Evostar 2016

The Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation.

Porto, Portugal, 30 March - 1 April 2016

Natural Computing Methods in Business Analytics and Finance

EvoBAFIN is the only European event specifically dedicated to the application of Evolutionary Computation, and other Natural Computing methodologies to business analytics and finance. 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):
  • Operations research
  • Marketing analytics
  • Finance analytics
  • Supply chain analytics
  • Human resource analytics
  • 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: 16 pages.


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

EvoBAFIN track chairs

  • Anthony Brabazon
    University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Michael Kampouridis
    University of Kent, UK

Programme Committee

  • Eva Alfaro (Instituto Technologico de Informatica, Spain)
  • Anthony Brabazon (University College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Malcom Heywood (Dalhousie University, Canada)
  • Ronald Hochreiter (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)
  • Michael Kampouridis (University of Kent, UK)
  • Ahmed Kattan (EvoSys.biz, Saudi Arabia)
  • Piotr Lipinski (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
  • Michael Mayo (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
  • Krzysztof Michalak (Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland)
  • Michael O'Neill (University Collge Dublin, Ireland)
  • Conall O‚ÄôSullivan (University Collge Dublin, Ireland)
  • Andrea Tettamanzi (Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis / I3S, France)
  • Ruppa Thulasiram (University of Manitoba, Cananda)

Important dates:

Submission Deadline: 1 November 2015
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 11 November 2015
(site remains open for final changes until 15 Nov)
Notification: 4 January 2016
Camera-ready: 18 January 2016
Mandatory registration per paper: 15 February
Student bursary deadline: 20 February
Early registration discount: 25 February 2016
Registration deadline: 24 March
EvoStar dates: 30 March - 1 April 2016