First Workshop on Biologically Inspired
Solutions to Parallel Processing Problems

IPDPS 1998 Workshop

Steering Committee:

Peter Fleming, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Frank Hsu, Fordham University
Viktor Prasanna, University of Southern California
Sartaj Sahni, University of Florida - Gainsville
Hartmut Schmeck, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
H.J. Siegel, Purdue University
Les Valiant, Harvard University

Program Committee:

Ishfaq Ahmad, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
David Andrews, University of Arkansas
Prithviraj Banerjee, Northwestern University
Juergen Branke, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Jehoshua (Shuki) Bruck, California Institute of Technology
Sajal Das, University of North Texas
Hesham El-Rewini, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Afonso Ferreira, CNRS, LIP-ENS, France
Ophir Frieder, Florida Tech.
Eileen Kraemer, Washington University in St. Louis
Mohan Kumar, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Richard Lipton, Princeton University
John H. Reif, Duke University
P. Sadayappan, Ohio State University
Assaf Schuster, Technion, Israel
Franciszek Seredynski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Peter M.A. Sloot, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ivan Stojmenovic, Ottawa University, Canada
Weiping Zhu, University of Queensland, Australia


An Evolutionary Approach to Multiprocessor Scheduling of Dependent Tasks
Roman Nossal

A fault-tolerant parallel heuristic for assignment problems
E-G. Talbi, J-M. Geib, Z. Hafidi, D. Kebbal

Locality Optimization for Program Instances
Claudia Leopold

Using the BSP Cost Model to Optimise Parallel Neural Network Training
R.O. Rogers, D.B. Skillicorn

A Parallel Evolutionary Algorithm for the Vehicle Routing Problem with Heterogeneous Fleet
Luiz S. Ochi, Dalessandro S. Vianna, Lucia M.A. Drummond, Andre O. Victor

Scheduling Tasks of a Parallel Program in Two-Processor Systems with use of Cellular Automata
Franciszek Seredynski

Evolving Processes and Evolution Schedulers for Concurrent Scheduling Controls and Parallel Evolutionary Computation
Tzilla Elrad, Jinlong Lin

Artificial Neural Networks on Reconfigurable Meshes
Jing-Fu Jenq, Wing Ning Li

Multiprocessor Scheduling Using Mean-Field Annealing
Shaharuddin Salleh, University of Technology Malaysia, Albert Y. Zomaya, University of Western Australia

Computing with evolving proteins
J.L. Fernandez-Villacanas, J.M. Fatah, S. Amin

Replicated Shared Object Model for Edge Detection with Spiral Architecture
Xiangjian He, Tom Hintz, Ury Szewcow

A Molecular Quasi-random Model of Computations Applied to Evaluate Collective Intelligence
Tadeusz Szuba

Meta-heuristics for Circuit Partitioning in Parallel Test Generation
C. Gil, J. Ortega, A.F. Diaz, M.G. Montoya