IPDPS 2014

NIDISC 2014 is the 17th International Workshop on Nature Inspired Distributed Computing

held in conjunction with

The 28th IEEE/ACM International Parallel and Distributed Processing (IPDPS 2014)

May 19-23, 2014
Phoenix, Arizona USA




NIDISC 2014 Program is available here



General Chair

Program Co-chairs

Program Committee

Publicity Chair

Workshop Theme

Techniques based on metaheuristics and nature-inspired paradigms can provide efficient solutions to a wide variety of problems. Moreover, parallel and distributed metaheuristics can be used to provide more powerful problem solving environments in a variety of fields, ranging, for example, from finance to bio- and health-informatics.

This workshop seeks to provide an opportunity for researchers to explore the connection between metaheuristics and the development of solutions to problems that arise in operations research, parallel computing, telecommunications, and many others. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Prospective authors of original, unpublished high quality research articles are invited to submit their contributions. NIDISC papers should not exceed 10 two-column pages including figures and references in the traditional IEEE format used in IPDPS. Authors can purchase up to two additional pages for camera-ready after acceptance.

Authors should submit a PDF or Word file through the EDAS system: http://edas.info/N16213. Paper submission indicates the intention of the author to present the paper at the NIDISC 2014 workshop.

All papers will be reviewed by Program Committee members. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Parallel & Distributed Processing, Workshops and PhD Forum (IPDPSW) and made available in the IEEE Digital Library.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline - December 16, 2013   January 8, 2014
Notification of Acceptance - January 27, 2014   February 17, 2014
Final Copy Due - March 14, 2014 March 21, 2014
Workshop - May 19-23, 2014