Workshop 44: Nature-inspired Algorithms and Their Applications
Title: Nature-inspired algorithms: improvements and applications

Keywords: Nature-inspired algorithms; swarm intelligence; multiple objective optimization; real-world engineering problems; benchmark functions

Along with the development of science and technology, we human are understanding the world more deeply and thoroughly. To describe our understanding of the real-world problems, more and more complicate equations are formulated, and now most of them cannot be solved analytically. The nature-inspired algorithms are metaheuristic and would be an efficient way to solve them, either they are unimodal, multimodal, or multiple objective. Optimization algorithms, either global or multiple, have been the hot research spots in literature. 
This workshop aims to bring together the research accomplishments provided by researchers from academia and the industry. The other goal is to show the latest research results in the field of nature-inspired algorithms and their application. We encourage prospective authors to submit related distinguished research papers on the subject of both: theoretical approaches and practical case reviews. Either the proposal of new algorithms, or their improvements are welcome, including their applications in all kinds of optimization problems.
Chair: Zheng-Ming Gao
| Jingchu University of Technology, China
Dr. Zheng-Ming Gao is an associate professor at Jingchu University of Technology. He received his D.-Eng. degree in 2010. He now serves as a faculty member with School of computer engineering, Jingchu University of Technology, Member of the Youth Working Committee of the Chinese Association of Artificial Intelligence, Chairman of Jingmen Greenby Network Technology Co., Ltd. He has finished eight major national defense projects, one provincial natural research project, four City Hall level projects. He has published more than eighty papers, of which sixties of them having been indexed in SCI/EI, he also occupied more than 50 patents and 40 software copyrights, he has published seven monographs by now. He is now the leader of the “Research team of machine learning and its applications of Jingchu university of technology”, chairman with an institute of intelligent information technology, Hubei Jingmen industrial technology research institute; chairman with an institute of intelligent computation technology, Jingchu university of technology. And he is now focusing on intelligent information technology and development.