ANTS 2012: Eighth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels,
Belgium (Sep 12-14, 2012)
The winner of the best paper award at ANTS 2012 will receive an ant designed by the Italian sculptor Matteo
ACO on Scholarpedia: a short introduction to Ant Colony Optimization.
Swarm Intelligence: a new journal dedicated to reporting on developments in the discipline of swarm intelligence. Published by Springer.
Swarm Intelligence bibitems
Currently three special issues are published on Swarm Robotics 2(2-4), 2008 (guest editors are Erol Sahin and Alan FT Winfield), Ant Colony Optimization 3(1), 2009 (guest editors are Thomas Stützle, Karl Doerner and Daniel Merkle), and Particle Swarm Optimization 3(4), 2009 (guest editors are Riccardo Poli, Jim Kennedy, and Andries Engelbrecht).
The book Ant
by Marco Dorigo and Thomas Stützle, is available since June 2004.
The software accompanying the Ant Colony Optimization book is available here as open source distributed under the GPL license.
The book has been translated into Chinese:http://www.china-pub.com/33638
On November 27, 2007, Marco Dorigo received the "CajAstur International Prize for Soft Computing" for his outstanding contributions to the development of soft computing, by developing the Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) methodology.
On November 22, 2005, the King of Belgium presented the "FNRS - Dr A. De Leeuw-Damry-Bourlart award in Applied Sciences" to Marco Dorigo for his fundamental contributions to the foundation of the swarm intelligence research field.
In 2003, Marco Dorigo received the European Commission's Marie Curie Excellence Award for his research on Ant Colony Optimization and Ant Algorithms.