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EC-Digest v24n4


Adam Campbell <[log in to unmask]>


Evolutionary Computation Digest <[log in to unmask]>


Thu, 1 Apr 2010 23:26:12 -0400





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Evolutionary Computation Digest Thursday, April 1, 2010 Volume 24: Issue 4

SUBMISSION ADDRESS:    [log in to unmask]

(UN)SUBSCRIPTION INSTRUCTIONS:  at the bottom of this email


Today's Topics:

 - Wksp on EAs - Challenges in Theory and Practice, 29th of March, Bordeaux
 - [CFP] Special Track on AI and Software Eng. (AISE) hosted at BIONETICS'10
 - CFP: MICAI 2010, Artificial Intelligence, Springer LNAI, Mexico
 - Evolutionary Intelligence: Special Issue on Alan Turing
 - HIS 2010 - Second Call for Papers
 - Call for papers (Deadline Extended): AIPR-10, USA, July 2010
 - GCIS & WCSE 2010, Wuhan, China; Submission Deadline 30 May (EI Compendex/I...
 - PPSN 2010 - Last Call for Papers (Extended Deadline)


CALENDAR OF GA-RELATED ACTIVITIES: (with EC-Digest issue reference)

EVO* 2010, EuroGP EvoCOP EvoBIO and EvoAppl., Istanbul, Turkey,Apr7-9 '10(v23n7)
NICSO10,IV Intl Wksp on Nature Inspired ..., Granada, Spain,May 12-14 '10(v23n7)
BIOMA'10,4th Intl Conf on Bioinspired ..., Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 20-21(v24n2)
IIS'10,18th Intl Conf on Intel Inform Syst, Siedlce, Poland, June 8-10'10(v24n1)
ICML-10, Intl Conference on Machine Learning, Haifa,Israel,June 21-25'10(v23n10)
GECCO'10,Genetic and Evol Comp Conference, Portland, Oregon,July 7-11 '10(v23n9)
ICES'10,9th Intl Conference on Evolvable Systems, York, UK, Sep 5-8, 2010(v24n2)
ANTS10,7th Intl Conf on Swarm Intelligence, Brussels, Belgium,Sep8-10 '10(v23n9)
PPSN'10,11th Intl Conf on Parallel Problem ..., Krakow, Poland, Sep 11-15(v23n9)
FOGA'11,Foundations of Gen. Alg. XI, Schwarzenberg, Austria, Jan 5-9 2011(v24n3)

Sender: Emilia Tantar <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms - Challenges in Theory and
         Practice, 29th of March, Bordeaux

Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms - Challenges in Theory and Practice

March 29, 2010, Bordeaux, France

Deadline for abstract submission: March 15, 2010
Registration deadline: March 26, 2010

Aims and mission
The main goal of the workshop consists in offering a common discussion ground
for the theoretical and practical aspects of evolutionary algorithms. A variety
of theoretical studies on stochastic evolutionary type algorithms are
acknowledged through a series of mathematical developments in parallel with a
new range of specialized metaheuristics. The primary focus lies on discussing
the existing findings, establishing challenging aspects for both communities for
future work and validating recent ideas. The workshop is an extension of the
ALEA working group, gathering researchers working on Advanced Learning
Evolutionary Algorithms

No registration fee is charged but participants are asked to register before the
workshop, for organizational purposes, by email at [log in to unmask] or
[log in to unmask]

The program of the event is almost complete. Nevertheless, researchers working
on challenging aspects of evolutionary algorithms are invited to submit a title
(a short abstract outlining the topics of your presentation is appreciated),
since few proposals (2 or 3) can still be included in the schedule.
Please make sure to contact us before mid-March by email at
[log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]

The workshop will be held in the Ada Lovelace and C amphitheater, Building A29,
INRIA Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest, 351 cours de la Libération,  33405 Talence cedex.
Please refer to the event's website for a map and instructions on how to get to
the University of Bordeaux 1 campus.

Organizers and additional information
For any additional information you may require or any comments you may have,
please visit the website or contact the organizers of the event (Advanced
Learning Evolutionary Algorithms - ALEA, INRIA Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest):

  Emilia Tantar - [log in to unmask]
  Alexandru-Adrian Tantar - [log in to unmask]
  Pierrick Legrand - [log in to unmask]
  Pierre Del Moral - [log in to unmask]

Waiting to welcome you in Bordeaux,
             The Organizers of the Workshop

Sender: Shih-Hsi "Alex" Liu <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [CFP] Special Track on Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering
         (AISE) hosted at BIONETICS'10

************************* Call for papers *************************************
*                                                                             *
*   Special Track on Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering (AISE)  *
*                                                                             *

hosted at The 5th International ICST Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of
Network, Information, and Computing Systems (BIONETICS 2010)
Boston, MA, USA
December 1 - 3, 2010

As software engineering is requested to answer dynamic, automated, adaptive,
optimal and/or large-scale demands, other computer science disciplines come to
play. Artificial Intelligence is one of them that may bring software engineering
into further height. Conversely, software engineering techniques also play an
important role to alleviate development cost and time of AI techniques as well
as assist in introducing new AI techniques. Such mutually beneficial
characteristics have appeared in the past few decades and still evolved due to
new challenges.

The objective of the special track on Artificial Intelligence and Software
Engineering is to provide a forum for researchers and industry practitioners to
exchange and discuss latest innovative "synergistic" AI and software engineering
techniques/practices. Namely, we are interested in AI solutions to software
engineering challenges, software engineering practices to answer AI obstacles,
and techniques that could benefit these realms bi-directionally.

AI techniques of interest include (but are not limited to):
 * Machine Learning (unsupervised and supervised learning)
 * Evolutionary Algorithms (e.g. GA, GP, ES)
 * Swarm Intelligence
 * Simulated Annealing
 * Tabu Search
 * Probabilistic Reasoning
 * Fuzzy Logic
 * Neural Networks
 * Petri Nets
 * Data Mining
 * Game Theory
 * Time Series Analysis
 * Logic and reasoning
 * Knowledge representation
 * AI planning

Paper Submission Guidelines:
Paper submission instructions will be announced at
All accepted papers will be published by Springer. A selected number of best
papers will be considered for publication in leading journals such as ACM
Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS;,
Int'l Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems (IJAACS; index.php?journalCODE=ijaacs), and Nano
Communication Networks Journal (

Important Dates:
       Paper Submission Deadline: July 16
       Notification of Acceptance: September 12
       Camera Ready Deadline: October 10
       Conference date: December 1 to 3

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Sender: MICAI 2010 <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CFP: MICAI 2010, Artificial Intelligence, Springer LNAI, Mexico

       9th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
       November 8-12, Pachuca (near Mexico City), Mexico
       Publication: Springer LNAI
       Submission: May 18, 2010 (abstract), May 25, 2009 (full paper)

Acceptance rate at recent MICAI events was 26% of over 400 submissions from
over 40 countries.

Topics: all areas of Artificial Intelligence, research or applications.

Workshops and tutorials.

Travel grants for student authors.

Best papers awards.

Springer LNAI; special issues of journals anticipated.

Poster session: IEEE CPS anticipated.

Pachuca City: in 1 hour from Mexico City. Regular buses are available.

Tours: Ancient pyramids of Teotihuacan -- one of the most important
archaeological sites in the Americas. More tours anticipated.

May 18, 2010: Registration of abstracts.
May 25, 2010: Uploading of full text of registered papers.
July 25, 2010: Notification of acceptance.
August 7, 2010: Camera-ready and payment deadline.

Sender: Larry Bull <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Evolutionary Intelligence: Special Issue on Alan Turing


In 1948 Alan Turing wrote a short paper entitled "Intelligent Machinery" in
which he drew an analogy between learning and search. Significantly, he
suggested that intellectual, genetical and cultural searches may all be used to
inspire mechanisms by which to achieve machine intelligence. 2012 sees the
centenary of Turing's birth and to join in the celebrations of his remarkable
contributions to computer science and artificial intelligence, Evolutionary
Intelligence will publish a special issue in January of that year. Submissions
are welcomed which use simulated evolution in conjunction with other ideas of
Turing's, such as his unorganised machines, to achieve artificial intelligence.
Details of the journal can be found online: The deadline for submissions
is Dec 1st 2010. Please see for more details.

Larry Bull
Editor in Chief
Evolutionary Intelligence

Sender: Ajith Abraham <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: HIS 2010 - Second Call for Papers

Call for Papers
10th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS 2010)
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, Atlanta, USA
Paper submission deadline: APRIL 30, 2010

= Conference Objective =
Hybridization of intelligent systems is a promising research field of modern
artificial/computational intelligence concerned with the development of the next
generation of intelligent systems. A fundamental stimulus to the investigations
of Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS) is the awareness in the academic communities
that combined approaches will be necessary if the remaining tough problems in
artificial/computational intelligence are to be solved. Recently, Hybrid
Intelligent Systems are getting popular due to their capabilities in handling
several real world complexities involving imprecision, uncertainty and
vagueness. HIS'10 builds on the success of last year's HIS'09, which took place
in Shenyang, China, August 12-14, 2009.

HIS'10 is the Tenth International conference that brings together researchers,
developers, practitioners, and users of soft computing, computational
intelligence, agents, logic programming, and several other intelligent computing
techniques. The aim of HIS'10 is to serve as a forum to present current and
future work as well as to exchange research ideas in this field.

HIS'10 invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work that
demonstrate current research using soft computing, computational intelligence
and other intelligent computing techniques and their applications in science,
technology, business and commerce.

= Topics of Interest =
HIS'10 will focus on the following themes:

Hybrid Intelligent Systems: Architectures
- Interactions between neural networks and fuzzy inference systems.
- Artificial neural network optimization using global optimization techniques.
- Fuzzy clustering algorithms and optimization techniques.
- Fuzzy inference system optimization using global optimization algorithms.
- Hybrid computing using neural networks - fuzzy systems - evolutionary
- Hybrid optimization techniques (evolutionary algorithms, simulated annealing,
  tabu search, GRASP etc.).
- Hybrid of soft computing and statistical learning techniques.
- Models using inductive logic programming, logic synthesis, grammatical
  inference, case-based reasoning etc.
- Autonomic computing.
- Hybridizatiion with novel computing paradigms: Qantum computing, DNA
  computing, membrane computing etc.

= Submission Guidelines =
A full paper (6 pages, A4 size) for oral presentation should be formatted
following the IEEE format. Formating instructions and submisison link can be
found on the HIS 2010 website

Like previous HIS editions, we expect the proceedings to be published IEEEs.
Selected papers will be published in several Journal special issues including
IJHIS - The International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems.

= Important Dates =
Extended deadline for special session proposals: April 02, 2010
Acceptance of special sessions/Workshop proposals: April 15, 2010
Extended deadline for the submission of full papers:    April 30, 2010
Acceptance notification:  May 30,  2010
Final camera-ready papers due:    June 15, 2010

August 23-25, 2010: HIS 2010 Conference

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Sender: John Edward <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Call for papers (Deadline Extended): AIPR-10, USA, July 2010

The 2010 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern
Recognition (AIPR-10) (website: ) will be held
during 12-14 of July 2010 in Orlando, FL, USA. AIPR is an important event in the
areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as Pattern Recognition (PR) and
focuses on all areas of AI, PR and related topics. The conference will be held
at the same time and location where several other major international
conferences will be taking place. The conference will be held as part of 2010
multi-conference (MULTICONF-10).

will be held during July 12-14, 2010 in Orlando, Florida, USA. The primary goal
of MULTICONF is to promote research and developmental activities in computer
science, information technology, control engineering, and related fields.
Another goal is to promote the dissemination of research to a multidisciplinary
audience and to facilitate communication among researchers, developers,
practitioners in different fields. The following conferences are planned to be
organized as part of MULTICONF-10.

• International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition
• International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Control Systems (ARCS-10)
• International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics
  and Chemoinformatics (BCBGC-10)
• International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (CCN-10)
• International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems and Web
  Technologies (EISWT-10)
• International Conference on High Performance Computing Systems (HPCS-10)
• International Conference on Information Security and Privacy (ISP-10)
• International Conference on Image and Video Processing and Computer Vision
• International Conference on Software Engineering Theory and Practice (SETP-10)
• International Conference on Theoretical and Mathematical Foundations of
  Computer Science (TMFCS-10)

will be held at Imperial Swan Hotel and Suites.  It is a full-service resort
that puts you in the middle of the fun! Located 1/2 block south of the famed
International Drive, the hotel is just minutes from great entertainment like
Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Studios and Sea World Orlando. Guests can
enjoy free scheduled transportation to these theme parks, as well as spacious
accommodations, outdoor pools and on-site dining — all situated on 10 tropically
landscaped acres. Here, guests can experience a full-service resort with
discount hotel pricing in Orlando.

We invite draft paper submissions. Please see the website for more details.

Sender: GCIS & WCSE 2010 CFP  <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: GCIS & WCSE 2010, Wuhan, China; Submission Deadline 30 May
         (EI Compendex/ISTP/IEEE Xplore)

2010 Second Global Congress on Intelligent Systems (GCIS 2010)


16-17 December 2010, Wuhan, China

2010 Second World Congress on Software Engineering (WCSE 2010)


19-20 December 2010, Wuhan, China

GCIS & WCSE 2010 intends to be a global forum for researchers and engineers
to present and discuss recent innovations and new techniques in intelligent
systems and software engineering.

GCIS & WCSE 2010 conference proceedings will be published by the CPS which
will include the conference proceedings in the IEEE Xplore and submit the
conference proceedings to Ei Compendex and ISTP for indexing (GCIS & WCSE
2009 proceedings were already indexed in Ei Compendex). The registration fee
of US D 400 or RM B 2700 includes publication of 1 paper, lunches, dinners,
and banquet.

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

GCIS: artificial intelligence, machine learning, intelligent control and
automation, computational intelligence, soft computing, nature-inspired
computation, bio-inspired algorithms, neuro-fuzzy techniques, genetic and
evolutionary algorithms, semantic web, etc..

WCSE: Software metrics; Software tools and development environments;
Software policy and ethics; Programming languages; Internet and information
systems development;  Software requirements; Software architecture and
design; Software components and reuse; Software testing and analysis;
Human-Computer Interaction; Software processes and workflows; Software
dependability, safety, privacy and reliability; Reverse engineering and
maintenance; Program comprehension and visualization, etc..

Wuhan is known as the "Homeland of White Clouds and Yellow Crane" and is one
of China´s largest cities. There are many scenic spots and historical sites
within and around Wuhan, for example, the Yellow Crane Tower, the East Lake,
many charming colonial style buildings along Yanjiang Street and around
Hongshan Square.

Important Dates:
Paper Submission Deadline:                                      30 May 2010
Review Notification:                                       1 September 2010
Final Papers and Author Registration Deadline:            15 September 2010

In addition to research papers, the conference also encourages companies and
institutions to showcase their modern products and equipment in the
conference area.

Please email your inquiries to  <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
[log in to unmask] (for GCIS 2010) or  <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
[log in to unmask] (for WCSE 2010).

Sender: PPSN 2010 Organizing Committee <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: PPSN 2010 - Last Call for Papers (Extended Deadline)

Dear Colleagues,
Due to numerous requests, we have extended the paper submission
deadline to April 20, 2010.

PPSN 2010 - Second call for papers
11th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving From Nature

September 11-15, 2010
AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

The Eleventh International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature
(PPSN XI) will be held in Krakow, Poland on 11-15 September 2010. This biennial
meeting aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of
natural computing. Natural Computing is the study of computational systems,
which use ideas and get inspiration from natural systems, including biological,
ecological, physical, chemical, and social systems. It is a fast-growing
interdisciplinary field, in which a range of techniques and methods are studied
for dealing with large, complex, and dynamic problems with various sources of
potential uncertainties.

PPSN XI will be a showcase of a wide range of topics in Natural Computing
including, but not restricted to: Evolutionary Computation, Neural Computation,
Molecular Computation, Quantum Computation, Artificial Life, Swarm Intelligence,
Artificial Ant Systems, Artificial Immune Systems, Self-Organizing Systems,
Emergent Behaviors, and Applications to Real-World Problems. PPSN XI will also
feature workshops and tutorials covering advanced and fundamental topics in the
field of natural computation.

All accepted papers will be presented during poster sessions and will be
included in the proceedings. Following the tradition of PPSN, proceedings will
be published in  the Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by
Springer. Prospective authors are invited to contribute their high-quality
original results in the field of natural computation as papers of no more than
10 pages. The format should follow Springer Verlag LNCS style,

Important dates
Workshop Proposals Submission Deadline:           January 31, 2010
Notification of Acceptance of Workshop Proposals: February 19, 2010
Extended Paper Submission Deadline:               April 20, 2010
Author Notification:                              May 21, 2010
Papers Camera Ready Submission:                   June 11, 2010
Early Registration:                               June 11, 2010
Conference:                                       September, 11-15, 2010

Contact Information
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Bartlomiej Sniezynski +48 (0)12 617 3339
Jacek Dajda           +48 (0)12 617 4451

PPSN 2010, Department of Computer Science,
AGH University of Science and Technology,
Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, POLAND

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