Design, Programming and Learning
of Complex Systems

Extended Deadline: 15 March 2013


Many problems in all the traditional research areas, such as science, engineering, physics, biology, and medicine are often hard to solve, mainly due to the difficulty in understanding their indirect causes and effects, which are not related in an obvious way. Therefore, studying how a system interacts with the environment, or how simple components give rise to the global collective behavior of the system, or even how parts of a system interact with each other, is nowadays one of the most challenging and interesting research areas in every discipline because of its utmost relevance.

In the field of complex systems there currently exist several sophisticated tools that can help us to study the systems in an in-depth manner, through analytical models, and from a computational point of view, describing their model and the way it is simulated.

The special session aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the field of complex systems, particularly in regards to the development of new analytical models and novel applications, as well as on the design of new nature-inspired optimization algorithms.

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers on any topics related to complex systems.


Topics of interest are, but not limited to:

Important Dates

Paper submissions: 15th February 2013     15 March 2013
Notification of acceptance: 22 April 2013
Final paper submission: 6 May 2013

Paper Submission

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the standard format and page limit of regular papers specified in CEC 2013 webpage, and submitted via the official submission system of CEC 2013.

For submission information please visit:

All accepted papers will be published in the CEC electronic proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore digital library, and indexed by EI Compendex.

Program Committee

Jaume Bacardit, University of Nottingham, UK

Wolfgang Banzhaf, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Hugues Bersini, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Christian Blum, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Vincenzo Cutello, University of Catania, Italy

Rene Doursat, Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France

Steven Gustafson, General Electric Global Research Center, New York, USA

Jin-Kao Hao, University of Angers, France

Laetitia Jourdan, UFR IEEA USTL-LIFL & INRIA, France

Natalio Krasnogor, Unviersity of Nottingham, UK

Doheon Lee, KAIST, Korea

Pietro Lio', University of Cambridge, UK

Vittorio Maniezzo, University of Bologna, Italy

Panos M. Pardalos, University of Florida, USA

Gheorghe Paun, The Romanian Academy, Romania

Jordan Pollack, Brandeis University, USA

Vitorino Ramos, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Hiroki Sayama, Binghamton University, New York, USA

Richard Solè Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

El-Ghazali Talbi, University of Lille, France


Giuseppe Nicosia, University of Catania, Italy - nicosia [at]
Mario Pavone, University of Catania, Italy - mpavone [at]