I'm assistant professor in Computer Science at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, Italy. My research is focused on the design and develop of nature-inspired algorithms for optimization tasks, which have been applied on several research areas, as combinatorial; numerical; and systems biology problems.
In January 2014 I have got the National Scientific Qualification for Associate Professor in Computer Science.
I'm member of the Editorial Board for some international journals, as well as member of Program Committees for several international conferences and workshops. I'm editor of several special issues - artificial life, eaai, bmc immunology, natural computing, and memetic computing - and co-chair of many international conferences.
I am co-founder of TaoScience Research center.
In November 2009 I was a visiting professor at the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham (UK), where I worked with Prof. Natalio Krasnogor.
In 2006 I was a visiting researcher at the IBM-KAIST Bio-Computing Research Center, Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Republic of Korea, where I worked with Prof. Doheon Lee.
J. Costanza, V. Cutello and M. Pavone. An Immunological Algorithm for Combinatorial Optimization: the Fuel Distribution Problem as Case Study, International Journal of Swarm Intelligence and Evolutionary Computation, 2015. (to appear)
P. Conca, G. Stracquadanio, O. Greco, V. Cutello, M. Pavone and G. Nicosia. Packing equal disks in a unit square: an immunological optimization approach, 1st International Congress on Systems Immunology, Immunoinformatics & Immune-computation (ICSI3), IEEE Press 2015.
HM 2016 - 10th International Workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics - 8-10 June 2016, Plymouth, UK
Stream Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization at 28th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO 2016) - 3-6 July 2016, Poznan, Poland
Bio-inspired Fuzzy Logic Approaches - Interdisciplinary Emergent Technologies - special session at IEEE-WCCI 2016, FUZZ-IEEE 2016 - 25-29 July 2016, Vancouver, Canada
Current Special Issues
Systems Immunology & Immunoinformatics, s.i. in BMC Immunology.
Edts: Coello Coello, Cutello, Lee, Pavone, Zammataro
Recent Advances in Immunological Inspired Computation, s.i. in Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Elsevier.
Edts: Coello Coello, Cutello, Lee, Pavone
Intelligent Cloud Computing, s.i. in Memetic Computing, Springer.
Edts: Pavone, Ramadan, Vasilakos
Bio-Inspired & Natural Computing, Computer Science, University of Catania (graduate)
Computer Programming, Computer Science, University of Catania (undergraduate)
Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, University of Catania (graduate)
News & Announcements
Jan 21, 2016: Next June I will go to the University of Angers to work with Jin-Kao Hao as Visiting Professor.
Nov 28, 2015: I was invited to give a seminar at the Department of Mathematics at University of Salerno.
Nov 27, 2015: HM 2016 has a confirmed special issue in Soft Computing journal!!
Nov 25, 2015: The NICSO 2007 ebook has a total of 15,385 chapter downloads! 6,959 chapter downloads only in 2014!!! (NICSO 2007 book metrix)
Nov 3, 2015:
Special sessions organized as part of HM 2016. Please, have a look on the HM 2016 webpage.
May 13, 2015: I'm going to give a Tutorial at ECTA 2015 - 7th International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications - Lisbon, Portugal, 12-14 November 2015
Feb. 13, 2015: A new Task Force has been launched on "Interdisciplinary Emergent Technologies". I'm very glad to be Vice-Chair!!(link)
Jan. 2015: Two great special issues at ICSI3 2015: BMC Immunology & Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Nov. 2014: the proceedings of ICSI3 2015 will be published by IEEE Press!
Apr. 2014: I'm going to give a Tutorial at META 2014, Marrakech - Morocco (link)
Apr. 2014: I have been nominated Chair of the Task Force on Artificial Immune Systems for the IEEE CIS (link)
Jan. 2014: I have got the National Scientific Qualification for Associate Professor in Computer Science
2014: Biology meets Engineering and Computer Science (link)
Dec. 2013: Recent Developments in Swarm Intelligence, special session at META 2014 (link)
2013: International Summit on Industrial Engineering 2014 (link)
2013: ECAL 2013 is featured on WIRED! (link)
2013:ECAL 2013 on the CORDIS news webpage! (link)
2012: Algorithms & Models for Complex Natural Systems - special issue in Natural Computing
2012: Optimization on Complex Systems - special issue on Memetic Computing
2010:NCB 2010 - Natural Computation in BioInformatics, special session at the 24th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO XXIV).
Jan. 26, 2009: Prof. Vincenzo Manca, University of Verona, will talk on "Biologia Computazionale e Computazione Biologica: modelli algoritmici di sistemi biologici"