Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Swarm Intelligence

Mehmet Aydin

University of the West of England

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Ant Colony Optimisation Pheromone Mechanisms Particle Swarm Optimization Binary Swarm Optimization Multi-Swarm Optimization Artificial Bee Colony Bee Algorithms Foraging Process Multi-Agent Systems Swarm Intelligence Training Algorithms Learning Swarms

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Swarm intelligence is one of the most prominent AI disciplines used to tackle many scientific and real-time problems. It covers a number of nature-inspired problem-solving approaches and frameworks proven of success and track record. Although the main scope of swarm intelligence focuses on modeling and optimization, there is also a stream of study in which swarm intelligence approaches are used alongside machine learning and data analytics.

The ongoing research efforts in swarm intelligence pay attention in various directions including optimization of real-world problem solving, development of fresh and efficient nature-inspired swarm algorithms, collaboration with machine learning algorithms, swarm robotics and autonomous systems, collaborated collective intelligence, etc. In this respect, agentification of individuals, which form up the swarms, is an interesting area to study in conjunction with swarm intelligence and agent-based computing.

This book aims to cover state-of-art swarm intelligence approaches as well as up-to-date advancements in the field particularly looking for studies in which machine learning and swarm intelligence work side-by-side.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: June 9th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: August 29th 2020

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Review results due: November 17th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 16th 2021

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About the editor

Mehmet Aydin

University of the West of England

Dr. Mehmet Emin Aydin is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technology, the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. He has received the B.Sc. and M.A. degrees from Istanbul Technical University and the Ph.D. degree from Sakarya University. His research interests include swarm intelligence, parallel and distributed metaheuristics, machine learning, intelligent agents and multi-agent systems, resource planning, scheduling and optimization, combinatorial optimization. Dr. Aydin is currently a Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK, a member of EPSRC College, a senior member of IEEE, a member of the OR Society UK, and a professional member of ACM. In addition to being a member of advisory committees of many international conferences, he is an Editorial Board Member of various peer-reviewed international journals. He has served as guest editor for a number of special issues of peer-reviewed international journals.

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