Evostar 2017

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

Call for papers:

Best Paper Candidates and Winners


  • "Symbolic Regression on Network Properties" by Marcus Märtens, Fernando Kuipers, Piet Van Mieghem
  • "A general feature engineering wrapper for machine learning using epsilon-lexicase survival" by William La Cava, Jason Moore
  • "Differentiable Genetic Programming" by Dario Izzo, Francesco Biscani, Alessio Mereta
  • WINNER: "Emergent Tangled Graph Representations for Atari Game Playing Agents" by Stephen Kelly, Malcolm Heywood


  • "Predicting Expressive Bow Controls for Violin and Viola" by Lauren Jane Yu and Andrea Pohoreckyj Danyluk
  • "Deep Artificial Composer: A Creative Neural Network Model for Automated Melody Generation" by Florian Colombo, Alexander Seeholzer, Wulfram Gerstner
  • WINNER: "Niche Constructing Drawing Robots" by Jon McCormack


  • "LCS-Based Selective Route Exchange Crossover for the Pickup and Delivery Problem with Time Windows" by Miroslaw Blocho, Jakub Nalepa
  • "A memetic algorithm to maximise the employee substitutability in personnel shift scheduling" by Jonas Ingels, Broos Maenhout
  • "The Weighted Independent Domination Problem: ILP Model and Algorithmic Approaches" by Pedro Pinacho Davidson, Christian Blum, Jose A. Lozano
  • WINNER: "Understanding Phase Transitions with Local Optima Networks: Number Partitioning as a Case Study" by Gabriela Ochoa, Nadarajen Veerapen, Fabio Daolio, Marco Tomassini


  • "The Two Regimes of Neutral Evolution: Convergence on Hubs and Diffusion" by David Shorten, Geoff Nitschke
  • "Local Misfit Approximation in Memetic Solving of Ill-posed Inverse Problems" by Marcin Łoś, Robert Schaefer, Jakub Sawicki, Maciej Smołka
  • "Automated Game Balancing in Ms Pacman and StarCraft using Evolutionary Algorithms" by Mihail Morosan, Riccardo Poli
  • "DICE: A New Family of Bivariate Estimation of Distribution Algorithms based on Dichotomised Multivariate Gaussian Distributions" by Fergal Lane, R. Muhammad Atif Azad, Conor Ryan
  • WINNER: "Use of a Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm for Influence Maximization in Social Networks" by Doina Bucur, Giovanni Iacca, Andrea Marcelli, Giovanni Squillero, Alberto Tonda

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