Evostar 2018

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

Call for papers:

Evostar Social Programme

The EVOSTAR CONFERENCE DINNER will be held on Thursday, 5 April at Al Cavallino Bianco approximately 45 minutes outside of Parma and located beside the river Po. On the same site for 100 years, the Spigaroli family has developed the Al Cavallino Bianco restaurant from its simple origins of ferry crossing cafe, and it now offers gastronomic specialties from the local area.

Coaches will depart between 18:00 and 18:30 near the conference venue and will drop you to visit the restaurant cellars where local cheeses and hams are cured. This is a unique opportunity to see and smell the real aging process famous in the Emilia Romagna area. Afterwards a typical dinner of local dishes will be served. If you have indicated any special diets at registration, please make yourself known to the conference coordinator when you enter the restaurant so you can be identified and served appropriately. It is important to remember that YOU MUST BRING YOUR DINNER TICKET WITH YOU TO GET ON THE BUS.


For those staying on Friday afternoon, an optional visit to a few famous sites in Parma has been arranged. This includes the not-to- be-missed Teatro Farnese, a beautiful 17 th century theatre which has seen its share of real life drama in 400 years (fires, floodings, bombings). Built entirely of wood, it creaks its history as you mount the impressive proscenium stage to imagine performing in front of dukes and princes sitting in the horseshoe shaped double-tiered loggias illuminated by Palladian windows above. The size, the sounds, the smells - all are impressive. Then the tour continues to the imposing Piazza Duomo Parma standing for 900 years with a wealth of art amassed over centuries. The cupola by Correggio and the freschi by Gambara are among many other great works of art that will leave you in awe. The walking tour leaves at approximately 15:15 from the conference venue and is expected to finish about 17:30 or thereabouts. Tickets are 10 euro per person, and are available from the conference desk, cash only please.

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