed. Do not photograph any such images that are labelled as confidential and/or proprietary.

IEEE Non-Discrimination Policy

IEEE is committed to the principle that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, services, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by IEEE policy and/or applicable laws.


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