Evostar 2018

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

Call for papers:

EvoIASP 2018

Evolutionary Computation in Image Analysis, Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition

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

Evolutionary algorithms have been shown to be tools which can be used effectively in the development of systems (software or hardware) for image analysis, signal processing and pattern recognition in complex domains of high industrial and social relevance.

The longest-running of all EvoApplications tracks, EvoIASP started in 1999 as a workshop, the first event ever specifically dedicated to the applications of evolutionary computation to image analysis and signal processing (IASP), as well as to Pattern Recognition.

EvoIASP aims to offer international researchers in those fields, as well as people from industry, an opportunity to present their latest research and to discuss current developments and applications, besides fostering closer future interaction between members of the three scientific communities.

Areas of Interest and Contributions

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • applications of evolutionary computation to real-world image analysis
  • signal processing and pattern recognition problems
  • evolvable vision and signal processing hardware
  • hybrid approaches to machine vision, signal processing and pattern recognition including evolutionary components
  • theoretical developments
  • comparisons between different evolutionary techniques and between evolutionary and non-evolutionary techniques in image analysis, signal processing and pattern recognition applications
  • time series analysis by means of EC techniques


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).

Programme Committee

  • Jacopo Aleotti (University of Parma, Italy)
  • Michele Amoretti (University of Parma, Italy)
  • Lucia Ballerini (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Vitoantonio Bevilacqua (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)
  • Leonardo Bocchi (University of Florence, Italy)
  • Ivanoe De Falco (ICAR - CNR, Italy)
  • Antonio Della Cioppa (University of Salerno, Italy)
  • Marc Ebner (Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany)
  • Francesco Fontanella (University of Cassino, Italy)
  • Mario Koeppen (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Evelyne Lutton (INRA, France)
  • Pablo Mesejo Santiago (University of Granada, Spain)
  • Ferrante Neri (De Monfort University, UK)
  • Riccardo Poli (University of Essex, UK)
  • Sara Silva (INESC-ID Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Stephen Smith (University of York, UK)
  • Andy Song (RMIT, Australia)
  • Giovanni Squillero (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
  • Andrea Valsecchi (University of Granada, Spain)
  • Leonardo Vanneschi (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Bing Xue (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

EvoIASP track chairs

  • Stefano Cagnoni
  • University of Parma, Italy
  • Mengjie Zhang,
  • Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

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