Evostar 2018

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

Call for papers:

EvoCOMNET 2018

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

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

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

  • Fabio D'Andreagiovanni
    CNRS, UTC - Sorbonne University, France
  • Giovanni Iacca
    RWTH Aachen University, Germany


  • Thomas Bauschert (Technical University Chemnitz, Germany)
  • Doina Bucur (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
  • Luca Chiaraviglio (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
  • Stefano Coniglio (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)
  • Rolf Hoffmann (Technical University Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Andreas Kassler (Karlastd University, Sweden)
  • Carlo Mannino (Sintef, Norway)
  • Roberto Montemanni (IDSIA, Switzerland)
  • Enrico Natalizio (UTC - Sorbonne University, France)
  • Riccardo Pecori (eCampus University, Italy)
  • Mauricio Resende (Amazon, USA)
  • Robert Schaefer (University of Science and Technology, Poland)
  • Sevil Sen (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
  • Chien-Chung Shen (University of Delaware, USA)
  • Marco Villani (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
  • Jaroslaw Was (AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland)
  • Nur Zincir-Heywood (Dalhousie University, Canada)

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