IPDPS 2011

NIDISC 2011 is the 14th International Workshop on Nature Inspired Distributed Computing

held in conjunction with

The 25th IEEE/ACM International Parallel and Distributed Processing (IPDPS 2011).

May 16-20, 2011 Anchorage (Alaska) USA




NIDISC 2011 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 4, 2010
Extended Submission Deadline - December 18, 2010
Notification of Acceptance - January 8, 2011
Final Copy Due - February 21, 2011
Workshop - May 16-20, 2011