Living things that survive natural selection have adaptive skills and intelligent behavior. A swarm can perform many functions that its component individuals cannot possibly accomplish alone. In addition to the ability to adapt to the environment, but also to construct a suitable environment for its own advantage. The constructive understanding of intelligence of living things is a very interesting approach from the point of view of biology and engineering. The aim of this second symposium SWARM2017 is the construction of a bridge between biologists and engineers who are interested in the intelligence of living things and the creation of a new academic field by integrating biology and engineering. This symposium will focus on the biological and engineering approaches to understanding swarm behavior and biologically-inspired robotics. All aspects of swarm behavior and bio-inspired robotics are welcome, including, but not limited to, the following topics:


  • Social Insects
  • Evolutionary Cooperation
  • Ethology
  • Social Physiology
  • Adaptation
  • Self-Organization
  • Sociometry
  • Phase Polyphenism
  • Quorum Sensing


  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Swarm Robotics
  • Biomimetics
  • Bio-Inspired Robotics
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Walking Robots
  • Modular Robotics
  • Decentralized Control
  • Distributed Systems

Call for Papers (PDF)

Keynote Speech




Important Dates

Submission of Abstracts and Papers

May 1, 2017

Notification of Acceptance

July 1, 2017

Camera-Ready Submission

September 1, 2017




General Chair

Fumitoshi Matsuno (Kyoto University, Japan)

Vice-General Chairs

  • Marco Dorigo (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
  • Yukio Gunji (Waseda University, Japan)
  • Kazuki Tsuji (University of the Ryukyus, Japan)
    • Program Chair

      Kazuhiro Ohkura (Hiroshima University, Japan)

      Vice-Program Chairs

      • Kenji Matsuura (Kyoto University, Japan)
      • Toru Namerikawa (Keio University, Japan)

      Publication Chair

      Keitaro Naruse (The University of Aizu, Japan)

      Publicity Chair

      Toshiyuki Yasuda (Hiroshima University, Japan)

      Registration Chair

      Tetsushi Kamegawa (Okayama University, Japan)

      Finance Chair

      Kazuyuki Ito (Hosei University, Japan)

      Local Arrangement Chair

      Shinya Aoi (Kyoto University, Japan)

      Local Arrangement Vice-Chair

      Shigeto Dobata (Kyoto University, Japan)


      • Toshiyuki Yasuda (Hiroshima University, Japan)


The Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Yoshida Campus, Kyoto University

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