Evostar 2015

The Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation.

Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-10 April 2015

Evolutionary and Bio-Inspired Computational Techniques within Real-World Industrial and Commercial Environments.

Evolutionary and Bio-Inspired Computation has established itself as a powerful technique for design, search and optimisation with applications in areas such as routing, scheduling, timetabling and planning. There are a number of challenges in moving from academic research to use within industrial environments, these challenges are not only technical, but may also encompass issues such as user interaction and adoption within organisations. EvoIndustry seeks contributions from researchers, developers and industrialists who have utilised Evolutionary Computation within an industrial context. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • Case studies on the adoption of Evolutionary Computation within organisations, examining hard and soft issues
  • Hybrid methods and novel heuristics developed to solve specific problems
  • The handling of real-world soft constraints
  • The construction of user interfaces to allow non-experts to use evolutionary based techniques
  • Organisation, resource and workforce scheduling
  • Scheduling and planning in industrial environments including production planning, transportation and distribution

Programme Committee

  • Nelishia Pillay, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Shengxiang Yang, De Monfort University, UK
  • Sanja Petrovic, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Ender Ozcan, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Sanem Sariel, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Emma Hart, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
  • Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Jason Atkin, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Nysret Musliu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Bahriye Basturk Akay, Erciyes University, Turkey
  • María Arsuaga-Ríos, CERN
  • Nadarajen Veerapen, University of Stirling, UK
  • Ben Paechter, Edinburgh Napier University, UK


  • Neil Urquhart, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom, n.urquhart(at)napier.ac.uk
  • Kevin Sim, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom, k.sim@napier.ac.uk

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