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BIONETICS 2012 : The 7th International ICST Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information and Computing Systems


Conference Series : Bioinspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems
When Dec 10, 2012 - Dec 12, 2012
Where Lugano, Switzerland
Submission Deadline Sep 20, 2012
Notification Due Oct 30, 2012
Final Version Due Nov 12, 2012
Categories    communications   bioinformatics   computational biolog   computational intelligence

Call For Papers

The 7th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Models
of Network, Information, and Computing Systems

10-12 December 2012, Lugano, Switzerland


BIONETICS 2012 aims to provide a world-leading and unique opportunity for
bringing together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines that
seek the understanding of the fundamental principles and design strategies in
biological systems, and leverage on those understandings to build bio-inspired
systems for problem-solving and engineering applications, with a special focus
on: networking, distributed systems, information processing, multi-agent
systems, single and multi-robot systems, biomimetics, optimization,
bioinformatics, and modeling of biological and bio-synthetic systems.


BIONETICS 2012 solicits contributions dealing with the modeling and application
of ideas from natural processes and systems.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Signal/information processing and communication models in biological systems
- Coordination and cooperation models in biological systems
- Bio-inspired formal models and methods
- Bio-inspired algorithms and mechanisms
- Bio-inspired software and hardware systems
- Biomimetics, bioengineering, and synthetic biological systems
- Modeling and simulation of bio-inspired systems, biological systems and synthetic biological systems
- Self-properties in bio-inspired systems, biological systems and synthetic biological systems
- Design and performance issues in bio-inspired systems and synthetic biological systems
- Design of hybrid systems combining bio-inspired methods with methods from different domains
- Tools, testbeds, and deployment issues in bio-inspired and synthetic biological systems
- Real-world applications and standardization of bio-inspired systems and
synthetic biological systems
- Socially-aware, game theoretic, and other metaphor-driven interdisciplinary approaches to bio-inspired systems and synthetic biological systems
- Change management, interoperability, and standards


- Organic computing systems
- Bio-inspired cooperative networking
- Engineering emergence: techniques, applications, and practice
- Bio-inspired cooperation and coordination in swarm robotics and multi-robot systems
- Bio-inspired learning mechanisms in single and multi-agent/component systems
- Nano-scale communications and networking
- Design and engineering of swarm systems
- Bio-inspired intrusion detection in networks and multi-robot systems
- Bio-inspired processing of audio and visual information
- Modeling and application of gene regulatory networks
- Bioinformatics


Accepted papers will be published in Springer's LNICST series and will appear
in the SpringerLink, one of the largest digital libraries online that covers a
variety of scientific disciplines, as well as in the ICST's own EU Digital
Library (EUDL). LNICST volumes are submitted for inclusion to leading indexing
services, including DBLP, Google  Scholar, ACM Digital Library,
ISI Proceedings, EI Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus.
for more information about indexing.


Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of
their work for fast track publication to one of the following journals:

* Swarm Intelligence  (SJR 2010 impact factor 3.4), Springer

* Natural Computing(SJR 2010 impact factor 1.2), Springer

* Journal of Bionformatics and Computational Biology(JBCB) (included in SCIE), World Scientific

* Int. Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, InderScience


A Best Paper Award will be given to the author(s) of the paper presented at the
conference that will receive the best evaluation marks from the reviewers and
the Session Chairs. Awardees are also granted complimentary registration fees
for the next year's edition of the conference and are entitled to receive
additional reward points under the ICST Science Rewards Program.


August 7, 2012 - Workshop proposals
August 12, 2012 - Notification of acceptance for workshops
September 20, 2012 - Paper submission
October 30, 2012 - Notification of acceptance for papers
November 10, 2012 - Camera-ready version


The deadline for paper submission is September 20, 2012. Please refer to the website for the submission procedure. The maximum length for
a paper is 15 PAGES in LNCS format. Papers will be reviewed by at least three
reviewers according to a single blind peer process.


*General Chair:
Gianni Di Caro, IDSIA, USI/SUPSI, Lugano, Switzerland,

*Program Co-Chair:
Guy Theraulaz, Universite' Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

*Workshops and Special Sessions Chair:
Luca Gambardella, IDSIA, USI/SUPSI, Lugano, Switzerland

*Publicity Chair:
Enrico Natalizio, INRIA Lille, France

*Publication Chair:
Eduardo Feo, IDSIA, USI/SUPSI, Lugano, Switzerland

*Web Chair:
Jawad Nagi, IDSIA, USI/SUPSI, Lugano, Switzerland

*Steering Committee
Imrich Chlamtac (Commitee Chair), Create-Net and University of Trento, Italy
Iacopo Carreras, Create-Net, Italy
Falko Dressler, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Tadashi Nakano, Osaka University, Japan
Tatsuya Suda, University of California, Irvine, USA
Jun Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA

*Technical Program Commitee:
(Incomplete list, under construction)

Ajith Abraham, Machine Inteligence Research Labs, Seattle, USA
Ozgur B. Akan, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Andrew Adamatzky, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Sasi Balasubramaniam, TSSG, Waterfors Institute of Technology, Ireland
Jacob Beal, BBN Technologies, Cambridge, USA
Paolo Bellavista, DEIS, University of Bologna, Italy
Christian Blum, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Pruet Boonma, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Claudine Chaouiya, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGT), Oeiras, Portugal
Marco Dorigo, IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Fabio D'Andreagiovanni, Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum fur Informationstechnik, Germany
Falko Dressler, University of Erlangen, Germany
Martin Drozda, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
Sima Etaner Uyar, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Niloy Ganguly, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Luca M. Gambardella, IDSIA, USI/SUPSI, Lugano, Switzerland
Simon Garnier, Princeton University, USA
Roderich Gross, University of Sheffield, UK
Hani Hamdan, SUPELEC, École Supérieure d'Electricité, France
Tom Holvoet, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Daniel Howard, Howard Science Limited, UK
Mark Jelasity, University of Szegad, Hungary
Michal Kudelski, IDSIA, USI/SUPSI, Lugano, Switzerland
Pietro Liò, University of Cambridge, UK
Jian-Qin Liu, Kobe Advanced ICT Research Center, Japan
Ivan Lukovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Carlo Mastroianni, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Bernd Meyer, Monash University, Clayton, Australia
Martin Middendorf, University of Leipzig, Germany
Roberto Montemanni, IDSIA, USI/SUPSI, Lugano, Switzerland
Andrzej Pacut, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Tahiry Razafindralambo, INRIA Lille, France
Jun Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Vito Trianni, ISTC, Rome, Italy
Thanos Vasilakos, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Nur Zincir-Heywood, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Yuming Zhou, Nanjing University, China

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