Evostar 2017


The Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation. Amsterdam. 19-21 April 2017.

Call for papers:

EvoNUM 2017

Bio-inspired Algorithms for Continuous Parameter Optimisation

Important notice

Due to a large number of request for late submissions, the EvoStar submission sites will stay open until this Tuesday 15 November 23:59:59 SST, after which no further submissions will be accepted. Authors who have already submitted, can update their work until this time.

The recipients of the "EvoAPPLICATIONS Best Paper Awards" will be invited to submit an extended version of their works to a special issue of Memetic Computing.

''The main application areas of EC techniques [in industry] are multi-objective optimization, classification, data mining and numerical optimization''. [1]

Many engineering problems of both theoretical and practical interest involve choosing the best configuration of a set of parameters to achieve a specified objective. Numerical optimisation refers to the case when these parameters take continuous real values, as opposed to combinatorial optimisation, which deals with discrete values. Examples include designing production processes for maximum efficiency, optimal parameter adjustment for controllers and many others. EvoNUM focuses on such problems.

We seek high quality papers involving the application of bio-inspired algorithms (genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution strategies, differential evolution, particle swarm optimization, evolutionary programming, simulated annealing and their hybrids) to continuous optimisation problems in engineering. We also welcome cross-fertilisation between Nature-inspired algorithms and more classical numerical optimisation algorithms.

[1] GS Hornby and T Yu, "EC Practitioners: Results of the First Survey", SIGEVOlution, Newsletter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, Vol. 2(1), Spring 2007 www.sigevolution.org

Areas of Interest and Contributions

EvoNUM deals with engineering applications where continuous parameters or functions have to be optimised, in fields such as control, chemistry, agriculture, electricity, building and construction, energy, aerospace engineering, design optimisation, etc. EvoNUM aims to cover areas that include but are not limited to:
  • Local learning of parameters
  • Mechanisms to incorporate constraints
  • Theoretical developments
  • Performance measures and performance analysis
  • Benchmark problems

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 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

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

EvoNUM track chair

  • Anna I Esparcia-Alcázar
    Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
    aesparcia(at)pros.upv.es

Programme Committee

  • Hans-Georg Beyer, Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
  • Şima Etaner-Uyar, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Bill Langdon, University College London, UK
  • JJ Merelo, Universidad de Granada, Spain
  • Boris Naujoks, TH - Köln University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Ferrante Neri, De Montfort University, UK
  • Petr Pošík, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Mike Preuss, WWU Münster, Germany
  • Guenter Rudolph, University of Dortmund, Germany
  • Ivo Fabian Sbalzarini, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany
  • Ke Tang, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China

Important dates:

Submission Deadline: 1 November 2016
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 15 November 2016
(site remains open for final changes until 21 Nov)
Notification: 9 January 2017
Camera-ready: 25 January 2017
Mandatory registration per paper: 1 February 2017
Student bursary deadline: 20 February 2017
Early registration discount: 1 March 2017
Registration deadline: 10 April 2017
EvoStar dates: 19-21 April 2017

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