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.


Transportation is an important factor for today's smart society, both for citizens and the business sector. Public transportation, for example, is used by almost the whole population, and it directly affects the people’s life quality. In this sense, there are different kinds of public transportation systems, each one with its own characteristics. Nonetheless, all of them share the same disadvantages, which are the finite capacity of the vehicles, the geographical area of coverage, and the service schedules and frequencies. However, modelling and planning such complex transport system is a very challenging task. Regarding the transportation in the business world, and due to the rapid advancement of technologies, logistics systems have become crucial for companies. The fact that anyone in the world can be well connected has led to complex transport networks that are very demanding, something that was less important in the past. Therefore, an efficient logistic network can make a huge difference for companies and relevant business operations. Problems related with the design and solving of logistics, transportation and routing networks have gained momentum in the current scientific community. The main reasons for the popularity and importance of these optimization problems are two folds: the social interest they generate, and their inherent scientific interest. On the one hand, routing problems are normally designed to deal with real-world situations related to the transport or logistics. This is the reason why their efficient resolution entails a profit, either social or business one. On the other hand, most of the problems arising in this field have a great computational complexity. For this reason, the resolution of these problems is a major challenge for the scientific community.

Specifically, this workshop to be held during IDC2018 will gather researchers and practitioners to foster and ease rich discussions around the latest findings, research achievements and ideas about intelligent and distributed methods for solving logistics, transportation and vehicle routing problems.

Topics of interests (included but not limited to):

  • Recent advances on distributed methods in the field of transportation and logistics, with emphasis on those inspired by biological processes and behaviors typically observed in Nature, such as Particle Swarm Optimization, Bat Algorithm, Cuckoo Search, Ant Colony, Artificial Bee Colony, and Firefly Algorithm.
  • Novel applications on distributed intelligent approaches for real-world scenarios related to transportation, logistic and vehicle routing.
  • Recent research on vehicle routing problem and traveling salesman problem, with emphasis on new real-world applicable variants.
  • Parallel heuristics and metaheuristics for transport, logistics and routing optimization problems: Evolutionary simulated annealing, Parallel Variable Neighborhood Search, Distributed Tabu Search, Multiple-population, multiple-deme, distributed, island based, coarse grained, Genetic Algorithms, Distributed Evolutionary Techniques, Cellular Evolutionary Algorithm, Hyper Heuristics.

Submission Guidelines

Interested colleagues are invited to submit novel contributions via the submission system. Only submissions with novel contributions with respect to the state of the art will be considered for inclusion in this session, i.e. workshop papers will be treated under the same criteria as regular conference papers.

All accepted papers will be included in the Symposium Proceedings, which will be published by Springer as part of their series Studies in Computational Intelligence.

Submission page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=idc2018 (please add the prefix "INDILOG:" to the title form field)

INDILOG Organizers

  • Eneko Osaba, TECNALIA, Spain (email)
  • Javier Del Ser, TECNALIA, UPV/EHU and BCAM, Spain (email)
  • Andres Iglesias, University of Cantabria, Spain, and Toho University, Japan(email)
  • Xin-She Yang, Middlesex University, UK (email)