[alife] Call for Book Chapters

Raymond Chiong 1c15501 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 23:25:18 PST 2008


Proposals Submission Deadline: 31 MARCH 2008

Full Chapters Due: 30 JUNE 2008

*Nature-Inspired Informatics for Intelligent Applications and Knowledge

*Implications in Business, Science and Engineering***

A book edited by Raymond Chiong
Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus), Malaysia

Nature is always a source of inspiration. In recent years, nature has
stimulated many successful techniques, algorithms and computational
applications. When the complex nature is modelled with computational
processes, some conventionally difficult problems could be solved through
the design and development of novel computing systems. These systems are
often enthused by the metaphorical use of concepts, principles and
mechanisms based on natural patterns, behaviours and living organisms.
Various disciplines such as Business, Science and Engineering nowadays
strive to go beyond their current limits with the adoption of these systems.

*Objective of the Book*
The main objective of this book is to provide a central source of reference
on nature-inspired algorithms and their applications for knowledge discovery
in the fields of Business, Science and Engineering. It will contain
open-solicited and invited chapters written by leading researchers and
well-known academics in relevant fields. All articles will be reviewed by
three independent reviewers. The book will cover the state-of-the-art as
well as latest research discoveries and applications, thus making it a
valuable reference for a large community of audiences.

*Target Audience*
This book will be an important reference to researchers/academics working in
the field of natural computation and its related areas such as artificial
intelligence, multi-agent systems, machine learning, data mining, etc. It
will also be a potential resource for senior undergraduate and postgraduate

*Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:*

§          Artificial life

§          Evolutionary computing

§          Evolutionary games

§          Evolutionary economics

§          Neural computing, Bayesian networks, learning algorithms

§          Particle swarm optimisation

§          Ant colony optimisation

§          Artificial immune systems

§          Membrane, molecular, cellular and DNA computing

§          Hybrid methods with metaheuristics

§          Integration of natural computing techniques in intelligent

§          Implementation issues of natural computing techniques

§          Natural computing approaches for multi-objective optimisation

§          Natural computing approaches in natural language processing,
image processing, pattern recognition, planning and scheduling, information
security, software engineering, bioinformatics and data mining, etc

§          Successful applications in Business, Science and Engineering
problems using natural computing approaches

*Submission Procedure* Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit *on
or before March 31, 2008*, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining
the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted
proposals will be notified by *April 28, 2008* about the status of their
proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be
submitted by *June 30, 2008*. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a
double-blind review basis. The book is scheduled to be published by IGI
Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), http://www.igi-global.com/, publisher of
the IGI Publishing (formerly Idea Group Publishing), Information Science
Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing, Information Science Reference
(formerly Idea Group Reference), and Medical Information Science Reference

*Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document)
or by mail to:*

*Raymond Chiong
School of Information Technology
Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus)
State Complex, 93576 Kuching
Sarawak, Malaysia
Tel.: +60 82 416 353 • Fax: +60 82 423 594
E-mail: rchiong at swinburne.edu.my *

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