[CFP] Final CFP: 9th EvoCOMNET, Nature-inspired Techniques for Telecommunications Networks and other Parallel and Distributed Systems

*** 9th EvoCOMNET, 2012 ***
Nature-inspired Techniques for Telecommunications Networks and other Parallel and Distributed Systems

Track at EvoApplications, The European Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation
-- Part of the EVO* 2012 events: http://www.evostar.org --
** Malaga, Spain, April 11-13, 2012 **
-------- Overview --------
Many biological systems and processes are characterized by a parallel and distributed architecture in which a large number of autonomous and minimalist units synergistically generate global-level behaviors through local interactions, communications, and the adoption of relatively simple stochastic action policies. The resulting global-level behaviors usually show a number of properties essential for success in natural environments such as: adaptivity to environmental variations, robustness to internal changes and failures, and effectiveness and scalability of performance.
Because of all these architectural and performance properties, the observation and reverse-engineering of successful processes in organic, inorganic, and animal systems in nature, has drawn in recent years the attention of many researchers and engineers working in the fields of parallel and distributed systems, and, more in particular, in telecommunications networks. In these domains, nature has provided basic inspiration for the definition of a number of novel algorithms and computational frameworks able to deal effectively with the challenges of current networked systems, which show a growing structural and computational complexity and are made of a large number of highly dynamic and heterogeneous components.
The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum to present cutting edge research on nature-inspired approaches to problems arising in the design, control, protection, and management of network systems, and to outline new trends in parallel nature-inspired computation for the solution of complex problems.
EvoCOMNET is part of EVOSTAR (EVO*), Europe's premier co-located events in the field of evolutionary and nature-inspired computing. EVO* includes the EuroGP, EvoCOP and EvoBIO conferences and the EvoApplications conference. EVO* 2012 is the 14th edition of the event, details and cfps can be found at: http://www.evostar.org
--------------------------- SELECTED TOPICS OF INTEREST ---------------------------
EvoCOMNET 2011 solicits contributions dealing with the application of ideas from natural processes and systems to the definition, analysis, and development of novel parallel and distributed algorithms, and to the solution of problems of practical and theoretical interest in all domains related to network systems. The scope of the workshop emphasizes the contribution of nature-inspired approaches to the following domains:
+ Network analysis and design
+ Routing protocols
+ Transport protocols
+ Network protection systems
+ Load balancing
+ Quality-of-service provisioning
+ Mobile ad hoc networks
+ Sensor networks
+ Communications in electric smart grids
+ Robot networks
+ Distributed search and computation in P2P networks
+ Parallel and distributed optimization algorithms
+ Grid computing
+ Distributed data mining
+ Tuning and application of hybrid approaches
Particularly welcome are papers reporting:
* Applications of nature-inspired techniques to novel problems in the domain of telecommunications networks and parallel and distributed systems
* Detailed comparative studies of nature-inspired solutions versus more classical/established techniques
* Definition of innovative techniques and/or computational frameworks based on biological systems or processes that have not been considered so far in the literature of nature-inspired systems
* Analytical studies of the behavior of the proposed systems
* Performance evaluation and visualization of parallel and distributed systems inspired by nature
* Real-world implementations
* Studies based on real-world data sets
* Live demonstrations of algorithm behavior
------------------------------ PUBLICATION DETAILS AND AWARDS ------------------------------
+ Conference Proceedings: ---------------------- Accepted papers will be published in a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) together with papers from other workshops of the EVO* conference.
+ Best Paper Award: ---------------- A Best Paper Award will be given to the author(s) of the paper presented at the workshop that will receive the best evaluation marks from the reviewers and the Session Chairs.
-------------------- SUBMISSION PROCEDURE --------------------
Please refer to the http://www.evostar.org website for the submission procedure. The maximum length for a paper is 10 PAGES in LNCS format. Papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers according to a double blind peer process.
--------------- WORKSHOP CHAIRS ---------------
+ Gianni A. Di Caro IDSIA Lugano, Switzerland gianni AT idsia DOT ch
+ Muddassar Farooq NUCES Islamabad, Pakistan muddassar DOT farooq AT udo DOT edu
+ Ernesto Tarantino ICAR-CNR Naples, Italy ernesto DOT tarantino AT na DOT icar DOT cnr DOT it
--------------- IMPORTANT DATES ---------------
* Submission deadline (extended): 7 December 2011
* Notification of acceptance: 14 January 2012
* Camera ready papers: 5 February 2012
* Events: 11-13 April 2012
-------------------------- WORKSHOP PROGRAM COMMITTEE --------------------------
Ozgur B. Akan (Middle East Technical University, Turkey) Qing Anyong (National University of Singapore, Singapore) Payman Arabshahi (University of Washington, USA) Mehmet E. Aydin (University of Bedfordshire, UK) Alexandre Caminada (University of Technology Belfort-Montbliard, France) Iacopo Carreras (CREATE-NET, Italy) Frederick Ducatelle (VADIS Consulting SA, Belgium) Luca Gambardella (IDSIA, Switzerland) Farrukh A. Khan (National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan) Kenji Leibnitz (Osaka University, Japan) Domenico Maisto (ICAR CNR, Italy) Roberto Montemanni (IDSIA, Switzerland) Enrico Natalizio (INRIA Lille, France) Conor Ryan (University of Limerick, Ireland) Jun Suzuki (University of Massachusetts - Boston, USA) Muhammad Saleem (National University of Computer and Emerging Technologies, Pakistan) Chien-Chung Shen (University of Delaware, USA) Tony White (Carleton University, Canada) Lidia Yamamoto (University of Basel, Switzerland) Nur Zincir-Heywood (Dalhousie University, Canada) -------------------------------------------------------------------
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