Evostar 2016

The Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation.

Porto, Portugal, 30 March - 1 April 2016

Evolutionary Computation in Image Analysis, Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition

Evolutionary algorithms have been shown to be tools which can be used effectively in the development of systems (software or hardware) for image analysis, signal processing and pattern recognition in complex domains of high industrial and social relevance.

The longest-running of all EvoApplications tracks, EvoIASP started in 1999 as a workshop, the first event ever specifically dedicated to the applications of evolutionary computation to image analysis and signal processing (IASP), as well as to Pattern Recognition.

EvoIASP aims to offer European and non-European researchers in those fields, as well as people from industry, an opportunity to present their latest research and to discuss current developments and applications, besides fostering closer future interaction between members of the three scientific communities.

Areas of Interest and Contributions

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • applications of evolutionary computation to real-world image analysis
  • signal processing and pattern recognition problems
  • evolvable vision and signal processing hardware
  • hybrid approaches to machine vision, signal processing and pattern recognition including evolutionary components
  • theoretical developments
  • comparisons between different evolutionary techniques and between evolutionary and non-evolutionary techniques in image analysis, signal processing and pattern recognition applications
  • time series analysis by means of EC techniques

Special issue of Evolutionary Intelligence (Springer) on "Evolutionary Image Analysis, Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition"

This year, the authors of the best papers accepted by EvoIASP will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper, whose positive reviews by the conference PC will be forwarded to the journal reviewers, to an upcoming special issue of "Evolutionary Intelligence" (Springer, http://link.springer.com/journal/12065) on "Evolutionary Image Analysis, Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition".

Programme Committee

  • Michele Amoretti (University of Parma, Italy)
  • Lucia Ballerini (University of Dundee, UK)
  • Vitoantonio Bevilacqua (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)
  • Leonardo Bocchi (University of Florence, Italy)
  • Sergio Damas (European Center for Soft Computing, Spain)
  • Fabio Daolio (Shinshu University, Japan)
  • Ivanoe De Falco (ICAR - CNR, Italy)
  • Antonio Della Cioppa (University of Salerno, Italy)
  • Laura Dipietro (Cambridge, USA)
  • Marc Ebner (Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany)
  • Francesco Fontanella (University of Cassino, Italy)
  • José Ignacio Hidalgo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
  • Oscar Ibañez (University of Granada, Spain)
  • Mario Koeppen (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Jean Louchet (INRIA, France)
  • Evelyne Lutton (INRIA, France)
  • Pablo Mesejo Santiago (INRIA, France)
  • Youssef Nashed (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Ferrante Neri (De Monfort University, UK)
  • Gustavo Olague (CICESE, Mexico)
  • Riccardo Poli (University of Essex, UK)
  • Sara Silva (INESC-ID Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Stephen Smith (University of York, UK)
  • Andy Song (RMIT, Australia)
  • Giovanni Squillero (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
  • Roberto Ugolotti (Henesis srl, Italy)
  • Andrea Valsecchi (European Center of Soft Computing, Spain)
  • Leonardo Vanneschi (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Bing Xue (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

EvoIASP track chairs

  • Stefano Cagnoni
    University of Parma, Italy
  • Mengjie Zhang
    Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

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