Rafael Parpinelli

Universidade do Estado de Santa CatarinaBrazil

Rafael S. Parpinelli is professor in the Computer Science Department at Santa Catarina State University (UDESC). He graduated in Computer Science (2000) from the Maringá State University (UEM), and got a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science (2001) from the Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR). He has been member of program committees for many international conferences and editorial boards of scientific journals. His research interests include data mining, bioinformatics, hybrid systems, and all kinds of bio-inspired algorithms.

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The field of research that studies the emergent collective intelligence of self-organized and decentralized simple agents is referred to as Swarm Intelligence. It is based on social behavior that can be observed in nature, such as flocks of birds, fish schools and bee hives, where a number of individuals with limited capabilities are able to come to intelligent solutions for complex problems. The computer science community have already learned about the importance of emergent behaviors for complex problem solving. Hence, this book presents some recent advances on Swarm Intelligence, specially on new swarm-based optimization methods and hybrid algorithms for several applications. The content of this book allows the reader to know more both theoretical and technical aspects and applications of Swarm Intelligence.

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