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


Special Issue on: "Theoretical Analysis and Benchmarking of Nature-Inspired Algorithms"

Prof. Xin-She Yang, Middlesex University, UK

Despite the huge success and popularity of nature-inspired algorithms in practice in recent years, the mathematical and statistical analysis of these algorithms is still lacking. In fact, apart from limited results on a few limited cases, convergence and stability of most algorithms still remain challenging, open problems.

Furthermore, existing benchmarking and comparison studies of these algorithms are fragmental and without a good framework, which necessitates a systematic approach to benchmarking.

This special issue therefore strives to stimulate more research on the theoretical aspects of nature-inspired algorithms and their benchmarking.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Mathematical analysis
  • Complexity of algorithms
  • Statistical analysis and comparison
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Cuckoo search
  • Firefly algorithm
  • Particle swarm optimisation
  • Systematic benchmarking
  • Bat algorithm
  • Framework of bio-inspired algorithms
  • Dynamical systems
  • Markov chain theory
  • Large-scale applications
  • Other new methods

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 30 September 2013

Acceptance notification: 31 December 2013

Final manuscript submission: 15 February, 2014