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Call For Papers


NICSO 2013 will be the sixth edition of the International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization. This workshop aims at bringing together international researchers and practitioners from different disciplines in order to discuss recent advances and exchange ideas on the current state of the art of cooperative problem solving strategies.

All submitted papers will be blind reviewed by at least two reviewers from the Program Committee. Selection criteria will be based on relevance, originality, significance, impact, technical soundness and quality of the presentation. Contributions are expected to provide original results, insights and experimental innovations. Manuscripts must be in PDF, not exceeding 12 pages and conforming to the Latex template at Instructions for Authors page for the Springer book series Studies in Computational Intelligence. Contributions are welcome to submission through the system available at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nicso2013

The accepted papers will be published in the book series on STUDIES IN COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (Springer) indexed by ISI Web of Science Conference Proceedings, DBLP, Ulrichs, SCOPUS, MathSciNet, Current Mathematical Publications, Mathematical Reviews, Zentralblatt Math: MetaPress and Springerlink.

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS: Successfully accepted postgraduate research student papers will automatically enter a competition from where the best will be chosen and offered a scholarship that offsets the student registration fee. The selection process criteria will be based on originality, technical soundness, positioning and writing style.

The authors of a selection of the best accepted papers will be invited to revise and extend their contributions for publication in a special issue in the JOURNAL OF MEMETIC COMPUTING (Springer).

Plenary Speakers (more to confirm)

- Automating the Design of Data Mining Algorithms with Genetic Programming, Alex Freitas, University of Kent, UK
- Bacterial micromachines -- Living logic circuits for computing, Angel Goñi Moreno, National Center for Biotechnology, Spain


Target topics (but not limited to):

Adaptive Behaviour
Ants Colonies
Amorphous Computing
Artificial Life
Artificial Immune Systems
Bioinformatics
Bio-inspired architecture
Biological and Chemical IT
Complex Systems
Distributed Computing
Evolutionary Algorithms
Evolutionary Robotics
Evolvable Systems
Games and Game Theory
Genetic Algorithms
Genetic Programming
Hyperheuristics
Membrane Computing
Memetic Algorithms
Quantum Computing
Software Self-Assembly
Systems Biology
Systems Coevolution
Swarm Intelligence