ANTS 2022, Thirteenth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, November 2-4, 2022, Málaga, Spain

Call for Papers

Conference Scope

Swarm intelligence is the discipline that deals with the study of self-organizing processes both in nature and in artificial systems. Researchers in ethology and animal behavior have proposed a number of models to explain interesting aspects of collective behaviors such as movement coordination, shape-formation or decision making. Recently, algorithms and methods inspired by these models have been proposed to solve difficult problems in many domains. ANTS 2022 will give researchers in swarm intelligence the opportunity to meet, to present their latest research, and to discuss current developments and applications.

Relevant Research Areas

ANTS 2022 solicits contributions dealing with any aspect of swarm intelligence. Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest are:
  • Behavioral models of social insects or other animal societies that can stimulate new algorithmic approaches.
  • Empirical and theoretical research in swarm intelligence.
  • Application of swarm intelligence methods, such as ant colony optimization or particle swarm optimization, to real-world problems.
  • Theoretical and experimental research in swarm robotics systems.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: April 15, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2022
  • Camera ready copy: June 29, 2022
  • Conference: November 2-4, 2022

Call for papers in PDF format

Conference proceedings will be published by Springer in their LNCS series.


Welcome to Málaga !

For the first time, the ANTS conference series will take place in Málaga, Spain. The conference will be hosted by the University of Málaga (UMA) in a historical building close to the city center and the touristic port.


Edificio del Rectorado
Av. de Cervantes, 2
29016, Málaga, Spain.

Important Notice

Please DO NOT book any hotels via any links or phone calls received from third parties, e.g. "Ehotel Services via DocuSign" <> "Ehotel Services" <>. Please DO NOT reply to any emails or calls from or any other company. ANTS2022 never authorized any third-party to send any requests regarding accommodation. These are scams.

Important Notice

Please DO NOT book any hotels via any links or phone calls received from third parties, e.g. "Ehotel Services via DocuSign" <> "Ehotel Services" <>. Please DO NOT reply to any emails or calls from or any other company. ANTS2022 never authorized any third-party to send any requests regarding accommodation. These are scams.

Conference Information


Organizing Committee

General chair
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium
Heiko Hamann, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
Local organisation and publicity chair
Manuel López-Ibáñez, University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain
Technical program chairs
Andries Engelbrecht, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
Carlo Pinciroli, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, United States
Publication chair
Volker Strobel, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium
Paper submission chair
Christian Camacho Villalón, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium

Program Committee

  • Ashraf Abdelbar, Brandon University
  • Michael Allwright, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Martyn Amos, Northumbria University
  • Jacob Beal, BBN Technologies
  • Giovanni Beltrame, École Polytechinque de Montreal
  • Tim Blackwell, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Darko Bozhinoski, Delft University of Technology
  • Alexandre Campo, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Marco Castellani, University of Birmingham
  • Stephen Chen, York University
  • Christopher Cleghorn, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Leandro Coelho, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Parana
  • Carlos Coello Coello, CINVESTAV-IPN
  • Sanjoy Das, Kansas State University
  • Guido de Croon, Delft University of Technology
  • Gianni Di Caro, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Karl Doerner, University of Vienna
  • Mohammed El-Abd, American University of Kuwait
  • Eliseo Ferrante, Vrjie Universitat Amsterdam
  • José García-Nieto, University of Málaga
  • Simon Garnier, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Roderich Gross, The University of Sheffield
  • Kyle Harrison, University of New South Wales Canberra
  • Kiyohiko Hattori, The University of Electro-Communications
  • Mary Katherine Heinrich, Université libre de Bruxelles
  • Tim Hendtlass, Swinburne University
  • Yara Khaluf, Ghent University
  • Simone Ludwig, North Dakota State University
  • Vittorio Maniezzo, University of Bologna
  • Alcherio Martinoli, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Massimo Mastrangeli, Delft University of Technology
  • Clerc Maurice, Independent Consultant on Optimisation
  • Michalis Mavrovouniotis, University of Cyprus
  • Yi Mei, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Bernd Meyer, Monash University
  • Nicolas Monmarché, Université de Tours
  • Roberto Montemanni, Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull'Intelligenza Artificiale
  • Frank Neumann, The University of Adelaide
  • Ben Niu, Shenzhen University
  • Ann Nowe, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Kazuhiro Ohkura, Hiroshima University
  • Michael Otte, University of Maryland
  • Jacopo Panerati, University of Toronto
  • Konstantinos Parsopoulos, University of Ioannina
  • Orit Peleg, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Paola Pellegrini, IFSTTAR
  • Gilbert Peterson, US Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Michal Pluhacek, Tomas Bata University in Zlin
  • Günther Raidl, Vienna University of Technology
  • Pawel Romanczuk, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Andreagiovanni Reina, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Andrea Roli, University of Bologna
  • Erol Sahin, Middle East Technical University
  • Roman Senkerik, Tomas Bata University in Zlin
  • Kevin Seppi, Brigham Young University
  • Christine Solnon, INSA Lyon
  • Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Dirk Sudholt, University of Passau
  • Munehiro Takimoto, Tokyo University of Science
  • Danesh Tarapore, University of Southampton
  • Guy Theraulaz, CNRS CRCA
  • Dhananjay Thiruvady, Deakin University
  • Vito Trianni, ISTC-CNR
  • Elio Tuci, Université de Namur
  • Ali Emre Turgut, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Vivek Shankar Varadharajan, Polythechnic Montreal
  • Mostafa Wahby, University of Luebeck
  • Rolf Wanka, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Justin Werfel, Harvard University
  • Carsten Witt, Technical University of Denmark
  • Masahito Yamamoto, Hokkaido University
  • Zhi-Hui Zhan, South China University of Technology


Oral Presentations

Each oral presentation will last 20 minutes sharp (15 minutes presentation plus 5 minutes for questions-and-answers). A beamer will be available. A computer is available running Windows7, and PowerPoint and Acrobat Reader are installed. You can use this computer for your presentation, or you can bring your own laptop.
Paper presented orally will be also presented during the poster session on the same day of the presentation. Please refer to the on-line program for the details.


Posters should be of size A0 portrait. There is no standard template for the poster, every author can choose what best fits his work. Material to fix the poster on the stand will be available.


Papers that are not presented orally will be introduced by the author in a 2 minute highlight, using a SINGLE slide. This slide must be sent to us in advance. We will preload this slide onto the computer and project it for you during your presentation.

Paper submissions will open soon

Camera ready submissions will open soon

Proceedings and journal special issue

Conference proceedings are published by Springer in the LNCS series, Volume NNNN.

The journal Swarm Intelligence will publish a special issue dedicated to ANTS 2022 that will contain extended versions of the best research works presented at the conference.

Last modified: 2 November 2021