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         1st International Workshop on Parallel Bioinspired Algorithms

              Oslo, Norway,  14 June 2005

to be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP'2005)


Preliminary Schedule

8:00 - 9:00 Registration
9:20 - 9:30 Welcome/Introduction of Keynote Speaker, Francisco Fernández
9:30 - 10:30 Estimation of Distribution Algorithms Session
Initial approaches to the application of islands-based parallel EDAs in continuous domains.

Parallel and Multi-objective EDAs to create multivariate calibration models for quantitative chemical applications

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11 - 12 Applications
Gene Ordering in Microarray Data Using Parallel Memetic Algorithms

Genetic Algorithms using Parallelism and FPGAs: The TSP as Case Study

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:00 Analysis of Algorithms

A Niche for Island Models, Part 1: Outliers and Local Search

Efficiency of Parallel Exponential Evolutionary Programming

15 - 15:30 Coffee Break


Bioinspired algorithms such as genetic and evolutionary algorithms, ant colonies, and immune systems are routinely applied to hard and large problems in a variety of areas. Over the years researchers have incorporated different forms of parallelism into these algorithms developing new algorithms and solving ever larger and harder problems.  The application of Bioinspired Algorithm to solving difficult problems has shown that they can exploit high computation power and communications technology. Nevertheless any effort for increasing the performance of this kind of metaheuristics would be very welcome by the community. This workshop will gather scientists, engineers, and practitioners to share and exchange their experiences, discuss challenges, and report state-of-the-art and in-progress research on all aspects of Parallel and Distributed Bioinspired Algoritms.

The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):




Erick Cantu-Paz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Henri Casanova, University of California in San Diego, USA

Bastien Chopard, University of Geneve, Switzerland

Carlos Coello, Cinvestav, México

Carlos Cotta, University of Malaga, Spain

Francisco Fernández de Vega, University of Extremadura, Spain

Steven M. Gustafson, University of Nottingham, UK.

Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain.

Ignacio Hidalgo, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.

Juan J. Merelo, University of Granada, Spain

Riccardo Poli, University of Essex, UK

Giandomenico Spezzano, Università della Calabria, Italy

Juan M. Sánchez, University of Extremadura, Spain



Erick Cantú-Paz, LLNL, USA

Francisco Fernández de Vega, University of Extremadura, Spain