ANTS 2004
Fourth International Workshop on
Ant Colony Optimization and Swarm Intelligence
September 5-8, 2004. Brussels, Belgium
Sponsored by:
The Metaheuristics Network
Call for Papers
Best Paper Award
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Full papers

Each full paper will be orally presented by one of the authors. Click here for the schedule of the presentations.

Guidelines for the oral presentations:

  • Each speaker will have 20 minutes + questions for presenting his work.
  • A beamer and an overhead projector will be available.
  • B.Y.O.L. (Bring your own laptop!)
    Since the organizers are unable to provide a laptop to the participants, those who intend to use the beamer should bring their own laptop.

Short papers and posters

At ANTS 2004 short papers and posters will be presented in the same way in two steps: First, each short paper and each poster paper will be introduced in a short highlight presentation by one of the author; then they will be discussed during the poster session. Therefore, authors of short paper will also have to prepare poster presentations. Click here for the schedule of the presentations.

Guidelines for the highlight presentations:

  • Each speaker will have 3 minutes for giving an highlight of his work using one overhead, (no beamer, no powerpoint). The one overhead limit is strict. No time for questions is scheduled: questions will be addressed in the poster sessions.
  • An overhead projector will be available.

Guidelines for the posters:

  • Each poster sessions will last 2 hours and a half.
  • The poster boards will have a dimension of 2x0.95m (height x width). Material to fix the poster will be available. The suggested format is a A0, that is, 1189x841mm (height x width)

Internet connection

At the ANTS 2004 workshop a wireless network and public internet access points will be made available to participants.

Wireless network

A wireless network that conforms to IEEE 802.11b/g standard will be provided. Network parameters on your computer will be automatically configured via the Dynamic Host Communication Protocol (DHCP).

Public Internet Access Points

Two computers connected to the Internet will be available for checking emails.

Further Practical Info

Information on the electrical system

The electrical power system in Belgium follows the EU standard of 230V. The electric power frequency is 50Hz (alternating current). The official plug is the E style (round pin plug and receptacle with male grounding pin).
To have more information on the electrical system click here.