Swarm Intelligence and Discrete Mathematics – Call for Papers

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Special Session on Swarm Intelligence and Discrete Mathematics (SIDM)

The special session will be held within the framework of the 2006 IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium, which will take place in Indianapolis, IN, USA, from May 12-14, 2006, http://www.computelligence.org/sis/ (IEEE-CIS sponsored event)

The rapidly emerging field of swarm intelligence has attracted substantial attention from science and engineering researchers over the last few years. Discrete Mathematics and Discrete Optimization, constitute an important source of computationally hard problems that can be tackled through swarm intelligence algorithms. Particle Swarm Optimization and Ant Colony Optimization, the most common swarm intelligence paradigms, have already been applied to problems of this sort.

The aim of this special session is to bring together researchers interested in applications of swarm intelligence in discrete mathematical problems, as well as the improvement of swarm intelligence algorithms through discrete mathematical tools. The special session will feature papers dealing with applications of swarm intelligence algorithms in all areas of discrete mathematics including, but not limited to the following:

* discrete optimization * clustering * cryptography * scheduling * data mining * graph theory

Paper Submission: Submitted manuscripts should follow closely the guidelines of 2006 IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium (see the conference webpage) and should be sent by e-mail to: [email protected]

All manuscripts will be peer reviewed by at least two reviewers, acceptance being based on the manuscripts’ quality and relevance.

Publication: Special session Proceedings, will contain the papers accepted for presentation, and will be published in the symposium proceedings by IEEE.

Important Dates: January 21, 2006 Paper submission March 1, 2006 Paper acceptance notification March 15, 2006 Camera-ready submission for Conference Proceedings

Organization and Program Committee:

(1) Michael N. Vrahatis, University of Patras, Greece, e-mail: [email protected]

(2) Ilias S. Kotsireas, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada, e-mail: [email protected]

(3) Konstantinos E. Parsopoulos, University of Patras, Greece, e-mail: [email protected]

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