NICNaVR 2017

Nature-Inspired Computation in Navigation and Vehicle Routing

(NICNaVR 2017)


Special Session at CEC2017 (CEC2017)  

June 5-8, 2017   Donostia, San Sebastián, Spain


Organizers: Xin-She Yang, Yuxin Zhao and Eneko Osaba

Nature-inspired computation and its relevant algorithms, especially those based on swarm intelligence, have become  effective in recent years in solving a diverse range of optimization problems in real-world applications, from engineering optimization to scheduling and from vehicle routing to asymmetric travelling salesman problems. This special session strives to provide a platform for presenting state-of-the-art developments in this area, with an emphasis on the applications in navigation and vehicle routing.

This intended CEC2017 Special Session will enable researchers to discuss theoretical analysis of nature-inspired optimization algorithms, algorithm implementation and case studies in navigation, robotics, vehicle routing, scheduling, engineering optimization and industrial applications.


Scope and Topics:

Interested researchers are invited to submit their unpublished work via the IEEE CEC2017 submission system and the topics include (not limited to):

  •  Nature-inspired algorithms
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Algorithm analysis and implementation
  • Algorithm improvement and hybridization
  • Navigation and unmanned vehicle automation
  • Vehicle routing and scheduling
  • Travelling salesman problems
  • Case studies in engineering and industrial applications


Important Dates:

16 Jan 2017: Full Manuscript Submission

26 Feb 2017: Acceptance Notice

March 2017: Final version and Registration

5-8 June 2017: Conference in Donostia, Spain



Xin-She Yang (School of Science and Technology, Middlesex University London, UK) Email: x.yang (at)

Yuxin Zhao  (College of Automation, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China)

Eneko Osaba (Mobility Unit at Deusto Institute of Technology (DeustoTech), University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain)