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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Swarm Intelligence Algorithms and Applications Symposium SIAAS 2010

* --- SIAAS-10 --- *
Swarm Intelligence Algorithms and Applications Symposium

* AISB 2010 Convention *
De Montfort University, Leceister, UK
29th March - 1st April, 2010

This symposium is supported by
The Institute of Complex Systems in Normandy

* Description and Context *

The increasing complexity of the current world can be observed each day. Sustainable development for example consists of economical and social systems management within natural environment. The understanding of the whole leads to what we call territorial intelligence. The way of modelling these complex systems is often based on interactive networks, dealing with the interconnection between all of the system components. Decision making on this complex world, need tools able to detect and manage emergent organizations through these networks. Distributed Artificial Intelligence (DAI) is the adapted conceptual trend which allows the proposal of some relevant solutions by relying on social and physical sciences models exhibited and observed in nature (e.g. ant colonies, molecular crystallisation, etc.). In this search and management of emerging organization, swarm intelligence algorithms proved to be popular and effective methods to use. On the technological front, the increasing number of robotic systems, advances in nano technology, and the sheer complexity of modern enterprise systems, especially those boosting high degree of autonomy, makes the development of swarm intelligence timely and needed.

* Symposium Organization and Topics of Interest *

Swarm intelligence is one of timely topics in multi-agent, complex systems, and optimization research with a wide range of applications. This symposium builds on the successes of its predecessors held at the AISB08 and AISB09 Conventions. This year symposium will be organized in two streams of activities:
Stream One: Collective Emergence Roots Toward New Material for Swarm Intelligence Engineering
The first activity deals with the root of swarm intelligence processes. Usually, swarm intelligence processes are based on bio-inspired systems and social insect organization. Our objective is to re-explore these roots and to extend the inspiration domains. We would like to propose as an output of this symposium, a state of the art collection of papers on interaction among entities leading to phenomena such as emergent properties and organization. Entities here are to be defined in its widest scope in natural, biological, physical and computational systems. This also includes all granularities from cell and particles to human collectives.

A possible list of scientific background of interest to this stream includes: quantum systems, neurophysiology, multi-scale organization, and molecular biophysics, to mention but few.

The symposium will then conclude with a discussion panel with the objective of producing guidelines for possible new swarm intelligence engineering processes.
Stream Two: Swarm Intelligence Applications
This second activity is devoted to demonstrating the efficiency of swarm intelligence engineering in various domains.

The first domain of interest is engineering where the entities used in the collective process are physical entities and at the core of the phenomena. Examples from this domain are territorial intelligence, distributed logistic systems, robotic systems, etc.

The second domain of interest is distributed problem solving and cognitive processes where the challenge is mainly to build an efficient systems of entities (which could be conceptual ones) in order to allow the collective process to solve the given problem: brain computing including conceptual maps and emotional aspect is one example of this kind of applications. This domain includes also optimization applications especially in information systems and data mining.

* Submissions and publications *

Submission will have to be made through the easychair web site developed for the AISB convention : Please select the releven track. If you don't have yet an account on Easychair, you will be invited to create one.

Details of paper format correspond to the general guidelines available on the web site of the AISB convention: here.

All papers presented at this workshop will be published in the proceedings of the AISB Convention. Selected papers from this symposium will be proposed for publication in the journal of intelligent computing or in the journal of non linear systems .

* Important Dates *

    * Submission deadline for Full Papers: January 30, 2010
    * Paper acceptance notification: February 15, 2010
    * Camera-ready version submission: March 3, 2010
    * Convention: 29 March - 1 April 2010 

* Symposium Chairs *

    * Prof. Cyrille Bertelle, LITIS, Le Havre University, France
    * Prof. Grard H.E. Duchamp, LIPN, Paris XIII University, France
    * Dr. Rawan Ghnemat, German-Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan

Mails about the symposium must be sent to