Calls for papers


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


Special Issue on: "Knowledge and Intelligence in Distributed Systems"

Guest Editors:
David Camacho, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Doina Bein, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Martijn Warnier, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Distributed systems are currently facing new challenges of adapting and reusing research results in the area of intelligent systems. Intelligent systems are using methods and technology derived from knowledge-based and computational intelligence. Distributed computing develops methods and technology to build systems that are composed of collaborating components.

This special issue welcomes submissions of original papers introducing research results on all aspects covering the roles of knowledge and intelligence in distributed systems, ranging from concepts and theoretical developments to advanced technologies and innovative applications.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the IDC'2011 symposium (, but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the symposium to submit papers for this call.

Paper acceptance and publication will be judged on the basis of quality, relevance to the symposium’s themes, clarity of presentation, originality, accuracy of results and proposed solutions.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Hybrid systems involving software agents and human actors
  • Intelligent integration of data and processes
  • Intelligent cloud infrastructures
  • Autonomic and adaptive distributed computing
  • Intelligent service-oriented distributed systems
  • Self-organising and adaptive distributed systems
  • Emerging behaviours in complex distributed systems
  • Knowledge integration and fusion from distributed sources
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery in distributed settings
  • Semantic and knowledge grids
  • Ontologies and meta-data for description of heterogeneous resources and services
  • Intelligence in mobile and ubiquitous computing
  • Intelligence in peer-to-peer systems
  • Intelligence in distributed multimedia systems
  • Intelligent distributed problem solving and decision making
  • Intelligent distributed applications in e-business/e-commerce, e-learning, e-health, e-science, e-government and crisis management

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.

Submitted papers will be subjected to a maximum of two rounds of refereeing, and authors will be informed of final decisions by 31 August, 2012.

Important Dates

Submission: 31 May, 2012

First notification: 1 September, 2012

Submission of revisions: 29 September, 2012

Final decision: 29 October, 2012

Submission of final papers: 29 November, 2012