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ANTS 2010 : Seventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence


Conference Series : Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence
When Sep 8, 2010 - Sep 10, 2010
Where Brussels, Belgium
Submission Deadline Mar 7, 2010
Notification Due Apr 30, 2010
Final Version Due May 14, 2010
Categories    artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

Submission Deadline Extended to: March 7, 2010

ANTS 2010
Seventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence

September 8-10, 2010. Brussels, Belgium

Call for papers prepared on September 2, 2009
Last modification: February 19, 2010
More details and up-to-date information at

Scope of the Conference

Swarm intelligence is a relatively new 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 many models to explain interesting aspects of social insect
behavior such as self-organization and shape-formation. Recently,
algorithms and methods inspired by these models have been proposed
to solve difficult problems in many domains.

An example of a particularly successful research direction in swarm
intelligence is ant colony optimization, the main focus of which is
on discrete optimization problems. Ant colony optimization has been
applied successfully to a large number of difficult discrete
optimization problems including the traveling salesman problem, the
quadratic assignment problem, scheduling, vehicle routing, etc., as
well as to routing in telecommunication networks. Another
interesting approach is that of particle swarm optimization, that
focuses on continuous optimization problems. Here too, a number of
successful applications can be found in the recent literature. Swarm
robotics is another relevant field. Here, the focus is on applying
swarm intelligence techniques to the control of large groups of
cooperating autonomous robots.

ANTS 2010 will 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 in Brussels, Belgium, on
September 8-10, 2010. Tutorial sessions will be held in the
mornings before the conference program.

Relevant Research Areas

ANTS 2010 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.

+ Empirical and theoretical research in swarm intelligence.

+ Application of swarm intelligence methods, such as ant colony
optimization or particle swarm optimization, to real-world

+ Theoretical and experimental research in swarm robotics systems.

Publication Details

As for previous editions of the ANTS conference, proceedings will be
published by Springer in the LNCS series. The journal Swarm Intelligence
will publish a special issue dedicated to ANTS 2010 that will contain
extended versions of the best research works presented at the conference.

Best Paper Award

A best paper award will be presented at the conference.

Further Information

Up-to-date information will be published on the web site For information about local
arrangements, registration forms, etc., please refer to the
above-mentioned web site or contact the local organizers at the
address below.

Conference Address

ANTS 2010
IRIDIA, CP 194/6 Tel +32-2-6502729
Universite' Libre de Bruxelles Fax +32-2-6502715
Av. F. D. Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles, Belgium email:

Conference Location

Salle Dupreel, Building S, Campus du Solbosch, Universite' Libre de
Bruxelles, Av. Jeanne 44, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

Important Dates

Extended submission deadline March 7, 2010
Notification of acceptance April 30, 2010
Camera ready copy May 14, 2010
Conference September 8-10, 2010

ANTS 2010 Conference Committee

General Chair
Marco Dorigo

Technical Program Chairs
Andries Engelbrecht, Gianni Di Caro, Luca M. Gambardella,
and Erol Sahin

Publication Chair
Roderich Gross

Organization Chairs
Mauro Birattari and Thomas Stuetzle

Special Sessions Chairs
Rene' Doursat, Dario Floreano, Hiroki Sayama, and Jon Timmis

Publicity Co-Chairs
Xiadong Li

Local Arrangements
Manuele Brambilla

ANTS 2010 Sponsors

ECCAI, IEEE CIS (technical co-sponsorship), AntOptima, Wolfram Research

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