[robotics-worldwide] REMINDER - ANTS 2010 - International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

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Mon Jan 18 01:36:36 PST 2010


REMINDER: 7th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2010)
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2010


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			      ANTS 2010
	Seventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

	       September 8-10, 2010. Brussels, Belgium

	    Call for papers prepared on September 2, 2009
	      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

  Submission deadline             February 28, 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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