[Computational-biology] BADS 2009 - second call for papers

Ivanoe De Falco via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by ivanoe.defalco from na.icar.cnr.it)
Fri Dec 19 09:47:16 EST 2008

(Apologies for multiples copies)
BADS 2009
International Workshop on Bio-Inspired Algorithms for Distributed Systems
email: bads from icar.cnr.it
Barcelona, Spain, June 19, 2009
In association with ICAC 2009
the 6th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing & 
Barcelona, Spain, June 15-19, 2009
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
The workshop proceedings will be published by ACM
along with the proceedings of the other ICAC workshops,
and distributed at the conference.
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.
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.
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
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
Niloy Ganguly, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Yaohang Li, North Carolina A&T State University, USA
Elena Marchiori, Radboud University, Netherlands
Nicolas Monmarché, Université de Tours, France
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, 
Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
Giandomenico Spezzano, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Ian Taylor, Cardiff University, UK
Marco Tomassini, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Paolo Trunfio, Università della Calabria, Italy
Naoki Wakamiya, Osaka University, Japan
email: bads from icar.cnr.it
Original papers, no longer than 8 two-column pages (including figures
and references), are invited. Please use the ACM format available at
The call is open to all members of the Autonomic Computing and
Distributed Systems communities. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed
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.
Further submission instructions will be posted at the workshop web site.

More information about the Comp-bio mailing list