Special Issue "Nature-Inspired Computing"

A special issue of Foundations (ISSN 2673-9321). This special issue belongs to the section "Mathematical Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Gaige Wang
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Guest Editor
Department of Computer Science and Technology, Ocean University of China, 266100 Qingdao, China
Interests: swarm intelligence; natural computing
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Dr. Harish Garg
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Guest Editor
School of Mathematics, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala 147004, Punjab, India
Interests: multicriteria decision making; decision support systems; metaheuristic-based optimization; soft computing; reliability and risk analysis; rough set theory; hesitant set; soft set theory
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the process of long-term evolution, life has accumulated many novel functions, from which human beings have been inspired to improve their tools. People have consciously carried out this research, which is known as "bionics". Bionics, as the name suggests, is to imitate some functions of biology. There are many famous examples such as the "dolphin skin swimsuit" which imitates dolphin skin. When scientists studied the skin of whales, they found that there were grooves on it. Scientists constructed a film on the surface of airplanes according to the structure of whale skin. According to the experiment, about 3% of the energy could be saved. If such a surface was covered on airplanes all over the country, billions of dollars could be saved every year. This is bionics. This is one aspect of our learning from nature. On the other hand, we can also obtain enlightenment from the laws of nature and use its principles in design (including algorithm design). This is the idea of nature-inspired computing.

Kind Regards,

Prof. Dr. Gaige Wang
Dr. Harish Garg
Guest Editors

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  • metaheuristic algorithms
  • evolutionary algorithms
  • swarm intelligence
  • soft computing
  • biodegradability prediction
  • cellular automaton
  • artificial immune system

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