The 12th International Workshop on Nature

Inspired Distributed Computing 


 held in conjunction with

The 23th IEEE/ACM International Parallel and Distributed Processing

 Symposium nidisc(IPDPS 2009)

May 25-28

ROME Italy


General Chair
Albert Y. Zomaya                   The University of Sydney –Australia– ( )

Program Co-chairs
Enrique Alba                          University of Málaga –Spain– ( )
Franciszek Seredynski           Polish Academy of Sciences – Poland ( )
El-ghazali Talbi                      University of Lille, INRIA –France– ( )


Program Committee
Workshop Theme
Techniques based on metaheuristics and nature-inspired paradigms can provide efficient solutions to a wide variety of problems. Moreover, parallel and distributed metaheuristics can be used to provide more powerful problem solving environments in a variety of fields, ranging, for example, from finance to bio- and health-informatics. This workshop seeks to provide an opportunity for researchers to explore the connection between metaheuristics and the development of solutions to problems that arise in operations research, parallel computing, telecommunications, and many others. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Prospective authors of high quality research contributions are invited to submit an electronic copy of their manuscript not exceeding 8 two-column pages including figures and references in the traditional IEEE format used in IPDPS. Please, use Postscript or PDF when possible.
In your email, please indicate paper title, author(s), and the corresponding author.
Selected papers will be invited to an international scholarly journal.
Papers should be submitted to:
Enrique Alba  
Informática (3-2-12), 29071 Málaga, Spain

Franciszek Seredynski
Polish Academy of Sciences – Poland

El-Ghazali Talbi
Lab d'Informatique Fondam. de Lille, France

Important Dates
        Submission Deadline                     -           December 12, 2008
        Notification of Acceptance            -           January 20, 2009
        Final Copy Due                            -           February 15, 2009
        Workshop                                   -            May 25, 2009

Selected papers are to be published in an International Journal