Evostar 2018

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

Call for papers:

EvoSET 2018

Nature-inspired algorithms in Software Engineering and Testing

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

We seek both theoretical developments and applications of Computational Intelligence to the design, the development, operation, and maintenance of software, with particular focus on testing for security and reliability. All bio-inspired computational paradigms are welcome, mainly Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, including Multi-Objective Approaches, but also Fuzzy Logic, Intelligent Agent Systems, Neural Networks, Cellular Automata, Artificial Immune Systems, Swarm Intelligence and others, including hybrids.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Requirements engineering
  • Automated design and development of software
  • Search-based software engineering
  • Software reliability, testing and security
  • Software maintenance and self-repair
  • Software effort estimation and fault prediction
  • Genetic improvement of software
  • Real world applications of the above


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).


  • Anna I Esparcia-Alcázar
  • Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
  • Sara Silva
  • Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Programme Committee

  • Chicano, Francisco, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
  • Cohen, Myra, University of Nebraska
  • Fraser, Gordon, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Gay, Gregory, University of South Carolina
  • Menzies, Tim, University of Nebraska
  • Mkaouer, Wiem, University of Michigan, USA
  • Vos, Tanja, Open University, The Netherlands
  • White, David, University College London, UK

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