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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)

Selected high-quality papers from the workshop will be considered for a Special Issue of Parallel and Distributed Computing Journal (Elsevier).


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



Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the workshop. The length of the papers should not exceed 8 pages using the well known IEEE (double column) format, including figures and references on 8.5 by 11 inch paper using at least 11 point font. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format (or postscript) by sending it as an e-mail attachment to one of the workshop co-chairs. All papers will be peer reviewed and the comments will be provided to the authors.

The authors of accepted papers will have to improve their paper on the basis of  the reviewers' comments and  will be asked to  send a camera ready  version  of their  manuscripts by  April 15, 2005.  The accepted papers will be published together with those of other ICPP '05 workshops by the IEEE Computer Society.

A special issue of the Journal Parallel and Distributed Computing Journal (Elsevier) will consider the inclusion of selected high-quality papers from the workshop.



Submission Deadline:
February 21, 2005
Author Notification:
March 18, 2005
Final Manuscript Due:
April 3, 2005



Erick Cantú-Paz, LLNL, USA

Francisco Fernández de Vega, University of Extremadura, Spain