The Ninth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI’2018) serves as an important forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange latest advantages in theories, technologies, and applications of swarm intelligence and related areas. The ICSI’2018 is the ninth annual event in this high-reputation ICSI series following the continuous eight previous events at Fukuoka, Bali, Beijing, Hefei, Harbin, Shenzhen, Chongqing and Beijing. Papers presented at the ICSI’2018 will be published by Springer-Nature in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (indexed by EI Compendex, ISTP, DBLP, SCOPUS, Web of Science ISI Thomson, etc.), some high-quality papers will be selected for SCI-indexed Transaction and Journal (including IEEE Trans, Swarm and Evolutionary Optimization, etc.).

The ICSI’2018 will be held in the world-famous city of Shanghai, which is the largest and the most developed metropolis with both modern and traditional Chinese features in China. Due to its unique style history and location, shanghai turns into an international city as a bridge between foreign countries and China. It is a global financial center and transport hub. Shanghai is a popular travel destination for visitors to sense the pulsating development of China. The most famous tourist destinations include Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jingmao building, World financial center, Disney paradise, Yuyuan garden. If you want to enjoy the amazing city, come to shanghai, you will love it.

Important Dates

Event Deadline
Special Session and Tutorial proposals January 15, 2018
1Paper submission January 30, 2018 February 28, 2018 (Final)
Notification of acceptance March 30, 2018
Camera-ready copy April 15, 2018
Author registration April 15, 2018

Approved Special Sessions:

Special Session 1: “Self-adaptation Techniques in Evolutionary Computation” by Qinqin Fan, Weian Guo, Wei Du and Xu Chen
Special Session 2: "Brain Storm Optimization Algorithms" by Shi Cheng, Yifei Sun, Junfeng Chen, Yinan Guo
Special Session 3 : “The Applications of Evolutionary Computation in Real Time Task Allocation of Complex Embedded System" by Zhang Tao, Qu Tianshu, Wang Xiaochen
Special Session 4 : “Quantum-behaved Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm and Its Applications" by Wei Fang, Yangyang Li, Yi Mei, Shi Cheng
Special Session 5 : “Evolutionary Computation for Power and Energy Systems by Zhi-Le Yang, Qun Niu, Haiping Ma, Bo-Yang Qu
Special Session 6 : “Swarm Intelligence Algorithms, Simulation, Theories and Applications" by Ben Niu, Hong Wang, Liang Jing, Kaizhou Gao
Special Session 7 : “Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm" by Juan Zou, Nanjiang Dong, Yaru Hu, and Shengxiang Yang
Special Session 8 : "Biologically-inspired Swarm Intelligence for Robotics and Mechatronics" by Chaomin Luo
Special Session 9: "Swarm ‘Mobile’ Robotics and Its Applications" by Changhong Fu and Qirong Tang
Special Session 10: "Intelligent Perception and Manipulation of Space robots" by Xiaodong ZHANG
Special Session 11: "Machine Learning in Environmental Perception and Automatic Control of Underwater robots" by Hai HUANG

Approved Tutorials:

Tutorial 1 : "Brain Storm Optimization Algorithms" by Shi Cheng, Yuhui Shi

Plenary Speakers:

1. Prof. Swagatam Das (the Indian Statistical Institute, India) - "Evaluating the Swarm Metaphor based Heuristics for Continuous Optimization-"

2. Prof. Hideyuki TAKAGI (Kyushu University, Japan) - "Fitness Landscape Information for Better Optimization Search"

3. Prof. Shengxiang Yang (De Montfort University, United Kingdom) - "Swarm Intelligence in Dynamic Environments"


ICSI 2018 Call for Papers in PDF Download

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