Topical Collection on Cognitive-inspired Computing and Applications

Cognition is emerging as a new and promising methodology with the development of cognitive-inspired computing, cognitive-inspired interaction and systems, which has the potential to enable a large class of applications and has emerged with a great potential to change our life. However, recent advances on artificial intelligence (AI), fog computing, big data, and cognitive computational theory show that multidisciplinary cognitive-inspired computing still struggle with fundamental, long-standing problems, such as computational models and decision-making mechanisms based on the neurobiological processes of the brain, cognitive sciences, and psychology. How to enhance human cognitive performance with machine learning, common sense, natural language processing etc. are worth exploring.

The objective of this topical collection is to bring together state-of-the-art research contributions that address these key aspects of cognitive-inspired computing and applications. Original papers describing completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference are solicited. Specific topics include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Cognitive-inspired computing fundamentals
  • Cognitive-inspired computing systems
  • Cognitive-inspired computing with big data
  • Cognitive-inspired intelligent interaction
  • AI-assisted cognitive computing approaches
  • Brain analysis for cognitive-inspired computing
  • Internet of cognitive Things
  • Cognitive environment, sensing and data
  • Cognitive robots and agents
  • Security issue in cognitive-inspired computing
  • Test-bed, prototype implementation and applications

Important Dates

Manuscript Due:              28th February 2021
First Round of Reviews:   30th April 2021
Final Decision:                 30th June 2021

Guest Editors

Lead Guest Editor: Jun Ye, Associate Professor, Hainan University, China,
Sulin Pang, Professor, Jinan University, China,

Peer Review Process

All the papers will go through peer review,  and will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. A thorough check will be completed, and the guest editors will check any significant similarity between the manuscript under consideration and any published paper or submitted manuscripts of which they are aware. In such case, the article will be directly rejected without proceeding further. Guest editors will make all reasonable effort to receive the reviewer’s comments and recommendation on time.

The submitted papers must provide original research that has not been published nor currently under review by other venues. Previously published conference papers should be clearly identified by the authors at the submission stage and an explanation should be provided about how such papers have been extended to be considered for this special issue (with at least 30% difference from the original works).

Submission Guidelines

Paper submissions for the special issue should strictly follow the submission format and guidelines ( Each manuscript should not exceed 16 pages in length (inclusive of figures and tables).

Manuscripts must be submitted to the journal online system at
Authors should select “TC: Cognitive-inspired Computing and Applications” during the submission step ‘Additional Information’.