Application of Nature-inspired Techniques for Communication Networks and other Parallel and Distributed Systems featuring a fast-track option for Applied Soft Computing Journal

This year’s edition is technically sponsored by the World Federation on Soft Computing.

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Network systems are all those structures based either on a physical network organization and/or on an abstract (human-centred) network model. They show a growing structural and computational complexity and are made of a large number of highly dynamic and heterogeneous components.

Examples of such structures are communication systems, networks, wireless networks, and abstractly-connected systems. These latter represent all the situations in which multiple entities interact and are interconnected by a logical network, and their collective behaviour determines a dynamic system in fields such as transportation, logistics, finance, economics, social networks, and many others.

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.

In recent years humans are taking advantage of the fact that Nature has provided basic inspiration for the definition of a number of novel computational intelligence approaches. These approaches are proving themselves able to deal effectively with, among others, the challenges of current network systems. Among them, evolutionary algorithms are of high relevance for EvoCOMNET.

All papers dealing with the application of evolutionary computation approaches to network systems are well suited to the workshop

Areas of Interest and Contributions

The scope of the event emphasizes contributions to the following application domains, but is not limited to:

Publication Details

Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of EvoStar, published in a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, which will be available at the Conference.

Furthermore, a selection of the best accepted papers, suitably revised and extended, will be eligible for fast-track publication in Applied Soft Computing journal by Elsevier (Impact Factor 2.612), thanks to the technical sponsorship offered by the World Federation on Soft Computing.

Submission Details

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. They will be peer reviewed by members of the program committee. The reviewing process will be double-blind, so please omit information about the authors in the submitted paper.

Submit your manuscript in Springer LNCS format.

Page limit: 10 pages to http://myreview.csregistry.org/evoapps13/.

Submission deadline: 1 November 2012 Extended to 11 November 2012

Program Committee