Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence

5th International Workshop, ANTS 2006, Brussels, Belgium, September 4-7, 2006. Proceedings

  • Marco Dorigo
  • Luca Maria Gambardella
  • Mauro Birattari
  • Alcherio Martinoli
  • Riccardo Poli
  • Thomas Stützle
Conference proceedings ANTS 2006

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4150)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. A Comparison of Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithms Based on Run-Length Distributions

    1. Marco A. Montes de Oca, Thomas Stützle, Mauro Birattari, Marco Dorigo
      Pages 1-12
    2. Luca D’Acierno, Bruno Montella, Fortuna De Lucia
      Pages 25-36
    3. Frederick Ducatelle, Gianni A. Di Caro, Luca Maria Gambardella
      Pages 37-48
    4. Tiago Camilo, Carlos Carreto, Jorge Sá Silva, Fernando Boavida
      Pages 49-59
    5. Mudassar Iqbal, Marco A. Montes de Oca
      Pages 72-83
    6. David Martens, Manu De Backer, Raf Haesen, Bart Baesens, Christophe Mues, Jan Vanthienen
      Pages 84-95
    7. Christian Blum, Joaquín Bautista, Jordi Pereira
      Pages 96-107
    8. Guillermo Leguizamón, Carlos A. Coello Coello
      Pages 108-119
    9. Shervin Nouyan, Marco Dorigo
      Pages 120-131
    10. Riccardo Poli, William B. Langdon, Paul Marrow, Jim Kennedy, Maurice Clerc, Dan Bratton et al.
      Pages 132-143
    11. Eliyahu Osherovich, Alfred M. Bruckstein, Vladimir Yanovski
      Pages 144-155
    12. Prasanna Balaprakash, Mauro Birattari, Thomas Stützle, Marco Dorigo
      Pages 156-166
    13. Jesus Millor, José Halloy, Jean-Marc Amé, Jean-Louis Deneubourg
      Pages 167-178
    14. Wolfram Wiesemann, Thomas Stützle
      Pages 179-190
    15. Alexandre Campo, Shervin Nouyan, Mauro Birattari, Roderich Groß, Marco Dorigo
      Pages 191-202
    16. Paola Pellegrini, Daniela Favaretto, Elena Moretti
      Pages 203-214
    17. Mauro Birattari, Paola Pellegrini, Marco Dorigo
      Pages 215-223

About these proceedings


ANTS – The International Workshop on Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence is now at its ?fth edition. The series started in 1998 with the - ganization of ANTS 1998. At that time the goal was to gather in a common meeting those researchers interested in ant colony optimization: more than 50 researchers from around the world joined for the ?rst time in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss ant colony optimization and swarm intelligence related research. A selectionofthebest paperspresentedatthe workshopwaspublished asa special issue of the Future Generation Computer Systems journal (Vol. 16, No. 8, 2000). Two years later, ANTS 2000, organized again in Brussels, attracted more than 70 participants. The 41 extended abstracts presented as talks or posters at the workshopwere collected in a booklet distributed to participants, and a selection of the best papers was published as a special section of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (Vol. 6, No. 4, 2002). After these ?rst two successful editions, it was decided to make of ANTS a seriesofbiannualeventswitho?cialworkshopproceedings.Thethirdandfourth editions were organized in September 2002 and September 2004, respectively. Proceedings were published by Springer within the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. The proceedings of ANTS 2002, LNCS Volume 2463, contained 36 contri- tions: 17 full papers, 11 short papers, and 8 extended abstracts,selected out of a total of 52 submissions. Those of ANTS 2004, LNCS Volume 3172, contained 50 contributions:22 full papers, 19 shortpapers, and 9 extended abstracts,selected out of a total of 79 submissions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marco Dorigo
    • 1
  • Luca Maria Gambardella
    • 2
  • Mauro Birattari
    • 3
  • Alcherio Martinoli
    • 4
  • Riccardo Poli
    • 5
  • Thomas Stützle
    • 6
  1. 1.IRIDIA, CoDEUniversité Libre de Bruxelles,,BrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull’Intelligenza Artificiale (IDSIA)LuganoSwitzerland
  3. 3.IRIDIA, CoDEUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium
  4. 4.Swarm-Intelligent Systems GroupÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  5. 5.Department of Computing and Electronic SystemsUniversity of EssexColchesterUK
  6. 6.IRIDIA, CoDEUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-38482-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-38483-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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