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CFP: JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL EVOLUTION AND APPLICATIONS Special Issue on 'Particle Swarms: The Next Decade'
JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL EVOLUTION AND APPLICATIONS (http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jaea/) Special issue on PARTICLE SWARMS: THE SECOND DECADE http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jaea/osi.html ====================================================================== AIMS: Over the last decade or so Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), that was only a few years ago a curiosity, has now started attracting the interest of many researchers and practitioners around the globe. This special issue will focus on recent advances in PSO, both in terms of the understanding and the applications of the algorithm. The aim is to attract papers on particularly innovative research, speculative ideas, and novel applications that could act as seeds for PSO research in its second decade. TOPICS: Topics include (but are not limited to): Novel empirical and theoretical analyses of PSO population dynamics Innovative studies and algorithms for setting PSO parameters New adaptive and parameterless PSO Analyses and new proposals of social network topologies PSO for combinatorial and hierarchical search spaces Novel PSOs for dynamic problems, noisy functions, and multi-modal functions Advanced bare-bones/distribution-based PSOs Unconventional hybrids of PSO with other techniques Novel applications in engineering, biomedicine, clustering, classification, entertainment, finance, image and signal processing, graphics, computational intelligence and robotics. DEADLINES: Submission: 20 July 2007 First round of reviews: 1 November 2007 Tentative publication date: February/March 2008 HOW TO SUBMIT: To submit a manuscript to this special issue, please use the manuscript tracking system available at http://mts.hindawi.com/login.aspx You will need to register as an author before you can submit a paper. Once, you have done that, log in into the system and click on "Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications". Then click on "Author activities" and then on "Submit a new manuscript". Then tick the four boxes (headed "Authors Contact Information", "Policy on Plagiarism and Duplicate Publication", "Manuscript Preparation", "Open Access") and click "Accept". You will be presented with a form where you can enter title, etc. Under the drop down list "Special/Regular Issue" please select "Particle Swarms: The Second Decade". The rest should be self explanatory. MORE INFORMATION: Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications (JAEA) is a new journal which aims at being a reference for all researchers and practitioners who study the theory and application of methodologies pertaining to Evolutionary Computation and related fields. The journal has a prestigious advisory board including some of the fathers of our field and an international editorial board of highly visible and respected researchers led by an young and energetic editor in chief (see http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jaea/editors.html). JAEA has an open access publication policy, meaning that articles will be freely available for all to download. The publisher will normally charge a per-page fee in return. However, for this special issue such FEES HAVE BEEN WAIVED. So, this special issue is a unique opportunity to get your work widely cited at no cost! For more information, feel free to approach one of the guest editors (see below). GUEST EDITORS: Riccardo Poli Department of Computer Science University of Essex Wivenhoe Park Colchester CO7 7JW, UK email@example.com +44-1206-872338 +44-1206-872788 (fax) Jim Kennedy US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2, Massachusetts Avenue NE Washington DC, USA 20212 firstname.lastname@example.org +1-202-691-6913 +1-202-691-7007 (fax) Tim Blackwell Department of Computing Goldsmiths College New Cross, London, SE14 6NW, UK email@example.com +44-20-79197859 Alex Freitas Computing Laboratory University of Kent CT2 7NF UK A.A.Freitas@kent.ac.uk +44 (0)1227 827220 +44 (0)1227 762811 (fax)