Evostar 2016

The Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation.

Porto, Portugal, 30 March - 1 April 2016

Evolutionary Algorithms in Energy Applications


Along with the worldwide incentive to reduce fossil and nuclear based power generation, the number of distributed generators and other forms of distributed energy resources which are installed in power networks has been steadily increasing over the last years. This increased integration has triggered a transformation of the energy system and challenges the conventional operation of these networks.

On a network level, this transformation requires new control and communication approaches, to guarantee the security of energy supplies as well as an optimal exploitation of available resources. On a generator level, advanced control strategies as well as morphological optimization (e.g., tuning of wind-blade design) can help to assure an optimal performance of the generator.

EvoEnergy is intended as a platform for new, innovative computational intelligence and nature-inspired techniques in the domain of energy-related optimization research. We seek contributions ranging from new control concepts for decentralized generation, strategies for their coordination in the network to the morphological optimization of distributed generators.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • management of distributed generation and storage
  • evolutionary design and morphological optimization in energy systems
  • advanced distribution management system functionalities
  • Smart Grid monitoring and control
  • real time configurations of energy networks
  • distributed optimization in energy networks
  • grid planning and asset management
  • energy demand reduction through evolutionary design optimization

Publication details

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 format: Springer LNCS
Please provide up to five keywords in your Abstract
Page limit: 16 pages


  • Paul Kaufmann, University of Paderborn, paul.kaufmann(at)gmail.com
  • Kyrre Glette, University of Oslo, kyrrehg(at)ifi.uio.no

Confirmed program committee

  • Oliver Kramer (University of Oldenburg, Germany)
  • Chenjie Ma (Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology, Germany)
  • Ingo Mauser (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Martin Middendorf (University of Leipzig, Germany)
  • Maizura Mokhtar (Edimburgh Napier University, UK)
  • Frank Neumann (University of Adelaide, AU)
  • Peter Palensky (Technical University of Delft, Netherlands)
  • Bernhard Sick (University of Kassel, Germany)
  • Stefano Squartini (Universit√† Politecnica delle Marche, Italy)
  • Andy Tyrrell (University of York, UK)
  • Markus Wagner (University of Adelaide, AU)

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