Evostar 2018

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

Call for papers:


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


  • Kevin Sim
  • Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
  • Neil Urquhart
  • Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland

Programme Committee

  • Nelishia Pillay , University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Shengxiang Yang , De Monfort University, UK
  • Sanja Petrovic , University of Nottingham, UK
  • Ender Ozcan , University of Nottingham, UK
  • Sanem Sariel , Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Emma Hart , Edinburgh Napier University, UK
  • Graham Kendall , University of Nottingham, UK
  • Jason Atkin , University of Nottingham, UK
  • Nysret Musliu , Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Bahriye Basturk Akay , Erciyes University, Turkey
  • María Arsuaga-Ríos , CERN
  • Nadarajen Veerapen , University of Stirling, UK
  • Ben Paechter , Edinburgh Napier University, UK
  • Michael Guckert , Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen
  • Thomas Farrenkopf , Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen
  • Simon Wells , Edinburgh Napier University, UK
  • Simon Powers , Edinburgh Napier University, UK
  • Aniko Ekart , Aston University, UK
  • Kevin Sim , Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Important dates:

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