19 December 2012

Call for papers: "Theoretical Analysis and Benchmarking of Nature-Inspired Algorithms"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Bio-Inspired Computation.

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.

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
Important Dates
Submission deadline: 30 September, 2013
Acceptance notification: 31 December, 2013
Final manuscript submission: 15 February, 2014

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