FINAL CFP: Swarm Intelligence Session @ ICAI 2005

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Special Session on Swarm Intelligence
a special session of

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


March 11, 2005 : Abstract due
March 12, 2005: Papers due (up to 7 pages)
April 1, 2005 : Notification of acceptance
April 20, 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
to different daunting classical scientific problems. The novelty comes
from the fact that such systems lack one central complex controller,
normally co-ordinates/schedules different tasks in the system by virtue
of its access to the global system state. On the contrary, swarm
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
salesman, the quadratic assignment, scheduling, vehicle routing,
in telecommunication networks (including ad-hoc networks) and in swarm

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

    * Models of the behavior of social insects or other animal
      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 in business applications


NEW: A submission website is available

Prospective authors are invited to submit their paper (up to 7 pages)
using the electronic submission system (link above). 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
reviewers to ensure expected quality and compliance with the reviewers


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
issue. Details about the journal will be published here as soon as we
finalize the arrangements. The chosen papers will have to be expanded
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 <mailto: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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