Seminar Schwarmintelligenz

The goal of this seminar is to study different aspects and topics in the field of swarm intelligence. Swarm intelligence is applied to investigate self-organization in simulated or actual swarms and complex systems. A major part of swarm intelligence lies within optimization with swarm inspired metaheuristics, such as Particle Swarm Optimization or Ant Colony Optimization. Some of the topics discussed in the seminar will be

  • heterogeneous swarms
  • swarm robotics
  • evolutionary processes in swarms
  • up- and downsides of diversity in metaheuristics
  • multi-objective optimization with metaheuristics 

This seminar will focus on the current advances in the area of swarm intelligence. You are welcome to propose your own topic of interest. 


Ruby Moritz 

Time and Room 

  • Location: G29-K059,
  • Time: Tuesdays 13:15-14:45


  • April 5th: Introduction and Organization slides
  • April 12th: Tutorial on how to give a technical talk. Topics are fixed. slides
  • NEW: Schedule
  • May 10th: Overview talks
  • May 17th: Overview talks
  • May 24th: Overview talks
  • May 31st: Research talks
  • June 7th: Research talks
  • June 14th: Research talks
  • June 21st: CANCELLED
  • June 28th: Research talks
  • July 5th: Research talks
  • July 9th: Report submission deadline

Resources concerning the technical report:


In the first session of the seminar, there will be a short introduction about swarm intelligence and different topics for the seminar will be introduced. There will be informal weekly discussion-meetings in which the students discuss about their selected topics and open issues. At the end of the semester, the students present their topics in 30-minute talks.  Specifics will be discussed in the first meeting on April 5th.


15 minute overview talk + 30 minute recent research talk + report of 15 to 18 pages + regular attendance and participation 


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