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      Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization
      NICSO 2006

      29-30 June 2006 Granada, Spain

      ** Introduction **

      Biological and natural processes have always been a source of
      inspiration for computer science and information technology.
      Paradigmatic examples are the work of Wiener in cybernetics that was
      influenced by feedback control processes observable in biological
      systems; McCulloch and Pitts’ artificial neuron, which was based on
      biological neurons; the idea of “survival of the fittest” that
      inspired the field of evolutionary algorithms and the biology of
      immune systems, which has been abstracted into artificial immune systems.

      It’s well known that biological entities, from single cell organisms
      -like bacteria- to humans, often engage on a rich repertoire of social
      interaction that could range from altruistic cooperation through open
      conflict. One specific kind of social interaction is “cooperative
      problem solving” (CPS), where a group of autonomous entities work
      together to achieve certain goal. Examples of Nature-inspired
      coordination/cooperation strategies include, but are not limited to,
      Artificial Ants Colonies, Artificial immune systems, Amorphous
      computing, Evolvable systems, Membrane computing, Quorum computing,
      Software Self assembly, Swarm intelligence, etc.

      The purpose of NICSO 2006 is to promote deeper investigations and a
      vigorous exchange of ideas about exciting and emerging new research
      areas in optimisation. In particular, we seek contributions that are
      inspired by nature and that encompass a range of spatio-temporal
      scales, for visionary conceptions of information processing and
      computation as pertaining to cooperation/collaboration mechanisms in
      the context of problem solving.

      ** Important Dates (preliminary) **

      Deadline for Submission: March, 27
      Notification of acceptance: May, 15
      Revised and Camera Ready Versions: June, 12

      The members of the program committee will rigorously evaluate each
      contribution and those papers providing original results, insights and
      experimental innovations will be selected. This process will be based
      on assessing the originality, significance, technical soundness and
      clarity of exposition of each paper. The length of each contribution
      will not exceed 12 pages on LNCS-like format.

      Selected contributions will be published as a post-workshop book with
      a recognized international editorial (more likely to be Springer’s LNCS).

      ** Workshop Organizers **

      David Pelta, PhD
      Assistant Professor
      Group on Models of Decision and Optimization
      Dept. of Computer Science & AI
      ETSI Informática - Univ. of Granada
      Granada, Spain
      E-Mail: dpelta@...

      Natalio Krasnogor, Ph.D.
      Automatic Scheduling, Optimisation and Planning Research Group
      School of Comp. Sciences and IT
      Jubilee Campus - University of Nottingham Nottingham, NG8 1BB
      United Kingdom
      E-mail: Natalio.Krasnogor@...

      ** Programe Committee **

      Uwe Aickelin (Univ. of Nottingham, UK)
      Enrique Alba Torres (Univ. of Malaga, Spain)
      Davide Anguita (Universita degli Studi di Genova, Italy)
      Cecilio Angulo (Technical Univ. of Catalunya, Spain)
      Jaume Bacardit (Univ. of Nottingham, UK)
      Mark Bedau (Reed College, USA)
      Carlos Bousoño (Univ. Carlos III Madrid, Spain)
      Larry Bull (Univ. of the West of England, UK)
      José Manuel Cadenas (Univ. of Murcia, Spain)
      Pierre Collet (Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, France)
      Emilio Corchado (Univ. of Burgos, Spain)
      Carlos Cotta (Univ. of Malaga, Spain)
      Vincenzo Cutello (Univ. of Catania, Italy)
      Xiao-Zhi Gao (Helsinki Univ. of Technology, Finland)
      Francisco Herrera (Univ. of Granada, Spain)
      Natalio Krasnogor (Univ. of Nottingham, UK)
      Derek Linkens (Univ. of Sheffield, UK)
      Vittorio Maniezzo (Univ. of Bologna, Italy)
      Juan José Merelo (Univ. of Granada, Spain)
      Andreas Nuernberger (Univ. of Magdeburg, Germany)
      Gheorghe Paun (Univ. of Seville, Spain)
      David A. Pelta (Univ. of Granada, Spain)
      Stefano Pizzuti (Energy New Technologies and Enrivonment Agency
      (ENEA), Italy)
      Vitorino Ramos (Technical Univ. of Lisbon, Portugal)
      Alejandro Sancho (Working group on Models of Decision and
      Optimization, Spain)
      Jim Smith (Univ. of the West of England, UK)
      Jon Timmis (Univ. of York, UK)
      José Luis Verdegay (Univ. of Granada, Spain)
      Ronald Westra (Univ. of Maastricht-Limburg, Netherlands)
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