Guest speakers

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Maurice CLERC
was working with France Telecom R&D as research engineer (optimization of telecommunications networks). In 2005 he has been awarded with James Kennedy by IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation for their 2002 paper on Particle Swarm Optimization. He is now retired but still active in this field: a book in 2005 (translated into English in 2006), several papers in international journals and conference proceedings, external examiner for PhD theses, reviewer and member of editorial board and program committee for conferences and journals (IEEE TEC Best Reviewer Award 2007), co-webmaster of the Particle Swarm Central.

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is a computer science assistant professor with the University of Tours. His research is focused on the use of ant based paradigms in computer science. Then he is interested in many ideas around the artificial ant concept ranging from optimization or classification problems to arts or robots. In 2009 he has co-edited, with Patrick Siarry and Frédéric Guinand, a book “artificial ants” (first in French and then translated in english in 2010). He is also involved in the french community of evolutionary algorithm being the president of “Evolution Artificielle” association.

Topic of the presentation: Artificial ants: collective intelligence in computing environments