[robotics-worldwide] DEADLINE EXTENSION - ANTS 2010: International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

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Submission Deadline Extended to: March 7, 2010

                             ANTS 2010
       Seventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

              September 8-10, 2010. Brussels, Belgium

           Call for papers prepared on September 2, 2009
               Last modification: February 19, 2010
             More details and up-to-date information at

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 2010 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 8-10, 2010. Tutorial sessions will be held in the
 mornings before the conference program.

Relevant Research Areas

 ANTS 2010 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

   + Theoretical and experimental research in swarm robotics systems.

Publication Details

 As for previous editions of the ANTS conference, proceedings will be
 published by Springer in the LNCS series.  The journal Swarm Intelligence
 will publish a special issue dedicated to ANTS 2010 that will contain
 extended versions of the best research works presented at the conference.

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/ants2010/. 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 2010
 IRIDIA, CP 194/6                 Tel +32-2-6502729
 Universite' Libre de Bruxelles   Fax +32-2-6502715
 Av. F. D. Roosevelt 50           http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/ants2010
 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium          email: ants at iridia.ulb.ac.be

Conference Location

 Salle Dupreel, Building S, Campus du Solbosch, Universite' Libre de
 Bruxelles, Av. Jeanne 44, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

Important Dates

 Extended submission deadline            March 7, 2010
 Notification of acceptance             April 30, 2010
 Camera ready copy                        May 14, 2010
 Conference                       September 8-10, 2010

ANTS 2010 Conference Committee

 General Chair
   Marco Dorigo

 Technical Program Chairs
   Andries Engelbrecht, Gianni Di Caro, Luca M. Gambardella,
   and Erol Sahin

 Publication Chair
   Roderich Gross

 Organization Chairs
   Mauro Birattari and Thomas Stuetzle

 Special Sessions Chairs
   Rene' Doursat, Dario Floreano, Hiroki Sayama, and Jon Timmis

 Publicity Co-Chairs
   Xiadong Li

 Local Arrangements
   Manuele Brambilla

ANTS 2010 Sponsors

 ECCAI, IEEE CIS (technical co-sponsorship), AntOptima, Wolfram Research

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