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EC-DIGEST-L June 2010

Subject:

EC-Digest v24n6

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Adam Campbell <[log in to unmask]>

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Evolutionary Computation Digest <[log in to unmask]>

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Evolutionary Computation Digest Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Volume 24: Issue 6

SUBMISSION ADDRESS:    [log in to unmask]
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(UN)SUBSCRIPTION INSTRUCTIONS:  at the bottom of this email

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Today's Topics:

 ANNOUNCEMENTS
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 - SIGEVOlution Volume 5 Issue 1
 - PhD position in evolutionary computation

 CFPs
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 - GECCO-2010 Demolition Derby Competition Announcement
 - Extended deadline META'2010
 - NaBIC 2010: Call for Papers, Special Sessions, and Events
 - [CFP] 3rd WORKSHOP on Parallel Architectures and Bioinspired Algorithms
 - GECCO Evolutionary Art Competition: IJART Special Issue
 - Invitation to the ICANNGA'11 Conference
 - CFP-ECJ special issue on Benchmarking of continuous black-box optimization...
 - SEMCCO-2010 - In India
 - IEEE SDE -11 In Paris, France
 - CALL FOR PAPERS: BIONETICS 2010 (http://www.bionetics.org/)

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

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)
CEC'10,IEEE Congress on Evol. Comp., Barcelona, Spain, July 18-23 2010   (v24n5)
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)
PABA'10,3rd WKSP on Parallel Arch. and Bio...,Vienna, Austria,Sep11-15'10(v24n6)
META'10,Intl. Conf. on Meta. and Nature ..., Djerba, Tunisia,Oct28-30'10 (v24n5)
BIONETICS'10,5th Intl ICST Conf on Bio-Inspi...,Boston, MA, USA,Dec1-3'10(v24n6)
NaBIC'10,2nd World Congress on Nature ..., Kitakyushu, Japan,Dec 15-17'10(v24n6)
SEMCCO'10,Intl Conf on Swarm, Evolut..., Chennai, India, Dec. 16-18, 2010(v24n6)
FOGA'11,Foundations of Gen. Alg. XI, Schwarzenberg, Austria, Jan 5-9 2011(v24n3)
IEEE SDE'11,IEEE Symp on Differential Evolution,Paris, France,Apr11-15'11(v24n6)
ICANNGA'11,Intl Conf. on Adaptive and ...,Ljubljana, Slovenia,Apr14-16'11(v24n6)

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Sender: Pier Luca Lanzi <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: SIGEVOlution Volume 5 Issue 1

The new issue of SIGEVOlution is now available for you to download from:
http://www.sigevolution.org

The issue features:
* EC Testing of Embedded Systems by Peter M. Kruse, Joachim Wegener and
  Stefan Wappler
* Competitions @ GECCO-2010 by Christian Gagné
* Events reports: NICSO-2010 by David Pelta
* Dissertation Corner
* New issues of journals
* Calls and calendar

The newsletter is intended to be viewed electronically.
Pier Luca Lanzi (EIC)

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Sender: Finck Steffen <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: PhD position in evolutionary computation

One PhD Studentship in the field of evolutionary computation is available under
the supervision of Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Beyer. The successful applicant will
perform basic and applied research on noisy optimization using evolutionary and
other direct search methods. This project is sponsored by the Austrian Science
Fund (FWF).

The main goals of the project is the analysis of direct search algorithms in the
presence of noise and the development of new strategies for noisy optimization.

More information  can be found at:
https://homepages.fhv.at/hgb/
or by sending an email to [log in to unmask] .

Necessary Qualification:
MSc (or equivalent, e.g,. the Austrian or German university "Diplom") in
Computer Science, Computational Science, Mathematics, or Mathematical Physics or
Engineering Sciences.

Candidates should possess good computational/programming skills, should be
acquainted with numerical techniques (experiences in nonlinear optimization
would be of great help) and must have a strong motivation for research.

Stipend:   approx. 24000 EUR per year (including social security, etc.)
Duration: initially approx. 3 years
Starting Date: Fall, 2010 (or later).

Application:
Interested applicants should send their resume with all relevant information,
i.e., curriculum vitae, copies of university degrees (also information
concerning coursework, research, experiences), letters of reference or
recommendation, publication list in a *single* pdf file to [log in to unmask]
and as CC to [log in to unmask] If the applicant has already publications
then she/he is invited to send a maximum of 2 papers as separate pdf files.

Deadline of Application:
August, 31th, 2010 (or until suitable candidates are selected)

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Sender: Christian Gagné <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: GECCO-2010 Demolition Derby Competition Announcement

             GECCO-2010 DEMOLITION DERBY COMPETITION
  2010 GENETIC AND EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION CONFERENCE (GECCO-2010)
                     Sponsored by ACM SIGEVO
                 http://www.sigevo.org/GECCO-2010

We are pleased to announce a fourth competition will be held in conjunction with
the 2010 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2010) in
Portland, Oregon, USA, July 7-11.

http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2010/competitions.html

=-=-=-=-= Demolition Derby Competition =-=-=-=-=
We are pleased to announce the latest addition to the Simulated Car
Racing Competition, the Demolition Derby Competition 2010.

== The Goal ==
The goal of Demolition Derby is simple: wreck all opponent cars by crashing into
them without getting wrecked yourself.

To provide spectacular and entertaining non-stop action, Demolition Derby takes
place on a very small circular track (surface: asphalt, length: 640m,
width: 90m, number of laps: 1000) and includes special changes in comparison to
the regular racing competition:
1. The range of the 36 opponent sensors has been increased to 300m.
2. Cars do not take any damage when colliding with walls.
3. Cars do not take any damage in the front when colliding with each other.
4. Cars do take the doubled amount of damage in the rear when colliding with
   each other.
5. The last car standing is declared winner of the match.

All racing controllers participating in Demolition Derby have to qualify for the
final showdown match by competing with each other in preliminary 1-vs-1-matches.
The best eight controllers then fight each other at the same time in the final
match. The last car standing in the final match is declared Winner of the
GECCO-2010 Demolition Derby Competition.

== Rules and Regulations ==
See http://www.coboslab.psychologie.uni-wuerzburg.de/competitions

== Important Dates ==
There will be two Demolition Derby competitions, one at GECCO-2010 (Genetic and
Evolutionary Computation Conference) and another at CIG-2010 (Symposium on
Computational Intelligence and Games):

* GECCO-2010
 - Submission deadline: June 27th 2010
 - Conference: July 7th-11th 2010
* CIG-2010
 - Submission deadline: August 8th 2010
 - Conference: August 18th-21st 2010

== Competition Software ==
More information on rules, procedure, and submission dates please are available
at the official Demolition Derby website:
http://www.coboslab.psychologie.uni-wuerzburg.de/competitions

For inquiries send an email to [log in to unmask]

== Calls ==
 * PDF: http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2010/docs/GECCO2010-DD.pdf
 * swf: http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2010/docs/GECCO2010-DD.swf

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Sender: Talbi El-Ghazali <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Extended deadline META'2010

***** SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO June, 5th 2010 *****

**********************************************************************
META'2010
International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing
28-30 Oct 2010
Djerba Island, Tunisia
http://www.lifl.fr/META10
**********************************************************************

The 2nd International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired
Computing, META’10, will held in Djerba Island, Tunisia from 28 to 30 Oct 2010.

The Conference will be an exchange space thanks to the sessions of the research
works presentations and also will integrate tutorials and a vocational training
of metaheuristics and nature inspired computing.

The scope of the META’2010 conference includes, but is not limited to:
* Local search, tabu search, simulated annealing, VNS, ILS, …
* Evolutionary algorithms, swarm optimization, scatter search, …
* Emergent nature inspired algorithms: quantum computing, artificial immune
  systems, bee colony, DNA computing, …
* Parallel algorithms and hybrid methods with metaheuristics, machine learning,
  game theory, mathematical programming, constraint programming,
  co-evolutionary, …
* Application to: logistics and transportation, telecommunications, scheduling,
  data mining, engineering design, bioinformatics, …
* Theory of metaheuristics, landscape analysis, convergence, problem difficulty,
  very large neighbourhoods, …
* Application to multi-objective optimization
* Application in dynamic optimization, problems with uncertainty, …

Submission papers:
_________________
- Submission of papers should be in shape of an abstract of two pages sent
  before the June, 5th 2010 via the website.
- Selected papers will be published in international journals (ISI journals):
  COR, ITOR, JMMA, ...
- Predefined styles are available on the website http://www.lifl.fr/META10 that
  we invite you to visit regularly and which evolves when the organization
  progresses.
- Invited sessions and tutorials: Deadline 15th May 2010. contact [log in to unmask]

E-G. Talbi ( Conference Chair)
K. Mellouli (Co-chair)

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Sender: Yusuke NOJIMA <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: NaBIC 2010: Call for Papers, Special Sessions, and Events

The Second World Congress on
Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC2010)

December 15 - 17, 2010, Kitakyushu, Japan
official site: http://www.mirlabs.org/nabic10/
mirror site: http://www.mirlabs.net/nabic10/
Sponsor:               Machine Intelligence Research Labs
Technical Sponsor:  IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
               IEEE Region 10, IEEE Fukuoka Section, IFSA, INNS

We kindly invite you to propose NaBIC2010 Special Session(s) (SS) and/or
event(s). We also kindly invite you to submit your papers.

[Important Dates]
July 15, 2010 - Event Proposal Due
August 05, 2010 - Special Session Proposal Due
August 15, 2010 - Paper Submission Due
September 15, 2010 - Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
October 1, 2010 - Camera-ready Paper and Author Registration Due

[Call for SS's]
Please collect authors of at least five papers, and write paper titles, author
information as well as SS organizers' information in the SS proposal form
attached, and submit to two SS and Event Chairs.
http://www.mirlabs.org/nabic10/-page_id=5.htm

[Call for Events]
Your idea of NaBIC events, such as competitions, panel discussions,
demonstration booths, and any others, are welcome. Please describe it, how to
realize, schedule for preparation, estimated cost, and others in a proposal form
in free format and submit to two SS and Event Chairs.
http://www.mirlabs.org/nabic10/-page_id=5.htm

[Call for Papers]
Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers of both regular sessions
and SS's. All accepted and registered papers will appear in the NaBIC2010
proceedings; they will be published in IEEE Xplore digital library except
no-show papers without notification in advance.
http://www.mirlabs.org/nabic10/-page_id=3.htm

Hideyuki Takagi and Ajith Abraham,
NaBIC 2010 General Chairs

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Sender: Daniel Lombraña González  <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [CFP] 3rd WORKSHOP on Parallel Architectures and Bioinspired Algorithms

                               CALL FOR PAPERS
       3rd WORKSHOP on Parallel Architectures and Bioinspired Algorithms
                                  PABA 2010
      ==================================================================
         To be held in conjunction with the Nineteenth International
        Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques,
                                  PACT 2010
                     Vienna (Wien), Austria. September 11-15, 2010
      ------------------------------------------------------------------

This third workshop on Parallel Architectures and Bioinspired  Algorithms
follows the success of the first workshop held in conjunction with PACT 2008 in
Toronto, and the second workshop held in conjunction with PACT 2009 in Raleigh,
which incorporated the biennial Workshop on Parallel  Bioinspired Algorithms,
first edition held in Oslo, 2005 (together  with IEEE ICPP), and second edition
in London 2007 (together with ACM GECCO 2007). The aim is to join a large number
of researchers interested in the synergies arising from different but related
fields: Parallel Computer Architectures, Parallel and Distributed Computing, and
Bioinspired Algorithms. On one hand, parallel architecture designers, and in
general system designers, are starting to bear in mind Bioinspired Algorithms as
general optimization tools. These algorithms comprise a set of heuristics that
can help to optimize a wide range of tasks required for Parallel and Distributed
Architectures to work efficiently: balancing computer load, fault-tolerance and
dependability, thermal-aware design, NoC design, and other related problems. On
the other hand, the application of Bioinspired Algorithms to solve real-world
problems has shown that they need high computation power. Parallel Architectures
and Distributed Systems have offered an interesting alternative to sequential
counterparts since improvements on parallel architectures are allowing running
computing intensive Bioinspired Algorithms for solving many difficult
engineering problems. Therefore, any effort for increasing the relationship
between both fields would be very welcome by the community. This workshop will
gather scientists, engineers, and practitioners to share and exchange their
experiences, discuss challenges, and report state-of-the-art and in-progress
research on all aspects of the answer to two questions: What can Bioinspired
Algorithms do for Parallel Computer Architectures? And what can Parallel
Computer Architectures do for Bioinspired Algorithms? You are invited to submit
a paper with unpublished original work for this workshop. The topics include,
but are not limited to:
- Evolutionary Algorithms for Parallel Computer Architectures optimization.
- Computer Architecture optimizations using other biologically inspired
  algorithms: Ant Colonies, Immune Systems, Artificial Life, Cultural
  Algorithms, etc...
- Cluster and Grid Deployment of Bioinspired Algorithms.
- Desktop Grids infrastructures for supporting Bioinspired Algorithms.
- Large Scale Parallel Processing.
- Heterogeneous Computing Platforms for Bioinspired Algorithms.
- Improvement on scheduling techniques by means of Bioinspired Algorithms.
- Fault tolerant implementations of PEAs.
- Performance evaluation of PEAs.
- Improvement in system performance through optimization and tuning.
- Parallel Reconfigurable Architectures for Bioinspired Algorithms.
- Graphics processing units and Evolutionary Algorithms.
- Profiting from Cloud infrastructure when running Bioinspired Algorithms.

PAPER SUBMISSION:
-----------------
Please submit original research results papers not published or submitted for
publication in other forums.  All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated
based on originality and quality. The paper submission site is available at
http://bioinspired.dacya.ucm.es. For more information please contact José L.
Risco-Martín at [log in to unmask] Accepted papers will be published in a
separated proceedings handed out during the workshop and, extended versions of
the best papers that will be presented in WPABA 2010, will be published either
by Springer as an edited book volume or in a special issue of an international
journal (to be announced).

IMPORTANT DATES:
----------------
- Abstract Submission: July 4
- Paper Submission: July 11
- Acceptance Notifications: July 25
- Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration Deadline: To be announced
- Workshop Dates: September 11-12

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Sender: Christian Gagné <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: GECCO Evolutionary Art Competition: IJART Special Issue

 IJART Special Issue: BEST OF THE GECCO EVOLUTIONARY ART COMPETITION
  2010 GENETIC AND EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION CONFERENCE (GECCO-2010)
                     Sponsored by ACM SIGEVO
                 http://www.sigevo.org/GECCO-2010

We are pleased to announce that best submissions to the GECCO-2009 and
GECCO-2010 Evolutionary Art Competition will be invited to propose a paper on
their artwork for a special issue in the International Journal of Arts and
Technology (IJART).

Important dates:
 * Paper submission (on invitation): November 1, 2010
 * Expected issue: September 2011

IJART Web page: http://www.inderscience.com/ijart

=-=-=-=-= Evolutionary Art Competition =-=-=-=-=
This competition invites conference participants to demonstrate that genetic and
evolutionary computation can be applied to create impressive and provocative
works of art. The competition will identify the best work, be it an image, a
sculpture, a music score, a video, an interactive online experience, or a system
that exhibits some form of independent creativity.

== Entry Submission ==
Entrants must submit: (1) a brief artistic statement illustrating the concept,
(2) a short paper describing the technical details, and (3) a set of multimedia
files to illustrate the result of the evolutionary process. Artists can either
submit five still images, or a video of up to 5 minutes, or a sound  file of up
to 5 minutes. All submissions should be sent to [log in to unmask] by
June 18, 2010.

== Evaluation ==
The submissions will be evaluated by a jury of researchers from the evolutionary
computation and the technological arts communities, who will evaluate the
submissions on the following criteria: originality (50%), technical quality
(30%), and relevance to evolutionary art and the goals of the competition (20%).

== Presentation ==
Finalists selected by the jury will be invited to present their submission at
the competition session, held during the GECCO conference. The winner of the
competition will be announced at the SIGEVO meeting ceremony, on July 11, 2010.

== IJART Special Issue ==
Best submissions to the competition will be invited to propose a paper on their
artwork for a special issue in the International Journal of Arts and Technology
(IJART).

== Important Dates ==
 * Submission deadline: June 18, 2010
 * Conference: July 7-11, 2010
 * Journal paper submission (on invitation): November 1, 2010
 * Expected issue: September 2011

== Calls ==
 * PDF: http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2010/docs/GECCO2010-EVOART.pdf
 * swf: http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2010/docs/GECCO2010-EVOART.swf

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Sender: ICANNGA organizing committee <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Invitation to the ICANNGA'11 Conference

Let us remind you of the 10th jubilee of the ICANNGA (International Conference
on Adaptive and Natural computiNG Algorithms) event to be held in Ljubljana,
Slovenia,  April 14-16, 2011. Please, take this note as the kindest invitation
to participate with your scientific contribution to the conference.

All the details of the conference are available on the web page
http://www.icannga.com, including Call For Papers, topics of the conference,
registration details, key-note speakers, etc.

We are glad to add additional information. The best student paper(s) will be
awarded and the best estimated papers will be selected for the publication in
the extended version in the Springer's Computing journal, with the impact factor
of 0.783.

In case you hesitate to make a decision about the attendance, we suggest you to
visit our site that might persuade you to start preparing the contribution for
the ICANNGA'11,  also by offering a very solid registration conditions and other
curiosities. It will not only be the scientific conference with the very
promising plenary lectures of the world-wide recognized speakers and
traditionally good contributions, but also social gathering with cultural and
culinary speciality of the country.

We are looking forward to receive a contribution from you. For any questions,
please do not hesitate to ask, via the links from the web page.

With kind regards and best wishes,
               for Organizing committee of ICANNGA'11
                       Andrej Dobnikar

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Sender: Auger Anne <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Call for papers - ECJ special issue on Benchmarking of continuous
         black-box optimization algorithms

Submission deadline:* August 31, 2010

*Guest Editors:* Anne Auger, Nikolaus Hansen, Marc Schoenauer

*Scope:* Quantifying and comparing performance of optimization algorithms is one
important aspect of research in search and optimization. Because this task is
tedious and difficult to realize, the platform COCO (COmparing Continuous
Optimizers) provides most of this tedious task for real-parameter optimization,
namely (1) the choice and implementation of well-motivated single-objective
noise-free and noisy benchmark functions, (2) a sound experimental setup,
(3) the tools to generate data output and post-process the data. The platform
were used for two workshops on Black-Box Optimization Benchmarking (BBOB) at the
Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) in 2009 and 2010

Following the two BBOB workshops, we invite participants and other researchers
to submit their original work on benchmarking optimizers for real-parameter
black-box optimization for an ECJ special issue. Submissions can be extensions
of works submitted at the workshops or new submissions. They should be original
research which is not published nor currently under review by other journals or
conferences.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
   * benchmarking results for new or not-so-new optimization algorithms
     (stochastic, deterministic, ...) for noise-free problems and / or
     noisy problems
   * comparison of optimization algorithms
   * design of benchmarking procedures

Researchers are welcome to use the COCO software platform as well as all data
collected during the two workshops. See http://coco.gforge.inria.fr/. Further
supporting material and a LaTeX-format ECJ style template that includes graphs
and tables generated by the COCO tools will be available at
http://coco.gforge.inria.fr/doku.php?id=ecj-special-issue

*Submission:* Authors should submit their manuscripts to the Evolutionary
Computation Journal editorial manager at http://ecj.lri.fr. When submitting a
manuscript, at the same time an email should be sent to Anne Auger
([log in to unmask]) with copy to [log in to unmask] mentioning the special
issue, paper title and authors to confirm the submission.

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Sender: Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan (Assoc Prof) <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: SEMCCO-2010 - In India

International Conference on Swarm, Evolutionary and Memetic Computing
  (SEMCCO 2010)
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, SRM University,
  Chennai, INDIA

http://semcco2010.in/

=== Important Dates ====
Full Paper submission: July 30, 2010
Acceptance Notification: August 31, 2010
Final cemera-ready papers due: Sept 30, 2010
SEMCCO 2010 Conference on: Dec. 16-18, 2010.

===== Topics of Interest =====
SEMCCO 2010 is focused on but not limited to the following themes:
- Genetic Algorithms
- Genetic Programming
- Evolutionary Programming and Evolution Strategies
- Combinatorial Optimization and Metaheuristics
- Artificial Immune Systems (AIS)
- Differential evolution
- Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO)
- Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) and Ant Systems
- Bacterial Foraging Algorithms (BFA)
- Harmony Search (HS), Cultural Algorithms
- Artificial Bees and Fireflies Algorithm
- Artificial Life and Digital Organisms
- Swarm Robotics, Evolvable Hardware
- Learning Classifier Systems
- Estimation of Distribution Algorithms (EDA)
- Stochastic Diffusion Search (SDS)
- Self-organization in Swarms
- Adaptation in Evolutionary Systems
- Quantum and nano computing
- Common sense computing
- Membrane computing
- Constrained, Multi-objective, dynamic, noisy and large-scale optimization
  problems
- Novel concepts of memetic computation
- Memes, memeplexes, meta-memes in computing and high-order evolution.
- Meme-gene coevolutionary frameworks and multi-inheritance model for various
  practical applications.
- Parallel memetic framework for practical applications.
- Partial or full or meta-Lamarckian/Baldwinian, meta-learning, agent based
  memetic computation.
- Computationally expensive objective functions
- Machine learning methods for Swarm, Evolutionary and Memetic Algorithms
- Hybridization of SEM with any method (neural, fuzzy, and others)
- Applications in any domain

===== Submission Guidelines ====
A full paper (8 pages, A4 size) for oral presentation should be formatted
following the Springer LNCS format. Formatting instructions and submission link
can be found on the conference website Extended versions of selected papers will
be published in the special issues of reputed international journals.

Keynote Speakers so far agreed:
Prof. Kalyanmoy Deb.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India.
URL: http://www.iitk.ac.in/kangal/deb.htm

Dr. K. C. Tan,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National University of Singapore
URL: http://vlab.ee.nus.edu.sg/~kctan/

Dr. P. N. Suganthan,
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological
University, Singapore.
URL: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/epnsugan

==== Journal Special Issues ====
Authors of selected papers will be asked to revise and extend their articles for
subsequent publication in the special issues of reputed international journals.

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Sender: Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan (Assoc Prof) <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: IEEE SDE -11 In Paris, France

2011 IEEE Symposium on Differential Evolution
A part of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence
11-15, April 2011. Paris, France.  http://www.ieee-ssci.org/2011/sde-2011
Paper Submission Due:       October 31, 2010

Differential Evolution (DE) is arguably one of the most powerful stochastic
real-parameter optimization algorithms in current use. DE is a very simple
algorithm, requiring only a few lines of code in most of the existing
programming languages. Additionally, it has very few control parameters.
Nonetheless, DE exhibits remarkable performance in optimizing a wide variety of
optimization problems in terms of final accuracy, convergence speed, and
robustness as evidenced by the consistently excellent performance in all of the
CEC competitions (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/epnsugan). The last decade has
witnessed a rapidly growing research interest in DE as demonstrated by the
significant increase in the number of research publications on DE in the forms
of monographs, edited volumes and archival articles. Although research on and
with DE has reached an impressive state, there are still many open problems and
new application areas are continually emerging for the algorithm. This Symposium
aims at bringing researchers and users from academia and industry together to
report, interact and review the latest progress in this field, to explore future
directions of research and to publicize DE to a wider audience from diverse
fields joining the SSCI 2011 in France and beyond.

TOPICS COVERED:
Authors are invited to submit their original and unpublished work in the areas
including (but not limited to) the following:
 *   Theoretical analysis of the search mechanism, complexity of DE
 *   Adaptation and tuning of the control parameters of DE
 *   Development of new vector perturbation techniques for DE
 *   Adaptive mixing of the perturbation techniques
 *   Balancing explorative and exploitative tendencies in DE and memetic DE
 *   DE for finding multiple global optima
 *   DE for noisy and dynamic objective functions
 *   DE for multi-objective optimization
 *   Robust DE Variants
 *   Rotationally Invariant DE
 *   Constraints handling with DE
 *   DE for high-dimensional optimization
 *   DE-variants for handling mixed-integer, discrete, and binary optimization
     problems
 *   Hybridization of DE with other search methods
 *   Hybridization with Paradigms such as Neuro-fuzzy, Statistical Learning,
     Machine Learning, etc.
 *   Development of challenging problem sets for DE
 *   Applications of DE in any domain.

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Subject: CALL FOR PAPERS: BIONETICS 2010 (http://www.bionetics.org/)

The 5th Int'l ICST Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network,
Information and Computing Systems
December 1 - 3, 2010
Boston, MA, USA
Technical cooperation with Create-Net, ACM SIGSIM and Springer

BIONETICS 2010 aims to provide a world-leading and unique opportunity for
bringing together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines that
seek the understanding of the fundamental principles and design strategies in
biological systems and leverage those understandings to build bio-inspired
systems. We are soliciting high-quality original papers in the following topics
(but not limited to):

* Signal/information processing and communication models in biological systems
* Bio-inspired formal models and methods
* Bio-inspired algorithms and mechanisms
* Bio-inspired software and hardware systems
* Biomimetics, bioenginereing and synthetic biological systems
* Modeling and simulation of bio-inspired systems, biological systems and
  synthetic biological systems
* Self-* properties in bio-inspired systems, biological systems an synthetic
  biological systems
* Design and performance issues in bio-inspired systems and synthetic biological
  systems
* Tools, testbeds and deployment aspects in bio-inspired systems and synthetic
  biological systems
* Real-world applications and standardization of bio-inspired systems and
  synthetic biological systems
* Socially-aware, game theoretic and other metaphor-driven interdisciplinary
  approaches to bio-inspired systems and synthetic biological systems

Application domains include, but not limited to, autonomic computing,
bioinformatics, biological engineering, computer networks, computer vision, data
mining, green computing and networking, grid/cloud computing, intelligent
agents, mechanical engineering, molecular communication, nano-scale computing
and networking, optimization, pervasive computing, robotics, security, software
engineering, and systems engineering.

Paper Submission:
Authors are invited to submit papers in the following categories:
 * Regular papers: Up to 15 pages
 * Short papers: Up to 2 pages
 * Work-in-progress (WIP) papers: Up to 6 pages
 * Demo papers: Up to 4 pages

Papers must follow the Springer LNICST format. Please visit
http://www.bionetics.org/submission.shtml for detailed submission instructions.

Important Dates:
  Regular paper submission due: July 16
  Short, WIP and demo paper submission due: September 19
  Notification of acceptance for regular papers: September 12
  Notification of acceptance for short, WIP and demo papers: September 30
  Camera ready due: October 10

Publication:
All accepted paper will be published by Springer. A selected number of best
papers will be considered for publication in leading journals such as:
  * ACM Trans. on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (http://taas.acm.org/),
  * Int'l Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems
    (http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=ijaacs),
  * Elsevier Nano Communication Networks Journal, and
    (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/nanocomnet)
  * Int'l Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
    (http://www.worldscinet.com/ijseke/ijseke.shtml).

Special Tracks (http://www.bionetics.org/sp/):
  * Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering
  * Artificial Life and Bio-inspired Robotics
  * Biologically-inspired Communications for Nanonetworks
  * Bioinformatics
  * Bio-Inspired Machine Vision
  * Game Theory and its Applications
  * Network based computation
  * Socially-aware System Design
  * State-Topology Coevolution in Adaptive Networks

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