[Computational-biology] BADS 2009 - call for papers

Ivanoe De Falco via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by ivanoe.defalco from na.icar.cnr.it)
Thu Dec 4 04:53:46 EST 2008


(Apologies if you have received this more than once)
 
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CALL FOR PAPERS
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Workshop on Bio-Inspired Algorithms for Distributed Systems (BADS)
http://bads.icar.cnr.it
email: bads from icar.cnr.it
June 19, 2009
 
In association with ICAC 2009
the 6th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing & 
Communications
June 15-19, 2009
 
**** IMPORTANT DATES ****
January 31, 2009: Submission of Papers
March 15, 2009: Notification of Acceptance/ Rejection
April 06, 2009: Submission of Camera-Ready Copies
June 19, 2009: Workshop Takes Place
 
**** PUBLICATION ****
The workshop proceedings will be published by ACM
along with the proceedings of the other ICAC
workshops, and distributed at the conference.
 
**** JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE ****
Selected papers will be invited to a special issue of the journal
Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier (approved).
 
**** SCOPE ****
Currently used computer systems are characterized by an ever
growing complexity and a pronounced distributed nature. While
the use of centralized or hierarchical architectures and algorithms
has been dominant so far, they are now becoming impractical
because they have poor scalability and fault-tolerance
characteristics. Decentralized architectures and algorithms, for
example P2P and Grid systems, are increasingly popular, but they
need new types of algorithms to be efficiently managed.
 
Bio-inspired algorithms are proving effective, since they can solve
hard parallel and distributed computational problems through the
interaction of multiple agents. The behaviour of agents is often
inspired by a number of biological systems, including ant
colonies, bird flocking, honey bees, bacteria, and many more. The
solution of a problem can emerge from the activity of "intelligent"
agents that perform complex functionalities or from the interaction
of a large number of very simple agents, in the so called "swarm
intelligence" systems. These kinds of techniques feature fault-tolerant
and self-adaptive behaviours that help to boost the
autonomic nature of distributed systems. Such techniques are
sometimes "evolutionary", as they can exploit genetic rules for the
selection and the recombination of candidate solutions.
Bio-inspired algorithms and systems are routinely applied to hard
and large problems in a variety of areas. Some examples are
optimization problems solved with genetic algorithms, routing
strategies inspired by honey bee behaviour, resource discovery
and data mining computations in Grid and P2P frameworks
achieved by ant-inspired algorithms, and so on.
 
The workshop aims to gather scientists, engineers, and
practitioners to share and exchange their experiences, discuss
challenges, and report state-of-the-art and in-progress research on
Bio-Inspired Algorithms and Systems.
 
**** AREAS OF INTEREST ****
In this workshop we are interested in the exploitation of bio-inspired
algorithms and systems to support the effective design and efficient
implementation of distributed systems.
The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
* Bio-inspired algorithms for parallel and distributed computing
* Bio-inspired algorithms for P2P and Grid systems
* Bio-inspired techniques for the construction and management
  of distributed systems
* Parallel and distributed techniques of Swarm Intelligence:
  ant colonies, flock of birds, etc..
* Parallel and distributed evolutionary algorithms
* High performance tools for bio-inspired algorithms and systems
* Application of bio-inspired algorithms to routing, resource discovery,
  scheduling in parallel and distributed systems
* Bio-inspired algorithms for data mining, bioinformatics, etc.
 
**** ORGANIZING COMMITTEE ****
Gianluigi Folino, ICAR-CNR, Italy, folino from icar.cnr.it
Natalio Krasnogor, University of Nottingham, UK, nxk from cs.nott.ac.uk
Carlo Mastroianni, ICAR-CNR, Italy, mastroianni from icar.cnr.it
Franco Zambonelli, Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy, 
franco.zambonelli from unimore.it
 
**** INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE ****
Ivanoe De Falco, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Marios Dikaiakos, University of Cyprus
Giovanna Di Marzo, University of London, UK
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Agostino Forestiero, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Paraskevi Fragopoulou, FORTH-ICS, Greece
Elena Marchiori, Radboud University, Netherlands.
Antonio Nebro Urbaneja, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Muaz Niazi, Foundation University of Islamabad, Pakistan
Giuseppe Nicosia, Università di Catania, Italy
Gauthier Picard, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de SaintÉtienne, 
France
Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
Giandomenico Spezzano, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Ian Taylor, Cardiff University, UK
Marco Tomassini, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
 
**** WEB SITE AND CONTACT E-MAIL ****
http://bads.icar.cnr.it
email: bads from icar.cnr.it
 
**** SUBMISSION GUIDELINES ****
Original papers (a maximum of 8 pages in length) are invited.
Please follow the formatting instructions that will be posted
at the web site.
The call is open to all members of the Autonomic Computing and
Distributed Systems communities. All manuscripts will be reviewed
by at least 3 members of the International Program Committee and
judged on merits including correctness, originality, technical strength,
quality of presentation, and relevance to the conference themes.
At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop.
 



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