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EvoCOMNET 2009 : 6th European Workshop on Nature-inspired Techniques for Telecommunications Networks and other Parallel and Distributed Systems


When Apr 15, 2009 - Apr 17, 2009
Where Tubingen, Germany
Submission Deadline Nov 12, 2008
Notification Due Jan 9, 2009
Final Version Due Jan 21, 2009
Categories    communications   networking

Call For Papers

6th European Workshop on Nature-inspired Techniques for
Telecommunications Networks and
other Parallel and Distributed Systems

* Tubingen, Germany, April 15-17, 2009 *

Submission deadline (Extended): 12 November 2008
Notification of acceptance: 9 January 2009
Camera ready papers: 21 January 2009

-- Part of the EVOSTAR 2009 events: --

Many biological systems and processes are characterized by a
parallel and distributed architecture in which a large number of
autonomous and minimalist units synergistically generate
global-level behaviors through local interactions,
communications, and the adoption of relatively simple stochastic
action policies. The resulting global-level behaviors usually
show a number of properties essential for success in natural
environments such as: adaptivity to environmental variations,
robustness to internal changes and failures, and effectiveness
and scalability of performance.

Because of all these architectural and performance properties,
the observation and reverse-engineering of successful processes
in organic, inorganic, and animal systems in nature, has drawn in
recent years the attention of many researchers and engineers
working in the fields of parallel and distributed systems, and,
more in particular, in telecommunications networks. In these
domains, nature has provided basic inspiration for the definition
of a number of novel algorithms and computational frameworks able
to deal effectively with the challenges of current networked
systems, which show a growing structural and computational
complexity and are made of a large number of highly dynamic and
heterogeneous components.

The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum to present cutting
edge research on nature-inspired approaches to problems arising
in the design, control, protection, and management of network
systems, and to outline new trends in parallel nature-inspired
computation for the solution of complex problems.

EvoCOMNET is part of EVOSTAR (EVO*), Europe's premier co-located
events in the field of evolutionary and nature-inspired
computing. EVO* includes the EuroGP, EvoCOP and EvoBIO
conferences and a number of workshops collectively entitled
EvoWorkshops. EVO* 2009 is the 11th edition of the event, details
and cfps can be found at:


EvoCOMNET 2009 solicits contributions dealing with the
application of ideas from natural processes and systems to the
definition, analysis, and development of novel parallel and
distributed algorithms, and to the solution of problems of
practical and theoretical interest in all domains related to
network systems. The scope of the workshop emphasizes the
contribution of nature-inspired approaches to the following

+ Network analysis and design

+ Routing protocols

+ Transport protocols

+ Network protection systems

+ Load balancing

+ Quality-of-service provisioning

+ Mobile ad hoc networks

+ Sensor networks

+ Network robotics and sensor-actor networks

+ Distributed search and computation in P2P networks

+ Parallel and distributed optimization algorithms

+ Grid computing

+ Distributed data mining

+ Tuning and application of hybrid approaches

Particularly welcome are papers reporting:

* Applications of nature-inspired techniques to novel
problems in the domain of telecommunications networks and
parallel and distributed systems

* Detailed comparative studies of nature-inspired solutions
versus more classical/established techniques

* Definition of innovative techniques and/or computational
frameworks based on biological systems or processes that
have not been considered so far in the literature of
nature-inspired systems

* Analytical studies of the behavior of the proposed systems

* Performance evaluation and visualization of parallel and
distributed systems inspired by nature

* Real-world implementations

* Studies based on real-world data sets

* Live demonstrations of algorithm behavior


+ Conference Proceedings:
Accepted papers will be published in a volume of the Springer
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) together with papers
from other workshops of the EVO* conference.

+ Journal Special Issue:
The authors of the best selected papers from the EvoCOMNET
workshop will be invited to submit an extended version of their
work to a special issue of the International Journal of
Adaptive Communication Systems (IJAACS).

+ Best Paper Award:
A Best Paper Award will be given to the author(s) of the paper
presented at the workshop that will receive the best evaluation
marks from the reviewers and the Session Chairs.


Please refer to the website for the
submission procedure. The maximum length for a paper is 10 PAGES
in LNCS format. Papers will be reviewed by at least three
reviewers according to a double blind peer process.


+ Gianni A. Di Caro
Lugano, Switzerland
gianni AT idsia DOT ch

+ Muddassar Farooq
Islamabad, Pakistan
muddassar DOT farooq AT udo DOT edu

+ Ernesto Tarantino
Naples, Italy
ernesto DOT tarantino AT na DOT icar DOT cnr DOT it


* Submission deadline (Extended): 12 November 2008

* Notification of acceptance: 9 January 2009

* Camera ready papers: 21 January 2009

* Events: 15-17 April 2009


Uwe Aickelin, University of Nottingham, UK
Ozgur B. Akan, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Jarmo Alander, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Payman Arabshahi, Washington University, USA
Mehmet E. Aydin, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Peter J. Bentley, University College London, UK
Falko Dressler, University of Erlangen, Germany
Frederick Ducatelle, IDSIA, Switzerland
Jin-Kao Hao, University of Angers, France
Malcolm I. Heywood, Dalhousie University, Canada
Kenji Leibnitz, Osaka University, Japan
Manuel Lozano Marquez, University of Granada, Spain
Domenico Maisto, University of Modena-Reggio Emilia, Italy
Vittorio Maniezzo, University of Bologna, Italy
Roberto Montemanni, IDSIA, Switzerland
Umberto Scafuri, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Chien-Chung Shen, University of Delaware, USA
Kwang M. Sim, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Luigi Troiano, University of Sannio, Italy
Lidia Yamamoto, University of Basel, Switzerland

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