Evostar 2016

The Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation.

Porto, Portugal, 30 March - 1 April 2016


  • Hyperplane Elimination for Quickly Enumerating Local Optima Brian W. Goldman, William F. Punch
  • Particle Swarm Optimisation with Sequence-Like Indirect Representation for Web Service Composition Alexandre Sawczuk da Silva, Yi Mei, Hui Ma, Mengjie Zhang
  • [WINNER] Deconstructing the Big Valley Search Space Hypothesis  Gabriela Ochoa, Nadarajen Veerapen


  • Evolutionary Approximation of Edge Detection Circuits Petr Dvoracek, Lukas Sekanina
  • [WINNER] Surrogate Fitness via Factorization of Interaction Matrix Paweł Liskowski, Krzysztof Krawiec
  • Scheduling in Heterogeneous Networks using Grammar-based Genetic Programming David Lynch, Michael Fenton, Stepan Kucera, Holger Claussen, Michael O'Neill
  • On the Analysis of Simple Genetic Programming for Evolving Boolean Functions Andrea Mambrini, Pietro S. Oliveto


  • Augmenting Live Coding with Evolved Patterns Simon Hickinbotham and Susan Stepney
  • Computer-Aided Musical Orchestration Using an Artificial Immune System José Abreu, Marcelo Caetano and Rui Penha
  • [WINNER]MetaCompose: A Compositional Evolutionary Music Composer Marco Scirea, Julian Togelius, Peter Eklund and Sebastian Risi
  • Evolving Atomic Aesthetics and Dynamics Edward Davies, Phillip Tew, David Glowacki, Jim Smith and Thomas Mitchell


  • Automating biomedical data science through tree­based pipeline optimization (EvoBIO) Randal Olson, Ryan Urbanowicz, Peter Andrews, Nicole Lavender, La Creis Kidd, Jason Moore
  • An (MI)LP­based Metaheuristic for 3­Architecture Connected Facility Location in Urban Access Network Design (EvoCOMNET) Fabio D'Andreagiovanni, Fabian Mett, Jonad Pulaj
  • [WINNER] Comparison of Multi­objective Evolutionary Optimization in Smart Building Scenarios (EvoENERGY) Marlon Braun, Thomas Dengiz, Ingo Mauser, Hartmut Schmeck
  • Orthogonally Evolved AI to Improve Difficulty Adjustment in Video Games (EvoGAMES) Arend Hintze, Randal Olson, Joel Lehman
  • Speaker Verification on Unbalanced Data with Genetic Programming (EvoIASP) Roisin Loughran, Alexandros Agapitos, Ahmed Kattan, Anthony Brabazon, Michael O'Neill
  • Implementing Parallel Differential Evolution on Spark (EvoPAR) Diego Teijeiro, Xoan C. Pardo, Patricia Gonzalez, Julio R. Banga, Ramon Doallo
  • Direct Memory Schemes for Population­based Incremental Learning in Cyclically Changing Environments (EvoSTOC) Michalis Mavrovouniotis, Shengxiang Yang

Important dates:

Submission Deadline: 1 November 2015
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 11 November 2015
(site remains open for final changes until 15 Nov)
Notification: 4 January 2016
Camera-ready: 18 January 2016
Mandatory registration per paper: 15 February
Student bursary deadline: 20 February
Early registration discount: 25 February 2016
Registration deadline: 24 March
EvoStar dates: 30 March - 1 April 2016