Acronym: 
ANTS 2018
Individual: 
Christian Blum
Deadline: 
dilluns, octubre 29, 2018 a dimecres, octubre 31, 2018
Location: 
Rome, Italy

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ANTS 2018

Eleventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

October 29–31, 2018. Rome, Italy

Up-to-date information at http://www.swarm-intelligence.eu/ants2018/

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Scope of the Conference

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Swarm intelligence is the discipline that deals with the study of self-organizing processes both in nature and in artificial systems. Researchers in ethology and animal behavior have proposed a number of models to explain interesting aspects of collective behaviors such as movement coordination, shape-formation or decision making. Recently, algorithms and methods inspired by these models have been proposed to solve difficult problems in many domains. Among these, it is worth mentioning ant colony optimization (ACO) and particle swarm optimization (PSO), focusing respectively on discrete and continuous optimisation problems. Also, Swarm robotics represents another application of techniques derived from swarm intelligence for the design of collaborative multi-robot systems featuring enhanced efficiency, robustness and scalability. 

 

ANTS 2018 will give researchers in swarm intelligence the opportunity to meet, to present their latest research, and to discuss current developments and applications. The three-day conference will be held for the first time in Rome, Italy, on October 29–31, 2018.

 

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Relevant Research Areas

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ANTS 2018 solicits contributions dealing with any aspect of swarm intelligence.

Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest are:

- Behavioral models of social insects or other animal societies that can stimulate new algorithmic approaches.

- Theoretical and empirical and research in swarm intelligence.

- Application of swarm intelligence methods (e.g., ant colony optimisation or particle swarm optimisation) to real-world problems.

- Theoretical and experimental research in swarm robotics systems.

 

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Important Dates

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Submission deadline: April 15, 2018

Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2018

Camera ready copy: June 29, 2018

Conference: October 29–31, 2018

 

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Keynote Speakers

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Seven keynote speakers will enrich the conference program. Three keynotes covering the main domains within the scope of the conference—namely, theoretical models, swarm robotics and optimisation algorithms—plus a special keynote session dedicated to the links between physics and collective behaviour:

- David Sumpter

- Alcherio Martinoli

- Holger Hoos

- Vittorio Loreto

- Andrea Cavagna

- Irene Giardina

- Roberto Di Leonardo

 

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Publication Details

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Accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings (Springer LNCS series). The journal Swarm Intelligence will publish a special issue dedicated to ANTS 2018 that will contain extended versions of the best research works presented at the conference. Further details will soon be published on the web site.

 

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Conference Location

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Aula Marconi, 

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche,

Piazzale Aldo Moro 7, 

00185 Rome, 

Italy

 

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Best Paper Award

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A best paper award will be presented at the conference. Continuing the tradition of the ANTS Conference Series, the prize winner will receive a sculpture of an ant expressly created for the ANTS Conference by the Italian sculptor Matteo Pugliese.

 

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ANTS 2018 Organizing Committee

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++ General chair ++

Marco Dorigo - Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

 

++ Vice-general chair ++

Mauro Birattari - Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

 

++ Local organisation and publicity chair ++

Vito Trianni - Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC), Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy

 

++ Technical program chairs ++

Christian Blum - Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain

Anders L. Christensen - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal

 

++ Publication chair ++

Andreagiovanni Reina - The University of Sheffield, UK

 

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Further Information

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Up-to-date information will be published at the following address:

http://www.swarm-intelligence.eu/ants2018/