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International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control
International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control


Special Issue on: "New Advances on Swarm Intelligence"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Zhihua Cui, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, China
Prof. Lei Wang, Tongji University, China

This special issue will focus on new advances on swarm intelligence including the theory and applications. Swarm intelligence is the discipline that deals with natural and artificial systems composed of many individuals that coordinate their activities using decentralized control and self-organization. In particular, the discipline focuses on the collective behaviours that result from the local interactions of the individuals with each other and with their environment.

Examples of systems studied by swarm intelligence are colonies of ants and termites, schools of fish, flocks of birds, herds of land animals. Some human artefacts also fall into the domain of swarm intelligence, notably some multi-robot systems, and also certain computer programs that are written to tackle optimization and data analysis problems.

The objective of this special issue is to bring researchers from academia and industry together to report and review the latest progresses in this field, and to explore future directions.

Subject Coverage
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Theory advances in swarm intelligence
  • Development on swarm intelligent algorithms
  • Swarm-based scheduling and planning
  • Swarm-based robotics
  • Swarm-based system engineering
  • Other applications of swarm intelligence

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

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

The deadline for submission: 1 October, 2010

Acceptance Notification:1 January, 2011

Revised Version: 1 March, 2011