NICSO 2007 is the second edition of the Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative
Strategies for Optimization (see previous
edition), and it aims are to give a deeper investigation and a vigorous exchange of ideas about emerging
research areas in problem solving strategies.
Biological and natural processes have always been a source of inspiration for computer science
and information technology in many real-world applications. Its well known that biological entities, from single cell
organisms - like bacteria - to humans, often engage on a rich repertoire of social interaction that could range from
altruistic cooperation through open conflict. One specific kind of social interaction is
cooperative problem solving (CPS), where a group of autonomous entities work together to achieve
Examples of Nature-inspired coordination/cooperation strategies include, but are not limited to,
Swarm Intelligence, Ants Colonies, Artificial Immune Systems, Amorphous Computing,
Evolvable Systems, Membrane Computing, Quantum Computing, Software Self Assembly.
NICSO 2007 will be held in Acireale (Italy) situated over a lavic territory,
Acireale is famous for its baroque and it presents a
characteristic handicraft, based on objects in lava-rock.
For any informations, you can contact the conference secretariat at