Many biological systems and processes are characterized by a parallel and distributed architecture in which a large number of autonomous and minimalist units synergistically generate global-level behaviors through local interactions, communications, and the adoption of relatively simple stochastic action policies. The resulting global-level behaviors usually show a number of properties essential for success in natural environments such as: adaptivity to environmental variations, robustness to internal changes and failures, and effectiveness and scalability of performance.
Because of all these architectural and performance properties, the observation and reverse-engineering of successful processes in nature's organic, inorganic, and animal systems, have drawn in recent years the attention of many researchers and engineers working in the general field of parallel and distributed systems, and, in particular, in the specific field of telecommunications networks. In these domains, Nature has provided basic inspiration for the definition of a number of novel algorithms and computational frameworks able to deal effectively with the challenges of current networked systems, which show a growing structural and computational complexity and are made of a large number of highly dynamic and heterogeneous components.
The aim of the event is to provide a forum to present the cutting edge research on Nature-inspired approaches to problems arising in the design, control, protection, and management of network systems, and to outline new trends in parallel nature-inspired computation for the efficient solution of complex problems.
EvoCOMNET 2010 solicits contributions dealing with the application of ideas from natural processes and systems to the definition, analysis and development of novel parallel and distributed algorithms, and to the solution of problems of practical and theoretical interest in all domains related to network systems. The scope of the event emphasizes contributions of novel Nature-inspired approaches to the following application domains:
- Network analysis and design
- Routing protocols
- Transport protocols
- Network protection systems
- Load balancing
- Quality-of-service provisioning
- Mobile ad hoc networks
- Sensor networks
- Network robotics and sensor-actor networks
- Distributed inference and cooperative communication systems
- Distributed search and computing in peer-to-peer networks
- Parallel and distributed optimization algorithms
- Grid computing
- Distributed data mining
- Use and tuning of hybrid computational approaches
Particularly welcome are submissions contributing with:
- Applications of nature-inspired techniques to novel problems in the domain of telecommunications networks and parallel and distributed systems
- Definition of innovative techniques and/or computational frameworks based on biological systems or processes that have not been considered so far in the literature of nature-inspired systems
- Detailed comparative studies of nature-inspired solutions versus more classical/established techniques
- Analytical studies of the behavior and working of the proposed solutions
- Performance evaluation and visualization of parallel and distributed systems based on a natural inspiration
- Real-world implementations
- Studies based on real-world data sets
- Live demonstrations of algorithm behavior
Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of Evo*, published in a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, which will be available at the Conference.
Accepted papers can be found here.
Submit your manuscript, at most 10 A4 pages long, in Springer LNCS format no later than November 4, 2009 using the online submission tool at http://myreview.csregistry.org/evoapplications10/.
Please refer to Springer LNCS web site for the paper formatting instructions.
Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere, and will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the program committee.
The review process is double-blind and therefore the paper must not contain any references that would identify the authors.
The authors of accepted papers will have to improve their paper on the basis of the reviewers' comments and will be asked to send a camera ready version of their manuscripts.
At least one author of each accepted paper has to register for the conference no later than the early registration deadline, and at least one author has to attend the conference and present the paper.
FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
Enrique Alba (University of Malaga, Spain)
Qing Anyong (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Payman Arabshahi, (University of Washington, USA)
Mehmet E. Aydin (University of Bedfordshire, UK)
Iacopo Carreras, (CREATE-NET, Italy)
Arindam K. Das (University of Washington, USA)
Falko Dressler (University of Erlangen, Germany)
Frederick Ducatelle (IDSIA, Switzerland)
Luca Gambardella (IDSIA, Switzerland)
Jin-Kao Hao (University of Angers, France)
Malcolm I. Heywood (Dalhousie University, Canada)
Byrant Julstrom (St. Cloud State University, USA)
Graham Kendall (University of Nottingham, UK)
Kenji Leibnitz (Osaka University, Japan)
Manuel Lozano-Marquez (University of Granada, Spain)
Domenico Maisto (ICAR CNR, Italy)
Ronaldo Menezes (Florida Institute of Technology, USA)
Martin Middendorf (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Roberto Montemanni (IDSIA, Switzerland)
Chien-Chung Shen (University of Delaware, USA)
Tony White (Carleton University, Canada)
Lidia Yamamoto (University of Basel, Switzerland)
Nur Zincir-Heywood (Dalhousie University, Canada)