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Published 4 March 2021

JRSNZ Special Issue Call for Papers: Artificial Intelligence: Applications and Innovation

This special issue of the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand invites submissions with a focus on artificial intelligence applications and innovation.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is playing an increasingly significant role in various scientific research areas and real-world applications from AlphaGo design to DNA sequencing, earthquake prediction to fish species classification, and fruit maturity estimation to online threats detection. With world-leading researchers and practitioners, Aotearoa New Zealand is playing an important role in the global AI community. There have been significant achievements in AI in recent years. This special issue aims to highlight recent advances in AI research from the New Zealand community in terms of theory and applications of AI.

We invite submissions with original contributions to fundamental research and applications related to AI. Potential topics may include (but are not limited to) the following: In terms of theory, papers on machine learning, data mining, data science, evolutionary computation, planning and scheduling, robotics, computer vision, image analysis, or natural language processing are welcome. Applications of AI that may involve primary industry such as agriculture, aquaculture, food safety, water resources and forest management, environment and hazard management such as earthquakes prediction and management, weather prediction and climate change, health and medical outcome, and high-value manufacturing, Internet of Things, smart tourism, science, engineering, commerce, humanity, social science, or law are also welcome. Furthermore, we invite papers on AI and te ao Māori, explainable or interpretable AI, privacy and ethics, and social impacts of AI.

Submission information

Please email a preliminary title, list of potential authors and a short descriptive paragraph outlining the scope of your proposed manuscript by 15 May 2021 to the Guest Editors Prof. Bing Xue (bing.xue@ecs.vuw.ac.nz), Prof. Richard Green (richard.green@canterbury.ac.nz), and Prof. Mengjie Zhang, FRSNZ (mengjie.zhang@ecs.vuw.ac.nz). The guest editors will make a decision on which manuscripts to invite for the Special Issue. Authors will be notified by 31 May 2021. Note that an invitation to submit does not guarantee acceptance for publication. Acceptance for publication will depend on the outcome of the normal peer-review process and authors meeting critical time schedules.

The anticipated manuscript submission deadline is 30 November 2021 with the aim of getting the special issue formally published in late 2022. Individual articles will be published online with a DOI before appearing in the compiled special issue.

See Taylor & Francis Online for author instructions on submitting articles to Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Please direct queries to the Guest Editors or to the Publishing Team of Royal Society Te Apārangi at <publish@royalsociety.org.nz>.

Source: Royal Society Te Apārangi