Eleventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence
October 29–31, 2018. Rome, Italy
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*** Due to several requests, the organising committee determined a 7-days
extension to the paper submission deadline. The new deadline is APRIL 22,
2018! No further extension will be granted.
* Scientific committee published, featuring 70 excellent scholars
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* Conference proceedings published by Springer LNCS series
* Keynote speakers announced!
* Deadline for paper submission in April 15, 2018
* ANTS conference moves to Rome!
Scope of the Conference
Swarm intelligence is the discipline that deals with the study of
self-organizing processes both in nature and in artificial systems.
Researchers in ethology and animal behavior have proposed a number of
models to explain interesting aspects of collective behaviors such as
movement coordination, shape-formation or decision making. Recently,
algorithms and methods inspired by these models have been proposed to solve
difficult problems in many domains. Among these, it is worth mentioning ant
colony optimization (ACO) and particle swarm optimization (PSO), focusing
respectively on discrete and continuous optimisation problems. Also, Swarm
robotics represents another application of techniques derived from swarm
intelligence for the design of collaborative multi-robot systems featuring
enhanced efficiency, robustness and scalability.
ANTS 2018 will give researchers in swarm intelligence the opportunity to
meet, to present their latest research, and to discuss current developments
and applications. The three-day conference will be held for the first time
in Rome, Italy, on October 29–31, 2018.
Relevant Research Areas
ANTS 2018 solicits contributions dealing with any aspect of swarm
Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest are:
- Behavioral models of social insects or other animal societies that can
stimulate new algorithmic approaches.
- Theoretical and empirical and research in swarm intelligence.
- Application of swarm intelligence methods (e.g., ant colony optimisation
or particle swarm optimisation) to real-world problems.
- Theoretical and experimental research in swarm robotics systems.
Submission deadline: April 15, 2018
Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2018
Camera ready copy: June 29, 2018
Conference: October 29–31, 2018
Seven keynote speakers will enrich the conference program. Three keynotes
covering the main domains within the scope of the conference—namely,
theoretical models, swarm robotics and optimisation algorithms—plus a
special keynote session dedicated to the links between physics and
- David Sumpter
- Alcherio Martinoli
- Holger Hoos
- Vittorio Loreto
- Andrea Cavagna
- Irene Giardina
- Roberto Di Leonardo
Accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings (Springer LNCS
series). The journal Swarm Intelligence will publish a special issue
dedicated to ANTS 2018 that will contain extended versions of the best
research works presented at the conference. Further details will soon be
published on the web site.
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche,
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7,
Best Paper Award
A best paper award will be presented at the conference. Continuing the
tradition of the ANTS Conference Series, the prize winner will receive a
sculpture of an ant expressly created for the ANTS Conference by the
Italian sculptor Matteo Pugliese.
ANTS 2018 Organizing Committee
++ General chair ++
Marco Dorigo - Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
++ Vice-general chair ++
Mauro Birattari - Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
++ Local organisation and publicity chair ++
Vito Trianni - Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC),
Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy
++ Technical program chairs ++
Christian Blum - Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA), Spanish
National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
Anders L. Christensen - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
++ Publication chair ++
Andreagiovanni Reina - The University of Sheffield, UK
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