Call For Papers: IEEE SIS 2006, Special Session on Swarm Optimization Algorithms and Applications in Dynamic Environments

Special Session on:
Swarm Optimization Algorithms and Applications in Dynamic Environments

IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium 2006
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, May 12-14, 2006
Call for Papers
In the real world we usually have to deal with the task of searching for an optimal solution in a dynamic environment. Because of the continual change of both the external environment and parameters, the optimum solution will also change with time. In contrast to the static case, the main goal in dynamic optimization problems is no longer to acquire just the global extreme but to track its orbit through space as closely as possible, or to find a robust solution that operates optimally in the presence of uncertainties. Many algorithms fail when applied to the dynamic problem due to their inability to adapt or self-adapt to the change of the environment. The swarm algorithms have been demonstrated as efficient algorithms for tracking/finding the optimal solution in the dynamic environment and have received an increasing interest over the past several years. The objective of this special session is to bring researchers from academia and industry together to review the latest advances and to explore future directions in the field.

Possible topic areas include, but are certainly not limited to:
• Dynamic fitness functions in Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO)
• Searching for robust optimal solutions
• Tracking moving optima by swarm algorithms
• Benchmark problems and performance measures
• Adaptation and learning in swarm systems
• Potential effect of dynamic environment
• Theoretical analysis
• Sophisticated real-world applications

Organizer chairs: Dr. Xiaohui Cui and Dr. Thomas E. Potok (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA), Dr. Adel S. Elmaghraby (University of Louisville, USA)

Technical committees: Dr. Tim Blackwell (Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK), Dr. Xiaohui Cui (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA), Dr. Adel S. Elmaghraby (University of Louisville, USA), Dr. Mariofanna Milanova (University of Arkansas, USA), Dr. Robert M. Patton (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA), Dr. David Primeaux (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA), Dr. Thomas E. Potok (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA), Dr. Vitorino Ramos (Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Paper submission procedure: Prospective authors are invited to submit a draft paper (IEEE style) in PDF-format via email to Dr. Xiaohui Cui ([email protected]) by the due date. The paper format can be found on http://www.computelligence.org/sis/paperform.html.

Important dates:
• Paper submission: January 21, 2006 • Author notification: March 1, 2006
• Camera-ready papers: March 15, 2006 • Conference: May12-14, 2006

SIS 2006 is sponsored by:
IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, IEEE Central Indiana Section.
For general information of SIS 2006, please go to website: http://www.computelligence.org/sis/.
For information about the special session, please go to the website: http://computing.ornl.gov/cse_home/staff/cui/sis06_session.html.

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Xiaohui Cui
PO Box 2008, MS6085
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6085, USA
Fax: +1-865-576-0003
E-mail: [email protected]

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