[ecoop-info] Call for papers - From Natural Computing to Self-organizing Intelligent Complex Systems

Barna Iantovics barna_iantovics at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 6 20:33:43 CEST 2011

Dear Colleague,
You are kindly invited to contribute with a paper to the Special Issue “From 
Natural Computing to Self-organizing Intelligent Complex Systems”
Please find also the call for contribution to the “International Workshop on 
Next Generation Intelligent Medical Decision Support Systems”
(the webpage it is not completely finished sorry about it). 
Kind regards,
Barna Iantovics

********************* CALL FOR PAPERS 
SPECIAL ISSUE:  From Natural Computing to Self-organizing Intelligent Complex 
Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR)
Guest Editors: 
Barna László Iantovics, Petru Maior University, Romania      
Marius Ştefan Măruşteri, Universityof Medicineand Pharmacy, Romania
Constantin-Bălă Zamfirescu, Lucian Blaga University, Romania
Recently a large number of bio-inspired computational methods have been used 
(also called methods of Natural Computing) to solve computationally hard 
problems in many domains. These methods have proven to be successful for 
different types of problems with unknown and uncertain data where the 
traditional approaches are not so effective. It is estimated that the biological 
life that evolved during millions of years will be a fruitful source of 
inspiration for the development of new computational methods offer in the years 
to come and they will represent an important research direction in the 
Artificial Intelligence mainstream.
From a practical perspective, an essential research direction is represented by 
the development of highly complex systems (usually agent-based) that 
intelligently solve problems of very high difficulty. We consider complex 
systems composed from a large number of components (agents) capable to make 
specialized computations in the problem space. Suchdevelopments are usually 
composed of a very large number of computational components, who interact many 
times nonlinearly, forming as a whole a complex problem solving system.A 
subclass of complex systems includes the hybrid systems composed from different 
type of artificial components capable to make computations, and human 
specialists that could interact in different points of decisions during the 
problems solving. Research related to complex systems address analysis of many 
aspects such as complexity, self-organization, emergence, intelligence, 
hybridization and so forth. Many computational complex systems developments 
require interdisciplinary approaches, which must include methods developed in 
different sciences, like sub-domains of the Artificial Intelligence like Natural 
Computing and Intelligent Agents. 

A particular subject by interest for this issue is represented by the 
self-organizing complex systems that use methods of natural computing in 
different tasks, like: problems solving, self-organization etc.This issue will 
centralize some state of the art results in the theme, which we estimate that 
will remain an important research direction in the near future.
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) 
the following:
·        artificial intelligence
·        large-scale and complex systems
·        hybrid complex systems
·        intelligent systems
·        natural computing
·        evolutionary systems
·        complex systems’modeling
·        agents and multi-agent systems
·        complex networks
·        difficult problem for a human specialist
·        difficult problem for a computational system
·        complex systems specialized in difficult problems solving
·        decision support systems
·        problem solving method used by a complex system
·        problems that could be solved by a complex system
·        large-scale cooperative agent-based systems 
·        self-organizing system 
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special 
theme issue on From Natural Computing to Self-organizing Intelligent Complex 
Systems on or before March 19, 2011. All submissions must be original and may 
not be under review by another publication. Interested authors should consult 
the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at 
http://www.igi-global.com/development/author_info/guidelines submission.pdf.  
All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. 
Papers must follow APAstyle for reference citations.
This journal is an official publication of the Information Resources Management 
Editor-in-Chief:Mehdi Khosrow-Pour 
Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)
The Journal of Information Technology Research is published by IGI Global 
(formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” 
(formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference”, 
“Business Science Reference”, and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For 
additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. 

All submissions should be directed to the attention of:
Barna László Iantovics, Marius Ştefan Măruşteri, Constantin-Bălă Zamfirescu
Guest Editors
E-mail: laszlo at science.upm.ro

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