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Today's Topics:

 - Special Announcement from the EC-Digest Moderators

 - EMO session at MCDM'2011 and Associated Special Issue in Journal of MCDA


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

FOGA'11,Foundations of Gen. Alg. XI, Schwarzenberg, Austria, Jan 5-9 2011(v24n3)
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)
GECCO'11,Genetic and Evol Comp Conference, Dublin, Ireland,July 12-16 '11(v24n7)
WORLDCOMP 2011 Congress, USA, July 18-21, 2011                           (v25n1)
2011 IEEE Congress on Evo. Computation, New Orleans, June 5-8, 2011      (v25n1)
EVOLVE 2011, Luxembourg, May 25-27, 2011                                 (v25n1)
MCDM 2011, Jyväskylä, Finland, June 13--17, 2011                         (v25n1)

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Subject: Special Announcement from the EC-Digest Moderators

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Subject: EMO session at MCDM'2011 and Associated Special Issue in J. of MCDA

Special Session on

Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization

during the

21st Intl. Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM 2011)
June 13--17, 2011 in Jyväskylä, Finland

associated with a

Special Issue
"Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization: Methodologies and Applications"
of the Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (Wiley)

Submission deadline: January 31, 2011 (full papers and abstracts)
Organizers:          Dimo Brockhoff and Kalyanmoy Deb

Research on evolutionary multiobjective optimization (EMO) deals---opposed
to many multicriteria decision making (MCDM) approaches---with stochastic
algorithms that are able to find multiple (near) Pareto-optimal solutions
in a single algorithm run. The goal of the EMO session as well as of the
associated special issue is to present to the general MCDM audience salient
current research and application studies using evolutionary multiobjective
optimization methodologies. Moreover, the special session is going to be a
nice opportunity to bring together researchers from the two main research
fields in multiobjective optimization and decision making in order to foster
collaborations and bringing the fields of EMO and MCDM closer together.

We are welcoming high quality papers in all theoretical, developmental,
implementational, and applied aspects of EMO and decision making though
papers focusing on combining EMO and MCDM methodologies are highly
encouraged. All papers will be reviewed by at least three different
reviewers according to the standards of Wiley. Authors of accepted papers
will be then invited to present their work within the EMO session at the
MCDM'2011 conference. Authors that would like to give a talk within the
session without submitting a full paper are asked to submit an abstract
(350 words max.) via the usual abstract submission system of MCDM'2011.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to
    * EMO for dynamic optimization
    * handling a large number of objectives
    * hybrid EMO methodologies
    * innovative applications
    * interactive EMO
    * multiobjectivization studies
    * performance metrics
    * preference articulation in EMO
    * set-based MCDM approaches
    * theoretical foundations of EMO
    * uncertainty handling

Please note that, whereas the acceptance of a full paper allows to travel
to Jyväskylä with the certainty of a peer-reviewed journal publication, an
accepted abstract allows to give a talk only and does not guarantee a
publication as no conference proceedings will be published. Note also that,
though you can submit several contributions to the MCDM'2011 conference,
all talks must be given by distinct authors. More details on the submission
procedures can be found on the web page

o Submission deadline full papers:       January 31, 2011
o Submission deadline abstracts:         January 31, 2011
o Notification of acceptance:           February 28, 2011
o Deadline for early-bird registration:  March 15th, 2011
o Deadline for registration:                May 1st, 2011
o Conference dates:                     June 13--17, 2011

Additional Dates related to the Special Issue:
o Tentative deadline full-length papers:   September 2011
o Tentative notification about acceptance:  November 2011
o Expected publication date:                   early 2012


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