Evostar 2018

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

Call for papers:

EvoPAR 2018

Parallel Architectures and Distributed Infrastructures

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

There is growing interest in running evolutionary computation on Parallel and Distributed Computing Infrastructures. A number of technologies are already available. These include Grid and Cloud Computing, Internet Computing (e.g. seti@home, boinc), General Purpose Computation on Graphics Processing Units (GPGPU), multi-core and many-core architectures and supercomputers. Although they are routinely used for running computing intensive applications, considerable skill is required to get the best from them. The experimenter has to consider scheduling, porting of applications, communication topologies, new parallel models and architectures, cache and memory management optimization, preemptive multitasking and simultaneous multi threading and even energy consumption. Also, the experimenter may need to change their evolutionary algorithm to fully exploit these new tools. At EvoPar scientists and engineers will gather to share and exchange their experiences, discuss challenges, and report state-of-the-art and in-progress research on all aspects of the application of evolutionary algorithms for improving parallel architectures and distributed computing Infrastructures. EvoPAR will assist the two-way flow of ideas between the parallel computing community and the EC community.

Areas of Interest and Contributions

High quality paper submissions which demonstrate novelty in terms of methodology, application or both, were strongly encouraged. Applications of interest included (but were not limited to)

  • Parallel implementation of evolutionary algorithms.
  • Optimisation of Parallel architectures by means of EAs.
  • Hardware implementation of EAs, including but not limited to Field Programmable Gate Arrays. GP-GPU optimization.
  • Improving Scheduling techniques for P2P and Grid Systems. Improving Scheduling techniques for running distributed EAs.
  • Improving Fault tolerance techniques for distributed systems and Distributed EAs capabilities for coping with failures.
  • Analytical modelling and performance evaluation of Parallel and Distributed Infrastructures when running EAs.
  • Case studies showing the role of Parallel and Distributed Infrastructures in conjunction with Distributed EAs when solving hard real-life problems.


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).

EvoPAR track chairs

  • Francisco Fernández
  • Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
  • Ignacio Hidalgo
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Programme Committee

  • Raffaele Perego (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
  • Daniel Hernández (Instituto Tecnológico Nacional, Mexico)
  • Gustavo Olague (CICESE, México)
  • Rafael Villanueva(Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain)
  • Jose Carlos Ribeiro (Politechnique Institute of Leiria, Portugal)
  • José Manuel Colmenar (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
  • Juan-Luis Jiménez-Laredo (ILNAS/ANEC Normalisation, Luxembourg)
  • Sebastien Varrete(Université du Luxemburg, Luxemburg)
  • Francisco Luna (Universidad de Málaga, Spain)
  • Gianluigui Folino (ICAR-CNR, Italy)
  • Ignacio Arnaldo (PatternEx, USA)
  • Willian Langdon, (University College of London, UK)
  • José Manuel Velasco (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

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