3rd International Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems (Bionetics 2008)

Venue: Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center

Location: Hyogo, Hyogo, Japan

Event Date/Time: Nov 25, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 28, 2008
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Technology is taking us to a world where myriads of heavily networked devices interact with the physical world in multiple ways, and at multiple scales, from the global Internet scale down to micro- and nano-devices. Many of these devices are highly mobile and autonomous, and must adapt to the surrounding environment in a totally unsupervised way.
A fundamental research challenge is the design of robust decentralized computing systems capable of operating under changing environments and noisy input, and yet exhibit the desired behaviour and response time, under constraints such as energy consumption, size, and processing power. These systems should be able to adapt and learn how to react to unforeseen scenarios as well as to display properties comparable to social entities.
Biological systems are able to handle many of these challenges with an elegance and efficiency still far beyond current human artifacts. Based on this observation, bio-inspired approaches have been proposed in the past years as a strategy to handle the complexity of such systems. The goal is to obtain methods on how to engineer technical solutions which have similar high stability and efficiency as biological entities often have.
The BIONETICS conference aims at bringing together researchers and scientists from several disciplines in computer science and engineering where bio-inspired methods are investigated. We are soliciting high-quality original papers in the following five areas including but not limited to the following topics:

Bio-inspired mathematical models, methods and tools:
• Mathematical models of biological processes
• Qualitative assessment of evolutionary algorithms
• Multiscale dynamics of emergent properties
• Artificial immune and self-healing systems
• Cellular signaling pathways

Bio-inspired technical systems:
• Engineering methods and tools for bio-inspired systems
• Bio-inspired service evolution and optimization
• Pandemic service deployment strategies

Bio-inspired information and communication systems (ICT):
• Network algorithms and protocols
• Autonomic communication systems
• Evolution of network architectures and protocols
• Adaptive and self-healing network architectures
• Self-organizing network paradigms
• In-network processing and autonomic networking
• Adaptive sensor and actor networks
• Topology control and network organization
• Localization and synchronization
• Mobility models
• Multi-agent systems and robotics
• Novel applications and services
• Self-learning defense strategies
• Adaptive and evolving protection mechanisms
• Network and information security
• Experimental studies
• Nano-scale and molecular communication


Authors are invited to submit full papers of up to 8 pages, or short papers of up to 3 pages, in ACM conference proceedings format through COCUS (http://cocus.create-net.it). The proceedings will be an ICST publication and the papers will be listed on the ACM DL and indexed by EI.
COCUS. The proceedings will be an ICST publication and the papers will be listed on the ACM DL and indexed by EI. All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Please visit the Submission page for detailed submission requirements and procedures.--->

Important Dates
Submission deadline:
Acceptance notification:
Camera-ready Paper:
Conference Dates:
Submission deadline: July 1 2008
Acceptance notification: September 1, 2008
Camera-ready Paper: October 1, 2008


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