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

The deadline for submitting contributions to ANTS 2004 has now expired.

Submitted papers must be between 8 and 12 pages long, written in English, typeset in LaTeX2e, and formatted in the LNCS Springer style. Please download the LNCS package (zip, 68 Kb) for LaTeX2e and the instruction file (pdf, 121 Kb) directly from Springer web site or use our local mirror copies: llncs2e and typeinst. Authors are expected to use the default font and font size of the LNCS LaTeX2e style. Papers that do not respect these guidelines will be rejected.

By March 17 (deadline extended), authors are expected to communicate the title of their submission and to provide a short abstract.

By March 19, authors are expected to submit their manuscript either in Postscript or in PDF format.

All submitted papers will be peer reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. The authors of accepted papers will have to improve their paper on the basis of the reviewers' comments.

By June 6, authors of the accepted papers are expected to provide the camera-ready copy either in Postscript or PDF format, and all source files—i.e. LaTex file(s), figures and references—needed for obtaining the final version of their paper:

  • Papers that do not comply with all requirements might fail to be included in the workshop proceedings.
  • Note, that the bibliography should be in alphabetical order. We recommend (in case LaTex is used) to use:
    • 1) \documentclass[oribibl]{llncs}, together with
    • 2) \bibliographystyle{abbrv}

By submitting a camera-ready paper, the author(s) agree that at least one author will attend and present the paper at the workshop.