EvoApplications, the International Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation -formerly known as EvoWorkshops- brings together researchers in applications of Evolutionary Computation and other Nature-inspired techniques.

EvoApplications invites high quality contributions for its 24rd edition, which will be held as part of the EvoStar 2021 event in Seville, Spain, April 2021 and co-located within EvoStar with three related conferences: EuroGP, EvoCOP and EvoMUSART.

The aim of EvoApplications is to create a friendly environment that could lead to the establishment or strengthening of scientific collaborations and exchanges among attendees.

Therefore, EvoApplications solicits high-quality original research papers (including significant work-in-progress) on any aspect of applications of Evolutionary Computation, both to real-world or methodological contexts in which Evolutionary Computation can contribute to pushing the limits of the state of the art beyond the present ones.

We encourage you to submit paper focused on interesting, relevant and original works that are related to all kinds of applications of Evolutionary Computation.

See the previous EvoApplications Conference Proceedings in SpringerLink .

Download the CFP in PDF format from here.

Special Sessions

In addition to regular session, 6 special sessions will be organized on the following topics:

For the forthcoming 2021 edition we seek proposals to organize Special Sessions. All approaches will be welcome, and in particular those that:

  • Introduce new applications that are expected to become hot topics in the near future
  • Create new synergies between Evolutionary Computation and other disciplines
  • Foster the hybridization of EC with other techniques.

Special sessions involving young researchers as co-organizers or participants are encouraged. Prospective Session Chairs should submit a proposal to pacv(at)ugr.es strictly by September 10, indicating:

  • Session title
  • The names and affiliations of the organizers (maximum 2)
  • A short description of the session goals and topics (up to 200 words)
  • A few (around 4) tentative paper titles and their authors

Special sessions will be announced as soon as they are accepted. Upon acceptance, Chairs will be responsible of publicizing the session, updating the session web page and inviting their colleagues to join the special session. All submitted papers will undergo the same high-quality review process as the other papers submitted to the conference. Submission to the proposed sessions will not be a guarantee of acceptance. For questions and enquiries regarding Special Sessions, do not hesitate to contact pacv(at)ugr.es .

Deadline: September 10, 2020 (closed)

Conference Chair

  • Pedro Castillo 
    University of Granada, Spain
    pacv(at)ugr.es

Publication Chair

  • Juanlu Jiménez-Laredo 
    Université du Havre Normandie, France
    juanlu.jimenez(at)univ-lehavre.fr

Submission 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. Submitted papers require novel and complete research work or interesting preliminary results. Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. The submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three 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 and provide up to five keywords in your Abstract

Page limit: 16 pages

Submission link: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=evo2021

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 (deadline in 3 February 2021). At least one author of each accepted work has to register for the conference not later than 19 February 2021, attend the conference and present the work. All authors of accepted papers will be given the opportunity to further disseminate their work in poster sessions.

Steering Committee

  • Stefano Cagnoni
  • Anna I Esparcia-Alcázar
  • Mario Giacobinni
  • Paul Kaufmann
  • Antonio Mora
  • Günther Raidl
  • Franz Rothlauf
  • Kevin Sim
  • Giovanni Squillero
  • Honorary member: Cecilia di Chio

Programme Committee

Rami Abielmona, University of Ottawa
Jacopo Aleotti, University of Parma
Mohamad Alissa, Edinburgh Napier University
Huthaifa Aljawazneh, University of Granada
Anca Andreica, Babes-Bolyai University
Aladdin Ayesh, De Montfort University
Jaume Bacardit, Newcastle University
Marco Baioletti, Universita` degli Studi di Perugia
Wolfgang Banzhaf, Michigan State University
Tiago Baptista, University of Coimbra
Giulio Biondi, University of Florence
Leonardo Bocchi, Univ. Firenze
Philip Bontrager, New York University
Janos Botzheim, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Jörg Bremer, University of Oldenburg
Cedric Buche, Lab-STICC / CNRS CERV – Centre Européen de Réalité Virtuelle Équipe IHSEV – Interaction Humain Système et Environnement Virtuel
Doina Bucur, University of Twente
Paolo Burelli, IT University Of Copenhagen
Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma
Fabio Caraffini, De Montfort University
Oscar Castillo, Tijuana Institute of Technology
Pedro A. Castillo, University of Granada
Francisco Chavez, Universidad de Extremadura
Ying-Ping Chen, National Chiao Tung University
Francisco Chicano, University of Málaga
Anders Christensen, University of Southern Denmark
Anthony Clark, Pomona College
José Manuel Colmenar, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Stefano Coniglio, University of Southampton
Antonio Cordoba, University of Seville
Oscar Cordon, University of Granada
Fabio D’Andreagiovanni, CNRS, Sorbonne University – UTC
Sergio Damas, University of Granada
Gregoire Danoy, University of Luxembourg
Ivanoe DeFalco, ICAR – CNR
Amir Dehsarvi, University of York
Antonio Della Cioppa, Natural Computation Lab, DIEM, University of Salerno
Laura Dipietro, HI
Federico Divina, Pablo de Olavide University
Bernabe Dorronsoro, University of Cadiz
Edoardo Fadda, Politecnico di Torino
Andres Faina, IT University of Copenhagen
Thomas Farrenkopf, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen
Giovanni Fasano, University Ca’Foscari of Venice
Antonio Fernández Ares, University of Granada
Francisco Fernandez De Vega, Grupo de Evolucion Artificial, Universidad de Extremadura
Antonio J. Fernández Leiva, Departamento de Lenguajes y Ciencias de la Computación. Universidad de Málaga
Francesco Fontanella, DIEI, Università di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale– ITALY
James Foster, university of idaho
Pablo García Sánchez, University of Granada
Gregory Gay, Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg
Mario Giacobini, University of Torino
Guillermo Gomez-Trenado, Universidad de Granada
Daniele Gravina, University of Malta
Michael Guckert, THM
Heiko Hamann, University of Luebeck
Daniel Hernandez, Tecnológico Nacional de México/Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana
Ignacio Hidalgo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Rolf Hoffmann, TU Darmstadt
Ting Hu, Queen’s University
Giovanni Iacca, University of Trento
Juanlu Jimenez, Université du Havre Normandie
Ahmed Kattan, UQU
Mario Koeppen, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Gurhan Kucuk, Yeditepe University
Waclaw Kus, Silesian University of Technology
Raul Lara-Cabrera, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Kenji Leibnitz, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Changhe Li, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
Federico Liberatore, Cardiff University
Fernando Lobo, University of Algarve
Michael Lones, Heriot-Watt University
Francisco Luna, Universidad de Málaga
Gabriel Luque, University of Málaga
Evelyne Lutton, INRAE
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra
Jesus Mayor, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
David Megias, UOC
David Melhart, Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta
Paolo Mengoni, Hong Kong Baptist University
Krzysztof Michalak, Wroclaw University of Economics
Julian Miller, University of York
Mohamed Wiem Mkaouer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Salem Mohammed, Mustapha Stambouli University
Antonio Mora, University of Granada
Monica Mordonini, University of Parma
Ferrante Neri, University of Nottingham
Alessandro Niccolai, Politecnico di Milano
Geoff Nitschke, University of Cape Town
Rafael Nogueras, Universidad de Málaga
Jorge Novo Buján, Universidade da Coruña
Gustavo Olague, CICESE
Carlotta Orsenigo, University of Milan
Marcos Ortega Hortas, VARPA Group, Dpt. of Computer Science, University of A Coruña
Patricia Paderewski, University of Granada
Anna Paszynska, Jagiellonian University
David Pelta, University of Granada
Diego Perez Liebana, Queen Mary University of London
Yoann Pigné, LITIS – Université Le Havre Normandie
Clara Pizzuti, CNR-ICAR
Petr Pošík, Czech Technical University in Prague
Arkadiusz Poteralski, Silesian University of Technology
Raneem Qaddoura, Philadelphia University
José Carlos Ribeiro, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria
Sebastian Risi, IT University of Copenhagen
Guenter Rudolph, TU Dortmund University
Jose Santos, University of A Coruña
Valentino Santucci, University for Foreigners of Perugia
Enrico Schumann, University of Basel, Switzerland
Alessandra Scotto di Freca, Università degli studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale
Sevil Sen, University of York
Chien-Chung Shen, University of Delaware
Kevin Sim, Edinburgh Napier University
Anabela Simões, Coimbra Institute of Engineering
Stephen Smith, University of York
Maciej Smołka, AGH University of Science and Technology
Giovanni Squillero, Politecnico di Torino
Yanan Sun, Sichuan University
Shamik Sural, IIT, Kharagpur
Ernesto Tarantino, ICAR-CNR
Andrea Tettamanzi, Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis
Renato Tinós, USP
Marco Tomassini, University of Lausanne
Alberto Tonda, INRA – France
Andrew Turner, University of York
Neil Urquhart, Napier University
Nadarajen Veerapen, University of Lille
Marco Villani, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Rafael Villanueva, Instituto Universitario de Matematica Multidisciplinar
Jaroslaw Was, AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Applied Computer Science,
Simon Wells, Edinburgh Napier University
Tien-Tsin Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bing Xue, Victoria University of Wellington
Anil Yaman, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Ales Zamuda, University of Maribor
Mengjie Zhang, Victoria University of Wellington