• [1st CFP] ANTS 2016: Tenth International Conference on Swarm Intelligen

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    ANTS 2016
    Tenth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

    September 7-9, 2016. Brussels, Belgium

    Call for papers prepared on October 5, 2015
    More details and up-to-date information at

    Scope of the Conference

    Swarm intelligence is the discipline that deals with the study of self-organizing processes both in nature and in artificial systems.
    Researchers in ethology and animal behavior have proposed a number of
    models to explain interesting aspects of social insect behavior such
    as self-organization and shape-formation. Recently, algorithms and
    methods inspired by these models have been proposed to solve difficult
    problems in many domains.

    An example of a particularly successful research direction in swarm intelligence is ant colony optimization, the main focus of which is on
    discrete optimization problems. Ant colony optimization has been
    applied successfully to a large number of difficult discrete
    optimization problems including the traveling salesman problem, the
    quadratic assignment problem, scheduling, vehicle routing, etc., as
    well as to routing in telecommunication networks. Another interesting
    approach is that of particle swarm optimization, that mainly focuses
    on continuous optimization problems. Here too, a number of successful applications can be found in the recent literature. Swarm robotics is
    another relevant field. Here, the focus is on applying swarm
    intelligence techniques to the control of large groups of cooperating autonomous robots.

    ANTS 2016 will give researchers in swarm intelligence the opportunity
    to meet, to present their latest research, and to discuss current
    developments and applications.

    The three-day conference will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on September
    7-9, 2016.

    Relevant Research Areas

    ANTS 2016 solicits contributions dealing with any aspect of swarm
    intelligence. Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest are:

    Behavioral models of social insects or other animal societies that
    can stimulate new algorithmic approaches.

    Empirical and theoretical research in swarm intelligence.

    Application of swarm intelligence methods, such as ant colony
    optimization or particle swarm optimization, to real-world problems.

    Theoretical and experimental research in swarm robotics systems.

    Publication Details

    Conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS.

    The journal Swarm Intelligence will publish a special issue dedicated
    to ANTS 2016 that will contain extended versions of the best research
    works presented at the conference. Further details will soon be
    published on the web site.

    Conference Location

    Auditorium R42.4.502, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and
    Management, Campus du Solbosch, Université Libre de Bruxelles,
    Av. F.D. Roosevelt 42, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

    Best Paper Award

    A best paper award will be presented at the conference.

    Further Information

    Up-to-date information will be published on the web site http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/ants2016/. For information about local
    arrangements, registration forms, etc., please refer to the
    above-mentioned web site or contact the local organizers at the
    address below.

    Conference Address

    ANTS 2016
    IRIDIA CP 194/6 Tel +32-2-6502729
    Université Libre de Bruxelles Fax +32-2-6502715
    Av. F. D. Roosevelt 50 http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/ants2016
    1050 Bruxelles, Belgium email: ants@iridia.ulb.ac.be

    Important Dates

    Submission deadline March 2, 2016
    Notification of acceptance May 4, 2016
    Camera ready copy May 18, 2016
    Conference September 7-9, 2016

    ANTS 2016 Organizing Committee

    General chair
    Marco Dorigo, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

    Mauro Birattari, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
    Thomas Stützle, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

    Technical program chairs
    Manuel López-Ibáńez, University of Manchester, UK
    Xiaodong Li, RMIT University, Australia
    Kazuhiro Ohkura, Hiroshima University, Japan

    Publication chair
    Carlo Pinciroli, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada

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