Evostar 2017

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

Call for papers:


Knowledge Incorporation in Evolutionary Computation

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.

This track, organized under the aegis of the H2020 FET-OPEN project "PHOENIX: Exploring the Unknown through Reincarnation and Co- evolution", aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from all application domains dealing with the incorporation of knowledge into evolutionary techniques. We seek high-quality contributions focused on multi-disciplinary approaches combining Evolutionary Computation, knowledge representation, knowledge transfer, case-based reasoning, and real-world applications thereof. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Incorporation of domain knowledge into evolutionary algorithms
  • Novel techniques to identify and elicit explicit and/or implicit expert knowledge relevant to evolutionary algorithms
  • Innovative knowledge representation strategies for Evolutionary Computation
  • Case-based reasoning applied to evolutionary algorithms
  • Knowledge transfer across applications and domains
  • Methods to account for uncertainties and contradictions in knowledge
  • Knowledge-informed surrogate-assisted evolutionary algorithms
  • Lifetime learning and Interactive Evolutionary Computation
  • Memetic computing and domain-specific evolutionary techniques
  • Real-world applications of knowledge-based Evolutionary Computation


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.

Programme Committee

  • Jarosław Arabas (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
  • János Botzheim (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)
  • Doina Bucur (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
  • Fabio Caraffini (De Montfort University, UK)
  • Ahmed Hallawa (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • Ferrante Neri (De Montfort University, UK)
  • Vinícius Veloso de Melo (UNIFESP-SJC, Brazil)
  • Anil Yaman (Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
  • Aleš Zamuda (University of Maribor, Slovenia)

EvoKNOW Track Chairs

  • Giovanni Iacca
    INCAS3, The Netherlands
  • Matt Coler
    INCAS3, The Netherlands
  • Gerd Ascheid
    RWTH Aachen University, Germany

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