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[Computational-biology] CFP: Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization NICSO 2006

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Mon Feb 6 05:08:31 EST 2006

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Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization
NICSO 2006

29-30 June 2006 Granada,  Spain


It's well known that biological entities, from single cell organisms
-like bacteria- to humans, often engage on a rich repertoire of social
interaction that could range from altruistic cooperation through open
conflict. One specific kind of social interaction is "cooperative
problem solving" (CPS), where a group of autonomous entities work
together to achieve certain goal. Examples of Nature-inspired
coordination/cooperation strategies include, but are not limited to,
Artificial Ants Colonies, Artificial immune systems, Amorphous
computing, Evolvable systems, Membrane computing, Quorum computing,
Software Self assembly, Swarm intelligence, etc.

The purpose of NICSO 2006 is to promote deeper investigations and a
vigorous exchange of ideas about exciting and emerging new research
areas in optimisation. In particular, we seek contributions that are
inspired by nature and that encompass a range of spatio-temporal
scales, for visionary conceptions of information processing and
computation as pertaining to cooperation/collaboration mechanisms in
the context of problem solving.

More Information:


** Important Dates (preliminary) **

Deadline for Submission: March, 27
Notification of acceptance: May, 15
Revised and Camera Ready Versions: June, 12

Selected contributions will be published as a post-workshop book with a
recognized international editorial (more likely to be Springer's

** Workshop Organizers **

David Pelta,
Univ. of Granada, Granada, Spain
E-Mail: dpelta -at- decsai.ugr.es

Natalio Krasnogor,
University of Nottingham,  Nottingham, United Kingdom
E-mail: Natalio.Krasnogor -at- Nottingham.ac.uk

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