3rd CfP: 12th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

Third Call for Papers: 12th International Conference on S warm Intelligence =====================================================================ANTS 2020
12th Intern ational Conference on Swarm Intelligence October 26-28, 2020. Barcelona Up-to-date information at http://www.swa rm-intelligence.eu/ants2020/ ===================================================================== ====================================================================Scope of the Conference =====================================================================Swarm int elligence is the discipline that deals with the study of self-organizing processes both in nature and in artificia l systems. Researchers in ethology and animal behavior ha ve proposed a number of models to explain interesting asp ects of collective behaviors such as movement coordinatio n, shape-formation or decision making. Recently, algorith ms and methods inspired by these models have been propose d to solve difficult problems in many domains. Among thes e, it is worth mentioning ant colony optimization (ACO) a nd particle swarm optimization (PSO), focusing respective ly on discrete and continuous optimisation problems. Also , Swarm robotics represents another field of techniques d erived from swarm intelligence for the design of collabor ative multi-robot systems featuring enhanced efficiency, robustness and scalability. ANTS 2020 aims to give resear chers in swarm intelligence the opportunity to meet, to p resent their latest research, and to discuss current deve lopments and applications. The three-day conference will be held for the first time in Barcelona, on October 26? 28, 2020.
=====================================================================Relevant Research Areas ====================================================================ANTS 2020 solicits contributions dealing w ith any aspect of swarm intelligence. Typical, but not e xclusive, topics of interest are: - Behavioral models of social insects or other animal societies that can stimul ate new algorithmic approaches. - Theoretical and empiri cal and research in swarm intelligence. - Application of swarm intelligence methods (e.g., ant colony optimisatio n or particle swarm optimisation) to real-world problems.
- Theoretical and experimental research in swarm roboti cs systems.
=====================================================================Important Dates ====================================================================Submission deadline:        April 17, 2020 Notificati on of acceptance:    June 19, 2020 Camera ready copy:        July 3, 2020 Conference:            October 26?28, 2020
====================================================================Publication Details =====================================================================Accepted p apers will be published in the LNCS conference proceeding s (Springer). The journal Swarm Intelligence will publish a special issue dedicated to ANTS 2020 that will contain extended versions of the best research works presented a t the conference. Further details will soon be published on the web site.
=====================================================================Conference Location
=====================================================================Residencia d'Investigadors Carrer de l 'Hospital, 64 08001 Barcelona
=====================================================================Best Paper Award =====================================================================A best paper award will be p resented at the conference. Continuing the tradition of t he ANTS Conference Series, the prize winner will receive a sculpture of an ant expressly created for the ANTS Conf erence by the Italian sculptor Matteo Pugliese.
====================================================================ANTS 2020 Organizing Committee =================================================================== organisation and publicity chair ++ Maria J. Blesa - Uni
stian Blum - Artificial Intelligence Research Institute ( IIIA-CSIC), Barcelona
++ Technical program chairs ++
Christian Blum - Artificial Intelligence Research Institu te (IIIA-CSIC), Barcelona Heiko Hamann, University of L?
Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
=====================================================================Further Information =====================================================================Up-to-date information will be published at the following address: http://www.swarm -intelligence.eu/ants2020/
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