Evostar 2018


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

Call for papers:

EvoNUM 2018

Bio-inspired Algorithms for Continuous Parameter Optimisation

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

''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 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.

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

EvoNUM track chair

  • Anna I Esparcia-Alcázar
  • Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
    esparcia(At)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 2017
EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 10 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

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