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EC-Digest v31n8


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


Evolutionary Computation Digest <[log in to unmask]>


Thu, 3 Aug 2017 18:08:50 -0400





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Evolutionary Computation Digest — Thursday, 03 August 2017, Volume 31: Issue 8

SUBMISSION ADDRESS:    [log in to unmask]

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

Today's Topics:

 - Fully funded PhD studentship in Computer Science/Operational
Research at Queen Mary University of London

 CFPs (with submission deadline)
 - 07 August: IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (Honolulu)
 - 10 August (Extended): International Conference on the Theory and
Practice of Natural Computing (Prague)
 - 01 October: A Special Issue of the Journal of Systems and
Information Technology on Optimisation Solutions in Systems
 - 01 November: evoMUSART—International Conference on Computational
Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (Parma)


27 November–01 December 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii : IEEE Symposium Series
of Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2017)

08–06 April, 2018, Parma, Italy: Evostar 2018

Sender: John Drake <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Fully funded PhD studentship in Computer Science/Operational
Research at Queen Mary University of London

Dear all,

The Operational Research Group ( within the
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary
University of London (QMUL), invites applications for a fully-funded
PhD studentship to work on a project funded by the Engineering and
Physical Sciences Research Council.

The successful candidate will pursue a course of research
investigating the application of computational search methods, such as
evolutionary computation and meta/hyper-heuristics, to software
engineering problems with a focus on real-world applications.

Candidates are expected to have a first class honors degree or Masters
in Computer Science, Mathematics, Operations Research or related
discipline, from a UK University or an equivalent standard from an
overseas university. The successful candidate must have a strong
programming background, as well as good analytical and communication
skills. The student is expected to work as part of a team and
independently, and to prepare clear reports and research papers. An
understanding of mathematical optimization techniques, heuristic and
hyper-heuristic search is highly desirable although not mandatory. The
studentship is for three years, and covers Home/EU student fees as
well as a tax-free stipend of around £16,500 per annum.

Informal enquiries can be made by email to Dr. John Drake
([log in to unmask]) who will supervise the project alongside Prof.
Edmund K. Burke. Informal enquiries are strongly encouraged before a
candidate submits an application. More information is available at:

The closing date for the applications is 31st August 2017.

Interviews are expected to take place shortly after.


Dr. John Drake
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London E1 4NS

Sender: Mario Pavone <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Final CFP: IEEE Symposium on Immune Computation @ IEEE SSCI
2017, Hawaii, USA

2017 IEEE Symposium on Immune Computation  (IEEE IComputation' 17)

Part of the IEEE Symposium Series of Computational Intelligence (IEEE
SSCI 2017).

*** DEADLINE: 7th August 2017 ***

*** NEWS: the best accepted papers will be considered for a special
issue in Swarm and Evolutionary Computation journal, Elsevier.

The aims of this symposium are: (1) to present the state-of-the-art research
on immune computation; (2) to provide a forum to disseminate their recent
advances and views on future perspectives in the field; (3) to offer new
conceptual models for understanding the dynamics that underlie the immune
system, and (4) to provide a unique event where computer scientists,
engineers, immunologists, biologists, physicists, etc., may compare to each
other their expertises in an interdisciplinary vision.

Accepted papers will be published in IEEE proceedings

* Important Dates

Full paper submission due:  August 7, 2017
Notification to authors:    September 4, 2017
Final paper submission:     October 1, 2017

Sender: [log in to unmask]
Subject: TPNC 2017: extended submission deadline August 10



TPNC 2017
Prague, Czech Republic
December 18-20, 2017


TPNC is a conference series intending to cover the wide spectrum of
computational principles, models and techniques inspired by
information processing in nature. TPNC 2017 will reserve significant
room for young scholars at the beginning of their career and
particular focus will be put on methodology. The conference aims at
attracting contributions to nature-inspired models of computation,
synthesizing nature by means of computation, nature-inspired
materials, and information processing in nature.


TPNC 2017 will consist of:

- invited talks
- peer-reviewed contributions
- posters


Enrique Alba (University of Málaga), Natural Computing for Smart Cities

Carlos A. Coello Coello (CINVESTAV-IPN), Recent Results and Open
Problems in Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization

Thomas Stützle (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Automatic Generation
of Swarm Intelligence Algorithms

DEADLINES (all at 23:59 CET):

Paper submission: August 10, 2017 – EXTENDED –
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: September 6, 2017
Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: September 16, 2017
Early registration: September 16, 2017
Late registration: December 4, 2017
Submission to the post-conference journal special issue: March 20, 2018

Sender:  Patrick Siarry <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: A Special Issue of the Journal of Systems and Information
Technology on Optimisation Solutions in Systems


A Special Issue of the Journal of Systems and Information Technology
on Optimisation Solutions in Systems

Aims and Scope
Optimisation is a major necessity in Science and Engineering. No
matter if we want to reduce the amount of needed resources to perform
a task or maximize the output of some process, so often the difficulty
of making the right decisions can be rephrased as some kind of
optimisation problems. Unfortunately, for many optimisation problems
finding the optimal solution is not feasible in general due to the
hardness of the problem -moreover, for some of them we cannot even
guarantee any constant ratio between the quality of the optimal
solution and the quality of any solution found in reasonable time.
Despite these disheartening theoretical limits, optimisation problems
appear whenever there is a sophisticated system, so we do have to face
them by some means -necessarily non-exhaustive methods. Some of these
methods are specific to the problem under consideration, whereas
others are adaptations of general optimization heuristics
(metaheuristics) to the studied problem. Typically, the latter search
for solutions similar to the most promising observed ones, or their
combinations, for example by making some simple entities interact with
each other according to simple rules and collaboratively construct new
solutions. Within this category we can find evolutionary computation
methods and swarm optimization methods, which are sometimes inspired
by some natural process. Regardless of the method selected to tackle a
hard optimization problem, the difficulty of the problem and the
performance of the best known heuristics for the problem may have a
high impact on the application field the problem belongs to, since the
difficulty of a scientific or engineering process can be, to some
extent, due to the computational difficulty of the underlying
optimization problem it implicitly poses. The goal of this special
issue is to introduce new research, or comprehensive compilations of
existing ones, on optimisation techniques for engineering systems, and
their applications.

We solicit contributions related, but not limited to the following topics:

·         New optimisation algorithms and metaheuristics, enhancement
of existing ones
·         Problem-specific and generic optimisation methods
·         Comparison of optimisation algorithms and metaheuristics
·         Nature inspired metaheuristics, evolutionary computation,
swarm intelligence
·         Classification and generalization of metaheuristics,
hybridisation of methods
·         Optimisation problems on real data, case studies
·         Benchmark usage and generation
·         Optimisation hardness, complexity of problems and
optimisation algorithms
·         Impact of the optimisation difficulty on Social Sciences,
Natural Sciences and Engineering
·         Comprehensive compilations of the state of art on any aspect
of optimisation
We encourage submissions from both academics and practitioners.

Submission Procedure
Full papers should be submitted to: (all manuscripts should follow
the submission guidelines available at
You must first create an author account in the system if you do not
have one. Once registered, you will see the Author Centre button when
you sign in to your account. Click on the 'click here to submit a new
manuscript' link, which will take you through to the Manuscript
Submission page. Follow the instructions to complete all fields and
browse to upload your manuscript. At the 'please select the issue you
are submitting to' dropdown list (under Details & Comments) please
choose "Special Issue on Optimisation Solutions in Systems".

Important dates:
·         Please submit papers on or before October 1st 2017. All
submissions will be peer-reviewed following the review process of the
Journal of Systems and Information Technology. (Prospective authors
are encouraged to indicate their interests any time before the
submission deadline)

·         Notification of results: December 15th 2017.
·         Final submission: January 31st 2018.
·         The special issue will be published in June 2018

Sender:  Juan Jesús Romero Cardalda <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CFP. Evomusart 2018. International Conference on
Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design

Call for papers for the 7th EVOMUSART conference

The 7th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in
Music, Sound, Art and Design (evoMUSART) will be held in Parma in 4-6
April 2018, as part of the evo* event. The main goal of EvoMusArt is
to bring together researchers who are using Computational Intelligence
techniques for artistic tasks such as visual art, music, architecture,
video, digital games, poetry, or design. The conference gives
researchers in the field the opportunity to promote, present and
discuss ongoing work in the area.

Important dates:
Submission: 1 November 2017
Notification to authors: 3 January 2018
Camera-ready deadline: 15 January 2018
Evo*: 4-6 April 2018

More information on the submission process of evoMUSART 2018 can be
found at
Past Evomusart papers can be found

We look forward to seeing you in Parma in 2018!


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