Calls for papers


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


Special Issue on: "Metaheursitics and Swarm Intelligence in Engineering and Industry"

Guest Editor:
Prof. Xin-She Yang, National Physical Laboratory, UK

Metaheuristics and swarm intelligence are becoming widely used for optimisation and design in engineering and industrial applications. Metaheuristic algorithms tend to be nature-inspired and more often swarm-based, and have permeated almost every area of engineering and industry.

This special issue will focus on recent advances in metaheuristics and swarm intelligence in engineering and industry.

Subject Coverage

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Artificial immune systems
  • Ant algorithms
  • Bee algorithms
  • Cuckoo search
  • Differential evolution
  • Evolutionary algorithms
  • Firefly algorithms
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Harmony search
  • Particle swarm optimisation
  • Simulated annealing
  • Tabu search

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

Submission deadline: 1 November, 2011

Acceptance notification: 15 December, 2011

Final manuscript submission: 15 January, 2012