12th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing
IDC 2018
15-17 October 2018, Bilbao, Spain

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Latest news:

October 14th, 2018:
Slides for the opening talk available.

October 13th, 2018:
Social Program available (further details to be given during the conference opening)

October 11th, 2018:
New invited speaker: Josu Ceberio, in replacement of Prof. Herrera (apologies on his behalf due to illness)

September 12th, 2018:
Early registration fees will be maintained until the celebration of the conference

September 4th, 2018:
Program is available

June 28th, 2018:
Registration is open

June 4th, 2018:
Updated notification deadline: June 5th, 2018

May 1st, 2018:
Submission deadline extended: May 15th, 2018 (no more extensions will be granted)

April 9, 2018:
Submission deadline extended: May 1st, 2018.

March 26, 2018:
New tutorial: ANDROPYTOOL.

March 6, 2018:
Confirmed Special Issue on Applied Soft Computing.

March 6, 2018:
New invited speaker: Albert Bifet.

January 19, 2018:
New Accepted Workshop: ML-PdM.

December 13, 2017:
New tutorial: JMETALSP.

December 13, 2017:
New tutorial: KMBD.

December 7, 2017:
New invited speakers: Francisco Herrera and Eleni I. Vlahogianni.

December 5, 2017:
New Accepted Workshop: COMPSUS.

November 15, 2017:
New Accepted Workshop: INDILOG.

November 6, 2017:
Confirmed Special Issue on Future Generation Computer Systems.

October 30, 2017:
Definitive conference dates published.

October 25, 2017:
Tentative conference dates published.

October 20, 2017:
First CFP published.

October 19, 2017:
Invited speakers: Jose A. Lozano and David Camacho.

October 18, 2017:
IDC 2018 web site was launched.

Organized by

Joint Research Lab in Data Science and Optimization
Department of Communications Engineering, University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), Spain

In collaboration with

Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM), Spain


  • Slides for the opening talk available.
  • Social Program available (further details to be given during the conference opening).
  • New invited speaker: Josu Ceberio, in replacement of Prof. Herrera (apologies on his behalf due to illness).
  • Early registration fees will be maintained until the celebration of the conference.
  • The final version of the conference program has been posted.
  • A tentative conference program has been posted.
  • Registration is open.
  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent to author on June 5th, 2018.
  • New FINAL submission deadline: May 15th, 2018.
  • New submission deadline: May 1st, 2018.
  • New Special Issue: Applied Soft Computing.
  • New keynote speaker: Albert Bifet.
  • New workshop: ML-PdM.
  • New tutorial: JMETALSP.
  • New tutorial: KMDB.
  • New keynote speakers: Francisco Herrera and Eleni I. Vlahogianni.
  • New workshops: INDILOG, OptML-RE.
  • Special Issue in FGCS (JCR, Q1) confirmed.
  • Springer proceedings confirmed.
  • First CFP published.
  • Keynote speakers announced: Jose A. Lozano and D. Camacho.
  • Website up and running!

Call for Papers

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The 12th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing (IDC 2018) will be held in October 2018 in Bilbao, Spain. The main goal of these series of symposiums is to gather researchers and practitioners to foster and ease rich discussions around the latest findings, research achievements and ideas in the area of Intelligent Distributed Computing. The IDC provides an open forum for enhancing the collaboration between researchers, lecturers, and students from Intelligent Computing and Distributing Computing communities. Intelligent Computing covers a hybrid palette of methods and techniques ranging from classical artificial intelligence, information sciences or computational intelligence to more recent trends such as swarm intelligence, bio-inspired computation, cloud computing or machine learning. Distributed Computing develops technologies and methods to build complex computational systems composed of collaborating software components spread over different computational elements. Recent trends on this field are Ephemeral Computing, Federated Learning or Swarm Robotics. Thus, the field of Intelligent Distributed Computing seeks for the design and implementation of new generation of intelligent distributed systems, adapting or hybridizing researches in both Intelligent Computing and Distributed Computing. IDC 2018 welcomes research works centered on all aspects of intelligent distributed computing, with an intention to balance between theoretical research ideas and their practicability as well as industrial applicability. To this end, scholars and practitioners from academia and industrial fields are invited to submit high-quality original contributions to IDC 2018. The structure of the symposium consists of regular sessions with technical contributions reviewed and selected by an international program committee, as well as of special sessions focused on multi-disciplinary and cutting-edge topics.

IDC 2018 has a special interest in novel architectures, systems and methods that facilitate distributed / parallel / multi-agent biocomputing for solving complex computational and real-life problems. The scope of this edition spans further to embrace recent paradigms in Distributed Computation. Symposium topics include, but are not limited to:

Intelligent Distributed and High-Performance Architectures
  • Hybrid distributed systems involving software agents and human actors
  • Intelligent grid and cloud infrastructures
  • Agent-based wireless sensor networks
  • Distributed frameworks and middleware for the Internet of Things
  • GPU, multicore, and many-core intelligent computing
  • Intelligent high-performance architectures
  • Context-aware intelligent computing
  • Virtualization infrastructures for intelligent computing
  • Bio-inspired and nature-inspired distributed computing
Organization and Management
  • Autonomic and adaptive distributed computing
  • Intelligent service composition and orchestration
  • Self-organizing and adaptive distributed systems
  • Emerging behaviors in complex distributed systems
  • Intelligent integration of heterogeneous data and processes
  • Methodologies for development of intelligent distributed systems and applications
Ehemeral and Unreliable computing
  • Theory and applications of complex ephemeral or unreliable environments
  • Design and deployment of ephemeral computing systems
  • Application of Soft Computing methods on computational environments featuring ephemeral behavior (unreliability, dynamicity, and/or heterogeneity)
  • Meta-heuristics for modeling and analyzing systems with ephemeral properties, such as social network dynamics, ephemeral clustering and pattern mining, ephemeral computational creativity or content generation.
Intelligent Distributed Knowledge Representation and Processing
  • Information extraction and retrieval in distributed environments
  • Knowledge integration and fusion from distributed sources
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery in distributed environments
  • Semantic and knowledge grids
  • Ontologies and meta-data for describing heterogeneous resources and services
  • Distributed fusion of sensor data streams
  • Big Data Processing
Networked Intelligence
  • E-service and web intelligence
  • Intelligence in mobile, ubiquitous and wearable computing
  • Intelligence in peer-to-peer systems
  • Intelligence in distributed and networked multimedia systems
  • Security, privacy, trust and reputation
Parallel metaheuristics for optimization
  • Global single-population master-slave, panmictic population GAs
  • Single-population fine-grained GAs
  • Multiple-population, multiple-deme, distributed, island based, coarse grained, GAs
  • Evolutionary simulated annealing, Distributed Tabu Search
  • Parallel Variable Neighborhood Search
  • Swarm intelligence methods based on distributed knowledge sharing: bat algorithm, firefly algorithm, imperialist competitive algorithm, particle swarm optimization, ant colony optimization, artificial bee colony, golden ball, coral reefs optimization, water cycle algorithm, cuckoo search, harmony search...
  • Hybridization of Swarm Intelligence techniques, Memetic Computing, Adaptive Swarm Intelligence methods
  • Distributed Evolutionary Techniques, Cellular Evolutionary Algorithm, Hyper Heuristics
  • Applications of swarm intelligence techniques for distributed or cooperative environments
Distributed swarm robotics systems
  • Recent advances on Soft Computing methods for Robotics
  • Novel applications of Swarm Robotics, with a priority on real-world scenarios
  • New synergies between Swarm Intelligence and Swarm Robotics
  • Coordination and control of Swarm Robotic Systems
  • Applications of Swarm Intelligence for collaborative positioning and route optimization in robotic swarms
  • Distributed inference in Swarm Robotics
  • Self-organization in robotics enabled by Swarm Intelligence
  • Nature inspired methods for data science and machine learning
  • Recent advances on nature inspired methods for data science
  • Novel applications of bio-inspired methods to data mining, with priority on real-world scenarios
Nature-inspired methods for supervised and unsupervised data mining
  • Hybridizing bio-inspired methods with machine learning and data mining techniques
  • Nature-inspired methods for feature selection and/or instance generation/selection
  • Implementation of bio-inspired methods using Big Data technologies
  • Federated learning: theory and applications
Intelligent Distributed Applications
  • Distributed problem solving and decision making
  • Intelligent applications in e-business/e-commerce, e-learning, e-health, e-science, e-government, crisis management, smart grid
  • Modeling, simulation and development of intelligent distributed systems
  • Simulation of groups and crowds
  • Intelligent data processing
  • Intelligent robots

Evaluation and Publication of Papers

The acceptance and publication of the submitted paper will be judged based on some aspects such the originality, relevance, clarity of presentation, accuracy of results and proposed solutions. Each paper will be reviewed by, at least, two members of the IDC 2018 international program committee. Every accepted paper will be included in the symposium proceedings, which will be published by Springer as part of their series Studies in Computational Intelligence, with a maximum extension of 10 pages. Submission and review processes will be done through the Easychair platform. At least one author of each accepted paper must be registered to the symposium. Additionally, each accepted paper must be presented during IDC 2018 by one of its authors. These two conditions are compulsory for the paper publication. Best papers presented in the conference will be selected for its extension and submission in SCI-indexed journals.

Submission of Papers

Submissions and reviews are automatically handled by Easychair. Please submit your paper at:

IDC 2018: Easychair Submission System

Special Issues

Future Generation Computer Systems (JCR (2016): 3.997, Q1).

Applied Soft Computing (JCR (2016): 3.541, Q1).