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    ==================================== REMINDER: 7th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2010) Submission Deadline: February 28, 2010
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    REMINDER: 7th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2010) 
    Submission Deadline: February 28, 2010
        ***  Apologies if you have received this CFP more than once  ***
    			      ANTS 2010
    	Seventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence
    	       September 8-10, 2010. Brussels, Belgium
    	    Call for papers prepared on September 2, 2009
    	      More details and up-to-date information at
    Scope of the Conference 
      Swarm intelligence is a relatively new 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 many 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
      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 2010 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 8-10, 2010. Tutorial sessions will be held in the
      mornings before the conference program.
    Relevant Research Areas
      ANTS 2010 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
        + Theoretical and experimental research in swarm robotics systems.
    Publication Details
      As for previous editions of the ANTS conference, proceedings will be
      published by Springer in the LNCS series.  The journal Swarm Intelligence 
      will publish a special issue dedicated to ANTS 2010 that will contain 
      extended versions of the best research works presented at the conference.
    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/ants2010/. 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 2010
      IRIDIA, CP 194/6                 Tel +32-2-6502729
      Universite' Libre de Bruxelles   Fax +32-2-6502715
      Av. F. D. Roosevelt 50           http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/ants2010
      1050 Bruxelles, Belgium          email: ants@...
    Conference Location
      Salle Dupreel, Building S, Campus du Solbosch, Universite' Libre de
      Bruxelles, Av. Jeanne 44, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.
    Important Dates
      Submission deadline             February 28, 2010
      Notification of acceptance         April 30, 2010
      Camera ready copy                    May 14, 2010
      Conference                   September 8-10, 2010
    ANTS 2010 Conference Committee
      General Chair
        Marco Dorigo
      Technical Program Chairs
        Andries Engelbrecht, Gianni Di Caro, Luca M. Gambardella, 
        and Erol Sahin
      Publication Chair
        Roderich Gross
      Organization Chairs
        Mauro Birattari and Thomas Stuetzle
      Special Sessions Chairs
        Rene' Doursat, Dario Floreano, Hiroki Sayama, and Jon Timmis
      Publicity Co-Chairs
        Xiadong Li
      Local Arrangements
        Manuele Brambilla
    ANTS 2010 Sponsors
      ECCAI, IEEE CIS (technical co-sponsorship), AntOptima, Wolfram Research
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