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NICSO 2013 : The VI International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization


Conference Series : Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization
When Sep 2, 2013 - Sep 4, 2013
Where Canterbury, UK
Submission Deadline May 5, 2013
Notification Due May 25, 2013
Final Version Due Jun 5, 2013
Categories    artificial intelligence   optimization   evolutionary computation   bioinformatics

Call For Papers

The VI International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization
September 2nd - 4th, 2013
Canterbury, UK

NICSO 2013 will be the sixth edition of the International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization. This workshop aims at bringing together international researchers and practitioners from different disciplines in order to discuss recent advances and exchange ideas on the current state of the art of cooperative problem solving strategies.

All submitted papers will be blind reviewed by at least two reviewers from the Program Committee. Selection criteria will be based on relevance, originality, significance, impact, technical soundness and quality of the presentation. Contributions are expected to provide original results, insights and experimental innovations. Manuscripts must be in PDF, not exceeding 12 pages and conforming to the Latex template at Instructions for Authors page for the book series Studies in Computational Intelligence ( Contributions are welcome to submission through the system available at

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS: Successfully accepted PhD student papers will automatically enter a competition from where the best will be chosen and offered a scholarship that offsets the student registration fee. The selection process criteria will be based on originality, technical soundness, positioning and writing style.

The accepted papers will be published in the book series on STUDIES IN COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (Springer) ( indexed by ISI Web of Science Conference Proceedings, DBLP, Ulrichs, SCOPUS, MathSciNet, Current Mathematical Publications, Mathematical Reviews, Zentralblatt Math: MetaPress and Springerlink. The authors of a selection of the best accepted papers will be invited to revise and extend their contributions for publication in a special issue in the JOURNAL OF MEMETIC COMPUTING (Springer) (

* Plenary Speakers (more to confirm) *

- Automating the Design of Data Mining Algorithms with Genetic Programming, Alex Freitas, University of Kent, UK
- Bacterial micromachines -- Living logic circuits for computing, Angel Goñi Moreno, National Center for Biotechnology, Spain

Full paper submission (extended): May 5, 2013
Acceptance notification: May 25, 2013
Final camera ready: June 5, 2013
NICSO: September 2-4, 2013

Target topics (but not limited to):

Adaptive Behaviour
Ants Colonies
Amorphous Computing
Artificial Life
Artificial Immune Systems
Bio-inspired architecture
Complex Systems
Distributed Computing
Evolutionary Algorithms
Evolutionary Robotics
Evolvable Systems
Games and Game Theory
Genetic Algorithms
Genetic Programming
Membrane Computing
Memetic Algorithms
Quantum Computing
Software Self-Assembly
Systems Biology
Systems Coevolution
Swarm Intelligence

* Workshop Organizers *

Fernando Esteban Barril Otero
German Terrazas
Antonio D. Masegosa

* Steering Committee *

Natalio Krasnogor
David A. Pelta

* Programme Committee *

Alex Freitas, University of Kent, UK
Andrés R. Masegosa, University of Granada, Spain
Belén Melian, University of La Laguna, Spain
Blas J. Galván, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Carlos Cruz Corona, University of Granada, Spain
Carlos García Martínez, Univeristy of Córdoba, Spain
Cecilio Angulo, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain
Christof Teuscher, Portland State University, US
Colin Johnson, University of Kent, UK
Davide Anguita, University of Genova, Italy
Enrique Onieva, University of Deusto, Spain
Evelyne Lutton, INRIA, France
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
Gabriela Ochoa, University of Stirling, UK
Gianluigi Folino, Istituto di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni, Italy
Gisele Pappa, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Giuseppe Scollo, University of Catania, Italy
J. Marcos Moreno, University of La Laguna, Spain
Jaume Bacardit, University of Nottingham, UK
Jean-Louis Giavitto, Université d'Evry, France
Jim Smith, University of the West of England, UK
Jon Timmis, University of York, UK
Jorge Casillas, University of Granada, Spain
José A. Moreno, University of La Laguna, Spain
José Alejandro Castillo, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Mexico
José Luis Verdegay, University of Granada, Spain
José Manuel Cadenas, University of Murcia, Spain
Juan José Merelo, University of Granada, Spain
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
María Teresa Lamata, University of Granada, Spain
Marian Gheorghe, University of Sheffield, UK
Mario Pavone, University of Catania, Italy
Oliver Korb, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, UK
Paolo Arena, University of Catania, Italy
René Doursat, Complex Systems Institute, France
Roberto Battiti, University of Trento, Italy
Shengxiang Yang  , University of Leicester, UK
Stefano Pizzuti, Energy, New Technologies & Envir. Agency, Italy
Steven Gustafson, General Electric Global Research Center, US
Thomas Stibor, GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Germany
Vincenzo Cutello, University of Catania, Italy
Vincenzo Manca, University of Verona, Italy
Vitorino Ramos, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Vittorio Maniezzo, University of Bologna, Italy
Xiao-Zhi Gao, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Kwang-Hyun Cho, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), korea

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