[Comp-neuro] Call for papers - From Natural Computing to Self-organizing Intelligent Complex Systems

Barna Iantovics barna_iantovics at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 20 10:51:18 CET 2011

Dear Colleague,
    You are kindly invited to contribute with a paper to the journal special issue. 

Kind regards,Barna Iantovics

CALL FOR PAPERS ************************************


DUE DATE: March 19, 2011

ISSUE:  From Natural Computing to Self-organizing
Intelligent Complex Systems

Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR)



Guest Editors: 

Barna László Iantovics, Petru Maior University, Romania         

Marius Ştefan
Măruşteri, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania 

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. Such developments 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


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 APA style for reference citations.


This journal is an official publication of the
Information Resources Management Association



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:


László Iantovics, Marius Ştefan Măruşteri, Constantin-Bălă Zamfirescu

Guest Editors

laszlo at science.upm.ro

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