[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] [3rd CFP] ANTS 2016: Tenth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

Carlo Pinciroli ilpincy at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 23:20:42 PST 2016

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     ANTS 2016
Tenth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

      September 7-9, 2016. Brussels, Belgium

   Call for papers prepared on October 5, 2015
     More details and up-to-date information at

Scope of the Conference

Swarm intelligence is the 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 a number of
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 mainly 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 2016 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
7-9, 2016.

Relevant Research Areas

ANTS 2016 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 problems.

  Theoretical and experimental research in swarm robotics systems.

Publication Details

Conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS.

The journal Swarm Intelligence will publish a special issue dedicated
to ANTS 2016 that will contain extended versions of the best research
works presented at the conference. Further details will soon be
published on the web site.

Conference Location

Auditorium R42.4.502, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and
Management, Campus du Solbosch, Université Libre de Bruxelles,
Av. F.D.  Roosevelt 42, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

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/ants2016/. 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 2016
  IRIDIA CP 194/6                  Tel +32-2-6502729
  Université Libre de Bruxelles    Fax +32-2-6502715
  Av. F. D. Roosevelt 50           http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/ants2016
  1050 Bruxelles, Belgium          email: ants at iridia.ulb.ac.be

Important Dates

  Submission deadline           March  2, 2016
  Notification of acceptance      May  4, 2016
  Camera ready copy               May 18, 2016
  Conference               September 7-9, 2016

ANTS 2016 Organizing Committee

General chair
  Marco Dorigo, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

  Mauro Birattari, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  Thomas Stützle, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Technical program chairs
  Manuel López-Ibáñez, University of Manchester, UK
  Xiaodong Li, RMIT University, Australia
  Kazuhiro Ohkura, Hiroshima University, Japan

Publication chair
  Carlo Pinciroli, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada

Carlo Pinciroli, Ph.D.

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