Evostar 2018

The Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation. Parma, Italy. 4-6 April 2018.

Call for papers:

EvoBIO 2018

Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning and Data Mining for Biology and Medicine

Selected EvoApplications papers will be invited to submit to a special issue of the Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines (2016 Impact Factor: 1.514)

Join us in Parma for EvoBIO, a multidisciplinary track that brings together researchers working in Bioinformatics, Medical Applications and Computational Biology that apply advanced techniques coming from Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning, and Data Mining to address important problems in medical applications and biology, from the molecular and genomic dimension, to the individual and population level. Each accepted paper will be presented orally or as a poster at the conference and will be printed in the proceedings published by Springer Verlag in the LNCS series. Possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Medical imaging,signal processing and text analysis
  • Data mining medical data and records
  • Clinical expert systems
  • Modelling and simulation of medical processes
  • Drug description analysis
  • Patient-centric care
  • Interpreting genomic or metagenomic data
  • Discovering regulatory or expression pathways
  • Rational drug design and personalized medicine
  • Modeling ecosystems or population dynamics
  • Discovering genome-disease or genome-phenotype associations
  • Biomedical text/data mining and visualization
  • Network biology/medicine
  • Omics data analysis and functional genomics for complex diseases
  • Gene-gene interactions and gene-environment interactions for disease association analysis
  • Protein Structure Prediction
  • Assembling next generation sequence data

For more information, visit our web page at http://www.evostar.org/2018/, or follow us on Twitter @EVOBio2018, join our evobio2018 group on LinkedIn and our EvoBIO group on Facebook, or email to evobio.conference(at)gmail.com


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. Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. The submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. 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.

This year EvoApplications is accepting two kinds of submission: full papers and short papers. Full papers require novel and complete research work and have a limit of 16 pages. Short papers should present complete research or interesting preliminary results and have a limit of 8 pages. Both types of submission will undergo the same double blind review process and all accepted papers will be included in the LNCS proceedings. All authors of accepted papers will be given the opportunity to further disseminate their work in poster sessions.


  • Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. They will be peer reviewed by 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: 8 pages (short papers) or 16 pages (full papers).
Submission link: https://myreview.saclay.inria.fr/evoapps18/

Presentation details

There are two types of presentation:
  • Long talk (20 minutes + 5 min questions). Authors can optionally bring a poster to present at the poster session.
  • Short talk (10 minutes, no questions). Authors MUST also bring a poster to present at the poster session.
Short papers are only eligible for short talks. Authors of long papers will be notified in advance of the type of presentation (short/long).

EvoBIO Track Chairs

  • Federico Divina
  • Pablo de Olavide University, Spain
  • Jaume Bacardit
  • Newcastle University,UK

Programme Committee

  • Christian Darabos (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Jitesh Dundas (Indian Institute of Technology, India)
  • Florentino Fernández Riverola (Universidad de Vigo, Spain)
  • Alex Freitas (University of Kent, U.K.)
  • Mario Giacobini (Universitá di Torino, Italy)
  • Raffaele Giancarlo (Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy)
  • Rosalba Giugno (University of Verona, Italy)
  • Francisco A. Goméz Vela (Pablo de Olavide University, Spain)
  • Jin-Kao Hao (University of Angers, France)
  • Ting Hu (Memorial University, Canada)
  • Elena Marchiori (Radboud Universiteit van Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • Vincent Moulton (University of East Anglia, UK)
  • Carlotta Orsenigo (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Clara Pizzuti (ICAR-CNR, Italy)
  • Simona Rombo (Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy)
  • Jose Santos Reyes (Universidad de A Coruña, Spain)
  • Ryan Urbanowicz (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Bing Xue Victoria (University of Wellington, New Zeland)

Important dates:

Submission Deadline: 1 November 2017
Notification: 3 January 2018
Camera-ready: 15 January 2018
Mandatory registration per paper: 9 February 2018
Early registration discount: 28 February
Registration deadline: 28 March
EvoStar dates: 4-6 April 2018