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International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering


Special Issue on: "New Frontier of Bio-inspired Computation"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Zhihua Cui, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, China
Prof. Renbin Xiao, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Dr. Xiaozhi Gao, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Prof. Lei Wang, Tongji University, China

Bio-inspired computation is a field of study that loosely knits together subfields related to the topics of connectionism, social behaviour and emergence. It is often closely related to the field of artificial intelligence, as many of its pursuits can be linked to machine learning. It relies heavily on the fields of biology, computer science and mathematics. Bio-inspired computation is an umbrella term for different computational approaches that are based on principles or models of biological systems. Therefore, bio-inspired methods are becoming increasingly important in face of the complexity of today's demanding applications, and accordingly they have been successfully used in various fields ranging from computer engineering and mechanical engineering to chemical engineering and molecular biology.

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

Subject Coverage
Papers to be included in this special issue should be focused on one or more of topics which include but are not limited to:
  • New bio-inspired methodologies learning from the natural living creatures, physical and chemistry phenomenon, and artificial society

  • New bio-inspired methodology analysis tools such as rough sets and stochastic process, etc.

  • Theoretical improvements for current bio-inspired computation methodologies

  • Recent advances on existing bio-inspired methodologies, e.g. evolutionary computation, particle swarm optimization, ant colony algorithm, etc.

  • Applications with bio-inspired methodologies

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

Deadline for submission: 25 September 2010

Acceptance Notification: 25 December 2010

Deadline for Final submission: 25 January 2011