International Journals


  1. F. Ducatelle, G. A. Di Caro, A. Förster, M. Bonani, M. Dorigo, S. Magnenat, F. Mondada, R. O'Grady, C. Pinciroli, P. Rétornaz, V. Trianni, and L. M. Gambardella, Cooperative navigation in robotic swarms, Swarm Intelligence, , vol. 8, n. 1, pp. 1-33, 2014 [SJR Impact Factor: 1.7] [BibTeX] [DOI]


  2. A. Giusti, M. Salani, G. A. Di Caro, A. E. Rizzoli, L. Gambardella, Restricted neighborhood communication improves decentralized demand-side load management, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 5, n. 1, pp. 92-101, 2014 [SJR Impact Factor: 3.04] [BibTeX]


  3. M. Kudelski, L. Gambardella, G. A. Di Caro, RoboNetSim: An integrated framework for multi-robot and network simulation, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 61, n.5, pp. 483-496, 2013 [SJR Impact Factor: 2.42] [DOI] [BibTeX]


  4. M. Dorigo, D. Floreano, L. M. Gambardella, F. Mondada, S. Nolfi, T. Baaboura, M. Birattari, M. Bonani, M. Brambilla, A. Brutschy, D. Burnier, A. Campo, A. L. Christensen, A. Decugnière, G. A. Di Caro, F. Ducatelle, E. Ferrante, A. Förster, J. Martinez Gonzales, J. Guzzi, V. Longchamp, S. Magnenat, N. Mathews, M. Montes de Oca, R. O'Grady, C. Pinciroli, G. Pini, P. Rétornaz, J. Roberts, V. Sperati, T. Stirling, A. Stranieri, T. Stützle, V. Trianni, E. Tuci, A. E. Turgut, and F. Vaussard, Swarmanoid: a novel concept for the study of heterogeneous robotic swarms, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, vol. 20, n. 4, pp. 60-71, 2013 (the linked pdf file refers to a draft version published as Technical Report IRIDIA 2011-14) [SJR Impact Factor: 2.22] [BibTeX]


  5. M. Montemanni, M. Mojana, G. A. Di Caro, L. Gambardella, A decomposition-based exact approach for the Sequential Ordering Problem, Journal of Applied Operational Research (JAOR), vol. 5, 2013 [BibTeX]


  6. C. Pinciroli, V. Trianni, R. O'Grady, G. Pini, A. Brutschy, M. Brambilla, N. Mathews, E. Ferrante, G. A. Di Caro, F. Ducatelle, M. Birattari, L. M. Gambardella, M. Dorigo, ARGoS: A Modular, Parallel, Multi-Engine Simulator for Multi-Robot Systems, Swarm Intelligence, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp. 271-295, 2012 [SJR Impact Factor: 1.7] [BibTeX]


  7. Ducatelle F., Di Caro G.A., Pinciroli C., Gambardella L., Self-organized cooperation in robotic swarms, Swarm Intelligence, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp. 73-96, 2011 [SJR Impact Factor: 1.7] [DOI] [BibTeX]


  8. Saleem M., Di Caro G.A., Farooq M., Swarm intelligence based routing protocol for wireless sensor networks: Survey and future directions, Information Sciences, Volume 181, Issue 20, pp. 4597-4624, October 2011 [SJR Impact Factor: 4.27] [DOI] [BibTeX]


  9. Ducatelle F., Di Caro G.A., Gambardella L.M., Principles and applications of swarm intelligence for telecommunications networks, Swarm Intelligence Vol. 4, N. 3, pp. 173-198, 2010 [SJR Impact Factor: 1.7] [DOI] [BibTeX]


  10. Di Caro G.A., Giordano S., Kulig M., Lenzarini D., Puiatti A., Schwitter F., Vanini S., Deployable application layer solution for seamless mobility across heterogeneous networks, Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks , Vol. 4, N. 1-2, pp. 1-42, 2007 [SJR Impact Factor: 4.38] [BibTeX]


  11. Babaoglu O., Canright G., Deutsch A., Di Caro G.A., Ducatelle F., Gambardella L.M., Ganguly N., Jelasity K., Montemanni R., Montresor A., T. Urnes, Design Patterns from Biology for Distributed Computing, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS) , Vol. 1, N. 1, September 2006 [SJR Impact Factor: 3.97] [BibTeX]


  12. Di Caro G.A., Ducatelle F., Rizzoli A., Gambardella L.M., Building blocks from biology for the design of algorithms for the management of modern dynamic networks European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) News, Special Issue on Emergent Computing, N. 64, January 2006 [BibTeX]


  13. Di Caro G.A., Ducatelle F., Gambardella L.M., BISON: Biology-Inspired techniques for Self-Organization in dynamic Networks Kuenstliche Intelligenz (The German AI Journal), Special Issue on Swarm Intelligence, Vol. 4, November 2005 [BibTeX]


  14. Ducatelle F., Di Caro G.A., Gambardella L.M., Using Ant Agents to Combine Reactive and Proactive Strategies for Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, International Journal on Computational Intelligence and Applications (IJCIA), Special Issue on Nature-Inspired Approaches to Networks and Telecommunications, Vol. 5, N. 2, June 2005 [SJR Impact Factor: 0.55] [BibTeX]


  15. Di Caro G.A., Ducatelle F., Gambardella L.M., AntHocNet: An Adaptive Nature-Inspired Algorithm for Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, European Transactions on Telecommunications, Special Issue on Self-organization in Mobile Networking, Vol. 16, N. 5, October 2005 [SJR Impact Factor: 0.63] [BibTeX]


  16. Di Caro G.A., Dorigo M., "AntNet: Distributed Stigmergetic Control for Communications Networks" (reprinted by permission from JAIR), Vivek, A Quarterly in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 12(3-4), Pag. 2-37, 1999 [BibTeX]


  17. Dorigo M., Di Caro G.A., Gambardella L.M., "Ant Algorithms for Discrete Optimization" , Artificial Life, Vol. 5, N. 2, 1999. [SJR Impact Factor: 3.36] [BibTeX]


  18. Di Caro G.A., Dorigo M., "AntNet: Distributed Stigmergetic Control for Communications Networks", Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), Vol. 9, Pag. 317-365, 1998. [SJR Impact Factor: 3.8] [BibTeX]


  19. Valentinotti F., Di Caro G.A., Crespi B., "Real-time Parallel Computation of Disparity and Optical Flow Using Phase Difference", Machine Vision and Applications, Vol. 9, No. 3, 1996. [SJR Impact Factor: 1.52] [BibTeX]


  20. Campanini R., Di Caro G.A., Villani M., D'Antone I., Giusti G., "Parallel Architectures and Intrinsically Parallel Algorithms: Genetic Algorithms", International Journal of Modern Physics C, Vol. 5, No. 1, Pag. 95-112, 1994. [SJR Impact Factor: 0.67] [BibTeX]


  21. Campanini R., D'Antone I., Di Caro G. A., Giusti G., "A Transputer-Based Parallel Expert Diagnostic System", Parallel Computing, 19, 685-692, 1993. [SJR Impact Factor: 2.37] [BibTeX]



  22. Book Chapters, Edited Books, and Journal Special Issues


  23. E. Natalizio, G. Di Caro, A. Sekercioglu, E. Yanmaz, Eds., Editorial - Special issue on Theory, Algorithms and Applications of Wireless Networked Robotics, Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier, Vol. 11, N. 7, 2013 [BibTeX]



  24. Di Chio, C., Agapitos, A., Cagnoni, S., Cotta, C., Fernández de Vega, F., Di Caro, G.A., Drechsler, R., Ekárt, A., Esparcia-Alcázar, A.I., Farooq, M., Langdon, W.B., Merelo-Guervós, J.-J., Preuss, M., Richter, H., Silva, S., Simőes, A., Squillero, G., Tarantino, E., Tettamanzi, A., Togelius, J., Urquhart, N., Uyar, A.S., Yannakakis, G.N. (Eds.). EvoApplications 2012: EvoCOMNET, EvoCOMPLEX, EvoFIN, EvoGAMES, EvoHOT, EvoIASP, EvoNUM, EvoPAR, EvoRISK, EvoSTIM, and EvoSTOC Malaga, Spain, April 11-13, 2013, LNCS 7248, Springer, 2012 [BibTeX]


  25. M. Dorigo, M. Birattari, G. A. Di Caro, R. Doursat, A. Engelbrecht, L. M. Gambardella, R. Gross, E. Sahin, T. Stuetzle (Eds.), Editorial - ANTS 2010 Special Issue, Swarm Intelligence, Springer, Vol. 5, N. 3-4, 2011 [BibTeX]


  26. Di Chio, C., Brabazon, A., Di Caro, G.A., Drechsler, R., Farooq, M., Grahl, J., Greenfield, G., Prins, C,, Romero, J., Squillero, G., M., Tarantino, E., Tettamanzi, A., Urquhart, N., Uyar A.S. (Eds.). EvoApplications 2011: EvoCOMNET, EvoFIN, EvoHOT, EvoMUSART, EvoSTIM, and EvoTRANSLOG Turin, Italy, April 27-29, 2011, LNCS 6625, Springer, 2011 [BibTeX]


  27. Dorigo, M., Birattari, M., Di Caro, G.A., Doursat, R., Engelbrecht, A., Floreano, D., Gambardella, L.M., Groß, R., Sahin, E., Sayama, H., Stützle, T. (Eds.). Swarm Intelligence, 7th International Conference, ANTS 2010 LNCS 6324, Springer, 2010 [BibTeX]


  28. Di Chio, C., Brabazon, A., Di Caro, G.A., Ebner, M., Farooq, M., Fink, A., Grahl, J., Greenfield, G., Machado, P., O'Neill, M., Tarantino, E., Urquhart, N. (Eds.). EvoApplications 2010: EvoCOMNET, EvoENVIRONMENT, EvoFIN, EvoMUSART, and EvoTRANSLOG, Istanbul, Turkey, April 7-9, 2010, LNCS 6025, Springer, 2010 [BibTeX]


  29. Giacobini, M., Brabazon A., Cagnoni S., Di Caro G.A., et al. (Eds.). Applications of Evolutionary Computing - Proceedings of EvoWorkshops 2009: EvoCOMNET, EvoENVIRONMENT, EvoFIN, EvoGAMES, EvoHOT, EvoIASP, EvoINTERACTION, EvoMUSART, EvoNUM, EvoPhD, EvoSTOC, and EvoTRANSLOG, Tubingen, Germany, April 15-17, 2009, LNCS 5484, Springer, 2009 [BibTeX]


  30. Di Caro G.A., Ducatelle F., Gambardella L.M., Routage dans les réseaux mobiles ad hoc en environnement urbain (in French, "Routing in urban mobile ad hoc networks"), in Monmarché N., Guinand F., Siarry P. (Eds.), Fourmis artificielles, dès bases algorithmiques aux concepts et réalisations avancées , Hermès Science Publications, France, 2009. [BibTeX]
    The book has been also translated in English and published with the title Artificial Ants by Wiley-iSTE, 2010 (a draft English version of the chapter has been published as Technical report IDSIA-05-08) [BibTeX]


  31. Giacobini M., Brabazon A., Cagnoni S., Di Caro G.A., Drechsler R., Ekart A., Esparcia-Alcazar A., Farooq M., Fink A., McCormack J., O'Neill M., Romero J., Rothlauf F., Squillero G., Uyar A.S., Yang S. (Eds.), Applications of Evolutionary Computing - Proceedings of EvoWorkshops 2008: EvoCOMNET, EvoFIN, EvoHOT, EvoIASP, EvoMUSART, EvoNUM, EvoSTOC, and EvoTRANSLOG, Naples, Italy, April 26-28, 2008 Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 4974, Springer, 2008 [BibTeX]


  32. Farooq M., Di Caro G.A., Routing protocols for next-generation intelligent networks inspired by collective behaviors of insect societies in Blum C., Merkle D. (Eds.), Swarm Intelligence: Introduction and Applications, Springer, Natural Computing Series, 2008 [BibTeX]


  33. Giacobini M., Brabazon A., Cagnoni S., Di Caro G.A., Drechsler R., Farooq M., Fink A., Lutton E., Machado P., Minner S., O'Neill M., Romero J., Rothlauf F., Squillero G., Takagi H., Uyar A.S., Yang S. (Eds.), Applications of Evolutionary Computing - Proceedings of EvoWorkshops 2007: EvoCOMNET, EvoFIN, EvoIASP, EvoINTERACTION, EvoMUSART, EvoSTOC, and EvoTransLog, Valencia, Spain, April 11-13, 2007 Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 4448, Springer, 2007 [BibTeX]


  34. Di Caro G.A., Ducatelle F., Gambardella L.M., Theory and practice of Ant Colony Optimization for routing in dynamic telecommunications networks, in Sala N., Orsucci F. (Eds.), Reflecting interfaces: the complex coevolution of information technology ecosystems, pp. 185-216, Idea Group, Hershey, PA, USA. 2008 [BibTeX]


  35. Dorigo M., Di Caro G.A., Sampels M., Ant Algorithms - Proceedings of ANTS 2002, Third International Workshop on Ant Algorithms, Brussels, Belgium, September 12-14, 2002, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 2463, Springer, 2002. [BibTeX]


  36. Dorigo M., Di Caro G.A., Stuetzle T. (Eds.), "Ant Algorithms", Special Issue on Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) , Vol. 16, N. 8, 2000. [BibTeX]


  37. Dorigo M., Di Caro G.A., "The Ant Colony Optimization Meta-Heuristic", in Corne D., Dorigo M., Glover F., "New Ideas in Optimization", McGraw-Hill, 1999. [BibTeX]



  38. International Conferences


  39. M. Kudelski, L. Gambardella, G. A. Di Caro, A mobility-controlled link quality learning protocol for multi-robot coordination tasks, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Hong Kong, China, May 31 - June 5, 2014 (to be published) [BibTeX]


  40. J. Nagi, A. Giusti, F. Nagi, L. Gambardella, G. A. Di Caro, Online feature extraction for the incremental learning of gestures in human-swarm interaction, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Hong Kong, China, May 31 - June 5, 2014 (to be published) [BibTeX]


  41. H. Ngo, J. Nagi, L. Gambardella, J. Schmidhuber, G. A. Di Caro, Human-robot cooperation: fast, interactive learning from binary feedback, Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (Video Session), Bielefeld, Germany, March 3-6, 2014 [BibTeX]


  42. A. Pesenti Gritti, O. Tarabini, A. Giusti, J. Guzzi, G. A. Di Caro, V. Caglioti, L. Gambardella, Perceiving people from a low-lying viewpoint, Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (Video Session), Bielefeld, Germany, March 3-6, 2014 [BibTeX]


  43. J. Nagi, A. Giusti, G. A. Di Caro, L. Gambardella, HRI in the sky: controlling UAVs using face poses and hand gestures, Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (Late breaking reports), Bielefeld, Germany, March 3-6, 2014 [BibTeX]


  44. G. A. Di Caro, A. Giusti, J. Nagi, L. Gambardella, A simple and efficient approach for cooperative incremental learning in robot swarms, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR), Montevideo, Uruguay, November 25-29, 2013 [BibTeX]


  45. E. Feo, L. Gambardella, G. A. Di Caro, Strategic control of proximity relationships in heterogeneous search and rescue teams, Proceedings of the 3rd IROS Workshop on Robots and Sensors integration in future rescue INformation system (ROSIN), Tokyo, Japan, November 7, 2013, [BibTeX]


  46. J. Guzzi, A. Giusti, L. Gambardella, G. A. Di Caro, Local reactive robot navigation: a comparison between reciprocal velocity obstacle variants and human-like behavior, Proceedings of the 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Tokyo Big Sight, Japan, November 3-8, 2013 [BibTeX]


  47. E. Feo, M. Kudelski, L. Gambardella, G. A. Di Caro, Connectivity-aware planning of search and rescue missions, Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), Linköping, Sweden, October 21-26, 2013 (Nominated for the Best Paper Award) [BibTeX]


  48. E. Feo, M. Kudelski, J. Nagi, L. Gambardella, G. A. Di Caro, Link quality estimation: A case study for on-line supervised learning in wireless sensor networks, Extended abstract/Poster, Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Real-World Wireless Sensor Networks (REALWSN), Como Lake, Italy, September 19-20, 2013 [BibTeX]


  49. G. A. Di Caro, M. Kudelski, E. Feo, J. Nagi, I. Ahmed, L. Gambardella, On-line supervised learning of link quality estimates in wireless networks, Proceedings of the 12th IEEE/IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net), Ajaccio, Corsica, France, June 24-26, pp. 69-76, 2013 [BibTeX]


  50. E. Feo, G. A. Di Caro, Relay node placement for performance enhancement with uncertain demand: a robust optimization approach, Proceedings of the 11th Intl. Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt), Tsukuba Science City, Japan, May 13-17, 2013 [BibTeX]


  51. J. Guzzi, A. Giusti, L. Gambardella, G. A. Di Caro, Human-friendly robot navigation in dynamic environments, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Karlsruhe, Germany, May 6-10, pp. 423-430, 2013 [BibTeX]


  52. E. Feo, G. A. Di Caro, A flow-based optimization model for throughput-oriented relay node placement in Wireless Sensor Networks, Proceedings of the 28th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), Networking Track, Coimbra, Portugal, March 18-22, 2013 [BibTeX]


  53. E. Feo, G. A. Di Caro, Exploiting synergies between exact and heuristic methods in optimization: an application to the relay placement problem in wireless sensor networks, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems (BIONETICS), Lugano, Switzerland, December 10-11, 2012 (to be published) [BibTeX]


  54. J. Guzzi, A. Giusti, L. Gambardella, G. A. Di Caro, Bioinspired obstacle avoidance algorithms for robot swarms, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems (BIONETICS), Lugano, Switzerland, December 10-11, 2012 (to be published) (BEST PAPER AWARD) [BibTeX]


  55. J. Nagi, G. A. Di Caro, A. Giusti, F. Nagi, L. Gambardella, Convolutional Neural Support Vector Machines: Hybrid visual pattern classifiers for multi-robot systems, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA 2012), Boca Raton, Florida, December 12-15, 2012 [BibTeX]


  56. E. Feo, L. Gambardella, G. A. Di Caro, GIS-based Mission Support System for Wilderness Search and Rescue with Heterogeneous Agents, Proceedings of the 2nd IROS Workshop on Robots and Sensors integration in future rescue INformation system (ROSIN), Vilamoura, Portugal, October 7-12, 2012, [BibTeX]


  57. A. Giusti, J. Nagi, L. Gambardella, G. A. Di Caro, Cooperative sensing and recognition by a swarm of mobile robots, Proceedings of the 25th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vilamoura, Portugal, October 7-12, 2012, [BibTeX]


  58. M. Kudelski, M. Cinus, L. Gambardella, G. A. Di Caro, A framework for realistic simulation of networked multi-robot systems, Proceedings of the 25th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vilamoura, Portugal, October 7-12, 2012, [BibTeX]


  59. J. Nagi, H. Ngo, A. Giusti, L. Gambardella, G. A. Di Caro, Cooperative interactive learning and recognition for human-swarm interaction using partial feedback, Proceedings of the 21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man), Paris, France, September 9-13, 2012, [BibTeX]


  60. M. Mojana, R. Montemanni, G. A. Di Caro, L. M. Gambardella, A branch and bound approach for the sequential ordering problem, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Applied Operational Research (ICAOR), Bangkok, Thailand, July 25-27, 2012, [BibTeX]


  61. G. A. Di Caro, F. Ducatelle, L. Gambardella, A fully distributed communication-based approach for spatial clustering in robotic swarms, Proceedings of the 2nd Autonomous Robots and Multirobot Systems Workshop (ARMS), affiliated with the 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), Valencia, Spain, June 5, 2012 [VIDEO] [BibTeX]


  62. A. Giusti, J. Nagi, L. Gambardella, G. A. Di Caro, Distributed consensus for interaction between humans and mobile robot swarms, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), Demonstration track, Valencia, Spain, June 4-8, 2012 [VIDEO] [BibTeX]


  63. F. Ducatelle, G. A. Di Caro, L. Gambardella, Spatial awareness in robotic swarms through local wireless communications (Extended abstract), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), Valencia, Spain, June 4-8, 2012 [VIDEO] [BibTeX]


  64. A. Giusti, J. Nagi, L. Gambardella, S. Bonardi, G. A. Di Caro, Human-Swarm Interaction through Distributed Cooperative Gesture Recognition 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (Video Session) (HRI), Boston, MA, USA, March 5-8, 2012 [VIDEO] [BibTeX]


  65. N. E. Toklu, R. Montemanni, G. A. Di Caro, L. M. Gambardella, A Shared Incumbent Environment for the Minimum Power Broadcasting Problem in Wireless Networks, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Computer Networks (ICICN 2012), Singapore, February 26-28, 2012, IACSIT Press [BibTeX]


  66. E. Feo Flushing, J. Nagi, and G. A. Di Caro, A mobility-assisted protocol for supervised learning of link quality estimates in wireless networks, International Workshop on Mobility and Communication for Cooperation and Coordination (MC3), Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), Maui Island, Hawaii, USA, January 30 - February 2, 2012 [BibTeX]


  67. M. Salani, A. Giusti, G. A. Di Caro, A. Rizzoli, and L. M. Gambardella, Lexicographic multi-objective optimization for the unit commitment problem and economic dispatch in a microgrid, Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE PES (Power & Energy Society) European Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT-EUROPE), Manchester, UK, December 5-7, 2011 [BibTeX]


  68. M. Mojana, R. Montemanni, G. A. Di Caro and L. M. Gambardella, An algorithm combining linear programming and an ant system for the sequential ordering problem, Proceedings of the Second Annual International Conference on Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence (ATAI), Singapore, November 24-25, 2011 (BEST RESEARCH PAPER AWARD), [BibTeX]


  69. J. Nagi, F. Ducatelle, G. A. Di Caro, D. Ciresan, U. Meier, A. Giusti, F. Nagi, J. Schmidhuber and L. M. Gambardella, Max-Pooling Convolutional Neural Networks for Vision-based Hand Gesture Recognition, Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Signal & Image Processing and Applications (ICSIPA), Kual Lumpur, Malaysia, November 16-18, 2011 [BibTeX]


  70. R. Montemanni, M. Mojana, G. A. Di Caro and L. M. Gambardella, A Matheuristic Approach for the Sequential Ordering Problem, 42nd Annual Conference of the Italian Operational Research Society (AIRO), Brescia, Italy, September 6-9, 2011 [BibTeX]


  71. Di Caro G. A., Feo E., Optimal relay node placement for throughput enhancement in wireless sensor networks, Proceedings of the 50th FITCE International Congress - ICT: brigding an ever shifting digital divide, Palermo, Italy, August 31 - September 3, 2011 [BibTeX]


  72. Ducatelle F., Di Caro G. A., Pinciroli C., Mondada F. and Gambardella L. M., Communication assisted navigation in robotic swarms: self-organization and cooperation. Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), San Francisco, USA, September 25-30, 2011 [VIDEO 1] [VIDEO 2] [BibTeX]


  73. Pinciroli C., Trianni V., O'Grady R., Pini G., Brutschy A., Brambilla M., Mathews N., Ferrante E., Di Caro G. A., Ducatelle F., Stirling T., Gutierrez A., Gambardella L. M. and Dorigo M., ARGoS: a Modular, Multi-Engine Simulator for Heterogeneous Swarm Robotics. Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), San Francisco, USA, September 25-30, 2011 [BibTeX]


  74. Reina A., Di Caro G. A., Ducatelle F., Gambardella L. M., Distributed motion planning for ground objects using a network of robotic ceiling cameras. Proceedings of the 12th Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS), , Sheffield, UK, August 31 - September 2, 2011 (BEST POSTER AWARD), Springer LNAI vol. 6856, pages 140-151, 2011 [BibTeX]


  75. Ducatelle F., Di Caro G. A., Förster A., Gambardella L. M., Mobile stigmergic markers for navigation in a heterogeneous robotic swarm Proceedings of the 7th International ANTS Conference, Brussels, Belgium, September 8-10, 2010, LNCS 6234, Springer, 2010 [BibTeX]


  76. Ducatelle F., Di Caro G. A., Gambardella L. M., Cooperative Stigmergic Navigation in a Heterogeneous Robotic Swarm. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB), Paris, France, August 24-28, 2010 [BibTeX]


  77. Ducatelle F., Di Caro G. A., Gambardella L. M. Cooperative Self-Organization in a Heterogeneous Swarm Robotic System. Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2010), Portland, Oregon, USA, July 7-11, 2010 [BibTeX]


  78. Ducatelle F., Di Caro G. A., Förster A., Gambardella L. M., Adaptive navigation in a heterogeneous swarm robotic system. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Cognitive Systems (CogSys), Zurich, Switzerland, January 27-29, 2010 [BibTeX]


  79. Ducatelle F., Förster A., Di Caro G. A., Gambardella L. M. Supporting Navigation in Multi-Robot Systems through Delay Tolerant Network Communication. Proceedings of the IFAC Workshop on Networked Robotics (NetRob) Golden, Colorado, USA, October 6-8, 2009 [BibTeX]


  80. Reina A., Di Caro G. A., Ducatelle F., Gambardella L. M., A distributed approach to holonomic path planning. Proceedings of the Workshop on Motion Planning: From Theory to Practice, at Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), Zaragoza, Spain, June 27, 2010 [BibTeX]


  81. Ducatelle F., Förster A., Di Caro G. A., Gambardella L. M. New task allocation methods for robotic swarms. Proceedings of the 9th IEEE/RAS Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ROBOTICA), Castelo Branco, Portugal, May 2009 [BibTeX]


  82. Di Caro G.A., Ducatelle F., Gambardella L. M., Wireless communications for distributed navigation in robot swarms, Proceedings of the 6th European Workshop on the Application of Nature-inspired Techniques for Telecommunication Networks and other Parallel and Distributed Systems (EvoCOMNET) , Tubingen, Germany, April 15-17, Springer, LNCS 5484, 2009 [BibTeX]


  83. Ducatelle F., Di Caro G.A. and Gambardella L. M., Robot Navigation in a Networked Swarm, Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA), Wuhan, China, October 15-17, Springer, LNAI 5314, 2008 [BibTeX]


  84. Ducatelle F., Di Caro G.A., Gambardella L. M., A New Approach for Integrating Proactive and Reactive Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 29 September - 2 October, 2008 [BibTeX]


  85. Ducatelle F., Di Caro G.A., Gambardella L.M., An evaluation of two swarm intelligence MANET routing algorithms in an urban environment, Proceedings of the 5th IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium (SIS), St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 21-23 September, 2008 [BibTeX]


  86. Di Caro G.A., Ducatelle F., Gambardella L.M., A simulation study of routing performance in realistic urban scenarios for MANETs, Proceedings of ANTS 2008, 6th International Workshop on Ant Algorithms and Swarm Intelligence, Brussels, 22-24 September 2008, Springer-Verlag, LNCS 5217, 2008 [BibTeX]


  87. Ducatelle F., Di Caro G.A., Gambardella L.M., An analysis of the different components of the AntHocNet routing algorithm, Proceedings of ANTS 2006, Fifth International Workshop on Ant Algorithms and Swarm Intelligence, , Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 4150, 2006 [BibTeX]


  88. Di Caro G.A., Gambardella L.M., Rizzoli A., Tracing and modeling human mobility, IPLnet Workshop 2006, Castelgrande, Bellinzona, Switzerland, 5-6 September, 2006 [BibTeX]


  89. Di Caro G.A., Ducatelle F., Gambardella L.M., AI Approaches for Next Generation Telecommunication Networks, Poster at the 50th Anniversary Summit of Artificial Intelligence, Monte Veritá, Switzerland, 9-14 July, 2006 [BibTeX]


  90. Di Caro G.A, Giordano S. Kulig M., Lenzarini D., Puiatti A., Schwitter F., A Cross-Layering Approach to Optimized Seamless Handover, Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE Annual Conference on Wireless On demand Network Systems and Services (WONS), Les Méenuires, France, 18-20 January, 2006 [BibTeX]


  91. Di Caro G.A., Ducatelle F., Gambardella L.M. Swarm intelligence for adaptive routing in dynamic networks, , Invited talk at Engineering with Complexity (ECE'05) , satellite workshop of the European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS), Paris, France, 14-18 November, 2005


  92. Babaoglu O., Canright G., Deutsch A., Di Caro G.A., Ducatelle F., Gambardella L.M., Ganguly N., Jelasity K., Montemanni R., Montresor A., Design Patterns from Biology for Distributed Computing, Proceedings of the European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS) , Paris, France, 14-18 November, 2005 [BibTeX]


  93. Carrillo L., Guadal C., Marzo J.-L., Di Caro G.A., Ducatelle F., Gambardella L.M., Differentiated Quality of Service scheme based on the use of multiple classes of ant-like mobile agents Student Workshop at the CoNEXT Conference, , Toulouse, France, October 24-27, 2005 [BibTeX]


  94. Di Caro G.A., Ducatelle F., Gambardella L.M., Swarm intelligence for routing in mobile ad hoc networks Proceedings of the IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium (SIS), Pasadena, USA, June 8-10, 2005 [BibTeX]


  95. Ducatelle F., Di Caro G.A., Gambardella L.M., Ant agents for hybrid multipath routing in mobile ad hoc networks Second Annual Conference on Wireless On demand Network Systems and Services (WONS), St. Moritz, Switzerland, January 19-21, 2005 [BibTeX]


  96. Di Caro G.A., Ducatelle F., Gambardella L.M., AntHocNet: an ant-based hybrid routing algorithm for mobile ad hoc networks Proceedings of PPSN VIII - Eight International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, Birmingham, UK, September 18-22, 2004, Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3242 (BEST PAPER AWARD). [BibTeX]


  97. Birattari M., Di Caro G.A., Dorigo M., "Toward the formal foundation of Ant Programming", Ant Algorithms - Proceedings of ANTS 2002, Third International Workshop on Ant Algorithms, Brussels, Belgium, September 12-14, 2002, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 2463, Springer-Verlag, 2002. [BibTeX]


  98. Di Caro G.A., Vasilakos T., "Ant-SELA: Ant-agents and stochastic automata learn adaptive routing tables for QoS routing in ATM networks", ANTS'2000 - From Ant Colonies to Artificial Ants: Second International Workshop on Ant Algorithms, Brussels, Belgium, September 8-9, 2000. [BibTeX]


  99. Valensin S., Di Caro G.A., Bonafè M., Luciani F., Franceschi C., "A theoretical model for immunosenescence", Poster at the International Workshop on Theory in Immunology, Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld, Germany, October 16-19, 1999. [BibTeX]


  100. Valensin S., Di Caro G.A., "A theoretical model for in machina experiments on immunosenescence", EMBO Workshop on Molecular and Cellular Gerontology, Serpiano, Switzerland, September 18-22, 1999, Proceedings published on the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 908 (2000). [BibTeX]


  101. Valensin S., Franceschi C., Di Caro G.A., "An Agent-based Model of the Immune System", Workshop on Design Principles for the Immune System and other Distributed Systems, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, July 11-16, 1999. [BibTeX]


  102. Dorigo M., Di Caro G.A., "Ant Colony Optimization: A New Meta-Heuristic", Proceedings of CEC99 - Congress on Evolutionary Computation 1999, Washington DC, July 6-9, 1999. [BibTeX]


  103. Di Caro G.A., Dorigo M., "Two Ant Colony Algorithms for Best-Effort Routing in Datagram Networks" , Proceedings of PDCS'98 - 10th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 28-31, 1998, (also Technical Report IRIDIA 98-09). [BibTeX]


  104. Di Caro G.A., Dorigo M., "Extending AntNet for Best Effort Quality-of-Service Routing", Abstract Proceedings of ANTS'98 - From Ant Colonies to Artificial Ants: First International Workshop on Ant Colony Optimization, Brussels (BE), October 15-16, 1998. http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/ants98 [BibTeX]


  105. Di Caro G.A., Dorigo M., "An Adaptive Multi-agent Routing Algorithm Inspired by Ants Behavior", Proceedings of PART98 - Fifth Annual Australasian Conference on Parallel and Real-Time Systems, Adelaide, Australia, September 28-29, 1998 (also Technical Report IRIDIA 98-08). [BibTeX]


  106. Di Caro G.A., Dorigo M., "Ant Colonies for Adaptive Routing in Packet-Switched Communications Networks", Proceedings of PPSN V - Fifth International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, Amsterdam, Holland, September 27-30, 1998, Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 1498 (also Technical Report IRIDIA 97-18.1). [BibTeX]


  107. Di Caro G.A., Dorigo M., "Ant colony routing", PECTEL 2 Workshop on Parallel Evolutionary Computation in Telecommunications, Reading, England, April 6-7, 1998. [BibTeX]


  108. Di Caro G.A., Dorigo M., "Mobile Agents for Adaptive Routing", Proceedings of 31st International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-31), Big Island of Hawaii, January 6-9, 1998 (also Technical Report IRIDIA 97-20). [BibTeX]


  109. Di Caro G.A., Dorigo M., "Adaptive Learning of Routing Tables in Communication Networks", Proceedings of the Italian Workshop on Machine Learning, Torino (IT), December 9-10, 1997. [BibTeX]


  110. Di Caro G.A., Dorigo M., "AntNet: A Mobile Agents Approach to Adaptive Routing in Communication Network", Ninth Dutch Conference on Artificial Intelligence (NAIC'97) (Oral Communication), Antwerpen (BE), November 12-13, 1997. [BibTeX]


  111. Di Caro G.A., Dorigo M., "Distributed Reinforcement Agents for Adaptive Routing in Communication Networks", Third European Workshop on Reinforcement Learning, Rennes (F), October 13-14, 1997. [BibTeX]


  112. Valentinotti F., Di Caro G.A., Crespi B., "A Parallel DSP System for Real-time Disparity and Optical Flow Using Phase Difference", Proceedings of Sixth International Conference on Signal Processing Applications and Technology (ICSPAT-95), Boston (US), October 24-26, 1995. [BibTeX]


  113. Cattoni R., Di Caro G., Aste M., Caprile B., "Bridging the Gap between Planning and Reactivity: a Layered Architecture for Autonomous Indoor Navigation", Proceedings of the 7th IEEE/RSJ Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Munich (DE), September 12-16, 1994. [BibTeX]


  114. Campanini R., D'Antone I., Di Caro G.A., Giusti G., "Implementation Strategies for a Parallel Expert Diagnostic System", Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems for High Energy Physics, L'Agelonde (FR), January 13-18 1992. [BibTeX]


  115. Campanini R., D'Antone I., Di Caro G.A., Giusti G., "Development of a Real-Time Diagnostic System for Data Acquisition", poster in Atti del 6 Convegno sulla Programmazione Logica (GULP `91), Pisa (IT), June 12-14 1991. [BibTeX]


  116. Campanini R., D'Antone I., Di Caro G.A., Giusti G., "A Transputer-based real-time acquisition and control system", Poster at Transputing '91, First World Transputer User Group Conference, Sunnyvale, California, April, 1991. [BibTeX]



  117. Theses


  118. Di Caro G. A. "Ant Colony Optimization and its application to adaptive routing in telecommunication networks" PhD thesis in Applied Sciences, Polytechnic School, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, 2004. [BibTeX]


  119. Di Caro G. A. "A society of ant-like agents for adaptive routing in networks", DEA thesis in Applied Sciences, Polytechnic School, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, 2001. [BibTeX]


  120. Di Caro G. A., "Implementation with Transputer Networks of a Real-Time Acquisition and Control System" (in Italian), Laurea thesis in Physics , Department of Physics, University of Bologna, Italy, 1992. [BibTeX]



  121. Technical Reports (unpublished or only partially published)


  122. Kudelski M., Cinus M., Gambardella L., Di Caro G. A. A Framework for Realistic Simulation of Networked Multi-Robot Systems, Technical Report IDSIA-06-12, April 2012, IDSIA, Lugano, Switzerland [BibTeX]


  123. M. Dorigo, D. Floreano, L. M. Gambardella, F. Mondada, S. Nolfi, T. Baaboura, M. Birattari, M. Bonani, M. Brambilla, A. Brutschy, D. Burnier, A. Campo, A. L. Christensen, A. Decugnière, G.A. Di Caro, F. Ducatelle, E. Ferrante, A. Frörster, J. Martinez Gonzales, J. Guzzi, V. Longchamp, S. Magnenat, N. Mathews, M. Montes de Oca, R. O'Grady, C. Pinciroli, G. Pini, P. Rétornaz, J. Roberts, V. Sperati, T. Stirling, A. Stranieri, T. Stützle, V. Trianni, E. Tuci, A. E. Turgut and F. Vaussard, Swarmanoid: a novel concept for the study of heterogeneous robotic swarms Technical Report IRIDIA-14-11, July 2011, IRIDIA, Bruxelles, Belgium [BibTeX]


  124. Feo E., Di Caro G.A. An analytical model for IEEE 802.15.4 non-beacon enabled CSMA/CA in multihop wireless sensor networks , Technical Report IDSIA-06-11, May 2011, IDSIA, Lugano, Switzerland [BibTeX]


  125. Ducatelle F., Förster A., Di Caro G.A., Gambardella L.M., Task allocation in robotic swarms: new methods and comparisons, Technical Report IDSIA-01-09, January 2009, IDSIA, Lugano, Switzerland [BibTeX]


  126. Ducatelle F., Di Caro G.A., Gambardella L.M., Robot Navigation in a Networked Swarm, Technical Report IDSIA-06-08, June 2008, IDSIA, Lugano, Switzerland [BibTeX ]


  127. Di Caro G.A., Ducatelle F., Gambardella L.M., Ant Colony Optimization for Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks in Urban Environments, Technical Report IDSIA-05-08, May 2008, IDSIA, Lugano, Switzerland [BibTeX]


  128. Ducatelle F., Di Caro G.A., Gambardella L.M., A New Approach for Integrating Proactive and Reactive Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Technical Report IDSIA-02-08, March 2008, IDSIA, Lugano, Switzerland [BibTeX]


  129. Ducatelle F., Di Caro G.A., Gambardella L.M., A study on the use of MANETs in an urban environment, Technical Report IDSIA-01-07, January 2007, IDSIA, Lugano, Switzerland [BibTeX]


  130. Di Caro G.A., Ducatelle F., Gambardella L.M., Studies of routing performance in a city-like testbed for mobile ad hoc networks, Technical Report IDSIA-07-06, March 2006, IDSIA, Lugano, Switzerland [BibTeX]


  131. Di Caro G.A., Analysis of simulation environments for mobile ad hoc networks, Technical Report IDSIA-24-03, December 2003, IDSIA, Lugano, Switzerland [BibTeX]


  132. Birattari M., Di Caro G.A., Dorigo M., "For a Formal Foundation of the Ant Programming Approach to Combinatorial Optimization. Part 1: The problem, the representation, and the general solution strategy", Technical Report ATR - HIP TR-H-301, Human Information Processing Laboratories - ATR, Kyoto, Japan [BibTeX]


  133. Di Caro G.A., Dorigo M., "AntNet: A Mobile Agents Approach to Adaptive Routing", Technical Report IRIDIA 97-12, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels (BE). [BibTeX]


  134. Di Caro G.A., "Style and Organization rules for the Development of C Programs", Technical Report UTM 462 - May 1995, Universita` di Trento, (Italian version here) . [BibTeX]


  135. Di Caro G.A., Cattoni R., "ARCA: a Software Architecture to Program Robots" Internal Report IRST, Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica. [BibTeX]


  136. Cattoni R., Di Caro G.A., Aste M., Caprile B., "Bridging the Gap between Planning and Reactivity: a Layered Architecture for Autonomous Indoor Navigation" , Technical Report IRST 9403-01, Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica (IRST), 1994. [BibTeX]



  137. Co-Supervised Theses


  138. Feo E., Optimal relay node placement for throughput enhancement in wireless sensor networks , European Master in Informatics (joint programme of the Universities of Trento and Aachen), University of Trento, Italy, 2010. [BibTeX]


  139. Reina A., Swarms of fying robots performing distributed path planning for objects on the ground (in Italian), MSc Thesis in Computer Science Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Milan, Italy, 2010. [BibTeX]


  140. Valensin S., ``A Computational Model for the Immune System and its Aging'', MSc Thesis in Bio-informatics, Department of Biology, University of Manchester (UMIST), UK, 1999. [BibTeX]


  141. Persico E., "Adaptive load balancing in telecommunications networks" (in Italian), Laurea thesis in Electronics Engineering , Polytechnic Institute of Milan, Italy, 1998. [BibTeX]


  142. Valensin S., "Study of the Diversity of Antibodies Using Genetic Algorithms" (in Italian), Laurea thesis in Physics, Department of Physics, University of Bologna, Italy, 1994. [BibTeX]