Evostar 2015

The Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation.

Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-10 April 2015

Natural Computing Methods in Finance and Economics

EvoFIN is the only European event specifically dedicated to the application of Evolutionary Computation, and other Natural Computing methodologies to finance and economics. It gives researchers in those fields, as well as people from industry, an opportunity to present their latest research and to discuss current developments and applications. Topics of interest include (but not limited to):
  • Algorithmic Trading
  • Forecasting financial time series
  • Portfolio selection and management
  • Pricing complex financial products
  • Risk management systems
  • Financial engineering
  • Artificial stock markets
  • Agent-based models


Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of EvoStar, published in a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, which will be available at the Conference.Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. The submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. The authors of accepted papers will have to improve their paper on the basis of the reviewers comments and will be asked to send a camera ready version of their manuscripts. At least one author of each accepted work has to register for the conference and attend the conference and present the work.The reviewing process will be double-blind, please omit information about the authors in the submitted paper.

Submission Details

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. They will be peer reviewed by members of the program committee. The reviewing process will be double-blind, so please omit information about the authors in the submitted paper.
Submit your manuscript in Springer LNCS format.
Please provide up to five keywords in your Abstract
Page limit: 12 pages

Additional publication

Other than the usual proceedings publications, EvoFIN has secured two additional publication routes for a number of selected papers.
  1. Book series on "Natural Computing in Computational Finance" published by Springer.
  2. Special issue in International Journal of Innovative Computing and Applications. (http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijica)


Further information on the conference and co-located events can be found in: http://www.evostar.org

EvoFIN track chairs

  • Alexandros Agapitos
    University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Michael Kampouridis
    University of Kent, UK

Programme Committee

  • Alex Agapitos, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Eva Alfaro, Technical University of Valencia, Spain
  • Anthony Brabazon, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Shu-Heng Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • Wei Cui, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Malcolm Heywood, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Ronald Hochreiter, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Michael Kampouridis, University of Kent, UK
  • Ahmed Kattan, Um Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
  • Piotr Lipinski, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • Michael Mayo, University of Waikato, New Zeland
  • Krzysztof Michalak, University of Economics, Wroclaw, Poland
  • Michael O'Neill, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Andrea Tettamanzi, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Ruppa Thulasiram, University of Manitoba, Canada

Important dates:

Submission Deadline: 15 November 2014
Notification: 07 January 2015
Camera-ready: 21 January 2015
Early registration discount:01 March 2015
Registration deadline:31 March 2015
EvoStar dates: 8-10 April 2015