Evostar 2017

The Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation. Amsterdam. 19-21 April 2017.

Call for papers:

EvoCOMNET 2017

Application of Nature-inspired Techniques for Communication Networks and other Parallel and Distributed Systems

Important notice

Due to a large number of request for late submissions, the EvoStar submission sites will stay open until this Tuesday 15 November 23:59:59 SST, after which no further submissions will be accepted. Authors who have already submitted, can update their work until this time.

The recipients of the "EvoAPPLICATIONS Best Paper Awards" will be invited to submit an extended version of their works to a special issue of Memetic Computing.

EvoCOMNET solicits contributions dealing with the application of ideas from natural processes and systems to the definition, analysis, and development of novel sequential, parallel, and distributed evolutionary computation approaches to the solution of problems of practical and theoretical interest in all domains related to network systems. Use and tuning of hybrid computational approaches based on evolutionary techniques are also welcome. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Communication systems: Telecommunication, mobile, satellite, voice, and optical communications, Distributed inference and cooperative communication systems, Network analysis and design, Switching and Routing
  • Networks: Sensor networks, Mobile ad hoc networks, Peer-to-peer networks, Distributed search and computing in peer-to-peer networks, Network protection systems, Network robotics and sensor-actor networks
  • Network-related issues: Parallel and distributed optimization algorithms, Grid and cloud computing, Load balancing, routing, scheduling, and mapping in network-based computing systems, Quality-of-service provisioning, Distributed data mining
  • Abstract network systems: Transportation, Supply, Logistics, Traffic management and simulation, Social network systems, Financial and economic network systems
  • Real-world implementations


Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. They 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.

Please provide up to five keywords in your Abstract

Page limit: 16 pages.


Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of EvoStar, published in a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, which will be available at the Conference. 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.


Further information on the conference and co-located events can be found in: http://www.evostar.org.

EvoCOMNET track chairs

  • Ernesto Tarantino
    ICAR/CNR, Italy
  • Fabio D'Andreagiovanni
    Zuse Insitute Berlin, Germany
  • Giovanni Iacca
    INCASĀ³, The Netherlands


  • Doina Bucur (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
  • Stefano Coniglio (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)
  • Rolf Hoffmann (Technical University Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Andreas Kassler (Karlastd University, Sweden)
  • Graham Kendall (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Kenji Leibnitz (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)
  • Domenico Maisto (ICAR-CNR, Italy)
  • Carlo Mannino (SINTEF Oslo, Norway)
  • Roberto Montemanni (IDSIA, Switzerland)
  • Mauricio Resende (Amazon, USA)
  • Robert Schaefer (University of Science and Technology, Poland)
  • Sevil Sen (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
  • Chien-Chung Shen (University of Delaware, USA)
  • Pawel Topa (AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland)
  • Marco Villani (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
  • Jaroslaw Was (AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland)
  • Tony White (Carleton University, Canada)
  • Nur Zincir-Heywood (Dalhousie University, Canada)

Important dates:

Submission Deadline: 1 November 2016
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 15 November 2016
(site remains open for final changes until 21 Nov)
Notification: 9 January 2017
Camera-ready: 25 January 2017
Mandatory registration per paper: 1 February 2017
Student bursary deadline: 20 February 2017
Early registration discount: 1 March 2017
Registration deadline: 10 April 2017
EvoStar dates: 19-21 April 2017