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SIEC 2010 : The 1st International Conference on Swarm Intelligence and Emergent Computing


When Jul 12, 2010 - Jul 14, 2010
Where Chongqing, China
Submission Deadline Apr 9, 2010
Notification Due Apr 30, 2010
Final Version Due May 28, 2010
Categories    swarm intelligence   emergent computing   complex adaptive system   multi-agent

Call For Papers

*** Call for Papers ***

SIEC 2010
The 1st International Conference on Swarm Intelligence and Emergent Computing

In conjunction with the “The 2010 Systemics and Informatics World Network” (SIWN 2010) Chongqing, China, 12-14 July 2010

Complex Adaptive Systems are widespread both in the nature and in socio-economic phenomena. A Multi-Agent Based Complex System has its dynamic behaviour that is inherently emerging as a result of intensive interactions among its massive agents. Examples of Multi-Agent Based Complex Systems include social insects, population aggregations in urbane regions, market based economy, city taxi cabs, etc.  Swarm Intelligence represents a methodology for analyzing and modeling Multi-Agent Based Complex Systems, and Emergent Computing is concerned with the methodology for engineering robust, dependable, self-adaptable Multi-Agent Based Complex Systems out of massive, simple, unreliable objects, devices or units. Essentially Emergent Computing represents a new approach which takes a Collective Intelligence point of view upon all types of artificial systems, e.g., web/Internet based systems, social networking, online virtual communities, pervasive/ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence, socio-technical systems, and so forth.
SIEC2010 aims to provide a timely international, multi-disciplinary forum on the latest theories, methods, techniques and applications in Swarm Intelligence and Emergence Computing.

Details can be found at:

Topics of particular interest include (but not limited to) the followings.
(1) Biological and Scio-economic Inspirations for Swarms
- artificial life
- biologically inspired computing
- biologically inspired interaction mechanisms
- biologically inspired process algebra and formal specifications
- collective intelligence
- computational pheromones, potential field, economy
- market economy
- models of social insects
- self-organization in biological systems
- social insets
- social intelligence
- stigmergy
(2) Emergence and Interactions
- autonomy based interactions
- cybernetic principles and self-organization
- formal approaches to handling local/global agent behaviors
- game theoretic approaches to emergence in multi-agent systems
- interaction mechanisms for self-organization and adaptation
- models, methods and tools for achieving global coherent behaviors
- multi-agent based complex systems
- principles of emergence, understanding, controlling, or exploiting emergent behaviors
- relation between high-level goals and local interactions
- specification based interaction mechanisms
- trust-based interaction mechanisms
(3) Swarm Optimization
- ant colony optimization (ACO)
- ants algorithms
- computational swarm models
- cultural evolution
- evolutionary computing
- particle swarm optimization (PSO)
- social evolution
(4) Emergent Computing
- amorphous computing
- analytic models of emergent behaviors
- cellular automata approaches to emergence in multi-agent systems
- cognitive computing
- collective intelligence/emergence in cloud/Grid computing, service-oriented computing (SOC)
- collective intelligence/emergence in pervasive/ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence
- collective intelligence/emergence in service discovery and delivery, service-oriented architectures (SOA)
- collective intelligence/emergence in social networking, online virtual communities
- collective intelligence/emergence in web/Internet systems
- controllability of emergence
- granular computing
- molecular/cellular computer, DNA computing
- multi-agent based complex systems
- nanocomputing
- natural computing, evolutionary computation
- performance engineering of emergent behaviors in multi-agent systems
- quantum computing
(5) Applications
- industrial automation
- network routing
- socio-technical systems
- traffic scheduling

SIWN 2010 only accepts manuscripts of original contributions. A manuscript for submission to the Conference should neither have been published nor have been under consideration for publication elsewhere. A manuscript for submission to the Conference should be prepared according to the Instructions for Authors of the Journal that can be found at along with Sample Word Doc and Latex file of Camera-Ready Versions. There is a page limit of 8 formatted pages for the CRV of an accepted paper. Additional pages are subject to over-length charges.

All accepted papers of the Conferences will be included in the electronic Proceedings of SIWN 2010 and at the same time, will be published in the International Journal ((Communications of SIWN)) (ISSN 1757-4439).
After the Conferences, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit thoroughly expanded papers for publication at special issues of following International Journals:
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
International Transactions on Systems Science and Applications
Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Advanced Engineering Informatics

Important Dates
10 February 2010  Submission of manuscripts
20 March 2010     Notification of acceptance
10 May 2010 Camera-Ready Version (CRV) due
12-14 July 2010   Conference

Program Chairs
Jan Sudeikat
Multimedia Systems Laboratory, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Berliner Tor 7, 20099 Hamburg, Germany
Distributed Systems and Information Systems, Computer Science Department
University of Hamburg, Vogt–Kolln–Str. 30, 22527 Hamburg, Germany
Professor Yu Wu
Network and Computation Research Center
Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Chongqing 400065, China

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