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Dalei Wu <[log in to unmask]>
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CFP: BICT 2015 Special Track on Swarm Robotics (SR)
9th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and
Communications Technologies (BICT 2015, formerly BIONETICS)
Paper submission deadline: August 3, 2015

December 3 (Thu) - December 5, 2015 (Sat)
New York City, NY, USA

Sponsored by European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) and Department of
Biomedical Engineering at the Columbia University School of
Engineering and Applied Science
In corporation with ACM (Pending)

Swarm robotics researchers design systems of individually simple
robots which together exhibit some global behaviour that is either
desirable from the engineering perspective, or interesting as an
analog to the behaviour of swarms in nature.  Most research in swarm
robotics is bio-inspired wherein the observation of particular animal
behaviours leads to a robotic system that either fulfills some useful
function or serves as a model of the original biological system.
However, in some cases it is only the general principles of swarm
systems in nature that are employed: self-organization, stigmergy, and
emergence.  The main constraint of a swarm robotic system is the lack
of centralized control.  Individual robots may exchange information
and materials through the medium of the environment, but they must
sense, compute, and act as individuals.  These characteristics ideally
lead to systems that are scalable and adaptable.  The main challenges
are in designing such systems to yield desirable behaviour and
analyzing them to understand how individual behaviours contribute to
the overall behaviour.

This special track seeks high-quality original papers on the full
spectrum of topics in swarm robotics, including but not limited to:

- Algorithms and control strategies
- Hardware design
- Robot swarms as biological models
- Bio-inspired techniques for design and analysis
- Evolutionary robotics and other automated design techniques
- Learning
- Tools for design, simulation, analysis, and hardware implementation
- Physicomimetics
- Human-swarm interaction
- Mathematical models of swarms


Regular paper submission due: August 3
Short and poster/demo paper submission due: September 22
Notification for regular papers: September 21
Notification for short and poster/demo papers: October 1
Camera ready due: October 15


Authors are invited to submit regular papers (up to 8 pages each),
short papers (up to 4 pages each) or poster/demo papers (up to 2 pages
each) in ACM's paper template. Up to two extra pages are allowed for
each paper with extra page charges. See for more details.


All accepted paper will be published through ACM Digital Library and
submitted for indexing by SI, EI Compendex, Scopus, ACM Library,
Google Scholar and many more. Selected papers will be considered for
publication in leading journals including:

- IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience
- ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications
- Elsevier Information and Software Technology
- Elsevier Information Sciences
- Elsevier Nano Communication Networks Journal
- Springer Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling
- Int'l Journal of Soft Computing and Networking

Andrew Vardy
Departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Dalei Wu
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Phone: (423) 425-4386
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