Special Session on Agent-Based Optimization
ABO 2011

5th International KES Symposium


Manchester, UK
29 June - 1 July 2011

  1. Introduction

    The aim of the ABO 2011 special session is to bring together researchers working on methods and applications concerned with designing and using the multi-agent systems with a view to obtain solutions to optimization problems as well as to discuss these issues and to present current research results. Topics of submitted papers should focus on solutions where the multi-agent paradigm is used to enhance or replace traditional approaches to solving difficult optimization problems.

  2. Information for authors

    The papers will be reviewed by KES AMSTA International Program Committee. The best submissions will be selected for presentation and will be included in the symposium proceedings. The papers should present original and unpublished research. The symposium proceedings are planned to be published and distributed by Springer-Verlag in series LNCS/LNAI. Submitted papers for ABO should be prepared in LNCS/LNAI style and should be limited to 10 pages. All submissions must be sent electronically using the PROSE software review system.

    Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in the edited book entitled "Agent-Based Optimization" that will be published by Springer in Studies in Computational Intelligence.

  3. Topics of interest

    • A-Teams
    • Optimizing MAS
    • Agent-based implementations of meta-heuristics
    • Distributed problem solving and optimization
    • Cooperative optimization and problem solving
    • Tools and applications for agent-based optimization
    • Applications of agent-based optimization techniques
    • Other related topics

  4. Special session chairs

    Piotr Jedrzejowicz, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland -
    Ireneusz Czarnowski, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland -

  5. Important Dates

    Submission of papers:    Extended to: 31 Jan. 2011
    Notification of acceptance: 11 Feb. 2011
    Upload of final papers to be received: 25 Feb. 2011
    Upload of publication files (PDF file and DOC or TEX files): 11 Mar. 2011

    Symposium: 29 June - 1 July 2011

    More details is available at the KES AMSTA 2011 website.