ANTS: Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence



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Event When Where Deadline
ANTS 2022 13th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence
Nov 2, 2022 - Nov 4, 2022 Málaga, Spain Apr 15, 2022
ANTS 2020 12th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence
Oct 26, 2020 - Oct 28, 2020 Barcelona Apr 17, 2020
ANTS 2018 International Conference on Swarm Intelligence
Oct 29, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018 Rome Apr 22, 2018
ANTS 2016 Tenth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence
Sep 7, 2016 - Sep 9, 2016 Brussels, Belgium Mar 14, 2016
ANTS 2014 Ninth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence
Sep 10, 2014 - Sep 12, 2014 Brussels, Belgium Mar 2, 2014
ANTS 2010 Seventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence
Sep 8, 2010 - Sep 10, 2010 Brussels, Belgium Mar 7, 2010
ANTS 2008 Sixth International Conference on Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence
Sep 22, 2008 - Sep 24, 2008 Brussels, Belgium Mar 16, 2008

Present CFP : 2022

Call for Papers: 13th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence
ANTS 2022
13th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence
November 2-4, 2022. Malaga, Spain
Up-to-date information at

Scope of the Conference
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, and decision making. Recently, algorithms and methods inspired by these models have been proposed to solve difficult problems in many domains. Among these, we particularly mention ant colony optimization (ACO) and particle swarm optimization (PSO), focusing respectively on discrete and continuous optimization problems. Another field of techniques derived from swarm intelligence is swarm robotics with focus on designing collaborative multi-robot systems that show high degrees of robustness and scalability. With ANTS 2022 we want to 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 Malaga, Spain, on November 2-4, 2022.

Relevant Research Areas
ANTS 2022 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 research in swarm intelligence
- application of swarm intelligence methods (e.g., ant colony optimization, particle swarm optimization) to real-world problems
- theoretical and experimental research in swarm robotics systems

Important Dates
Submission deadline: April 15, 2022
Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2022
Camera ready copy: June 29, 2022
Conference: November 2-4, 2022

Publication details
Conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series, as those
of the last editions of the ANTS Conference. The journal Swarm Intelligence will publish a special issue dedicated to ANTS 2022 that will contain extended versions of the best research works presented at the conference. Further details will soon be published on the web site.

Conference Location
Málaga, Spain

ANTS 2022 Organizing Committee

++ General chairs ++
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
Heiko Hamann, University of Lübeck

++ Local organisation and publicity chair ++
Manuel López-Ibáñez, University of Málaga

++ Technical program chairs ++
Andries Engelbrecht, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town
Carlo Pinciroli, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester

++ Publication chair ++
Volker Strobel - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels

++ Paper submission chair ++
Christian Camacho Villalón, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels

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

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