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International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation
International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation


Special Issue on: "Bio-Inspired Computation for Engineering Applications (BioICEA)"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Aladdin Ayesh, De Montfort University, UK
Prof. Alaa Sheta, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan

Bio-inspired systems have been evolving from mere algorithms to an identifiable area of research that has been currently the focus of interest. The advances in genetic algorithms and neural networks have been consolidated to give this area the basis for development. The current innovative algorithms such as swarm algorithms (e.g. ant colony optimisation) are complementing the area and giving it the progressive dimension needed for sustainability.

As bio-inspired systems are being developed, many researchers have identified them as useful tools for engineering applications including optimization and adaptive engineering systems. This special issue aims to provide an outlet to report on applications of bio-inspired computational methods to engineering fields from traditional applications of manufacturing and control to novel areas of evolvable robots and swarms.

Subject Coverage
The special issue covers all bio-inspired techniques and their applications to engineering problems. Topics include but are not limited to:
  • Swarm intelligence (e.g. PSO and ACO)
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Genetic programming
  • Evolutionary strategies
  • Evolutionary programming
  • Artificial neural networks
  • Neurocomputing
  • Cooperative co-evolution
This includes any general engineering applications of bio-inspired methods and technologies, such as:
  • Evolvable hardware
  • Evolvable agents
  • Control and manufacturing applications
  • Mobile robots
  • Assistive technologies
  • System and constraint optimisation
  • Imaging and vision
  • Signal processing
  • Time tabling
  • Medical applications
  • Communication systems
  • Computer networks

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline: 31 December 2008

Notifications: 1 February 2009

Camera ready: 1 April 2009