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Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence | Aims and Scope: Swarm Intelligence

Aims and Scope: Swarm Intelligence

Swarm Intelligence is the principal peer-reviewed publication dedicated to reporting on research and developments in the multidisciplinary field of swarm intelligence. The journal publishes original research articles and occasional review articles on theoretical, experimental and/or practical aspects of swarm intelligence. All articles are published both in print and in electronic form. There are no page charges for publication. Swarm Intelligence is published quarterly.

The field of swarm intelligence deals with systems composed of many individuals that coordinate using decentralized control and self-organization. In particular, it focuses on the collective behaviors that result from the local interactions of the individuals with each other and with their environment. It is a fast-growing field that encompasses the efforts of researchers in multiple disciplines, ranging from ethology and social science to operations research and computer engineering.

Swarm Intelligence will report on advances in the understanding and utilization of swarm intelligence systems, that is, systems that are based on the principles of swarm intelligence. The following subjects are of particular interest to the journal:

  • modeling and analysis of collective biological systems such as social insect colonies, flocking vertebrates, and human crowds as well as any other swarm intelligence systems;
  • application of biological swarm intelligence models to real-world problems such as distributed computing, data clustering, graph partitioning, optimization and decision making;
  • theoretical and empirical research in ant colony optimization, particle swarm optimization, swarm robotics, and other swarm intelligence algorithms.

Articles that combine experimental and theoretical work are especially welcome.

The Swarm Intelligence Journal is the main journal in the field of Swarm Intelligence. The Editor in Chief, Marco Dorigo is one of the most notable in the field of Swarm Intelligence. Dr. Dorigo pioneered the use of Swarm Intelligence within the telecommunications field. Other notable researchers of Swarm Intelligence that serve of the journal’s editorial board are Gerardo Beni (the originator of the term ); Luca Maria Gambardella (worked closely with Dr. Dorigo and has made notable contributions to the field ) and James Kennedy (best known as an originator and researcher of particle swarm optimization)

Swarm Intelligence is a rapidly growing research field which describes the collective behavior of decentralized, self-organized systems, natural or artificial. The concept is employed in work on Artificial Intelligence. Swarm Intelligence-based techniques has a variety of applications. The US military is using swarm technologies for controlling unmanned vehicles as well as with nanobots. Mobile media is using Swarm Intelligence with telecommunications networks. This form of technology is particularly useful due to it being cheap, robust and simple.