5th International Conference on Complex Distributed Systems (CODS'2011)


Mannheim, Germany, 5-7 December 2011







Call for Papers















2011 International Workshop on

Swarm Intelligence and Emergent Computing (SIECí11)




At the 5th International Conference on Complex Distributed Systems (CODS'2011)

Mannheim, Germany, 5-7 December 2011



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/economic systems, and so forth.


SIECí11 aims to provide a timely international, multi-disciplinary forum on the latest theories, methods, techniques and applications in Swarm Intelligence and Emergence Computing.




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

- industrial process optimization

- network routing

- socio-technical/economic systems

- intelligent transport systems

- resource management

- healthcare

- logistics, supply chain management

- multi-robotic systems


Important Dates, Submission, Proceedings and Journal Publications


Online Submission closed.


Technical Chair


Assi Prof Dr Jose Barata Oliveira

Universidade Nova de Lisboa - DEE

Quinta da Torre

2829 - 516 Caparica




International Program Committee


Sherif Abdelwahed, USA

Valentina E. Balas, Romania

Jose Barata Oliveira, Portugal

Carmelo J. A. Bastos Filho, Brazil

Felipe Cucker, Hong Kong, China

Xiaohui Cui, USA

Ernesto Damiani, Italy

Cesar De Rose, Brazil

Radu Dogaru, Romania

Adriana Giret, Spain

Ho-Lung Hung, Taiwan

Piotr Jedrzejowicz, Poland

Taijiao Jiang, China

Radoslaw Katarzyniak, Poland

Hamamache Kheddouci, France

Jongrae Kim, UK

Christina Kluever, Germany

Francine Krief, France

Heng Kuang, Canada

Andreas Lattner, Germany

Helmut Mayer, Austria

John McCall, UK

Ngoc-Thanh Nguyen, Poland

Wail Omar, Oman

Miltos Petridis, UK

Francesco Quaglia, Italy

Martin Randles, UK

Wolfgang Renz, Germany

Sebastian Rodriguez, Argentina

Patrick Siarry, France

Rui Silva Moreira, USA.pt

Giandomenico Spezzano, Italy

Jan Sudeikat, Germany

A. Taleb-Bendiab, UK

Ingo J. Timm, Germany

Elpida Tzafestas, Greece

Yunjiao Wang, USA

Yu Wu, China

Martin Zach, Austria

Huiru Zheng, UK

Albert Zomaya, USA.au

Khaldoun Zreik, France