The 11th International Workshop on Nature
 Inspired Distributed Computing (NIDISC’08)

held in conjunction with

The 22th IEEE/ACM International Parallel and Distributed Processing

Symposium  (IPDPS 2008)

April 14-18, 2008
Miami, Florida, USA



General Chair

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

Program Co-chairs

Enrique Alba                          University of MálagaSpain– ( )
Franciszek Seredynski           Polish Academy of Sciences – Poland ( )
El-ghazali Talbi                      University of Lille, INRIA –France– ( )

Program Committee

Azzedine Boukerche, University of Ottawa, Canada
Martin Middendorf, University of Leipzig, Germany
Pascal Bouvry, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Michelle D. Moore, Texas A & M - Corpus Christi, USA
Juergen Branke, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
G. Spezzano, University of Calabria, Italy
Erick Cantú-Paz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Franciszek Seredynski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Tarek El-Ghazawi, George Washington University, USA
Marco Tomassini, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Nordine Melab, University of Lille, France


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


Important Dates:


        Submission Deadline                     -           November 20, 2007

        Notification of Acceptance            -           December 20, 2007

        Final Copy Due                            -           January 5, 2008

Selected papers are published in an International Journal