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NICSO 2010 : The IV International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies


When May 12, 2010 - May 14, 2010
Where Granada, Spain
Submission Deadline Oct 26, 2009
Notification Due Nov 30, 2009
Final Version Due Dec 15, 2009
Categories    artificial intelligence   bioinformatics   evolutionary computation   computational biology

Call For Papers


The IV International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization - NICSO 2010
May 12th - 14th
Granada, Spain

***** EXTENDED DEADLINE: October 26, 2009 *****


Full paper submission (EXTENDED): October 26, 2009
Acceptance notification: November 30, 2009
Final camera ready: December 15, 2009
NICSO: May 12 - 14, 2010

Biological and natural processes have always been a source of inspiration for computer science and information technology. It is well known that biological entities, from single cell organisms -like bacteria- to humans, often engage in a rich repertoire of social interaction that could range from altruistic cooperation through open conflict. One specific kind of social interaction is cooperative problem solving (CPS), where a group of autonomous entities work together in order to achieve certain goal.

The NICSO 2010 aims at promoting cooperative problem solving strategies bringing together international researchers and practitioners from different disciplines in order to discuss the investigations and exchange ideas on the current state of the art of the topic. The conference seeks contributions that are inspired by Nature and that encompass a range of spatio-temporal scales, for visionary conceptions of information processing and computation as pertaining to cooperation mechanisms in the context of problem solving.

All submitted papers will be blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. Selection criteria will be based on relevance, originality, significance, impact, technical soundness and quality of the presentation. Contributions are expected to provide original results, insights and experimental innovations. Manuscripts must be in PDF, not exceeding 12 pages and conforming to the guidelines specified in the workshop's website. Contributions are welcome to submission through the system available at The accepted papers will be published in the book series on Studies in Computational Intelligence (Springer). The authors of the best accepted papers will be invited to revise and extend their contributions for publication in a special issue in the Memetic Computing Journal (Springer).

* Invited Speakers (more to confirm) *

'Computational Intelligence in Games' - Pier Luca Lanzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Target topics (but not limited to):

Adaptive Behaviour
Ants Colonies
Amorphous Computing
Artificial Life
Artificial Immune
Bio-inspired architecture
Distributed Computing
Evolutionary Robotics
Evolvable Systems
Genetic Algorithms
Genetic Programming
Membrane Computing
Quantum Computing
Software Self-Assembly
Systems Coevolution
Swarm Intelligence

* Programme Committee *

Belen Melian, University of La Laguna, Spain
Carlos Coello Coello, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Cecilio Angulo, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain
Dario Landa-Silva, University of Nottingham, UK
Davide Anguita, University of Genova, Italy
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
Gabriela Ochoa, University of Nottingham, UK
Gianluigi Folino, Istituto di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni, Italy
Giuseppe Scollo, University of Catania, Italy
Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham, UK
Ignacio J. Garcia del Amo, University of Granada, Spain
J. Marcos Moreno, University of La Laguna, Spain
James Smaldon, University of Nottingham, UK
Jaume Bacardit, University of Nottingham, UK
Jean-Louis Giavitto, Universite d'Evry, France
Jim Smith, University of the West of England, UK
Jon Timmis, University of York, UK
Jorge Casillas, University of Granada, Spain
Jose A. Moreno, University of La Laguna, Spain
Jose A. Castillo, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Mexico
Jose L. Verdegay, University of Granada, Spain
Jose M. Cadenas, University of Murcia, Spain
Juan J. Merelo, University of Granada, Spain
Marco Dorigo, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Marian Gheorghe, University of Sheffield, UK
Mario Pavone, University of Catania, Italy
Oliver Korb, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, UK
Steven Gustafson, General Electric Global Research Center, US
Thomas Stibor, Technische Universitat Darmstad, Germany
Vincenzo Cutello, University of Catania, Italy
Vincenzo Manca, University of Verona, Italy
Vitorino Ramos, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Vittorio Maniezzo, University of Bologna, Italy
Xiao-Zhi Gao, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

* Organising Committee *

David A. Pelta
Natalio Krasnogor
German Terrazas
Carloz Cruz
Juan R. Gonzalez

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