Theoretical, applicative and technological challenges, emanating from nowadays’ industrial, socioeconomic or environment needs, open every day new dilemmas to solved and new challenges to defeat. Bio-inspired Artificial Intelligence and related topic have shown its astounding potential in overcoming the above-mentioned needs. It is a fact and at the same time a great pleasure to notice that the ever-increasing interest of both confirmed and young researchers on this relatively juvenile science, upholds a reach multidisciplinary synergy between a large number of scientific communities making conceivable a forthcoming emergence of viable solutions to these real-world complex challenges. Since its first edition in 2005, ANNIIP international workshop, within the frame of the prestigious ICINCO International Conference, takes part in appealing intellectual dynamics created around bio-inspired Artificial Intelligence by offering a privileged space to refit and exchange the knowledge about
further theoretical advances, new experimental discoveries and novel technological improvements in this promising area. The present book is the outcome of the sixth edition of this annual event. Within this inveterate philosophy and around a deliberately limited number of papers, the objective of this fifth volume is to convene once more relevant recent works focusing this exciting topic, related fields and issued applications. Conformably to our values, the choice of publishing a restricted number of papers is persistently motivated on the one hand by the premeditated desire to give a large space to exchanges and discussions during the workshop, and on the other hand by the strong principle of the presentation of each accepted article by its authors. If “Bio-inspired Artificial Intelligence” and its real-world applications remain, as in the previous editions of this international workshop, the foremost premises of this sixth volume, a special attention has been devoted to the balance between theoretical and applicative aspects. It is important to remind that scientific relevance and technical excellence of a collective volume emerge from quality of its contributors: those who have contributed by the high quality of their manuscripts and those who have taken part in reviewing of submitted papers ensuring, by their valuable expertise, the distinction of the present book. I would like to express again my acknowledgements to contributors of all accepted papers: You are the central reason of the nobles of this tome. Also, I would like to reedit my gratitude to Reviewing Board and Program Committee for the valuable work that they accomplished: My heartfelt recognition to those who already were members of ANNIIP Program Committee as well as my sincere thanks to those who kindly accepted to enlarge the Reviewing Board of this sixth workshop’s edition. It is also essential to be reminiscent that creative dynamics is frequently the result of fruitful humans’ contacts within a same scientific field or the consequence of humans’ interactions from different scientific communities and since 2004, the date of the its first edition, the ICINCO multi-conference has been an outstanding bench of such creative synergies. For that, again, I would like to express my warm appreciation and my particular gratitude to my friend Prof. Joaquim Filipe, ICINCO 2010 Conference’s Chair, for his faith in young science of “Bio-inspired Artificial Intelligence” and for his reliance on devoting once more this privileged space to the ANNIIP workshop within his valuable conference. Finally, if ICINCO Organizing Committee’s professionalism became an obvious skill of this international event’s organization in so accurate way, it should never be forgotten that the organization of a prestigious conference remains a challenging undertake requiring a reliable and a solid team. So, I would like to acknowledge whole the organizing team, with a special word for Marina Carvalho and Vitor Pedrosa from Workshops Secretariat who, during the six revolved years, have proved their irreplaceable merit as key persons in ANNIIP workshop’s organization.
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