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EC-DIGEST-L April 2011

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EC-Digest v25n04

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Evolutionary Computation Digest Monday, April 4, 2011 Volume 25: Issue 4

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Today's Topics:

 ANNOUNCEMENTS
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 - Illinois Genetic Algorithms Laboratory (IlliGAL) to be closed 31 May 2011
 - Announcement: tutorial survey of Genetics-based Machine Learning

 CFPs
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 - CFP: 5th Workshop on Theory of Randomized Search Heuristics (ThRaSH'20?11).
 - EA'2011 (24-26 October 2011 - Angers France): Second call for paper
 - Call for submissions: Workshops at CEC '11, the IEEE Congress on EC
 - NICSO 2011 (Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization)
 - ALEA @ EPIA 2011: Thematic Track on Artificial Life and EA
 - GP and Game Computational Intelligence track at CIG-2011
 - EA'2011 (24-26 October 2011 - Angers, France): Submission?s are open


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

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)
ThRaSH'20?11, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 8-9, 2011 (v25n4)
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)
NICSO 2011, Cluj Napoca, Romania, October, 20-22, 2011
  (v25n4)
EA-2011, Angers, France, October 24-26, 2011 (v25n2)

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Sender: David E. Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Illinois Genetic Algorithms Laboratory (IlliGAL) to be closed
31 May 2011

EC friends,
The purpose of this posting is to let my colleagues in the community
of evolutionary computation know that as of 31 May 2011, the Illinois
Genetic Algorithms laboratory at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign will be completely shut down and closed. The website
of the lab will continue and tech reports and code produced during the
nearly 21 year existence of the lab are now and will continue to be
available at www.illigal.org.

Some of you know that as 31 December 2010, I retired from full-time
teaching and research at the UIUC to devote my energies to the
transformation of engineering education by starting a consulting and
leadership coaching firm called ThreeJoy Associates, Inc
(www.threejoy.com). Over the next year, I have part-time or visiting
positions at Illinois, the National University of Singapore, and
TUDelft, and I look forward to staying in touch with my many friends
and colleagues in the GA/EC community.

Although my major commitments going forward are outside of the field,
I remain firmly convinced of the importance of evolutionary
computation, steadfastly supportive of the community's efforts, and
forever grateful for having been given the chance to have so much fun
for so many years with so many great people.
Dave G.

David E. Goldberg
ThreeJoy Associates, Inc.
511 S Ridgeway Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821
www.threejoy.com

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Sender: Tim Kovacs <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Announcement: tutorial survey of Genetics-b?ased Machine Learning

A preprint of my tutorial survey of genetics-based machine learning can be
found here http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/%7Ekovacs/publications/gbml-survey/

Abstract

This is a survey of the field of Genetics-based Machine Learning
(GBML): the application of evolutionary algorithms to machine
learning. We assume readers are familiar with evolutionary algorithms
and their application to optimisation problems, but not necessarily
with machine learning. We briefly outline the scope of machine
learning, introduce the more specific area of supervised learning,
contrast it with optimisation and present arguments for and against
GBML. Next we introduce a framework for GBML which includes ways of
classifying GBML algorithms and a discussion of the interaction
between learning and evolution. We then review the following areas
with emphasis on their evolutionary aspects: GBML for sub-problems of
learning, genetic programming, evolving ensembles, evolving neural
networks, learning classifier systems, and genetic fuzzy systems.

Reference

Tim Kovacs. Genetics-based Machine Learning. To appear in Grzegorz
Rozenberg, Thomas Baeck, and Joost Kok, editors, Handbook of Natural
Computing: Theory, Experiments, and Applications, Springer, 2011.

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Sender:
Subject: 5th Workshop on Theory of Randomized Search Heuristics (ThRaSH'20?11).

5th Workshop on Theory of Randomized Search Heuristics (ThRaSH'2011).
July 8-9, 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark
http://www.thrash-workshop.org

Description

Randomized search heuristics such as stochastic gradient methods,
simulated annealing, evolutionary algorithms, stochastic neural
networks for optimization, ant colony and swarm optimization, and the
cross-entropy method are frequently used across many scientific
communities. They have been successfully applied in various domains,
both for combinatorial and numerical optimization. Despite their
success in practice, proving that such algorithms satisfy certain
performance guarantees is still a difficult and widely open problem.

The mission of the ThRaSH workshop series is to contribute to the
theoretical understanding of randomized search heuristics, in
particular of their computational complexity. The aim is to stimulate
interactions within the research field and between people from
different disciplines working on randomized algorithms. The primary
focus is on discussing recent ideas and detecting challenging topics
for future work, rather than on the presentation of final results.

Keynote speech

We are happy to announce Mikkel Thorup as keynote speaker.

Tutorials

Two introductory tutorials will be given by experts in the field:

Theory of randomised search heuristics for continuous optimisation
- Jens Jaegerskuepper, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Theory of randomised search heuristics for discrete optimisation
- Dirk Sudholt, University of Birmingham


Submission of Abstracts

Technical talks by researchers working on various aspects of the
theory of randomised search heuristics will follow the
tutorials. Researchers working on theoretical aspects of randomised
search heuristics are invited to submit proposals for a talk in form
of a short abstract (one single page) to
[log in to unmask]

We invite presentations of ongoing work and new ideas. Previously
published work new to the ThRaSH community can be presented, however,
material accepted at some conference or workshop closely before or
after ThRaSH should not be the focus of a talk. As there will be no
printed proceedings, there are no copyright problems.

The decision about whether the proposed talk is accepted for the
workshop program will be made within two weeks after the submission
has been received.

Registration

Registration is free. The registration covers refreshments at the
workshop. For registration details, please see the workshop website:
http://www.thrash-workshop.org

Important dates

- Submission: May 27th 2011
- Notification: June 10th 2011
- Registration: June 24th 2011
- Workshop: July 8-9 2011


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





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

---
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) will be
published by Springer (like for all previous editions) in the Lecture
Notes in Computer Science serie.

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
(250EUR for students and 350EUR for other academic participants).

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

---
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: Clare Bates Congdon <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Call for submissions: Workshops at CEC '11, the IEEE Congress on EC

The 2011 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) will be held
in New Orleans, LA, USA from June 5-8, 2011:
 http://cec2011.org/index.htm

Five CEC 2011 workshops are now accepting submissions:
 http://www.cs.usm.maine.edu/~congdon/Conferences/CEC2011/workshops.html

Note that the early registration deadline for CEC is April 15, 2011,
and most workshops have an early submission date of April 8 to allow
participants to meet the early registration deadline. (Most workshops
will also continue to accept submissions after the April 8th date.)

CEC '11 Workshops:
1. Human-like Bots
organizer: Philip Hingston <[log in to unmask]>
website: http://www.botprize.org/HumanlikeBotsWorkshop.html

2. Agent-Based Computational Economics and Finance
organizers: Umberto Gostoli <[log in to unmask]>, Shu-Heng Chen
<[log in to unmask]>
website: http://www.aiecon.org/conference/CEC_2011_ACE_CFP.html

3. Evolutionary Music
organizer: Francisco Fernandez de Vega <[log in to unmask]>
website: http://www.dei.estg.ipleiria.pt/evolutionary-music/

4. Informal Distributed Evolutionary Computation IDEC 2011
organizers: JJ Merelo <[log in to unmask]>, J.L.J. Laredo
<[log in to unmask]>
website: http://geneura.ugr.es/~iwdecie

5. Undergraduate Research Workshop
organizer: Clare Bates Congdon <[log in to unmask]>
website: http://www.cs.usm.maine.edu/~congdon/Conferences/CEC2011/UGR.html

Please contact individual workshop organizers or the CEC 2011 Workshop
Co-Chairs with questions.

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Sender: Rodica Lung <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: NICSO 2011 (Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization)

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NICSO 2011

V International Workshop on
Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization
October 20-22, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
www.nicso2011.org

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SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS


NICSO 2011 is the fifth edition of the International Workshop on
Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization and aims at
promoting deeper investigations on cooperative problem solving
strategies and bringing together international researchers and
practitioners from different disciplines to exchange ideas about
emerging new research areas. Biological and other natural processes
have always been a source of inspiration for computer science and
information technology. We seek contributions that are inspired by
Nature and that encompass a range of spatio-temporal scales, for
visionary conceptions of information processing and computation as
pertaining to cooperation mechanisms in the context of problem
solving.

Submitted papers will undergo a rigorous blind peer review process.
Selection criteria will be based on relevance, originality,
significance, impact, technical soundness and quality of the
presentation. Contributions are expected to provide original results,
insights and experimental innovations. Manuscripts must be in PDF, not
exceeding 12 pages and conforming to the Latex template at the
Springer's Instructions for Authors page. Contributions are welcome to
submission through the system available at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nicso2011. As in previous
editions, the accepted papers will be published in the book series on
Studies in Computational Intelligence (Springer). Authors of a
selection of the best papers published in the book will be invited to
submit an extended and improved version of the work to a special issue
of the Memetic Computing Journal (Springer).

Topics of interest are (but not limited to):

Adaptive Behaviour Ant Colonies
Amorphous Computing Artificial Life
Artificial Immune Systems Bioinformatics
Bio-inspired Architectures Complex Systems
Distributed Computing Evolutionary Robotics
Evolvable Systems Games and Game Theory
Evolutionary Algorithms Genetic Programming
Hyperheuristics Membrane Computing
Memetic Algorithms Quantum Computing
Software Self Assembly Systems Coevolution
Swarm Intelligence




IMPORTANT DATES
Deadline for Submission: April, 20
Notification of Acceptance: May, 25
Deadline for Camera-ready: June, 25



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Sender: Francisco Pereira <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: ALEA @ EPIA 2011: Thematic Track on Artificial Life and EA

Artificial Life and Evolutionary Algorithms
 (ALEA is a thematic track of EPIA 2011)
       http://epia2011.appia.pt

         October 10-13, 2011
          Lisbon - Portugal

         Submission deadline:
             May 10, 2011

ALEA is dedicated to the theory and applications of Artificial Life
and Evolutionary Algorithms. It has been a track of the biennial
international EPIA conferences since 2003, aiming to bring together
researchers and practitioners from different backgrounds and domains,
and providing a pleasant venue for the fruitful discussion of current
developments and applications.

-> This year ALEA will take place in Lisbon,
one of the most beautiful European capitals:
http://www.google.com/images?q=lisbon

ALEA invites contributions in all aspects related to Artificial Life
and Evolutionary Algorithms, ranging from theoretical work to
innovative applications. Topics of interest include, but are not
limited to:
- Artificial Chemistries
- Artificial Immune Systems
- Classifier Systems
- Complex Networks
- Emergent Behaviours
- Evolution and Learning Dynamics
- Evolutionary Algorithms
- Evolutionary Optimization
- Evolutionary Robotics
- Genetic Programming
- Hybrid Approaches
- Multi-objective Optimization
- Origins of Life
- Parallel Evolutionary Algorithms
- Self-organizing Systems
- Swarm Intelligence

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. Papers
should not exceed fifteen (15) pages in length and must be formatted
according to Springerís LNCS instructions for authors. Papers must be
submitted in PDF and will not be accepted in any other format. Papers
that exceed 15 pages or do not follow the LNCS guidelines risk being
rejected automatically without a review. More information and
templates of the LNCS format is available on this Springer website:
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

The submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the
Programme Committee. The reviewing process is double blind, so authors
should remove names and affiliations from the submitted papers, and
must take reasonable care not to indirectly disclose their identity.
References to own work can be included in the paper, but should be
referred to in the third person.

The authors of accepted papers will have to improve their paper on the
basis of the recommendations from the reviewers and will be asked to
send a camera ready version of their manuscripts. Even though the
submissions can be made in PDF (preferable) or PS, we encourage
authors to prepare their papers in TEX or LATEX because these are more
convenient source formats for the camera ready final version. At least
one author of each accepted work must register for the conference and
present the work.

Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters. The best
accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by Springer
in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), a subseries of
LNCS. The remaining accepted papers will be published in a local
edition, both in hard-copy, CD-ROM and on the web.

Important Dates:
- Paper submission: May 10
- Acceptance notifications: June 10
- Camera-ready papers: July 1
- ALEA @ EPIA 2011: October 10-13

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Sender: Miguel Nicolau <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: GP and Game Computational Intelligence track at CIG-2011

GENETIC PROGRAMMING AND GAME COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE SPECIAL SESSION

 to be held as part of the

 011 IEEE CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND GAMES (CIG-2011)
                                    COEX, Seoul, South Korea, August
                                                 31-September 3, 2011

http://cilab.sejong.ac.kr/cig2011/


The purpose of this special session is to bring together a high
quality collection of publications revolving around the theme of
applying GP-type algorithms to game environments. Although a small
body of research applying these systems to relevant areas of game
development exists, these are dispersed across different conferences
and journals. The CIG conference presents an ideal setting to bring
together these different applications, and to substantiate the
applicability of GP to game environments.

This special session will provide an opportunity to illustrate the
potential for applications of GP for computer gaming; on the other
hand, it will also provide an opportunity for researchers using GP
techniques to learn from others using them for gaming. The session
will thus help to bridge the gap between both research fields.

*DEADLINE: 15th April 2011
*Session Website: http://cilab.sejong.ac.kr/cig2011/?page_id=487

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Sender: Laetitia Jourdan <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: EA'2011 (24-26 October 2011 - Angers, France): Submissions are open

CALL FOR PAPERS - SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN

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/


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

*** Topics of interest ***
Authors are invited to submit original papers related, but not limited
to the following topics:

* Evolutionary computation, evolutionary optimization, co-evolution,
natural computing, soft computing.
* Nature or biologically-inspired paradigm (swarm intelligence,
artificial ants, artificial immune systems, cultural algorithms,
scatter search and path relinking, quantum annealing etc).
* Estimation of distribution algorithms and other methods based on
probabilistic models.
* Artificial Life, population dynamics.
* Theory, algorithm design and evaluation, implementations.
* Genetic Programming
* Application of evolutionary paradigms to the Real World
(biosciences, industry, social-economic sciences etc).Continuous and
global Optimization, combinatorial and discrete optimization.
* Multi-objective optimization, dynamic optimization, constraint handling.
* Memetic algorithms.
* Machine Learning and hybridization with other soft computing techniques.
* Bioinformatics
* 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) will be
published by Springer (like for all previous editions) in the Lecture
Notes in Computer Science series.

Comfort: The single session formula of 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, proceedings, three served
launches, coffee breaks and the conference banquet dinner (250EUR for
students and 350EUR for other academic participants).

*** Submissions ***

Submissions

Submit your manuscript in Springer LNCS format according to one of the
following categories:

* REGULAR (FULL) PAPERS limited to 12 pages.
* SHORT PAPERS limited to 6 pages.
* POSTER limited to 2 pages.

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. The
submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of of the
International Program Committee. All accepted papers will appear in
CD-ROM Proceedings with an ISBN (pending). A selection of best full
papers will appear in the Post-Conference Proceedings published by
Springer in its LNCS series.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the
conference to present the work. Authors are supposed to agree with
this requirement at the time of submission.

Submission link: http://myreview.csregistry.org/ea2011/

*** 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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