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Eric 'Siggy' Scott <[log in to unmask]>


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Evolutionary Computation Digest — Friday, 09 December 2016, Volume 30: Issue 10

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Today's Topics:

 - **11 December**: Reminder: Research Fellow/Postdoc positions
(Operational Research/Optimisation/Computational Intelligence) in the
- PhD Position in CS for Hermeneutics - University of Luxembourg
 - 31 March, 2017: International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School
 - 30 April, 2017: Summer School ATOM (Application and Theory in
MultiObjective Optimization)

 CFPs (with submission deadline)
 - 18 December: LION 11, Eleventh Learning and Intelligent
Optimization Conference
 - 21 December: IEEE Workshop on Parallel/Distributed Computing and Optimization
 - 16 January, 2017: Special session on AIS @ CEC 2017
 - 16 January, 2017: Special session on Medical and Healthcare
Applications @ CEC 2017
 - 23 January, 2017: Special session on “Smart Cities” @ MIC 2017
 - 25 January, 2017: Bio-inspired Fuzzy Logic Approaches
 - 30 January, 2017: GECCO 2017 third call for papers
 - 30 January, 2017: ICNC-FSKD 2017
 - March, 2017: ICML call for Workshops
 - 05 May, 2017: Special Issue of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EMERGING TOPICS
IN COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE - Computational Intelligence for
End-to-End Audio Processing
 - 01 April, 2017: Special Issue of the International Journal of
Computational Intelligence Systems on “Interdisciplinary Research of
Network Science and Computational Intelligence”


12–15 January, 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark: The 14th ACM/SIGEVO Workshop
on Foundations of Genetic Algorithms (FOGA XIV)

19–21 April, 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Evostar 2017

5–9 June, 2017, San Sebastian, Spain: IEEE Conference on Evolutionary
Computation (CEC 2017)

15-19 July, 2017, Berlin, Germany: Genetic and Evolutionary
Computation Conference (GECCO 2017)

Sender: "Nguyen, Trung Thanh" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Reminder: [DEADLINE 11 Dec 16] Research Fellow/Postdoc
positions (Operational Research/ Optimisation/ Computational
Intelligence) in the UK

Just a gentle reminder of the position below, with a deadline of 11th
December 2016. The interview will take place on 15thDecember and the
successful candidate will be informed shortly after the interview.

Thank you very much.


We are re-advertising a research fellow/postdoc position in Operations
Research/ Optimisation/ Computational Intelligence for

The required qualification and experience is a PhD or near PhD
completion in Computing, Engineering or Mathematics or other relevant
areas with a focus on operational research or computational
intelligence, and a proportionate publication record. The successful
candidate should have strong programming skills and experience in
working with combinatorial problems and/or discrete-event or
multi-agent simulation.

Could you please kindly forward this to any interested
colleagues/candidates? Thank you very much.

Interested candidates please submit your application to our LJMU website:

Please also send your CV and transcripts to Dr. Trung Thanh Nguyen
[log in to unmask] for informal discussions.

Best regards

Sender: Grégoire Danoy <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: PhD Position in CS for Hermeneutics - University of Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg<> and in particular the
group <> lead by Professor Pascal Bouvry
looks for an excellent candidate for a PhD in computer science for

Nowadays, the total amount of data available increase in an
exponential manner. The number of document formats used to perform
research also exploded to include classical one such as books, photos,
videos, sounds, or non conventional formats such as participative
writing platforms, text blogs, websites or ephemeral data. The purpose
of Digital History is to handle these various sources of information
to perform research and analysis.

The work is related to big data analytics, graph traversals and
clustering problems. The candidate is expected to have a strong
background in combinatorial optimisation, graph theory and good
programming skills (Python, Java or C++).

Funding is available for 3 years.

The student will work within an interdisciplinary environment
(Computer Scientists, Historians, etc) in a group (13 positions are
available in the different useful fields).

If you are interested, please send a motivation letter and a CV to
Professor [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> by e-mail
with as subject “DHH PhD”.

The project should start mid of January 2017.

Sender: Giuseppe Nicosia <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: First CfP: 4th International Synthetic & Systems Biology
Summer School - SSBSS 2017 - July 17-21, 2017 - University of
Cambridge, Robinson College, UK

4th International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School - SSBSS 2017

* Biology meets Computer Science & Engineering *
July 17-21, 2017 - University of Cambridge, Robinson College, UK

[log in to unmask]

* Please help us distributing in your circles (emails, blogs, and
social networks) the call for participation and call for oral
talks/posters  for SSBSS 2017.  Together we will make SSBSS 2017 a
great event! *

The Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS) is a
full-immersion five-day residential summer school at the Robinson
College - University of Cambridge - UK on cutting-edge advances in
systems and synthetic biology with lectures delivered by
world-renowned experts. The school provides a stimulating environment
for students (from Master students to PhD students), Post-Docs, early
career researches, academics and industry leaders. Participants will
also have the chance to present their results (with Oral Talks and
Posters), and to interact with their peers, in a friendly and
constructive environment.

Application: March 31, 2017
Notification Acceptance: April 10, 2017
Oral Presentation/Poster Submission: March 31, 2017
Notification of Decision for Oral/Poster Presentation: April 10, 2017

Sender: Laetitia Jourdan <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: 1st Call SUMMER SCHOOL ATOM 2017 on Application and Theory in
MultiObjective Optimization 12-16 June 2017, Lille / Villeneuve
d’Ascq, France

Dear Colleagues,

We are proud to announce you the tenue of the

Application and Theory in MultiObjective Optimization
12-16 June 2017, Lille / Villeneuve d’Ascq, France

The Summer School ATOM 2017 is organized by the working group ATOM
(Application and Theory of Multiobjective Optimization/Application et
Théorie de l'Optimisation Multi-objectif) of the GRD RO (Operations
Research) and the french society ROADEF (Société Française de
Recherche Opérationnelle et d'Aide à la Décision).

The summer school objectives are to learn from high level researchers,
to discuss with practionners ...

The Summer School will be in english, with speakers from the
Euroregion (France, Belgium, England). The program is a mix between
fundamental courses and practical applications. Some space will be
given for young PhD students to present their work to high level
specialists in multiobjective optimization.

The Summer School is organized at the University of Lille in France.

In order to keep a high level of interaction, the number of
participants is limited to 30.
Pre-registration is now open online
( and registration with payment
will open at * the end of January*.

The current application deadline is 30th April for early registration
fees; this may close earlier if the maximum number of participants is

Sender: Thomas Stuetzle <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CfP: LION 11, Eleventh Learning and Intelligent Optimization Conference

===== CALL FOR PAPERS =====

LION 11, Eleventh Learning and Intelligent Optimization Conference

Submission deadline: December 18, 2016

Conference dates: 19-21 June, 2017

Conference location: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

More info:

===== Scope =====

LION deals with designing and engineering ways of "learning" about the
performance of different techniques, and ways of using past experience
about the algorithm behavior to improve performance in the future.
Intelligent learning schemes for mining the knowledge obtained online
or offline can improve the algorithm design process and simplify the
applications of high-performance optimization methods. Combinations of
different algorithms can further improve the robustness and
performance of the individual components.

This meeting, which continues the successful LION series, explores the
intersections and uncharted territories between machine learning,
artificial intelligence, mathematical programming and algorithms for
hard optimization problems. Russia has a long tradition in
optimization theory, computational mathematics and "intelligent
learning techniques" (in particular cybernetics and statistics). The
location of LION11 in Nizhny is an occasion to meet researchers and
consolidate research and human links. In internet time the value of a
conference must go well beyond presenting scientific papers. In
particular, we are discussing and planning:

===== Further Information =====

Up-to-date information will be published on the web site

===== Important Dates =====

  Submission deadline           December 18, 2016
  Notification of acceptance    March 10, 2017
  Conference                            June 19-21, 2017

Sender: Grégoire Danoy <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CFP: Extended deadline - IEEE Workshop on Parallel /
Distributed Computing and Optimization (PDCO 2017) in conjunction with
IEEE IPDPS 2017 Orlando USA

        The 7th IEEE Workshop on Parallel / Distributed
                Computing and Optimization (PDCO 2017)

                         held in conjunction with
                       The 31st IEEE International
Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium  (IPDPS'2017)
                              May 29-June 2, 2017

                             Orlando, Florida, USA

New Submission Deadline: December 21, 2016

PDCO 2017, Orlando USA, is the result of the merge of the seventh
Parallel Computing and Optimization (PCO) and the twentieth Nature
Inspired Distributed Computing (NIDISC) workshops that have been held
in conjunction with the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed
Processing Symposium for the past years.

The IEEE Workshop on Parallel / Distributed Computing and Optimization
aims at providing a forum for scientific researchers and engineers on
recent advances in the field of parallel or distributed computing for
difficult optimization problems, ranging from theoretical to applied

The latter include 0-1 multidimensional knapsack problems and cutting
stock problems, large scale linear programming problems, nonlinear
optimization problems and global optimization problems. Emphasis will
be placed on new techniques for solving these difficult problems, like
cooperative methods for integer programming problems, nature-inspired
techniques and hybrid methods. Aspects related to Combinatorial
Scientific Computing (CSC) will also be treated. We also solicit
submissions of original manuscripts on sparse matrix computations and
related topics (including graph algorithms); and related methods and
tools for their efficiency on different parallel systems. The use of
new approaches in parallel and distributed computing like GPU, MIC,
cloud computing, volunteer computing will be considered. Applications
combining traditional parallel and distributed computing and
optimization techniques as well as theoretical issues (convergence,
complexity, etc.) are welcome. Application domains of interest include
(but are not limited to) cloud computing, planning, logistics,
manufacturing, finance, telecommunications and computational biology.

Important Dates:
- New Submission Deadline: December 21, 2016
- Notification of acceptance: January 16, 2017
- Camera ready: March 15, 2017
- Workshop: May 29, 2017

Sender: Mario Pavone <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: first CfP: Special session on AIS @ CEC 2017


Artificial Immune Systems: Algorithms, Simulation, Modelling & Theory
IEEE CEC 2017 Special Session
June 20-23, 2017, Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain
[log in to unmask]

This special session aims to focus on the recent advances on
Artificial Immune Systems (AIS) field, also offering new conceptual
models for understanding the dynamics that underlie the immune system.

*** SUBMISSION deadline: January 16, 2017

Sender: Antonio Della Cioppa <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Call for Papers on Medical and HealthCare Applications of
Evolutionary Computation

Medical and HealthCare Applications of Evolutionary Computation

CEC 2017 Special Session
Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain
June 5-8, 2017

The Special Session aims to bring together international experts in evolutionary
computation for the exchange of ideas across disciplines encouraging
research collaborations and the development of new concepts in the
important and growing
domain of Medical and HealthCare ICT, thus creating a forum of
excellence on the use of
evolutionary inspired methods to face medical and healthcare problems.

More detailed information, together with a more comprehensive list of
application domains,
is available at and

*** Submission deadline: January 16, 2017

Sender: Jamal Toutouh <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CFP: Special Session on “Smart Cities” - MIC 2017 (Barcelona)

Special Session on “Smart Cities”
Metaheuristic International Conference (MIC 2017)
Barcelona, Spain, July 4th-7th 2015

This special session provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and results
among researchers, developers, and practitioners working on the application
of heuristic and metaheuristic methods to address problems related to smart

*   Submission deadline: *January 23, 2017*
*   Notification of acceptance: February 27, 2017
*   Camera-ready papers: March 6, 2017
*   Early registration due date: *March 31, 2017*
**   Conference: July 4-7 2017*

Sender: Rabie <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CfP: SS_1: Bio-inspired Fuzzy Logic Approaches -
Interdisciplinary Emergent Technologies

Call for Paper,

Special Session on:

Bio-inspired Fuzzy Logic Approaches - Interdisciplinary Emergent

Associated with
IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems
July 9-12 , 2017,  Naples , Italy

Important deadlines:

January 25, 2017 - Paper submission deadline
March 10, 2017 - Author notification of acceptance or rejection
April 8, 2017 - Deadline for receipt of final manuscript

Aim and Scope

In the nature there are many examples that could help humanity to develop
new projects, to improve and to solve some real life complex problems. The
Bio-inspired Fuzzy Systems have the ability to include both natural
computing and real life coefficients of uncertainty to keep in balance the
solutions of the large-scale static and dynamic problems. The strategies of
natural organisms (as ants, bees, nano-bots, swarms, flocks etc.) include
adaptation and learning based on environmental changes, incomplete input
information and the presence of noise. That is why Artificial Intelligence
uses bio-inspired techniques, like ant colonies, artificial immune systems,
swarm intelligence, neural networks, evolutionary computation, and not at
last fuzzy logic to solve difficult problems.


Sender: Javier Ferrer <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [GECCO 2017] Third Call for Papers - Genetic and Evolutionary
Computation Conference 2017

** Call for Papers **

2017 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2017)
July, 2017, Berlin, Germany

The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2017) will
present the latest high-quality results in genetic and evolutionary
computation. Topics include: genetic algorithms, genetic programming,
evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, memetic algorithms,
hyper heuristics, real-world applications, evolutionary machine
learning, evolvable hardware, artificial life, adaptive behavior, ant
colony optimization, swarm intelligence, biological applications,
evolutionary robotics, coevolution, artificial immune systems, and

Important Dates:

Abstract Deadline:                 **January 30, 2017**
Submission of Full Papers:   **February 6, 2017**
Conference [tentative]:         **15-19 July, 2017**

Sender: Prof Zhang <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: ICNC-FSKD 2017 Submissions due 31 January: Submitting to IEEE
Xplore/EI Compendex/ISI 2016/11/22 3:36:26

Dear Colleague,

We cordially invite you to submit a paper to the upcoming 2017 13th
International Conference on Natural Computation, Fuzzy Systems and
Knowledge Discovery (ICNC-FSKD 2017), to be held from 29-31 July 2017
in Guilin, China.

ICNC-FSKD is a premier international forum for scientists and
researchers to present the state of the art of data mining and
intelligent methods inspired from nature, particularly biological,
linguistic, and physical systems, with applications to computers,
circuits, systems, control, robotics, communications, and more. This
is an exciting and emerging interdisciplinary area in which a wide
range of theory and methodologies are being investigated and developed
to tackle complex and challenging problems. The registration fee of
US-D460 includes proceedings, lunches, dinners, banquet, coffee
breaks, and all technical sessions.

For more information, visit the conference web page:

Sender:  Jingrui He <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: ICML 2017 Preliminary Call for Workshop Proposals

The International Conference on Machine Learning solicits proposals
for workshops to be held in conjunction with the ICML 2017 conference
in Sydney.  The workshops will be held on Aug 10 - 11, 2017.

An official Call for Workshop Proposals will be announced. This is a
tentative call, timed to be distributed at NIPS 2016 to instigate
discussions on potential workshop topics to be proposed later.

ICML workshops are great opportunity for exciting and focused
scientific exchange on emerging and futuristic research topics. We
welcome proposals for both one full-day or two-day workshops. We also
especially encourage workshops that are coordinated with ICML 2017
tutorials such that both background and state-of-the-art research
naturally flow through the ICML conference period.

Tentative  Dates

• Workshop proposal deadline: early March 2017 *after* ICML 2017 Main
Conference submission deadline
• Acceptance notification: end  of March to early April 2017
• Workshop submissions due (suggested):  end  of May, 2017 *after*
ICML 2017 Main Conference decision notification date
• Workshop author notification (suggested):  end of June  2017 (to
allow enough time for visa processing)

Detailed descriptions of last year’s workshops can be found at: 519
and for ICML 2015 _id=95

Sender:  Bjoern Schuller <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Call for Papers - Special Issue of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON
Intelligence for End-to-End Audio Processing

Please find below a call for a related special issue.
Here<> is
the link of the official Call for Papers.

Computational Intelligence for
End-to-End Audio Processing

Special Issue of


Computational Audio Processing techniques have been largely addressed
by scientists and technicians in diverse application areas, like
entertainment, human-machine interfaces, security, forensics, and
health. Developed services in these fields are characterised by a
progressive increase of complexity, interactivity and intelligence,
and the employment of Computational Intelligence techniques allowed to
achieve a remarkable degree of automation with excellent performance.

In the last few years, a new emerging computational intelligence
paradigm has become popular among scientists working in the field and
across all a large variety of research areas. It is named end-to-end
learning and consists in omitting any hand-crafted intermediary
algorithms in the solution of a given problem and directly learning
all needed information from the sampled dataset. This means that
features used as input of the parametric system to train (like a
Neural Network) are not selected by humans, but they are determined by
the system itself during the learning process.

It is indeed of great interest for the scientific community to
understand how and to what extent novel Computational Intelligence
techniques based on the emerging end-to-end learning paradigm can be
efficiently employed in Digital Audio, in the light of all
aforementioned aspects. In line with the mission of the IEEE CIS Task
Force in Computational Audio
Processing( the organisers of this
Special Issue want to bring the focus on the most recent advancements
in the Computational Intelligence field and on their applicability to
Digital Audio problems from the end-to-end learning perspective.

Deadline for manuscript submission: May 05, 2017
First Notification of Acceptance: August 05, 2017
Final manuscripts due: November 05, 2017
Publication of Special Issue: December 2017

Full call for papers:

Sender:  Patrick Siarry <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CFP_International Journal of Computational Intelligence
Systems _Special Issue on “Interdisciplinary Research of Network
Science and Computational Intelligence”

International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
Special Issue on “Interdisciplinary Research of Network Science and
Computational Intelligence”

Call for Papers

This special issue of the International Journal of Computational
Intelligence Systems (IJCIS) aims to explore the growing intersection
between network science and computational intelligence (NSCI), which
has triggered a series of new ideas and methods and has drawn special
attention from diverse communities. We are soliciting papers that
present the latest advances in this interdisciplinary field from two
aspects: (1) using network science to analyze and improve the
performance of computational intelligence algorithms; (2) using
computational intelligence to solve real-world problems of network
systems. Researchers with different backgrounds are invited to report
their most recent progresses, and papers for this Special Issue must
make significant new contributions to the existing literature.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

l Evolutionary dynamics on complex networks
l Network science and problem difficulty prediction
l Complex networks and fitness landscape analysis
l Evolutionary algorithms with networked populations
l Community detection using computational intelligence
l Neural networks and learning systems
l Optimal design of critical infrastructure networks
l Computational intelligence for transportation/
communication/logistics/manufacturing networks
l Computational intelligence for power grid networks
l Network design using computational intelligence
l Network robustness using computational intelligence

Submission Guidelines
Papers should be submitted via e-mail: [log in to unmask] They
should be accompanied by a cover letter that clearly states that the
submission is for the Special Issue on “Network science and
Computational Intelligence (NSCI)”.
All submitted papers should be in English and each paper should not be
more than 8 pages. Submitted papers should also be formatted according
to the IJCIS journal style. For more detailed information concerning
the requirements for submission, please refer to the journal homepage

Publishing and Fees
The accepted papers will appear in the IJCIS as a Special Issue to be
published as an e-supplement to the journal. The Special Issue is to
be published in volume 10 of IJCIS (2017). The final and accepted
papers should be with the Publisher by 4nd quarter 2017. Papers will
be published as Open Access articles so that they are immediately
available for free for any interested reader. For having an article
published as an Open Access article, a processing fee is required. A
number of papers highly recommended by the guest editors will be
entitled to a discount.

Important Dates

l Paper submission due date: Apr. 01, 2017
l 1st round review notification: Jun. 01, 2017
l 1st revision due: Jun. 30, 2017
l 2nd round review notification: Jul. 01, 2017
l 2nd revision due: Jul. 15, 2017
l Final acceptance: Jul. 31, 2017
l Publication (tentative): 4th quarter, 2017


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