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

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  • German Terrazas Angulo
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      The IV International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies
      for Optimization - NICSO 2010
      May 12th - 14th
      Granada, Spain


      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.

      Target topics (but not limited to):

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

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

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