The IDS student research team obtained 4th place at the Bring IT on contest

IDS student research team earned 4th place at the Bring IT on contest in Iasi using the Smart Hotel project


Third place in IMSmart

The IDS junior team won third prize in the student contest IMSmart with the Smart Hotel project.


ESDC results: third place

The IDC team won third place in July 2014 in the international Embedded Systems Design Contest (ESDC 2014 in Shanghai, China. The final team was composed of the students: Cristian Totolin, Marius Neghina and Marian Marcu guided by T.A. Ph.D. Eng. Sorin Ilie, T.A. Eng. Ioan Lemeni, Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Costin Badica and Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Marius Brezovan from the department of Computers and Information Technology (CIT of the University of Craiova.  This contest is organized every two years and it attracts over  150 international teams. Attendance is invitation based and the CIT department was invited by the Intel Romania co-organizer.



UCV supported the costs for the trip to China
IDS supported the equipment costs
CSS gave us the use of their photo studio
CIT department of ACE faculty supported administrative costs


Apple User Meeting Craiova

On 22.06.2014 IDS organised an Apple User meeting in collaboration with the Computer Science department from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science , the Computers and Information Technology department from the Faculty of Automation Computers and Electronics.



Bilateral research project proposal: Romania – China

Title “MAXI: Monitoring and Analyzing the Impact of Environment and Climate Changes on Social Mood through the Internet”
Partner: Group led by Dr. Weihui Dai, Department of Information Management and
Information Systems, Fudan University, China


ESDC 2014 update

Our Embedded Systems Design Contest team is composed of:
Marcu Ionut Marian,
Mitrica Alex,
Neghina Marius,
Sperila Alecsandru,
Totolin Cristian Stefan,
of which Marcu Neghina and Totolin will be presenting the project in Shanghai.

The team coaches are Sorin Ilie and Ioan Lemeni overseen by Prof. Costin Badica and Prof. Marius Brezovan.
The project main theme is “Smart Hotel Room”. In this project the students combined embedded systems, with their hardware, web services and mobile computing know-how to create a user friendly interface with a key less hotel room where everything is controlled by smartphone.


Public Ph.D. thesis defense: “Exploring the Design Space of Agent-Oriented Programming Languages” by Alex Muscar

Monday, the 25th of November, at 10 am, Alex Muscar is publicly defending his Ph.D. thesis, entitled “Exploring the Design Space of Agent-Oriented Programming Languages”.


8th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing – IDC’2014

September 3-5, 2014, Madrid, Spain

Invited speakers

Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium
Juan Julián Merelo, University of Granada, Spain

Call for Papers

The emergent field of Intelligent Distributed Computing focuses on the development of a new generation of intelligent distributed systems. It faces the challenges of adapting and combining research in the fields of Intelligent Computing and Distributed Computing. Intelligent Computing develops methods and technology ranging from classical artificial intelligence, computational intelligence and multi-agent systems to game theory. The field of Distributed Computing develops methods and technology to build systems that are composed of interacting and collaborating components. The symposium welcomes submissions of original papers on all aspects of intelligent distributed computing ranging from concepts and theoretical developments to advanced technologies and innovative applications. 

The 8th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing has a special interest in (but will not be limited to) novel architectures, systems and methods that facilitate distributed / parallel / multi-agent biocomputing for solving complex computational and real-life problems.

Paper acceptance and publication will be judged on the basis of their relevance to the symposium themes, clarity of presentation, originality and accuracy of results and proposed solutions. Symposium topics include, but are not limited to:

Intelligent Distributed and High-Performance Architectures
- Hybrid distributed systems involving software agents and human actors
- Intelligent grid and cloud infrastructures
- Agent-based wireless sensor networks
- Distributed frameworks and middleware for the Internet of Things
- GPU, multicore, and many-core intelligent computing
- Intelligent high-performance architectures
- Context-aware intelligent computing
- Virtualization infrastructures for intelligent computing
- Bio-inspired and nature-inspired distributed computing

Organization and Management
- Autonomic and adaptive distributed computing
- Intelligent service composition and orchestration
- Self-organizing and adaptive distributed systems
- Emerging behaviors in complex distributed systems
- Intelligent integration of heterogeneous data and processes
- Methodologies for development of intelligent distributed systems and applications

Intelligent Distributed Knowledge Representation and Processing
- Information extraction and retrieval in distributed environments
- Knowledge integration and fusion from distributed sources
- Data mining and knowledge discovery in distributed environments
- Semantic and knowledge grids
- Ontologies and meta-data for describing heterogeneous resources and services
- Distributed fusion of sensor data streams

Networked Intelligence
- E-service and web intelligence
- Intelligence in mobile, ubiquitous and wearable computing
- Intelligence in peer-to-peer systems
- Intelligence in distributed and networked multimedia systems
- Security, privacy, trust and reputation

Intelligent Distributed Applications
- Distributed problem solving and decision making
- Intelligent applications in e-business/e-commerce, e-learning, e-health, e-science, e-government, crisis management, smart grid
- Modeling, simulation and development of intelligent distributed systems
- Simulation of groups and crowds
- Intelligent data processing
- Intelligent robots

Paper Submission and Publication

All accepted papers will be included in the Symposium Proceedings, which will be published by Springer as part of their series Studies in Computational Intelligence. Papers must have at most 10 pages length and must be formatted according to Springer format for Proceedings and Other Multiauthor Volumes (Latex only) available at:

Submissions and reviews are automatically handled by Easychair. Please submit your paper at:

Extended versions of the best papers accepted and presented at this symposium may be considered for publication in a Special Issue of an internationally recognized journal.

Important dates

Full paper submission: March 3, 2014
Notification of acceptance: April 11, 2014
Final (camera ready) paper due: May 25, 2014
Symposium: September 3-5, 2014


2013 news

Funding Application: “Simplified access to a market place proposing structured activities for pre-frail older adults”

Tue, 04/30/2013 – 06:24

This project proposal was submitted to the AAL-2013-6 competition and is coordonated by ESIGETEL -ALLIANSTIC, Frace.

IDS 2013 Extended Deadline March 8

Sat, 03/02/2013 – 05:34

We have decided to extend the deadline for paper submission to the 7th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing – IDC 2013 to be held between September 4-6, 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic.The new submission deadline is:*** March 8, 2013 ***

Funding Application: InDomo – Intelligent Domotic Environment

Fri, 01/18/2013 – 12:14

We submitted a proposal for a bilateral research project France – Romania in collaboration with ESIGETEL – ALLIANSTIC, France in the area on Intelligent Systems for Domotics.

Funding Application: DETCON (Detect Examine Test COnfirm and Neutralise threat)

Thu, 01/17/2013 – 16:21

 We submited a STREP research project proposal led by Dr. Slawomir Grzonkowski (Digital Enterprise Research Institute – DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway) work programme topics addressed: ICT-2013.1.5 Trustworthy ICT a) Security and privacy in cloud computing.

Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Sorin Ilie “Distributed Architecture for Swarm Intelligence”

Tue, 12/18/2012 – 10:48

On the 14 of December 2012 Sorin Ilie successfully defended his Ph.D.”Distributed Architecture for Swarm Intelligence”.

Funding Application: Meaningful Platform for Automated Negotiations (MeAN)

Tue, 12/18/2012 – 09:55

IDS applied for funding at the IDEI competition 2012, section Mathematics and Computer Science. Our project is called MeAN: Meaningful Platform for Automated Negotiations.

Our proposal was rated with 75.66 points, out of 100, and ranked 29th from 67 submitted proposals out of which 64 were declared eligible. The project passed the thresholds and we are now waiting for the final decision regarding financing.

AIWO ’13 AI Winter Olympics 2013 – UPB

Thu, 12/06/2012 – 10:29


Funding Application: Trusted Multi Agent System in a Complex Environment

Wed, 11/14/2012 – 15:39

The IDS group submitted a Funding Application for the research project titled “Trusted Multi Agent System in a Complex Environment” in the competition for bilateral cooperation Romania-Italy, the domain of ICT. The notification is expected by November 2012. The partners taking part in the project proposal are: University of Craiova, Università di Catania and Università della Calabria.

Update: the application was awarded 92 points (out of 100), ranked the second best in the ICT domain. However, it was not awarded funding.

ICCCI’13 – 5th International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence Technologies and Applications

Sun, 11/11/2012 – 12:27

11-13 September 2013 in Craiova, Romania

5th International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence Technologies and Applications, More on this site:

7th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing – IDC’2013

Sun, 11/11/2012 – 12:25

4-6 September, Prague, Czech Republic

7th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing – IDC’2013, More details on:

WIMS’12 International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics

Mon, 12/05/2011 – 05:51

More details can be found on the conference’s website:

The IDS group will host and organize the 12th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics. The conference will take place between the 13th and the 15th of June 2012 in Craiova, Romania.

Ph.D. thesis defense

Tue, 11/29/2011 – 10:00

Mihnea Scafes defended his thesis with the title “Contributions to multi-issue negotiation mechanisms between software agents”.

Funding Application: Multi-Organizational Information Systems for Collective Management of Complex Situations

Mon, 10/10/2011 – 19:00

The IDS group submitted a Funding Application for Joint Applied Research Projects, titled “Multi-Organizational Information Systems for Collective Management of Complex Situations” (ORACOL), in the competition PN-II-PT-PCCA-2011-3. The notification is expected by March 2012. The partners taking part in the project proposal are: University of Craiova (coordinator), University Politehnica of Bucharest (partner), West University of Timisoara (partner), Ropardo SRL, Sibiu (partner).

NATO ASI Summer School 2010

Thu, 07/15/2010 – 13:06

The NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on Software Agents, Agent Systems and Their Applications will be held in Tangiers, Morocco during September 13-23, 2010. More information can be found at IDS will be represented at this summer school.