First Call for Papers: Eleventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

First Call for Papers: Eleventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence =====================================================================ANTS 2018
Elevent h International Conference on Swarm Intelligence October 29?31, 2018. Rome, Italy Up-to-date information at ht tp://www.swarm-intelligence.eu/ants2018/ =====================================================================
=====================================================================Scope of the Conference ====================================================================Swarm intelligence is the discipline that deals with t he study of self-organizing processes both in nature and in artificial systems. Researchers in ethology and animal behavior have proposed a number of models to explain int eresting aspects of collective behaviors such as movement coordination, shape-formation or decision making. Recent ly, algorithms and methods inspired by these models have been proposed to solve difficult problems in many domains . Among these, it is worth mentioning ant colony optimiza tion (ACO) and particle swarm optimization (PSO), focusin g respectively on discrete and continuous optimisation pr oblems. Also, Swarm robotics represents another applicati on of techniques derived from swarm intelligence for the design of collaborative multi-robot systems featuring enh anced efficiency, robustness and scalability. ANTS 2018 will give researchers in swarm intelligence the opportun ity to meet, to present their latest research, and to dis cuss current developments and applications. The three-day conference will be held for the first time in Rome, Ital y, on October 29?31, 2018.
=====================================================================Relevan t Research Areas =====================================================================ANTS 2018 solicits cont ributions dealing with any aspect of swarm intelligence.
Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest are: - B ehavioral models of social insects or other animal societ ies that can stimulate new algorithmic approaches. - The oretical and empirical and research in swarm intelligence . - Application of swarm intelligence methods (e.g., ant colony optimisation or particle swarm optimisation) to r eal-world problems. - Theoretical and experimental resea rch in swarm robotics systems.
=====================================================================Impor tant Dates =====================================================================Submission deadline:        April 1 5, 2018 Notification of acceptance:    June 15, 2018 Camer a ready copy:        June 29, 2018 Conference:                October 29? ?31, 2018
=====================================================================Publication Details ====================================================================Accepted papers will be published in conferenc e proceedings (Springer LNCS, to be confirmed). The journ al Swarm Intelligence will publish a special issue dedica ted to ANTS 2018 that will contain extended versions of t he best research works presented at the conference. Furth er details will soon be published on the web site.
====================================================================Conference Location =====================================================================Aula Marconi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Piazzale Aldo Moro 7, 00185 Rome, Italy
=====================================================================B est Paper Award =====================================================================A best paper award will be presented at the conference. Continuing the tradition of the ANTS Conference Series, the prize winner will rece ive a sculpture of an ant expressly created for the ANTS Conference by the Italian sculptor Matteo Pugliese.
=====================================================================ANTS 2018 Organizing Committee ================================================================ libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
++ Local organisation and publicity chair ++ Vito Trianni - Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC), Italian National Resea rch Council (CNR), Italy
++ Technical program chairs +
ium Christian Blum - Artificial Intelligence Research In stitute (IIIA), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC),
de Lisboa, Portugal
++ Publication chair ++ Andreagio vanni Reina - The University of Sheffield, UK
====================================================================Further Information =====================================================================Up-to-date information will be published at the following address:
http://www.swarm-intelligence.eu/ants2018 /
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