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ANTS 2012 - Eighth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

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  • Thomas Stützle
    *** Apologies if you have received this CFP more than once *** ANTS 2012 Eighth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence September 12-14, 2012.
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 5, 2011
      *** Apologies if you have received this CFP more than once ***


      ANTS 2012
      Eighth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

      September 12-14, 2012. Brussels, Belgium


      Call for papers prepared on October 4, 2011
      More details and up-to-date information at
      http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/ants2012


      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 2012 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 12-14, 2012.


      Relevant Research Areas
      =======================

      ANTS 2012 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.
      series.

      The journal Swarm Intelligence will publish a special issue dedicated
      to ANTS 2012 that will contain extended versions of the best research
      works presented at the conference. Further details will soon be
      published on the web site.


      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/ants2012/. 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 2012
      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/ants2012
      1050 Bruxelles, Belgium email: ants@...


      Important Dates
      ===============

      Submission deadline March 2, 2012
      Notification of acceptance May 3, 2012
      Camera ready copy May 17, 2012
      Conference September 12-14, 2012


      ANTS 2012 Organizing Committee
      ==============================

      General Chair:
      Marco Dorigo, IRIDIA, ULB, Brussels, Belgium

      Technical Program Chairs:
      Christian Blum, ALBCOM, LSI, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
      Andries Engelbrecht, University of Pretoria, South Africa
      Roderich Groß, Sheffield University, UK

      Publication Chair:
      Anders Lyhne Christensen, Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, Portugal

      Organization Chairs:
      Mauro Birattari, IRIDIA, ULB, Brussels, Belgium
      Thomas Stützle, IRIDIA, ULB, Brussels, Belgium

      Local Arrangements:
      Andreagiovanni Reina, IRIDIA, ULB, Brussels, Belgium
      Arne Brutschy, IRIDIA, ULB, Brussels, Belgium
    • Thomas Stützle
      *** Apologies if you have received this CFP more than once *** ANTS 2012 Eighth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence September 12-14, 2012.
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 12, 2012
        *** Apologies if you have received this CFP more than once ***


        ANTS 2012
        Eighth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

        September 12-14, 2012. Brussels, Belgium


        Call for papers prepared on February 12, 2012
        More details and up-to-date information at
        http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/ants2012


        The On-line Submission System is now Active!
        ===================

        You can access the system by going to the web site:
        https://www.conftool.net/ants2012/



        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 2012 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 12-14, 2012.

        Relevant Research Areas
        =======================

        ANTS 2012 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
        series.

        The journal Swarm Intelligence will publish a special issue dedicated
        to ANTS 2012 that will contain extended versions of the best research
        works presented at the conference. Further details will be
        published on the web site.

        Best Paper Award
        ================

        A best paper award will be presented at the conference. The prize winner
        will receive a certificate signed by the conference organizers and a
        bronze sculpture of an ant expressly created for the ANTS conference by
        the Italian sculptor Matteo Pugliese (http://www.matteopugliese.com/).

        Invited talks
        ================

        - Prof. Dirk Helbing (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) on
        "Towards Simulating the Foundations of Society"

        - Prof. Nigel R. Franks (University of Bristol, UK) on
        "Ants, Bees and Brains"

        - Prof. Vijay Kumar (University of Pennsylvania, USA) on
        "Architectures, abstractions, and algorithms for large teams of robots"

        Further Information
        ===================

        Up-to-date information will be published on the web site
        http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/ants2012/. 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 2012
        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/ants2012
        1050 Bruxelles, Belgium email: ants@...

        Important Dates
        ===============

        Submission deadline March 2, 2012
        Notification of acceptance May 3, 2012
        Camera ready copy May 17, 2012
        Conference September 12-14, 2012

        ANTS 2012 Organizing Committee
        ==============================

        General Chair:
        Marco Dorigo, IRIDIA, ULB, Brussels, Belgium

        Technical Program Chairs:
        Christian Blum, ALBCOM, LSI, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
        Andries Engelbrecht, University of Pretoria, South Africa
        Roderich Groß, Sheffield University, UK

        Publication Chair:
        Anders Lyhne Christensen, Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, Portugal

        Organization Chairs:
        Mauro Birattari, IRIDIA, ULB, Brussels, Belgium
        Thomas Stützle, IRIDIA, ULB, Brussels, Belgium

        Local Arrangements:
        Andreagiovanni Reina, IRIDIA, ULB, Brussels, Belgium
        Arne Brutschy, IRIDIA, ULB, Brussels, Belgium
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