IPDPS 2013

NIDISC 2013 is the 16th International Workshop on Nature Inspired Distributed Computing

held in conjunction with

The 27th IEEE/ACM International Parallel and Distributed Processing (IPDPS 2013)

May 20-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts USA




NIDISC 2013 keynote will be given by Prof. H. J. Siegel from Colorado State University (CSU).



NIDISC 2013 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:


Prospective authors of high quality research contributions are invited to submit an electronic copy of their manuscript not exceeding 10 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.

A selected group of papers from the workshop will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue of an international scholarly journal. Further announcements will be made during the workshop.

Papers should be submitted to:

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

Franciszek Seredynski
Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Poland
email: f.seredynski@uksw.edu.pl

El-Ghazali Talbi
University of Lille, INRIA, CNRS, France
email: talbi@lifl.fr

Important Dates

Submission Deadline - January 6, 2013   January 20, 2013
Notification of Acceptance - January 27, 2012   February 14, 2013
Final Copy Due - March 8, 2013
Workshop - May 20-24, 2013