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3rd CFP: NICSO 2010 (The IV International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization)

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      The IV International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies
      for Optimization - NICSO 2010
      May 12th - 14th
      Granada, Spain
      http://www.nicso2010.org
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      3rd CALL FOR PAPERS

      Biological and natural processes have always been a source of
      inspiration for computer science and information technology. It is well
      known that biological entities, from single cell organisms -like
      bacteria- to humans, often engage in 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 in
      order to achieve certain goal.

      The NICSO 2010 aims at promoting cooperative problem solving strategies
      bringing together international researchers and practitioners from
      different disciplines in order to discuss the investigations and
      exchange ideas on the current state of the art of the topic. The
      conference seeks 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
      mechanisms in the context of problem solving.

      All submitted papers will be blind reviewed by at least two reviewers.
      Selection criteria will be based on relevance, originality,
      significance, impact, technical soundness and quality of the
      presentation. Contributions are expected to provide original results,
      insights and experimental innovations. Manuscripts must be in PDF, not
      exceeding 12 pages and conforming to the guidelines specified in the
      workshop's website. Contributions are welcome to submission through the
      system available at
      http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nicso2010. The accepted
      papers will be published in the book series on Studies in Computational
      Intelligence (Springer). The authors of the best accepted papers will be
      invited to revise and extend their contributions for publication in a
      special issue in the Memetic Computing Journal (Springer).

      Target topics (but not limited to):

      Adaptive Behaviour
      Ants Colonies
      Amorphous Computing
      Artificial Life
      Artificial Immune
      Bio-inspired architecture
      Distributed Computing
      Evolutionary Robotics
      Evolvable Systems
      Genetic Algorithms
      Genetic Programming
      Membrane Computing
      Quantum Computing
      Software Self-Assembly
      Systems Coevolution
      Swarm Intelligence


      * * * IMPORTANT DATES * * *
      Full paper submission: October 15, 2009
      Acceptance notification: November 30, 2009
      Final camera ready: December 15, 2009
      NICSO: May 12 - 14, 2010


      * Programme Committee *

      Belen Melian, University of La Laguna, Spain
      Carlos Coello Coello, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
      Cecilio Angulo, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain
      Dario Landa-Silva, University of Nottingham, UK
      Davide Anguita, University of Genova, Italy
      Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
      Gabriela Ochoa, University of Nottingham, UK
      Gianluigi Folino, Istituto di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni, Italy
      Giuseppe Scollo, University of Catania, Italy
      Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham, UK
      Ignacio J. Garcia del Amo, University of Granada, Spain
      J. Marcos Moreno, University of La Laguna, Spain
      James Smaldon, University of Nottingham, UK
      Jaume Bacardit, University of Nottingham, UK
      Jean-Louis Giavitto, Universite d'Evry, France
      Jim Smith, University of the West of England, UK
      Jon Timmis, University of York, UK
      Jorge Casillas, University of Granada, Spain
      Jose A. Moreno, University of La Laguna, Spain
      Jose A. Castillo, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Mexico
      Jose L. Verdegay, University of Granada, Spain
      Jose M. Cadenas, University of Murcia, Spain
      Juan J. Merelo, University of Granada, Spain
      Marco Dorigo, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
      Marian Gheorghe, University of Sheffield, UK
      Mario Pavone, University of Catania, Italy
      Oliver Korb, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, UK
      Steven Gustafson, General Electric Global Research Center, US
      Thomas Stibor, Technische Universitat Darmstad, Germany
      Vincenzo Cutello, University of Catania, Italy
      Vincenzo Manca, University of Verona, Italy
      Vitorino Ramos, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
      Vittorio Maniezzo, University of Bologna, Italy
      Xiao-Zhi Gao, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland


      * Organising Committee *

      David A. Pelta
      Natalio Krasnogor
      German Terrazas
      Carloz Cruz
      Juan R. Gonzalez

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      German Terrazas, Ph.D.
      Research Fellow

      Automated Scheduling, Optimisation & Planning (ASAP) Group
      School of Computer Science
      Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham
      Nottingham NG8 1BB
      United Kingdom

      website: http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~gzt


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