Thanks to Lord Jesus, our article of ant-trail-traffic prediction modeling has been successfully accepted by Springer as an original research paper into a regular issue of J. Swarm Intelligence.
God has given us with very much nice reviewers and editors, who have helped us to improve our manuscript. Through the discussions on paper, we could understand much further about how to communicate with the audience without biological background.
I really appreciate Him for his providence that allowed me to find the topic and how to model the ants' smooth traffic on their trails. He has given the best co-author to me that is HFL, who is my mentor and best friend.
I particularly thank all friends who have supported our research during these two years (I cannot exhaustively make a list of names, actually): HFL and the faculty and the staff of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, DKWC at Hong Kong Baptist University, VS, AA, MK, PK, KK and the faculty and the staff of the Electric Engineering and Computer Science at VSB Technical University of Ostrava in Czech, VP, SJ and The faculty and the staff and grad students of the Department of Computer Science at The University of Oxford, SFQ and the faculty and the staff and grad students of the School of Design and Engineering at Brunel University in U.K., XY, SH in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Birmingham, YJ and his grad students in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Surrey, FM and his grad students in the Department of Computer Science at Salford University in UK, IJ, AG, PH, MB in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Portsmouth, YKG in the Department of Computer Science at Imperial College London, TI in the faculty of economics at Tohoku University in Japan, and YT in the faculty of the environment and information studies at Keio University in Japan. I am sorry for missing anybody on the list of appreciation mentioned above. I just forgot very important friends. Ants!
Ants were born by "one day" earlier than we were as Holy Bible says it. Something useful for human life must be always hidden in their behaviors. I am very happy to be able to get close to their life by use of computational machinery that is a human-made tool. If we could have added something to the accumulation of excellent researches advanced by many biologists, all honors should go to them and finally reserved for Creator of heaven and earth, the Father Almighty.
I also thank Fr. Joseph at Oxford Oratory, Fr. Alan at Corpus Christi London, Fr. Steve at The Philippines Mission, and Fr. James at our Church, who have always prayed for me.