Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies 

for Optimization - NICSO 2006

Granada, June 29-30 2006

Plenary Talks
Topics of Interest
Important Dates

Program of Activities

Each speaker will have 15 mins. for presentation plus 5 mins for answering questions.

Laptop and projector will be available. Let us know if you need any special equipment.

June, 29
8:30 Registration
10:00 Opening Session
10:30 Plenary Talk
  The biological principles of swarm intelligence
  Guy Theraulaz, University Paul Sabatier, France
11:30 Coffe Break
12:00 Session 1
  1) Natural Behavior Based Metaheuristics for the Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Window
  Rodrigo A. Garrido, Zdenko Koscina
  2) A Cellular Genetic Algorithm for Multiojective Optimization
  A. J. Nebro, J. J. Durillo, B. Dorronsoro, F. Luna, E. Alba 
  3) Particle Swarm Optimization and Genetic Algorithms for Portfolio Selection: a Comparison
  L. Mous, V. A. F. Dallagnol, W. Cheung, and J. van den Berg
  4) A new ant algorithm for graph coloring
  Alain Hertz, Nicolas Zufferey
13:30 Lunch
15:30 Plenary Talk
  Cooperation/collaboration strategies among bacteria
  Eshel ben Jacob, Tel Aviv University, Israel
16:30 Coffe Break
17:00 Session 2
  1) Analysis and Comparison of Two Nature-Inspired Cooperative Strategies
  F. Bonachela, D. Pelta, A. Sancho Royo
  2) Variance reduction techniques in the Monte Carlo simulation of clinical electron linear accelerators driven by the ant colony Method
  Salvador Garca-Pareja, Manuel Vilches, and Antonio M. Lallena
  3) Tradinnova-ACO: Ant Colony Optimization Metaheuristic applied to Stock-Market Investment
  I.J. Casanova, J.M. Cadenas 
  4) Evolutionary Algorithms for the Level Strip Packing Problem
  Carolina Salto, Enrique Alba, and Juan M. Molina
9:30 Registration
10:30 Plenary Talk
  Artificial Immune Systems and Their Applications
  Xiao-Zhi Gao, Helsinky University of Technology, Finland
11:30 Coffe Break
12:00 Session 1
  1) A simulation-based ant colony algorithm for assembly line buffer allocation
  John Kay, Ivan Vitanov
  2) Automated Self-Assembly Programming Paradigm: A Particle Swarm Realization
  Lin Li, Natalio Krasnogor, Jon Garibaldi
  3) CHAC. A MOACO Algorithm for Computation of Bi-Criteria Military Unit Path in the Battlefield
  A.M. Mora, J.J. Merelo, C. Millan, J. Torrecillas , J.L. Jiménez
  4) Parallelization of a Fuzzy Heuristic using Multiple Search
  Carlos Cruz,Juan R. González, José L. Verdegay
13:30 Lunch
15:00 Plenary Talk
  Parallelizing Nature Inspired Optimization Methods
  Enrique Alba Torres, University of Málaga, Spain
16:00 Coffe Break
16:30 Session 2
  1) From Cooperative Team Playing  to an Optimization Method
  Xiaofei Huang
  2) Cell-Like and Tissue Like Membrane Systems as Recognizer Devices
  Miguel Gutierrez-Naranjo, Mario Perez Jimenez, A. Riscos Nuñez, Francisco Romero Campero
  3) A Dynamic Coalition Formation Approach in the Bicriteria Case
  Houda Derbel
17:30 Plenary Talk
  Nature Inspired Smart Information Systems
  Davide Anguita, University of Genova, Italy
18:30 Closing Session
21:00 Closing Dinner