IPDPS 2011

NIDISC 2012 is the 15th International Workshop on Nature Inspired Distributed Computing

held in conjunction with

The 26th IEEE/ACM International Parallel and Distributed Processing (IPDPS 2012)

May 21-25, 2012 Shanghai, China




NIDISC 2012 Program is available here



General Chair

Program Co-chairs

Program Committee

Publicity Chair

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:

Selected papers are to be published in an International Journal.


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.

Papers should be submitted to:

Pascal Bouvry
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
email: pascal.bouvry@uni.lu

Franciszek Seredynski
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
email: sered@ipipan.waw.pl

El-Ghazali Talbi
Lab d'Informatique Fondam. de Lille, France
email: talbi@lifl.fr

Important Dates

Submission Deadline - December 3, 2011
Extended Submission Deadline - December 17, 2011
Notification of Acceptance - January 7, 2012
Final Copy Due - February 29, 2012
Workshop - May 21-25, 2012