[ecoop-info] [CfP] 1st DISCOLI Workshop on DIStributed COLlective Intelligence (co-located with ICDCS'22)

Roberto Casadei roberto.casadei12 at studio.unibo.it
Tue Jan 11 09:47:13 CET 2022

# DISCOLI 2022 - 1st DISCOLI Workshop on DIStributed COLlective
Intelligence - Call for Papers

Workshop website: <https://discoli-workshop.github.io/2022>

The **1st DISCOLI workshop on DIStributed COLlective Intelligence**
is co-located with the 42nd IEEE International Conference on
Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2022)
<https://icdcs2022.icdcs.org/> that will take place in Bologna,
Italy, 10-13 July 2022.

## Important Dates

- **Abstract deadline (soft)**: February 25, 2022
- **Submission deadline**: March 4, 2022
- Notification: April 7, 2022
- Camera-ready submission: April 21, 2022 (strict)
- **Workshop date**: July 10-13, 2022 (TBC)

All times are intended in Anywhere on Earth (AoE) timezone.

## Call for Papers

Recent technological and scientific trends are promoting a vision
where intelligence is more and more distributed and collective.
Indeed, as computing and communication technologies are becoming
increasingly pervasive, and complexity of systems is growing in terms
of scale, heterogeneity, and interaction, hence the focus tends to
shift from the intelligence of individual devices or agents to the
**collective intelligence(CI)** emerging from a dynamic collection of
diverse devices. Such intelligence would allow systems to address
complex problems through proper coordination (e.g., cooperation or
competition), to self-organise to promote functionality under
changing environments, and to improve decision-making capabilities.

The workshop aims to provide a forum where researchers and
practitioners can share and discuss fundamental concepts, models, and
techniques for studying and implementing collectively intelligent
distributed systems. Accordingly, it welcomes original research work
providing ideas and technical contributions for promoting scientific
discussion and practical adoption of CI mechanisms in engineered
systems. As such, the workshop also welcomes cross-disciplinary
contributions (e.g., extracting computational mechanisms from natural
systems exhibiting forms of CI) and contributions from related
research areas like coordination (the study of interaction),
multi-agent systems (MAS), socio-technical systems, organisational
paradigms, Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks (WSANs), the
Internet of Things (IoT), crowd computing, and swarm robotics.

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

- Algorithms for self-adaptive/self-organizing system behaviour
- Algorithms of artificial collective intelligence (e.g., multi-agent
reinforcement learning)
- Techniques for task-specific collective intelligence
- Extraction of collective knowledge in Internet of Things systems
- Collaborations of humans and artificial agents in socio-technical
- Formal models for computational collective intelligence
- Design and verification of emergent properties in distributed
- Coordination models and languages
- Programming languages for distributed CI systems
- Languages for multi-tier programming or macro-programming
- CI for distributed wearable computing systems
- Techniques for crowd computing systems and applications
- Applications of distributed CI for smart environments (e.g., smart
cities, smart buildings)
- Tools for programming and simulation of multi-agent systems

## Submission, review, participation, and publication details

### Originality

Submitted papers must be original, unpublished, and not concurrently
submitted for publication elsewhere.

### Kinds of submissions

The workshop welcomes two kinds of submissions:

1. **Workshop papers**: provide original research contributions.
These must not exceed **6 pages** (including references; up to two
additional pages may be purchased for CR).
2. **Work-in-Progress (WIP) papers**: describe original
work-in-progress research which may not have been fully validated.
These must not exceed **4 pages** (including references).

### Format

All paper submissions should follow the formatting indications of the
main conference <https://icdcs2022.icdcs.org/cfp/>, i.e., IEEE 8.5"
x 11" Two-Column Format (IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference

### E-submission site


### Reviews

Papers will be peer reviewed for originality, relevance to themes,
significance, soundness, presentation, and overall quality. All
papers will be reviewed by a TPC with a minimum of 3 reviews per
paper. Reviews will be single-blind.

### Registration and presentation

At least one of the authors of every accepted paper must register and
present the paper at the workshop.

### Publication

All *accepted and presented* papers will be included in *IEEE Xplore*
and indexed by EI, Scopus.

### Special issues

A special issue on an ISI-impacted journal will be organised. A set
of high-quality papers from DISCOLI will be invited to submit an
extended contribution.

## Workshop Chairs

- Roberto Casadei (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna,
- Min Chen (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
- Franco Zambonelli (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio
Emilia, Italy)
- Mengchu Zhou (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)

For more information, please contact the workshop organizers.

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