Evostar 2016

The Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation.

Porto, Portugal, 30 March - 1 April 2016

IMPORTANT NOTICE: To be published in the proceedings, at least one author must REGISTER and PAY for the conference (before 15 February 2016), and also ATTEND to present his/her paper.

Please follow Springer's LNCS instructions when preparing your paper. http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

Remember that references should be ordered by appearance in the paper, using 'splncs.bst' as BibTeX style (if you use LaTeX) or generating a list with this order if you use Word.

There are strict page limits for all of the 4 conferences collectively known as EvoStar

16 pages


Please ensure that submissions are directed to the relevant track. Papers which are not formatted according to those guidelines, or do not respect the page limit, risk being excluded from the proceedings. Submit your final camera-ready paper NO LATER than 18 January 2016 through the appropriate submission system at using your id and password.

Springer reprocesses all the contributions, meaning that you have to provide all source files and figures.

You should prepare a single tgz or zip-file containing a single directory with all of the necessary files (and all the necessary .sty files). The name of the directory should be the last name of the first author. The directory has to contain:
  • Latex .tex file (named with the last name of the first author).
  • Latex .bib and .bbl files (named with the last name of the first author).
  • All figures:.png, .jpg, .pdf (using pdflatex) or .ps, .eps (using latex).
  • Final .pdf file (named with the last name of the first author).
  • .rtf file if another word processing program other than Latex was used (named with the last name of the first author).
  • authors.txt : This file should have one line for each author of the paper using the following format:
    [first names of first author] [last name of first author] [email]
    [first names of second author] [last name of second author] [email]

    Please mark the contact author with * at the end of the line.

    Example of a paper authored by Mario Rossi and José Salgado:
    Mario Rossi mario.rossi@myuni.xy
    Jos\'e Salgado jsagado@hisuni.yx*

    Note that in authors.txt any accent/special characters must be written in Latex style, e.g.: Jos\'e
  • abstract.txt : This file should have the following structure:
  • first line: title of the paper
    second line: blank
    remaining lines: abstract of the paper (in ASCII without line breaks).
  • Scanned signed copyright form as PDF using the following filename:
  • [last_name_of_first_author]cr.pdf
    (one author may sign on behalf of all authors of a paper).
    Download your specific form from:
Other considerations:
  • When submitting a paper, please specify at least three keyworkds.
  • EvoAPP's authors, please be sure to specify a secondary topic, i.e., the second more relevant track.
  • In camera ready, and using LaTeX, authors should fill up \authorrunning and \titlerunning, without activating them (commented).
  • Example:
    %\authorrunning{A. Uthor et al.}
    %\titlerunning{My beautiful paper}
  • In camera ready, authors should not enable page numbering.
  • If using LaTeX, please include a bibtex file, even if the bibliography is embedded into the source .tex file(s).

When preparing your camera-ready, please make sure that you omit all headers (no page numbers, no running title, no running authors). Springer will activate running title and authors in reformatting the proceedings. Therefore, specify running title and running authors in the .tex source using comments. For Word users, add the specifications without activating headers.

Authors not following the instructions may result in the paper being excluded from the proceedings.

Also, before 18 January 2016, you also have to send an E-mail to j.willies@napier.ac.uk with the title:

"EvoStar16 attendance confirmation"
which includes the following information:
1. Name of (co)author who will attend EvoStar2016 ________
2. If attendee is a student, their advisor ___________ has been cc-ed into this mail
3. If a VISA is required for the attendee, the application process has started: Not-required / Yes / No.


In summary, you have to do each of the following 5 tasks no later than 18 January 2016
  • Submit the paper including all source files (see above for details)
  • Submit an authors.txt file
  • Submit an abstract.txt file
  • Complete and submit a signed copyright form as PDF
  • Send an email with the name of the (co)author who will attend and register at EvoStar 2016
  • At least one author must register and pay the conference fee by the 15 February 2016. Failure to do so could result in the paper being excluded from publication.

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

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