ANTS 2024, Thirteenth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, October 9-11, 2024, Konstanz, Germany

Call for Papers

Conference Scope

Swarm intelligence is the discipline that deals with the study of self-organizing processes both in nature and in artificial systems. Researchers in ethology and animal behavior have proposed a number of models to explain interesting aspects of collective behaviors such as movement coordination, shape-formation or decision making. Recently, algorithms and methods inspired by these models have been proposed to solve difficult problems in many domains. ANTS 2024 will give researchers in swarm intelligence the opportunity to meet, to present their latest research, and to discuss current developments and applications.

Relevant Research Areas

ANTS 2024 solicits contributions dealing with any aspect of swarm intelligence. Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest are:
  • Behavioral models of social insects or other animal societies that can stimulate new algorithmic approaches.
  • Empirical and theoretical research in swarm intelligence.
  • Application of swarm intelligence methods, such as ant colony optimization or particle swarm optimization, to real-world problems.
  • Theoretical and experimental research in swarm robotics systems.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: March 24, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2024
  • Camera ready copy: May 29, 2024
  • Conference: October 9-11, 2024
Call for papers in PDF format


Welcome to Konstanz!

For the first time, the ANTS conference series will take place in Konstanz, Germany. The conference will be hosted by the University of Konstanz in collaboration with the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour. The venue is close to the city center of Konstanz and the lake of Constance.


Universitätsstraße 10
78464, Konstanz, Germany.


ANTS 2024
(Attn: Dr.-Ing. Heiko Hamann)
Konstanz, Germany
ANTS 2024
(Attn: Dr. Jonas Kuckling)
Konstanz, Germany

Accommodation Options

To be announced soon.

Enjoy your lunch breaks!

To be announced soon.

Conference Information

To be announced soon.

Registration Fee

The ANTS2024 registration fee will be announced soon.

The conference fee includes:

  • Admission to all technical sessions
  • One copy of the conference proceedings

Coffee breaks and a conference dinner will be offered by the organizing committee.

Registration Procedure

The ANTS2024 registration procedure will be announced soon.

To be announced soon.

The Award

Continuing with a tradition started at ANTS 2002, the "Best Paper Award" at ANTS 2024 consists of a sculpture of an ant specially made for the ANTS conference series by the Italian sculptor Matteo Pugliese.

ANTS 2020 award


Organizing Committee

General chair
Heiko Hamann, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
Honorary Chair
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Local organisation and publicity chair
Heiko Hamann, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
Jonas Kuckling, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
Tanja Katharina Kaiser, University of Technology Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany
Technical program chairs
Leslie Pérez Cáceres, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile
Andreagiovanni Reina, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Publication chair
Ken Hasselmann, Royal Military Academy (RMA), Brussels, Belgium
Paper submission chair
Eduard Buss, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

Steering Committee

Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Andries Engelbrecht, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Heiko Hamann, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
Alcherio Martinoli, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Radhika Nagpal, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Guy Theraulaz, CNRS CRCA, Toulouse, France


Oral presentations:

Each oral presentation will last 20 minutes sharp (15 minutes presentation plus 5 minutes for questions-and-answers).
Papers presented orally will be also presented during the poster session on the same day of the presentation. Please refer to the on-line program for the details.


Posters should be of size A0 portrait. There is no standard template for the poster, every author can choose what best fits their work. Material to fix the poster on the stand will be available.

Preview highlights:

Papers that are not presented orally will be introduced by the author in a 2 minute highlight, using a SINGLE slide. This slide must be sent to us in advance. We will preload this slide onto the computer and project it for you during your presentation.

Initial submission instructions

Submissions may be a maximum of 11 pages, excluding references, when typeset in the LNCS Springer LaTeX template. Submissions should be a minimum of 7 full pages.

This strict page limit includes figures, tables, and all supplementary sections (e.g., Acknowledgements). The only exclusion from the page limit is the reference list, which should be of any length that properly positions the paper with respect to the state of the art.

Papers should be prepared in English, in the LNCS Springer LaTeX style, using the default font and font size. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings template for LaTeX, for the preparation of their papers. Please download the LNCS Springer LaTeX template package (zip, 322 kB) and authors' guidelines (pdf, 142 kB) directly from the Springer website. Please also download and consult the ANTS 2024 sample LaTeX document (zip, 5 kB), which shows the correct options to use within the Springer template.

Submissions that do not respect these guidelines will not be considered.

Note: Authors may find it convenient that Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are available in Overleaf

The initial submission must be in PDF format.

Please note that in the camera-ready phase, authors of accepted papers will need to submit both a compiled PDF and all source files (including LaTeX files and figures).

The camera-ready phase will have more detailed formatting requirements than the initial submission phase. Authors are invited to consult these camera-ready instructions preemptively.

Submission process

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. If a submission is not accepted as a full length paper, it may still be accepted either as a short paper or as an extended abstract. In such cases, authors will be asked to reduce the length of the submission accordingly. Authors of all accepted papers will be asked to execute revisions, based on the reviewers’ comments.

Camera ready submissions will open soon.

Proceedings and journal special issue

Conference proceedings are published by Springer in the LNCS series.

The journal Swarm Intelligence will publish a special issue dedicated to ANTS 2024 that will contain extended versions of the best research works presented at the conference.

Last modified: 13 July 2023