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VI International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization (NICSO 2013)

NICSO 2013 is the sixth edition of the International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization (previous ones were Granada 2006, Acireale 2007, Puerto de la Cruz 2008, Granada 2010, and Cluj-Napoca 2011), and its aims are to give a deeper investigation and a vigorous exchange of ideas about emerging research areas in cooperative problem solving strategies.

Biological and natural processes have always been a source of inspiration for computer science and information technology in many real-world applications. Its well known that biological entities, from single cell organisms - like bacteria - to humans, often engage on a rich repertoire of social interaction that could range from altruistic cooperation through open conflict. One specific kind of social interaction is cooperative problem solving (CPS), where a group of autonomous entities work together to achieve certain goal.


Find the all information about the special issue here

Conference Programme Updated on 30 August 2013

Each presentation is scheduled for 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions

Book of abstracts available for download here

The proceedings are already available online from Springer in this link

Find the directions for travel to Canterbury and campus here

Registration is open

Final camera ready deadline extended until June 15, 2013

Deadline extended until May 5, 2013

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS:: TRUCE (Training and Research in Unconventional Computation in Europe) is sponsoring NICSO 2013 with 25 scholarships awarded to research postgraduate students. Successfully accepted student papers will automatically enter a selection process from where the best will be chosen and offered a scholarship that offsets the student registration fee.. The selection process criteria will be based on originality, technical soundness, positioning and writing style. More information here