Evostar 2016

The Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation.

Porto, Portugal, 30 March - 1 April 2016

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

  • Maria Arsuaga Rios (CERN)
  • Jason Atkin (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Bahriye Basturk Akay (Erciyes University, Turkey)
  • Thomas Farrenkopf (University of Applied Sciences, Mittelhessen, Germany)
  • Michael Guckert (University of Applied Sciences, Mittelhessen, Germany)
  • Graham Kendall (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Nysret Musliu (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
  • Ender Ozcan (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Sanja Petrovic (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Nelishia Pillay (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
  • Sanem Sariel (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
  • Andreas Steyven (Edinburgh Napier University, UK)
  • Nadarajen Veerapen (University of Stirling, UK)
  • Shengxiang Yang (De Monfort 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: 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