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NICSO 2015 : The VII International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies


Conference Series : Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization
When Feb 25, 2015 - Feb 27, 2015
Where Chamonix, France
Submission Deadline Sep 28, 2014
Notification Due Nov 15, 2014
Final Version Due Dec 15, 2014
Categories    artificial intelligence   manufacturing   evolutionary computation   optimization

Call For Papers

The VII International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization - NICSO 2015
February 25th - 27th, 2015
Chamonix, France
Twitter: @NiscoSeries


Full paper submission (EXTENDED): October 6, 2014
Acceptance notification: November 15, 2014
Final camera ready: December 15, 2014
NICSO: February 25-27, 2015

NICSO 2015 will be the seventh 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. In this edition, NICSO will include topics related to the optimization, learning and adaptation for manufacturing and assembling systems. All submitted papers will be blind reviewed and are expected to provide original results, insights and experimental innovations in both research and industry. Selection criteria will be based on relevance, originality, significance, impact, technical soundness and quality of the presentation.

Papers must be in PDF, not exceeding 12 pages and conforming to the Latex template ( at Instructions for Authors page for the Springer book series Studies in Computational Intelligence ( Contributions are welcome to submission through the system available at

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 (TBC).

Target topics (but not limited to):
Adaptive Behaviour
Agent and Holon-based Manufacturing
Amorphous Computing
Artificial Life
Artificial Intelligence
Bio-inspired Architectures for Assembly and Manufacturing Systems
Cloud Manufacturing
Complex Systems
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Data Analytics and Big Data in Manufacturing
Design of Manufacturing Systems
Distributed Computing
Distributed and Collaborative Manufacturing
Enterprise Modelling, Integration and Networking
Evolutionary Algorithms
Evolutionary Robotics
Evolvable Manufacturing
Evolvable Assembly Systems
Flexible, Reconfigurable, Agile and Virtual Manufacturing
Human-Machine Systems
Industrial Applications of Manufacturing Systems
Manufacturing Plant Control, Production Planning and Scheduling
Maintainability, Reliability and Safety of Production Systems
Modelling and Simulation of Manufacturing Processes
Membrane Computing
Quantum Computing
Sensor Networks and Embedded Systems
Systems Biology
Systems Coevolution
Swarm Intelligence
Robotics and Robot Applications for Manufacturing

* Workshop Organizers *
German Terrazas, University of Nottingham, UK
Daniele Scrimieri, University of Nottingham, UK
Svetan Ratchev, University of Nottingham, UK

* Steering Committee *
Natalio Krasnogor, Newcastle University, UK
David A. Pelta, University of Granada, Spain

* Programme Committee *
Adelaide Marzano, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Antonio Masegosa, University of Granada, Spain
Atanas Popov, University of Nottingham, UK
Carlos Garcia Martinez, Univeristy of Cordoba, Spain
Cecilio Angulo, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Christof Teuscher, Portland State University, USA
Emanuele Covino, University of Bari, Italy
Fernando Otero, University of Kent, UK
Francesco Aggogeri, University of Brescia, Italy
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
Gianluigi Folino, Istituto di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni, Italy
Giovanni Dal Maso, Technology Transfer System, Italy
Giovanni Pani, University of Bari, Italy
Iason Kastanis, CSEM, Switzerland
Irene Fassi, ITIA-CNR, Italy
Istvan Nemeth, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Jaume Bacardit, University of Newcastle, UK
Jean-Louis Giavitto, Universite d'Evry, France
Jim Smith, University of West England, UK
Jose Barata, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Kornel Ehmann, Northwestern University, USA
Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua, University of Warwick, UK
Luis Camarinha-Matos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Luis Ribeiro, Linkoping University, Sweden
Marcos de Sales Guerra Tsuzuki, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brasil
Mario Pavone, University of Catania, Italy
Oliver Korb, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, UK
Paolo Pedrazzoli, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Switzerland
Peter Kinnell, Loughborough University, UK
Rene Doursat, Complex Systems Institute, France
Rob Darlington, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Shukri Afazov, Manufacturing Technology Centre, UK

German Terrazas, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Tel: +44 (0)115 7484709

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Twitter: @NiscoSeries

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