CFP: Swarm Intelligence Track on IC-AI 2005

Ronaldo Menezes ronaldomenezes at
Mon Dec 6 23:43:58 EST 2004

Special Session on Swarm Intelligence

a special session of

IC-AI 2005
June 27 - 30, 2005
Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


February 3, 2005 : Draft papers due (up to 7 pages)
March 10, 2005 : Notification of acceptance
April 21, 2005 : Camera-Ready papers & Pre-registration
June 27-30, 2005 : IC-AI 2005 International Conference


Swarm Intelligence is becoming an active area of research that focuses
on the study of different self-organizing processes in Nature and
using their principles as an inspirational metaphor to propose novel
solutions to different daunting classical scientific problems. The
novelty comes from the fact that such systems lack one central complex
controller, who normally co-ordinates/schedules different tasks in the
system by virtue of its access to the global system state. On the
contrary, swarm systems have simple entities that have only local
knowledge but together they form an intelligent system. The
researchers have applied the techniques to a large number of difficult
optimization problems including traveling salesman, the quadratic
assignment, scheduling, vehicle routing, routing in telecommunication
networks (including ad-hoc networks) and in swarm robotics.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

    * Models of the behavior of social insects or other animal
societies that can stimulate new algorithmic approaches.
    * Empirical and theoretical research in Ant Colony Optimization
    * Swarm robotics
    * Emergent Coordination (coordination without coordinators)
    * Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO)
    * Swarm-inspired routing algorithms
    * Application of swarm intelligence to real-world problems
    * Multiagent Systems (MAS) inspired from swarma behavior
    * Security systems based on swarm behavior
    * Self-organized applications to Computer Science inspired from
social animals
    * Self-organization and Swarm Intelligence in business


Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft paper (up to 7
pages) to one of the session co-chairs (addresses below) by the due
date. Electronic submissions are encouraged. Please send file in PDF
or Postscript format. The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if
accepted) will be limited to 7 IEEE style -- use this link to access
LaTeX and Word styles) pages. Papers must not have been previously
published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. .

The first page of the draft paper should include: title of the paper,
name, affiliation, postal address, E-mail address, telephone number,
and Fax number for each author. The first page should also include the
name of the author who will be presenting the paper (if accepted) and
a maximum of 5 keywords.

Submissions should explicitly state their contribution and their
relevance to the themes of the session. Other criteria for selection
will be originality, significance, correctness, and clarity.

All accepted papers are expected to be presented at the conference.


Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and
soundness. Each paper will be refereed by at least three researchers
in the topical area. The Camera-Ready papers will be reviewed by one
of the reviewers to ensure expected quality and compliance with the
reviewers comments.


The conference proceedings will be published by CSREA Press (ISBN) in
hardcopy. It will be a multi-volume set. The proceedings will be
available at the conference. Some accepted papers will also be
considered for journal publication (soon after the conference). (In
addition to the hardcopy, it is also planned to publish the papers on
a CD.) All conference proceedings published by CSREA Press are
considered for inclusion in major database indexes that are designed
to provide easy access to the current literature of the sciences
(database examples: ISI, Thomson Scientific, IEE INSPEC, DBLP, etc.).


Best papers will also be considered for publication in a journal
special issue. Details about the journal will be published here as
soon as we finalize the arrangements. The chosen papers will have to
be expanded to a level of a journal and will be re-reviewed.

Muddassar FAROOQ
Informatik III
Universitaet Dortmund
August-Schmidt-Str 12
44227 Dortmund, Germany
Phone: +49 231 7555325
Fax: +49 231 7555323
email: muddassar.farooq at

Florida Tech, Computer Sciences
Center for Computation and Intelligence
150 West University Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901 USA
Phone: +1 321 6747623
Fax : +1 321 6747046
email: rmenezes at


Carl Anderson, IcoSystems Coorporation, USA
Thomas Bartz-Beielstein, University of Dortmund, Germany
Tim Blackwell, University of London, UK
Juergen Branke, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Gianni Di Caro, Université de Bruxelles / IDSIA
Xiaodong Li, RMIT University, Australia
Eraldo Ribeiro, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
Paul Rybski, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Robert Tolksdorf, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Alan Wood, University of York, UK
Franco Zambonelli, Universitá di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

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