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EC-DIGEST-L February 2011

Subject:

EC-Digest v25n02

From:

Christopher Hollander <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Evolutionary Computation Digest <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Sat, 5 Feb 2011 08:34:20 -0500

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Evolutionary Computation Digest Sunday, February 4, 2010 Volume 25: Issue 2

SUBMISSION ADDRESS:    [log in to unmask]
LIST INFORMATION:      http://ec-digest.research.ucf.edu/
OLD LIST ARCHIVE:      http://www.aic.nrl.navy.mil/galist/
NEW LIST ARCHIVE:      http://listserv.gmu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=EC-DIGEST-L

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

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Today's Topics:

 ANNOUNCEMENTS
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 - GECCO 2011 Paper Submission Deadline EXTENDED to February 9th
 - Congress on Evolutionary Computation: Extended Deadline
 - PhD Studentship in Machine Learning at the University of Nottingham
 - International Journal of Applied Metaheuristic Computing
				

 CFPs
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 - WORLDCOMP 2011 Congress
 - International Conference on SWARM INTELLIGENCE
 - CEC'11 Special Session on Games
 - EUROGEN 2011
 - EA'2011
 - International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ICAI)
 - IICAI-11 Call for papers
 - EVOLVE 2011
 - BIO-INSPIRED SOLUTIONS FOR WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS - BIS-WSN 2011
 - 1st Workshop on Evolutionary Computation for Designing Generic Algorithms
 - 14th International Workshop on Learning Classifier Systems (IWLCS)
 - OPTIMIZATION BY BUILDING AND USING PROBABILISTIC MODELS (OBUPM-2011)





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

ACM-SAC11,26th ACM Symp Applied Comp EC Track,TaiChung Taiwan,Mar21-25'11(v24n7)
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)
EVO*'11, The main European events on EC, Torino, Italy, April 27-29, 2011(v24n9)
ICSI 2011, Cergy (Paris area), France, June 14-15, 2011                  (v25n2)
GECCO'11,Genetic and Evol Comp Conference, Dublin, Ireland,July 12-16 '11(v24n7)
WORLDCOMP 2011 Congress, July 18-21, 2011, USA                           (v25n1)
2011 IEEE Congress on Evo. Computation, New Orleans, June 5-8, 2011      (v25n1)
EVOLVE 2011, Luxembourg, May 25-27, 2011                                 (v25n1)
EUROGEN 2011, Capua, Italy, September 14-16, 20, 2011                    (v25n2)
EA-2011, Angers, France, October 24-26, 2011                             (v25n2)

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Sender: Xavier Llorà <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: GECCO 2011 Paper Submission Deadline EXTENDED to February 9th

2011 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2011)
July 12-16, 2011 (Wednesday-Sunday)
Dublin, Ireland

Organized by ACM SIGEVO

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 9th ***
https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/gecco

http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2011
http://twitter.com/GECCO2011

20th International Conference on Genetic Algorithms (ICGA) and the
16th Annual Genetic Programming Conference (GP)

One Conference - Many Mini-Conferences
17 Program Tracks - 31 Tutorials - 14 Workshops

The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2011) will
present the latest high-quality results in the growing field of genetic
and evolutionary computation.

Topics include: genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution
strategies, evolutionary programming, real-world applications, learning
classifier systems and other genetics-based machine learning, evolvable
hardware, artificial life, adaptive behavior, ant colony optimization,
swarm intelligence, biological applications, evolutionary robotics,
coevolution, artificial immune systems, and more.

IMPORTANT DATES
* Submission deadline: ***FEBRUARY 9th, 2011***
* Notification of paper acceptance: March 23, 2011
* Camera-ready submission: April 18, 2011
* GECCO-2011 Conference: July 12-16, 2011

CONFERENCE FLYER
*http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2011/docs/CFP-GECCO-2011.pdf

FREE TUTORIALS& WORKSHOPS
Two days of free tutorials and workshops (included with conference
registration) presented by some of the worldÕs foremost experts
in topics of interest to genetic and evolutionary computation
researchers and practitioners.

HOW TO SUBMIT A PAPER TO GECCO

* Meet the Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 26, 2011.
* Word and LaTeX templates:http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2011/papers.html
* Submission site:https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/gecco

For detailed instructions, including categories, keywords, and formatting
requirements, visithttp://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2011. Be sure to check
the web page for changes that may appear as the paper submission deadline
approaches.

GECCO allows submissions of material that is substantially similar
to a paper being submitted contemporaneously for review in another conference.
However, if the submitted paper is accepted by GECCO, the authors agree that
substantially the same material will not be published by another conference
in the evolutionary computation field. Material may be later revised and
submitted to a journal, if permitted by the journal.

REVIEW PROCESS
Each paper submitted to GECCO will be rigorously reviewed, in a double-blind
review process, meaning that reviewers should not be able to infer the
identities
of the authors of the papers under review, and, of course, that authors will
not know the identities of their reviewers. Each submitted paper will
be evaluated
by one of at least 15 separate and independent program committees specializing
in various aspects of genetic and evolutionary computation. These committees
make their own final decisions on submitted papers for their areas, subject
only to conference-wide space limitations and procedures. Review criteria
include significance of the work, technical soundness, novelty,
clarity, writing
quality, and sufficiency of information to permit replication, if applicable.

ACCEPT AUTHOR AGREEMENT
By submitting a paper, the author(s) agree that, if their paper is
accepted, they will:

1. Submit a final, revised, camera-ready version to the publisher by
2. Monday, April 18, 2011
3. Register at least one author to attend the conference by Monday,
May 2, 2011
4. Attend the conference (at least one author)
5. Present the accepted paper at the conference

VENUE
Dublin is the lively capital of Ireland and the perfect GECCO destination. It
is served by several low-cost airlines, offering a wide range of flight deals,
and provides several accommodation options. The social event will take place
at IrelandÕs No. 1 international visitor attraction, the Guinness Storehouse.
More information athttp://www.visitdublin.com

MORE INFORMATION
For more information about GECCO-2011 visit,

* Website:http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2011
* Twitter:http://twitter.com/gecco2011
* Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=126064710759798

for information about deadlines, student travel grants, hotel reservations,
student housing, the graduate student workshop, the latest list of topics,
late-breaking papers, and more. For matters of science and program content,
contact Conference Chair Pier Luca Lanzi [log in to unmask] For general
help and administrative matters contact GECCO support at
[log in to unmask]

CONTACT
For technical matters, contact Conference Chair Pier Luca Lanzi at
[log in to unmask] including "GECCO-2011" in the subject.


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Sender: Clare Bates Congdon <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Congress on Evolutionary Computation: Extended Deadline


Dear Evolutionary Computation Researcher,

We want to invite you to IEEE CEC 2011. We have three great keynotes lined
up, some exciting competitions, stimulating workshops and great tutorials.
And, an array of fun social events!

While we already received a large quantity of paper submissions from around
the world, we still have more capacity in our technical program.

We are writing to you with an invitation to submit a paper (or another paper)
to IEEE CEC 2011, and to encourage your colleagues and students to do likewise.

We are leaving the paper submission web page open for another several weeks
to accumulate more papers from EC enthusiasts like yourself.

http://www.cec2011.org

All accepted and presented papers will appear in the Proceedings and be fully
abstracted by IEEE. And, the conference registration fees and hotel rates are
exceptional values!

With or without a paper, we hope you will mark your calendars for Jun 5 - 8,
2011 and join the premier event in evolutionary computation, held for the first
time in the Americas in quite a few years.


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Sender: Jaume Bacardit <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: PhD Studentship in Machine Learning at the University of Nottingham


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* PhD Studentship in the University of Nottingham, UK
* Project title: Study of explanatory power and information
visualisation for rule-based data mining
* Funding body: School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham
* Deadline for application: As soon as a suitable candidate is identified
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With funding from the School of Computer Science at the University of
Nottingham, the project Study of explanatory power and information
visualisation for rule-based data mining invites applications from
interested students at doctoral training level.

Data mining and knowledge discovery are crucial techniques for the
progress of many disciplines of science. Recent developments such as
the Genome Project (and its successors) or the construction of the
Large Hadron Collider have provided the scientific community with vast
amounts of data. This data has to be mined to generate accurate models
 and, equally important, the models need to be understandable so they
can bring new insight into the data domain. That is, discovering new
knowledge. In this context, rule-based data mining has a clear
advantage, as rules have a much higher explanatory power when compared
to other kinds of knowledge representation. This project will study
how can rule-based knowledge representations be improved to maximize
their knowledge discovery aspect, combining machine learning and
information visualisation techniques.

Students should have at least an upper second-class honours degree
(ideally a first class degree), or a combination of qualifications
and/or experience equivalent to that level.  Ideally, students should
have a BSc or MSc degree in computer science.

The sucessful student will be based in the Automated Scheduling,
Optimisation & Planning (ASAP) Group, which is one of four main
research groups within the School of Computer Science at Nottingham.
The School was ranked 8th in the country in the last RAE exercice.
ASAP has been carrying out innovative research into the development
and investigation of decision support, search methodologies and
machine learning for a wide and diverse range of real world problem
environments for the last 10 years.  The group comprises 12 members of
academic staff, 16 researchers, 51 PhD students and 3 administrators.

The studentship provides full tuition fees for UK/EU students and a
tax-free stipend of around 13,000 per annum for 3 years. International
students are welcomed to apply if they can cover the difference
between the tuition costs of UK/EU students and their own fees
(http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/fees/2010-11/pgr-fees2010-11.htm#cit).

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr J Bacardit, tel: 0115 846
7044 or Email: [log in to unmask]

Applications, with a detailed CV, a research statement and the names
and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Ms D Pitchfork,
School of Computer Science, The University of Nottingham, Jubilee
Campus, Wollaton Road, Nottingham, NG8 1BB.  Tel: 0115 846 6543.
Email: [log in to unmask] Please quote ref. SCI/940.

*This studentship will remain open until filled, thus we recommend
early application.*

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Sender: pyyin <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: International Journal of Applied Metaheuristic Computing


International Journal of Applied Metaheuristic Computing
--------------------------------------------------------



We courteously invite you to submit your research articles to this
journal. http://www.igi-global.com/ijamc

Recent articles from this journal include:

Metaheuristic Search with Inequalities and Target Objectives for Mixed
Binary Optimization – Part I : Exploiting Proximity
Fred Glover, OptTek Systems, Inc., USA
Sa&iuml;d Hanafi, Univ Lille Nord de France, France

A New Multiagent Algorithm for Dynamic Continuous Optimization
Julien Lepagnot, Amir Nakib, Hamouche Oulhadj and Patrick Siarry
Laboratoire Image, Signaux et Syst&egrave;mes Intelligents,
Universit&eacute; de Paris 12, France

A Reinforcement Learning – Great-Deluge Hyper-heuristic for
Examination Timetabling
Ender &Ouml;zcan, Mustafa M&#305;s&#305;r, Gabriela Ochoa, Edmund K. Burke
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

A Survey on Evolutionary Instance Selection and Generation
Joaqu&iacute;n Derrac, Salvador Garc&iacute;a and Francisco Herrera
University of Granada, Spain

Theorems Supporting r-flip Search for Pseudo-Boolean Optimization
Bahram Alidaee, School of Business Administration, University of
Mississippi, USA
Gary Kochenberger, School of Business Administration, University of
Colorado Denver, USA
Haibo Wang, AR Sanchez Jr. School of Business, Texas A&M International
University, USA

A Sociopsychological Perspective on Collective Intelligence in
Metaheuristic Computing
Yingxu Wang, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University
of Calgary, Canada

A Reinforced Tabu Search Approach for 2D Strip Packing
Giglia G&acute;omez-Villouta, Jean-Philippe Hamiez, Jin-Kao Hao
Universit&acute;e d’Angers, Facult&acute;e des Sciences, LERIA, France

Stochastic Learning for SAT- Encoded Graph Coloring Problems
Noureddine Bouhmala, Vestfold University College, Norway
Ole-Christoffer Granmo, University of Agder, Norway



All inquiries and submissions should be directed to the attention of:

Peng-Yeng Yin
Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of Applied Metaheuristic Computing
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
www.igi-global.com/ijamc


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Sender: WORLDCOMP'11 Congress Conferences <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: WORLDCOMP 2011 Congress (Deadline: March 10, 2011)



                    CALL  FOR  PAPERS
        Paper Submission Deadline: March 10, 2011

                      WORLDCOMP'11
       The 2011 World Congress in Computer Science,
       Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing
                 July 18-21, 2011, USA

        http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/
     Location: See the above web site for venue/city

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All
accepted papers will be published in the respective conference
proceedings. The proceedings will be indexed in Inspec / IET /
The Institute for Engineering & Technology, DBLP / Computer
Science Bibliography, and others.) Like prior years, extended
versions of selected papers will appear in journals and edited
research books (a large number of book projects are in the
pipeline: Springer, Elsevier, ...)

WORLDCOMP'11 is composed of a number of tracks (joint-conferences,
tutorials, workshops, and panel discussions); all will be held
simultaneously, same location and dates: July 18-21, 2011. For
the complete list of joint conferences, refer to:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 10, 2011:    Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
April 03, 2011:    Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 24, 2011:    Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 18-21, 2011:  WORLDCOMP 2011 and all its affiliated conferences

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading
them to the evaluation web site at:  http://world-comp.org
Submissions must be uploaded by March 10, 2011 and they must be
in either MS doc (but not docx) or pdf formats (about 5 to 7
pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All reasonable
typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted
papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format to
prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have
been previously published or currently submitted for publication
elsewhere.
The first page of the paper should include: title of the paper,
name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each
author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact
Author and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best
represent the content of the paper. Finally, the name of the
conference that the paper is being submitted for consideration
must be stated on the first page.

The length of the final/Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be
limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for
originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases
of contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference
program committee will be charged to make the final decision
(accept/reject) - often, this would involve seeking help from
additional referees by using a double-blinded review process. In
addition, all papers whose authors included a member of the
conference program committee will be evaluated using the
double-blinded review process. (Essay/philosophical papers will
not be refereed but may be considered for discussion/panels).

All proceedings of WORLDCOMP will be published and indexed in:
Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology,
DBLP / CS Bibliography, and others.


WORLDCOMP includes the following main tracks:

o Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BIOCOMP'11)
o Computer Design (CDES'11)
o Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality (CGVR'11)
o Scientific Computing (CSC'11)
o Data Mining (DMIN'11)
o e-Learning, e-Business, EIS, & e-Government (EEE'11)
o Engineering of Reconfigurable Systems and Algorithms (ERSA'11)
o Embedded Systems and Applications (ESA'11)
o Foundations of Computer Science (FCS'11)
o Frontiers in Education: Computer Science & Computer Engineering (FECS'11)
o Grid Computing and Applications (GCA'11)
o Genetic and Evolutionary Methods (GEM'11)
o Artificial Intelligence (ICAI'11)
o Internet Computing (ICOMP'11)
o Wireless Networks (ICWN'11)
o Information and Knowledge Engineering (IKE'11)
o Image Processing, Computer Vision, & Pattern Recognition (IPCV'11)
o Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods (MSV'11)
o Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques & Applications (PDPTA'11)
o Security and Management (SAM'11)
o Software Engineering Research and Practice (SERP'11)
o Semantic Web and Web Services (SWWS'11)

A link to each of the above can be found at:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org


GENERAL INFORMATION:

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is "Providing a unique
platform for a diverse community of constituents composed of
scholars, researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners.
The Congress makes concerted effort to reach out to participants
affiliated with diverse entities (such as: universities,
institutions, corporations, government agencies, and research
centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also attempts
to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as
their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions
that have research as their main mission. The congress uses a
quota system to achieve its institution and geography diversity
objectives."

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of
affiliated research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into
a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a
common time. This model facilitates communication among
researchers in different fields of computer science, computer
engineering, and applied computing. The Congress also encourages
multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research initiatives;
ie, facilitating increased opportunities for cross-fertilization
across sub-disciplines.


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Sender: SIARRY Patrick <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Call for Papers - International Conference on SWARM INTELLIGENCE
				

Dear colleagues,

You are cordially invited to submit a paper for the International
Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI 2011), to take place in Cergy
(Paris area), France, in June 14-15, 2011.

We will be honored by the presence of two eminent specialists, James
Kennedy and Maurice Clerc, who will present tutorials.


For more details about the conference and submission process, please
visit the conference website at:
<http://icsi11.eisti.fr/>


Topics:

*       Theoretical advances of particle swarm optimization, ant
colony optimization.
*       Optimization techniques in dynamic, multi-objective,
constrained environments.
*       Grid and distributed computing, machine learning, data mining,
data clustering, graph partitioning, and decision making based on
swarm intelligence principles.
*       Adaptation and applications of swarm intelligence principles
to real world problems in various domains, including : medicine,
biology, chemistry, finance, insurance, economics, social sciences,
transportation, tourism, education, defense, telecommunications,
energy, management, information retrieval, software engineering, fraud
detection, environment, remote-sensing,
*       Robot swarm,..

Important Dates


Submission deadline
March 10, 2011

Notification of acceptance
April  20, 2011

Camera / CD ready
May  10, 2011

Registration for authors (deadline)
May  20, 2011

Conference
June 14-15, 2011


Special sessions: Proposals for special sessions are welcome. Last
date:  March 1st, 2011. If you are interested in organizing a special
session in the conference, please contact [log in to unmask]

Panel proposals:   The organizers encourage scientists and industry
leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and
challenging topics and paradigms. Submissions of original and
unpublished work related to swarm intelligence are invited, including,
theory, development, and applications. Areas of focus include particle
swarm optimization, ant colony optimization, foraging techniques, and
other swarm intelligence related topics. Authors are invited to submit
their original and unpublished work without any limitation to the
above related subjects.  For more information,
[log in to unmask]

Workshop proposals: We welcome workshop proposals on complementary
issues to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be
forwarded to  <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
[log in to unmask]

Paper acceptance: The papers will be evaluated by the International
Program Committee. All conference participants, excluding invited
guests, must pay the conference registration fees.

Events: Software publishers such as SAS OR, MathWorks and IBM ILOG
will be present at this conference and will demonstrate their tools.

Selected papers will be proposed for submission in special issues of
selected International Journals: Computers & Operations Research,
Computers & Industrial Engineering, Algorithmic Operations Research.


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Sender: Bobby D. Bryant <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CEC'11 Special Session on Games


CFP: Special Session on Computational Intelligence in Games
IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
June 5-8, 2011

Submission deadline extension to January 28, 2011

Games are an ideal domain to study computational intelligence methods
in that they provide cheap, competitive, dynamic, reproducible
environments suitable for testing new search algorithms, pattern-
based evaluation methods, or learning concepts. At the same time they
are interesting to observe, fun to play, and very attractive to
students.

Computational techniques have successfully been applied to many
different kinds of games, however many research issues are still open.
The proposed session aims at getting together leading researchers and
practitioners in this field who study and apply computational
intelligence methods to computer games. In the context of IEEE CEC
2011, this special session will specifically focus on those methods
that in different ways exploit techniques from the area of genetic and
evolutionary computation, e.g., genetic algorithms, evolutionary
strategies, genetic programming, classifier systems, artificial life,
artificial immune systems, etc.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Learning and adaptation in games
* Knowledge representation in games
* Neuro-evolution in games
* Coevolution in games
* Opponent modelling in games
* Knowledge-free and self-learning algorithms in games
* Challenges for CI in games
* Theoretical or empirical analysis of CI algorithms
* Representations for games
* Comparative studies (e.g. CI versus human-designed players)
* Multi-agent and multi-strategy learning
* Board and card games
* Economic or mathematical games
* Imperfect information and non-deterministic games
* Evasion (predator/prey) games
* 3D computer and console games
* "Realistic" games for simulation or training purposes
* Games for mobile platforms
* Games involving control of physical objects
  (e.g. remote control car racing)
* Games involving physical simulation

IEEE CEC website:  http://cec2011.org/

IMPORTANT DATES:
Paper submission deadline: January 28, 2011
Conference dates: June 5-8, 2011

SPECIAL SESSION ORGANIZERS:
Bobby D. Bryant, University of Nevada, Reno, [log in to unmask]
Clare Bates Congdon, University of Southern Maine,
[log in to unmask]


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Sender: Carlo Poloni <[log in to unmask]
Subject: EUROGEN 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS: EUROGEN 2011 CONFERENCE

    Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods
    for Design, Optimization and Control
    with Applications to Industrial and Societal Problems

Capua, Italy, September 14-16, 2011
Please visit: http://www.eurogen2011.cira.it for more information.

Important Dates:
April 15, 2011: Deadline for submission of extended abstracts
May 31, 2011: Notification of acceptance
July 15, 2011: Full paper submission


Contributions are kindly invited to the Eurogen 2011 Conference that
will be held in Capua, Italy on September 14-16, 2011 at CIRA, The
Italian Aerospace Research Centre

EUROGEN 2011 will be the ninth of a series of International
Conferences previously held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (1995),
Trieste (1997), Jyväskylä (1999), Athens (2001), Barcelona (2003),
Munich (2005) and Jyväskylä (2007), Cracow (2009) and devoted to
Evolutionary Computing for Industrial Applications. It aims at
bringing together specialists from Universities, Research Institutions
and Industries developing or applying Evolutionary and Deterministic
Methods in optimization of design and emphasizing on industrial and
societal applications.

This series of conferences were originally launched by the European
Thematic Network INGENET. EUROGEN'11 is an ECCOMAS Thematic
Conference. Starting with EUROGEN 2009, ERCOFTAC, represented by its
Special Interest Group (SIG) on Design Optimization, is the ECCOMAS
associate of this ECCOMAS Thematic Conference. The conference will
include invited lectures, contributed lectures, minisymposia and
special technological session.

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Sender: Laetitia Jourdan <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: EA'2011 (24-26 October 2011 - Angers France): Call for paper


CALL FOR PAPERS

Artificial Evolution 2011 (EA-2011)
The 10th Biannual International Conference on Artificial Evolution
Angers Congress Centre
Angers, France, 24-26 October 2011

Website: http://www.info.univ-angers.fr/ea2011/

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The Biannual International Conference on Artificial Evolution
(EA-2011) will celebrate its 10th anniversary from 24 to 26 October
2011 in Angers, France.

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Topics of interest
Authors are invited to submit original papers related, but not limited to:
* Evolutionary computation, evolutionary optimization, co-evolution,
natural computing, soft computing.
* Artificial Life, population dynamics.
* Theory, algorithm design and evaluation, implementations.
* Application of evolutionary paradigms to the Real World
(biosciences, industry, social-economic sciences etc).
* Other biologically-inspired paradigms (swarm intelligence,
artificial ants, artificial immune systems, cultural algorithms, etc).
* Memetic algorithms, multi-objective optimization, constraint
handling, dynamic optimization, etc.
* Machine Learning and hybridization with other soft computing techniques.
* Evolutionary robotics…

The 2011 edition will continue the tradition which has been
progressively established during its previous editions:

Quality: With a rigorous selection by a high profile International
Program Committee, the selected papers (12 pages, LNCS format) are
planned to be published by Springer (like for all previous editions).

Comfort: The single session formula of 30mn presentations eases
fruitful exchanges between the authors and participants.

Best value: As a non-profit conference, only minimal conference fees
are required to cover conference facilities, conference proceedings,
three served launches, coffee breaks and the conference banquet dinner
(250€ for students and 350€ for other academic participants).

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Important dates
* Conference: 24-26 October 2011
* Submission deadline: 24 April 2011
* Notification of acceptance: 20 June 2011
* Camera-ready paper: 10 July 2011

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Venue
The City of Angers is located on the Western Edge of France, in the
area of Loire Valley (Vallée de la Loire), which is part of UNESCO
world heritage. From Paris, Angers can be reached easily by the TGV
(High Speed Train) in one and half hour. It can also be reached from
the City of Nantes by train in 40 minutes (Nantes Atlantic Airport is
30 minutes away from Nantes railway station).


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Sender: WORLDCOMP'11 Congress Conferences <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ICAI)

                      CALL  FOR  PAPERS
                            and
             Call For Workshop/Session Proposals

                          ICAI'11
            The 2011 International Conference on
                   Artificial Intelligence

      Date and Location: July 18-21, 2011, Las Vegas, USA

Conference Web site:
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp11/ws/conferences/icai11
This is the 13th annual offering of ICAI conference.

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All
accepted papers will be published in the ICAI conference
proceedings (in printed book form; later, the proceedings will
also be accessible online). Those interested in proposing
workshops/sessions, should refer to the relevant sections that
appear below.


USEFUL WEB LINKS:

The DBLP list of accepted papers of ICAI 2010 is at:
http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/icai/icai2010.html
The main web site of ICAI'11 is at:
http://www.worldacademyofscience.org/worldcomp11/ws/conferences/icai11

ICAI'11 conference will be held simultaneously (same location and
dates) with WORLDCOMP 2011 congress - WORLDCOMP 2011 congress is
composed of major tracks in the following areas:
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (BIOCOMP); Computer Design (CDES);
Computer Graphics & Virtual Reality (CGVR); Scientific Computing (CSC);
Data Mining (DMIN); e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise IS, & e-Government
(EEE); Engineering of Reconfigurable Systems (ERSA); Embedded Systems
(ESA); Foundations of Computer Science (FCS); Frontiers in Education,
CS & CE (FECS); Grid Computing (GCA); Genetic and Evolutionary Methods
(GEM); Artificial Intelligence (ICAI); Internet Computing (ICOMP);
Wireless Networks (ICWN); Information & Knowledge Engineering (IKE);
Image Processing, Computer Vision, & Pattern Recognition (IPCV);
Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Methods (MSV); Parallel & Distributed
Processing Techniques & Applications (PDPTA); Security & Management (SAM);
Software Engineering (SERP); and Semantic Web and Web Services (SWWS).
For more information about each of the above tracks, refer to:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 10, 2011:    Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
April 03, 2011:    Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 24, 2011:    Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 18-21, 2011:  The 2011 International Conference on Artificial
                   Intelligence (ICAI'11)

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading
them to the evaluation web site at:  http://world-comp.org
Submissions must be uploaded by March 10, 2011 and they must be
in either MS doc (but not docx) or pdf formats (about 5 to 7
pages - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All reasonable
typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted
papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format to
prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have
been previously published or currently submitted for publication
elsewhere.
The first page of the paper should include: title of the paper,
name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each
author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact
Author and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best
represent the content of the paper. Finally, the name of the
conference (ie, ICAI) that the paper is being submitted for
consideration must be stated on the first page.

The length of the final/Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be
limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for
originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases
of contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference
program committee will be charged to make the final decision
(accept/reject) - often, this would involve seeking help from
additional referees by using a double-blinded review process. In
addition, all papers whose authors included a member of the
conference program committee will be evaluated using the
double-blinded review process. (Essay/philosophical papers will
not be refereed but may be considered for discussion/panels).

All proceedings of WORLDCOMP will be published and indexed in:
Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology,
DBLP / CS Bibliography, and others. The printed proceedings
will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected
authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their
papers for publication in a number of research books being
proposed/contracted with various publishers (such as, Springer,
Elsevier, ...) - these books would be composed after the
conference. Also, many chairs of sessions and workshops will
be forming journal special issues to be published after the
conference.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

ICAI conference is a track of a federated research conference.
It is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of
other research conferences (WORLDCOMP). WORLDCOMP is the largest
annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer
engineering and applied computing. We anticipate to have 2,000 or
more attendees from over 85 countries.


PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS:

Each session will have at least 6 paper presentations from
different authors (12 papers in the case of workshops). The
session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their
sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ...
The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors
in the conference proceedings and on the cover of the books.

Proposals to organize sessions should include the following
information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, his/her
biography, title of session, a 100-word description of the
topic of the session, the name of the conference the session
is submitted for consideration (ie, ICAI), and a short
description on how the session will be advertised (in most
cases, session proposers solicit papers from colleagues and
researchers whose work is known to the session proposer).
email your session proposal to  [log in to unmask]
We would like to receive the session proposals as soon as
possible (preferably before Feb. 5, 2011).


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Sender: Venkateswara Rao <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: IICAI-11 Call for papers

The 5th Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence
(IICAI-11) will be held during December 14-16, 2011 in Tumkur (near
Bangalore), India. Website: http://www.iiconference.org.  We invite draft
paper submissions.

The primary goal of IICAI is to promote research and developmental
activities in AI and related fields in India and the rest of the world.
Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between AI
researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in
India and abroad. The conference will be held every two years to make it an
ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in AI and related
areas.

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Sender: Emilia TANTAR <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: EVOLVE 2011, 2nd Call for Abstracts - May 25-27, Luxembourg

E V O L V E

A bridge between Probability, Set Oriented Numerics and Evolutionary Computation

http://evolve.uni.lu

May 25-27 (Wednesday-Friday), 2011
Bourglinster Castle, Luxembourg

Workshop organized by
University of Luxembourg, CINVESTAV and INRIA

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 15, 2011


The massive use and large applicability spectrum of evolutionary
algorithms for real-life applications determined the need of
establishing solid theoretical grounds. Only to offer a few examples,
one may consider mathematical objects that are sometimes difficult
and/or costly to calculate. At the same time, acknowledged new results
show that evolutionary computation can provide in some cases good and
fast estimators of these quantities. Similarly, the handling of large
quantities of data may require the use of distributed environments
where the probability of failure and the stability of the algorithms
may need to be addressed. What is more, common practice confirms in
many cases that theory based results have the advantage of ensuring
performance guarantee factors for evolutionary algorithms in areas as
diverse as optimization, bio-informatics or robotics.

The aim of the EVOLVE workshop is to build a bridge between
probability, statistics, set oriented numerics and evolutionary
computing, as to identify new common and challenging research aspects.
The workshop is also intended to foster a growing interest for robust
and efficient methods with a sound theoretical background. EVOLVE is
intended to unify theory-inspired methods and cutting-edge techniques
ensuring performance guarantee factors. By gathering researchers with
different backgrounds, ranging from computer science to mathematics,
statistics and physics, to name just a few, a unified view and
vocabulary can emerge where the theoretical advancements may echo in
different domains.

The EVOLVE 2011 workshop represents a follow-up of the Workshop on
Evolutionary Algorithms - New Challenges in Theory and Practice,
organized by the ALEA Working Group in Bordeaux, France, March 2010,
with the support of the EA association.


Submission
==========

We invite researchers working on both theoretical and practical
aspects of evolutionary algorithms to submit an abstract of maximum
two pages. The submissions have to be done exclusively through
EasyChair, at the following address:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=evolve2011. All submissions
must be in English.

The final submission must include the PDF file along with all the
accompanying source files (LaTeX file, figures). An EasyChair account
is mandatory - in case you do not have an EasyChair account, you can
create one for free at EasyChair.

The final version of the abstract must be uploaded on EasyChair before
the 15th of March 2011.


Publication
===========
The accepted abstracts will appear in proceedings which will be handed
out at the event. In addition, all accepted authors will be invited to
submit an extended version of their work to a journal special issue
(to be announced later).

Further, authors will be invited to contribute with an extended
version of their work to an edited book on the theoretical foundations
of evolutionary computation.

As only a limited number of papers can be included, in the case where
the program will not fit all accepted submissions, we strongly
encourage passive participation. A panel of discussions will be put on
place to this end in order to provide a forum for exchanging new ideas
and for identifying new challenging research aspects.


Important dates
===============
 Submission deadline: March 15, 2011
 Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2011
 Registration deadline: April 15, 2011
 Conference dates: May 25-27, 2011


Contacts
========
EVOLVE 2011 is organized by Alexandru-Adrian Tantar, Emilia Tantar,
Pascal Bouvry (University of Luxembourg), in collaboration with Oliver
Schütze (CINVESTAV, Mexico), Pierre Del Moral and Pierrick Legrand
(INRIA, France).

For questions or additional information please do not hesitate to
contact us at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
or [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.


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Sender: Christian Blum <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Call for Papers: BIS-WSN 2011


              Call for Papers
 BIO-INSPIRED SOLUTIONS FOR WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS - BIS-WSN 2011
              First International Workshop

             http://albcom.lsi.upc.edu/bis-wsn-2011/

        NOTE: This workshop is a satelite workhop of the

 2011 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2011)
                    July 12-16, Dublin, Ireland
                 http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2011/

                     Organized by ACM SIGEVO
20th International Conference on Genetic Algorithms (ICGA) and the 16th
             Annual Genetic Programming Conference (GP)

     One Conference - Many Mini-Conferences 15 Program Tracks

      PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR WORKSHOP: April 7th, 2011

    *** Proceedings will be published in ACM Digital Library ***



Wireless sensor networks consist of spatially distributed autonomous
computing units that cooperatively monitor a variable property, for
example, environmental conditions such as temperature, sound, vibration,
pressure, motion or pollutants. They are being used in various
application areas, including industrial process monitoring and control,
machine health monitoring, environment and habitat monitoring,
healthcare applications, home automation, and traffic control.

Apart from begin equipped with different sensors, each node in a sensor
network is generally equipped with a very limited battery, a rather
small memory device, a small hard disk, a simple processing unit, and
a radio transceiver or another alternative device for wireless
communication. Some of the algorithmic issues that must be addressed in
sensor networks concern, for example, event detection, data gathering,
object tracking, base station initiated querying, power saving, etc.

The fact that a complex sensor network is composed of simple computing
units has an analogy with certain animal societies, whose individuals
are often very simple but together they result in a much more complex
and capable entity. Thus, from an algorithmic point of view, bio-
inspired solutions, such as swarm intelligence techniques, artificial
immune systems, or evelutionary algorithms may provide valuable
alternatives for solving problems in sensor networks. Genetic and
evolutionary algorithms, for example, may be used to solve large-scale
optimization problems occuring in sensor networks. On the other side,
self-organization may help in distributed controll and management tasks.


SCOPE AND TOPICS OF INTEREST

For this workshop we invite original, and so-far unpublished,
contributions from the following topic areas:

   * All contributions must deal with algorithmic aspects in wireless
     sensor networks
   * Applications of genetic and evolutionary computation principles
   * Use of swarm intelligence principles such as self-organization
   * Other bio-inspired computing paradigms such as artificial
     immune systems


PAPER SUBMISSION

Researchers are invited to submit papers of not more than 8 pages in
ACM style. Templates and formatting instructions can be found at
http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2011/papers.html
Note: even though this webpage asks for anonymous submissions, this
does not hold for GECCO workshops. The author names SHOULD appear
on the submitted papers.

For submitting a paper, please send the corresponding PDF file by
email to [log in to unmask]

The submitted papers must be original works. Simultaneous submission
to other conferences with published proceedings is not permitted.

Finally, note that for each accepted paper at least one of the authors
must register for the GECCO 2011 conference, which includes the
workshop as well as in the main conference.


PROCEEDINGS

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library


IMPORTANT DATES

Submission of papers:        April 7, 2011
Notification of acceptance:  April 14, 2011
Camera-ready papers:         April 26, 2011
Workshop:                    July 12/13, 2011


CONTACT INFORMATION

[log in to unmask]


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Sender: Gisele L. Pappa <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: 1st Workshop on EC for Designing Generic Algorithms


          1st WORKSHOP ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION FOR
                        DESIGNING GENERIC ALGORITHMS

                                  to be held as part of the

    2011 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2011)
                                July 12-16, Dublin, Ireland

                                 Organized by ACM SIGEVO
  20th International Conference on Genetic Algorithms (ICGA) and the 16th
                        Annual Genetic Programming Conference (GP)

             One Conference - Many Mini-Conferences 15 Program Tracks

       PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR WORKSHOP: April 7th, 2011

                                     Workshop Website
              http://homepages.dcc.ufmg.br/~glpappa/workshop.html


Although most evolutionary computation techniques are designed to
generate specific
solutions to a given instance of a problem, some of these techniques
can be explored
to solve more generic problems. The main objective of this workshop is
to discuss
evolutionary computation methods for generating generic algorithms
and/or heuristics.
These methods have the advantage of producing solutions that are
applicable to any
instance of a problem domain, instead of a solution specifically
produced for a single
instance of the problem. The areas of application of these methods may include,
for instance, data mining, machine learning, optimization, bioinformatics,
image processing,  economics, etc.

The workshop welcomes original submissions on all aspects of Evolutionary
Computation for Designing Generic Algorithms, which include (but are
not limited to)
the following topics and themes:

- Evolutionary algorithms for designing generic combinatorial
optimization algorithms or heuristics
- Evolutionary algorithms for designing generic machine learning
algorithms or heuristics
- Evolutionary algorithms for designing generic function optimization
- Evolutionary algorithms for designing generic algorithms or
heuristics  for bioinformatics
- (Meta-level) evolutionary algorithms for designing other
(base-level) evolutionary algorithms
- Empirical comparison of different hyper-heuristics
- Theoretical analyses of hyper-heuristics
- Automatic selection of algorithms' building blocks as a
preprocessing step for the use of  hyper-heuristics
- Analysis of the trade-off between generality and effectiveness of
different heuristics algorithms or heuristics produced by
hyper-heuristics
- Real-world applications of hyper-heuristics


Paper Submission
----------------

Submitted papers should follow the ACM format, and not exceed 8 pages.
Please see the GECCO 2011 information for authors for further details. However,
note that the review process of the workshop is not double-blind.
Hence, authors'
information should appear in the paper.

All accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and appear in the GECCO
workshop volume. Proceedings of the workshop will be published on CD-ROM, and
distributed at the conference.

Papers should be submitted by 7 April, 2011 in PDF format to:
[[log in to unmask]] and contain the subject "GECCO Workshop".



Important Dates
---------------

   * Paper submission deadline: 7 April, 2011
   * Notification of acceptance: 14 April, 2011
   * Camera-ready deadline: 26 April, 2011
   * Registration deadline: 2 May, 2011
   * GECCO-2011: July 12-16, 2011


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Sender: Albert Orriols Puig <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: 14th International Workshop on Learning Classifier Systems (IWLCS)


      14TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON LEARNING CLASSIFIER SYSTEMS

                    to be held as part of the

    2011 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2011)
                   July 12-16, Dublin, Ireland

                    Organized by ACM SIGEVO
20th International Conference on Genetic Algorithms (ICGA) and the 16th
            Annual Genetic Programming Conference (GP)

        One Conference - Many Mini-Conferences 15 Program Tracks

          PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR WORKSHOP: April 7th, 2011

                       Workshop Website:
            http://home.dei.polimi.it/loiacono/iwlcs2011

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Fourteenth International Workshop on Learning Classifier Systems
(IWLCS 2011) will be held in Dublin, Ireland during the Genetic and
Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2011), July 7-11, 2010.

Originally, Learning Classifier Systems (LCSs) were introduced by
John H. Holland as a way of applying evolutionary computation to
machine learning and adaptive behavior problems. Since then, the LCS
paradigm has broadened greatly into a framework that encompasses many
representations, rule discovery mechanisms, and credit assignment schemes.

Current LCS applications range from data mining, to automated innovation
and the on-line control of cognitive systems. LCS research includes
various actual system approaches: While Wilson's accuracy-based XCS
system (1995) has received the highest attention and gained the highest
reputation, studies and developments of other LCSs are usually discussed
and contrasted. Advances in machine learning, and reinforcement learning
in particular, as well as in evolutionary computation have brought LCS
systems the necessary competence and guaranteed learning properties.
Novel insights in machine learning and evolutionary computation are
being integrated into the LCS framework.

Thus, we invite submissions that discuss recent developments in all areas
of research on, and applications of, Learning Classifier Systems. IWLCS is
the event that brings together most of the core researchers in classifier
systems. Moreover, a free introductory tutorial on LCSs is presented the
day before the workshop at GECCO 2010. Tutorial and IWLCS workshop thus
also provide an opportunity for researchers interested in LCSs to get an
impression of the current research directions in the field as well as a
guideline for the application of LCSs to their problem domain.

Topics of interests include but are not limited to:

- Paradigms of LCS (Michigan, Pittsburgh, ...)
- Theoretical developments (behavior, scalability and learning bounds, ...)
- Representations (binary, real-valued, oblique, non-linear, fuzzy, ...)
- Types of target problems (single-step, multiple-step,
regression/function approximation,...)
- System enhancements (competent operators, problem structure
identification and linkage learning, ...)
- LCS for Cognitive Control (architectures, emergent behaviours, ...)
- Applications (data mining, medical domains, bioinformatics, ...)


Submissions and Publication
---------------------------

Submissions will be short-papers up to 8 pages in ACM format. Please see
the GECCO-2011 information for authors for further details. However,
unlike GECCO, papers do not have to be submitted in anonymous format.

All accepted papers will be presented at IWLCS 2011 and will appear in the
GECCO workshop volume. Proceedings of the workshop will be published on
CD-ROM, and distributed at the conference. Authors will be invited after
the workshop to submit revised (full) papers that, after a thorough review
process, are to be published in the next post-workshop proceedings
volume (scheduled for 2013), in the Springer LNCS/LNAI book series.

All papers should be submitted in PDF format and e-mailed to:
[log in to unmask]


Important dates
---------------

* Paper submission deadline: April 7, 2011
* Notification to authors: April 14, 2011
* Submission of camera-ready material: April 26, 2011
* Conference registration: May 2, 2011
* GECCO-2011: July 12-16, 2011


Further information
-------------------

For more details, please visit the workshop website at:
http://home.dei.polimi.it/loiacono/iwlcs2011


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Sender: Hauschild, Mark Walter <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: OPTIMIZATION BY BUILDING AND USING PROBABILISTIC MODELS (OBUPM-2011)


                 OPTIMIZATION BY BUILDING AND USING
                 PROBABILISTIC MODELS (OBUPM-2011)

             http://medal.cs.umsl.edu/obupm-2011/


                       to be held as part of the

   2011 GENETIC AND EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION CONFERENCE (GECCO-2011)

                  July 12-16, 2011 (Tuesday-Saturday)
                         Dublin, Ireland, USA

                       Organized by ACM SIG-EVO
                       www.sigevo.org/GECCO-2011

         PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR WORKSHOP: April 7, 2011


Genetic and evolutionary algorithms (GEAs) evolve a population of
candidate solutions to a given optimization problem using two basic
operators: (1) selection and (2) variation. Selection introduces a
pressure toward high-quality solutions, whereas variation ensures
exploration of the space of all potential solutions. Two variation
operators are common in current genetic- and evolutionary computation
(GEC): (1) crossover, and (2) mutation. Crossover creates new
candidate solutions by combining bits and pieces of promising
solutions, whereas mutation introduces slight perturbations to
promising solutions to explore their immediate neighborhood. However,
fixed, problem-independent variation operators often fail to
effectively exploit important features of high-quality selected
solutions. One way to make variation operators more powerful and
flexible is to replace traditional variation of GEAs by the
following two steps: 1. Build a probabilistic model of the selected
promising solutions, and 2. sample the built model to generate a new
population of candidate solutions. Algorithms based on this principle
are commonly called probabilistic model-building genetic algorithms
(PMBGAs) but are also known as estimation-of-distribution algorithms
(EDAs) and as iterated density-estimation evolutionary algorithms
(IDEAs).

The general purpose of this workshop is to present and discuss

   * recent advances in PMBGAs,
   * new theoretical and empirical results,
   * applications of PMBGA, and
   * promising directions for future PMBGA research.

We invite submissions on any of these topics, as well as any material
on related research areas (such as the cross-entropy methods or
quantum-inspired evolution).



SUBMITTING TO OBUPM-2011
========================
The workshop will feature a series of selected presentations.
To submit your contribution, send your ACM-formatted paper in
Postscript or PDF by e-mail to Mark W. Hauschild at
[log in to unmask] Papers should not exceed the limit of
8 pages and must meet with deadline of the workshop (see important
dates for details). In case you can not submit your paper
electronically, please contact one of the workshop chairs.

Please note that all contributions must abide ACM formatting
rules because all contributions will be on the conference CD
as well as in the ACM digital library. Failing to comply with
the ACM formatting rules will result in exclusion from the
proceedings. Visit http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2011/papers.html
for formatting details.


IMPORTANT DATES FOR OBUPM-2011
==============================
April 7, 2011: Paper submission deadline

April 14, 2011: Notification of acceptance

April 26, 2011: Camera ready files due

May 2, 2011: Registration deadline for presenting authors

WEBSITE
=======

The workshop program and further information can be found online. Please
check http://medal.cs.umsl.edu/obupm-2011 regularly for the latest
information. In case you have any questions, please contact one of the
workshop organizers.


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