Evostar 2018

The Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation. Parma, Italy. 4-6 April 2018.

Call for papers:

EvoENERGY 2018

Evolutionary Algorithms in Energy Applications

Selected EvoApplications papers will be invited to submit to a special issue of the Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines (2016 Impact Factor: 1.514)


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


Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of EvoApplications, 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.

This year EvoApplications is accepting two kinds of submission: full papers and short papers. Full papers require novel and complete research work and have a limit of 16 pages. Short papers should present complete research or interesting preliminary results and have a limit of 8 pages. Both types of submission will undergo the same double blind review process and all accepted papers will be included in the LNCS proceedings. Based on reviewers’ assessment, accepted full papers will be presented as full length talks, and authors of accepted short papers will present a short talk as well as present a poster. All authors of accepted papers will be given the opportunity to further disseminate their work in poster sessions.


  • 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: 8 pages (short papers) or 16 pages (full papers).
Submission link: https://myreview.saclay.inria.fr/evoapps18/


  • Paul Kaufmann
  • Mainz University, Germany
  • Oliver Kramer
  • University of Oldenburg, Germany

Programme Committee

  • Jörg Bremer (University of Oldenburg, Germany)
  • Kyrre Glette (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Jörg Lässig (University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz, Görlitz, 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 (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
  • Peter Palensky (Technical University of Delft, Netherlands)
  • Ana Soares (EnergyVille, VITO, Belgium)

Important dates:

Submission Deadline: 1 November 2017
Notification: 3 January 2018
Camera-ready: 15 January 2018
Student bursary deadline: TBA
Early registration discount: TBA
Registration deadline: TBA
EvoStar dates: 4-6 April 2018