Workshop on Nature-Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization (NICSO 2006)

Venue: ETSI Informatica

Location: Granada, Spain

Event Date/Time: Jun 29, 2006 End Date/Time: Jun 30, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Mar 27, 2006
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It’s well known that biological entities, from single cell organisms -like bacteria- to humans, often engage on a rich repertoire of social interaction that could range from altruistic cooperation through open conflict. One specific kind of social interaction is “cooperative problem solving” (CPS), where a group of autonomous entities work together to achieve certain goal. Examples of Nature-inspired coordination/cooperation strategies include, but are not limited to, Artificial Ants Colonies, Artificial immune systems, Amorphous computing, Evolvable systems, Membrane computing, Quorum computing, Software Self assembly, Swarm intelligence, etc.

The purpose of NICSO 2006 is to promote deeper investigations and a vigorous exchange of ideas about exciting and emerging new research areas in optimisation. In particular, we seek contributions that are inspired by nature and that encompass a range of spatio-temporal scales, for visionary conceptions of information processing and computation as pertaining to cooperation/collaboration mechanisms in the context of problem solving.

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** Important Dates (preliminary) **

Deadline for Submission: March, 27
Notification of acceptance: May, 15
Revised and Camera Ready Versions: June, 12

Selected contributions will be published as a post-workshop book with a recognized international editorial (more likely to be Springer’s LNCS).

** Workshop Organizers **

David Pelta,
Univ. of Granada, Granada, Spain
E-Mail: dpelta -at-

Natalio Krasnogor,
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
E-mail: Natalio.Krasnogor -at-