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Today's Topics:

 Announcements
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 - New release of GP bibliography
 - SIGEVOlution Volume 7, Issue 1
 - Postdoc opening in EC at George Mason University

 CFPs
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 - Deadline Extension: Special issue on "The Interplay between Natural Computing Algorithms and Machine Learning". Natural Computing Journal
 - CFP NICSO 2015 -- Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization
 - Evo* 2015 - Call for papers
 - EvoCOMNET 2015 (at Evo*) - Application of Nature-inspired Techniques for Communication Networks and other Parallel and Distributed Systems
 - BICT 2014 (formerly BIONETICS)
 - ACALCI 2015 - Australasian Conference on Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence
 - SASO 2014 - Call for participation (IEEE Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems)


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

Evo* 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8 - 10 April 2015                          (v28n1)
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Sender:  W. Langdon <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: New release of GP bibliography

As a result of the new release of the genetic programming bibliography,
I am very please to announce that the GP bib is now the 3rd
largest of all the Bibliographies on Artificial Intelligence
held in Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies.


The GP-biblio is available via anonymous ftp from
ftp://ftp.cs.bham.ac.uk/pub/authors/W.B.Langdon/biblio
or via my home page. Additionally there is a www search interface at
http://liinwww.ira.uka.de/bibliography/Ai/genetic.programming.html

If you have any additions, please let me have a _full_ citation,
preferably in BibTeX and including URL and/or DOI.

                    Many thanks for your help

                                Bill


ps: W. B. Langdon and S. M. Gustafson. Genetic Programming and
    Evolvable Machines: ten years of reviews. Genetic Programming and
    Evolvable Machines, 11(3/4):321-338, 2010.
    http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~wbl/biblio/gp-html/langdon_2010_GPEM.html

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Sender: Pier Luca Lanzi <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: SIGEVOlution Volume 7, Issue 1

The new issue of SIGEVOlution is now available for you to download from

  http://www.sigevolution.org

The issue features:      

    * Visualizing Evolution by James McDermott

    * Unshackling Evolution by Nick Cheney, Robert MacCurdy, Jeff Clune, and Hod Lipson

    * The BEACON Center Presentation by Erik Goodman

    * New Theses

    * Calls and Calendar

The newsletter is intended to be viewed electronically.

Pier Luca Lanzi (EIC)

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Sender: Kenneth A. De Jong <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Postdoc opening in EC at George Mason University

Call for Postdoctoral Fellow in Evolutionary Computation and Computational Structural Biology

George Mason University
Department of Computer Science
PIs: Amarda Shehu and Kenneth A De Jong

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to lead a research project funded by the National Science Foundation. The project aims to extend the capability of evolutionary algorithms for structural characterization of dynamic multi-basin proteins. The emphasis is on novel algorithm design, but someone with prior experience in protein structure modeling is ideal for the position. The position is for two years.

Applications are being accepted now and will continue until the position is filled.

The candidate should have:

  - Ph.D. in Computer Science
  - Prior experience and expertise designing evolutionary algorithms
  - Excellent programming skills in C++
  - Proficiency in Java
  - Proficiency in parallel programming
  - Prior experience with protein and peptide structure modeling
  - Some familiarity with physics-based molecular modeling packages, such as AMBER

 Starting date:  flexible

How to apply:
Submit CV and names and emails of 2-3 references via email to either of the two contacts below

To apply or for more information, please contact:
Prof. Amarda Shehu, Computational Biology, [log in to unmask]
Prof. Kenneth A De Jong, Evolutionary Computation, [log in to unmask]
See also: http://www.cs.gmu.edu/~ashehu/?q=StudentOpenings

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Sender: Jose A. Lozano <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Deadline Extension: Special issue on "The Interplay between Natural Computing Algorithms and Machine Learning". Natural Computing Journal

Special Issue of Natural Computing Journal on:

The Interplay between Natural Computing Algorithms and Machine Learning

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION

The aim of this special issue is to promote in the development of the
interplay between Natural Computing Algorithms (NCAs) and Machine Learning (ML) in a way,  which will highlight the recent
developments in the combination of these two fields, clarify outstanding
issues for future progress, and disseminate this cross-fertilization to a
wider audience to attract more researchers from other fields.

*TOPICS COVERED

- Theory related with the interplay between NCAs and ML
- Novel Application of ML in the field of NCAs
- Novel Application of NCAs in the field of ML
- Hybrid NCAs-ML techniques for multiobjective optimization problems
- Hybrid NCAs-ML techniques in dynamic and noisy environments
- Real-world/novel applications.

*SUBMISSIONS

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the instructions of
the ``Information for Authors" section of the journal found at the
journal web page  and submission should be done through the journal
website:
http://naco.edmgr.com/

and clearly mark "S.I. :The Interplay Between  Natural Com"}  when you do
the submission.

IMPORTANT DATES (Extended)

- Submission deadline: October 1,  2014
- Notification of the first review: January 31, 2015
- Revised versions due: March 30, 2015
- Final notice of acceptance/reject: May 30, 2015
- Final manuscript: June 30, 2015

The expected publication of the special issue is the end of
2015.

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Sender:  [log in to unmask]
Subject: CFP NICSO 2015 -- Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization

The VII International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies
for Optimization - NICSO 2015
February 25th - 27th, 2015
Chamonix, France

CALL FOR PAPERS

* * * IMPORTANT DATES * * *
Full paper submission: September 28, 2014
Acceptance notification: November 15, 2014
Final camera ready: December 15, 2014
NICSO: February 25-27, 2015

NICSO 2015 will be the sixth edition of the International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization. This workshop aims at bringing together international researchers and practitioners from different disciplines in order to discuss recent advances and exchange ideas on the current state of the art of cooperative problem solving strategies. In this edition, NICSO will include topics related to the optimization, learning and adaptation for manufacturing and assembling systems. All submitted papers will be blind reviewed and are expected to provide original results, insights and experimental innovations in both research and industry. Selection criteria will be based on relevance, originality, significance, impact, technical soundness and quality of the presentation. As in previous editions, papers must be in PDF, not exceeding 12 pages, and will be published in the book series on Studies in Computational Intelligence, Springer (TBC). The authors of a selection of the best accepted papers will be invited to revise and extend their contributions for publication in a special issue in the Journal of Memetic Computing, Springer (TBC).


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Sender: Mauro Castelli <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Evo* 2015 - Call for papers

Copenhagen, Denmark, 8 - 10 April 2015

(Submission DEADLINE: November 15, 2014)

On behalf of the Program Committee and the Organizing Committee we have a
great
pleasure to invite You to Evostar 2015 The leading European event on
Bio-Inspired Computation .

Evostar hosts the following events:

EuroGP:18th European Conference on Genetic Programming

EvoCOP: 15th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in
Combinatorial Optimisation

EvoMUSART: 4th International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically
Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design

EvoApplications: 17th European Conference on the Applications of
Evolutionary Computation

*Important Dates:*
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*Submission Deadline:* 15 November 2014
*Notification:* 07 January 2015
*Camera-ready:* 21 January 2015
*EvoStar dates:* 8-10 April 2015

More information:
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For further information, please check
Website: www.evostar.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/evostarconf

Twitter: twitter.com/Evostar2015


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Sender: Antonio Della Cioppa <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: EvoCOMNET 2015 CfP and fast-track option in Applied Soft Computing journal

EvoCOMNET 2015 CfP
the track on "Application of Nature-inspired Techniques for Communication Networks and
other Parallel and Distributed Systems" part of the EvoStar 2015 EvoApplications Conference
featuring a fast-track option for Applied Soft Computing journal (2013 Impact Factor 2.679).

EvoStar 2015 - The Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation
Copenhagen, Denmark - 8-10 April 2015

SCOPE AND TOPICS OF INTEREST

Papers relevant to EvoCOMNET should show the application of Evolutionary Computation
techniques, or of hybrid methods containing evolutionary issues, to the solution of
real-world problems in fields where a network, be it physical or logical, is present.

Examples of such fields include, among others:
o       communication systems
o       sensor networks
o       mobile networks
o       graphs
o       parallel and distributed optimization algorithms
o       network-based computing systems and related management activities
o       grid and cloud computing
o       transportation
o       supply
o       logistics
o       traffic
o       financial network systems

More detailed information, together with a more comprehensive list of application domains,
is available at www.evostar.org

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: November 15, 2015.
Notification: January 7, 2015
Camera-ready: January 21, 2015

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Sender: Lee Chonho <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CFP: BICT 2014 (formerly BIONETICS) Submission due: August 4

CFP: 8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (BICT 2014, formerly BIONETICS)

http://www.bionetics.org/

December 1 (Mon) - December 3, 2014 (Wed)
Boston, MA, USA

In-corporation with ACM SIGSIM

BICT 2014 aims to provide a world-leading and multidisciplinary venue for researchers and practitioners in diverse disciplines that seek the understanding of key principles, processes and mechanisms in biological systems and leverage those understandings to develop novel information and communications technologies (ICT). BICT 2014 targets two thrusts:

THRUST 1: Indirect/Weak Bioinspiration (ICT designed after biological principles, processes and mechanisms). Examples include evolutionary computation, artificial gene regulatory networks, neural computation, swarm intelligence, cellular automata, artificial immune systems, artificial life, artificial chemistry, reaction-diffusion computing, simulated annealing, self-organization and network science.

THRUST 2: Direct/Strong Bioinspiration (ICT utilizing biological materials and systems). Examples include cellular computing, molecular computing/communication, membrane computing, DNA computing and memory, bacterial computing, Physarum computing and quantum computing.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Regular paper submission due: August 4
Short and poster/demo paper submission due: September 22
Notification for regular papers: September 15
Notification for short and poster/demo papers: October 6
Camera ready due: October 13


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Sender:   Lee Chonho <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Australasian Conference on Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence (ACALCI 2015)

CfP: Australasian Conference on Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence (ACALCI 2015), 5-7 February 2015, The University of Newcastle, Australia
http://newcastle.edu.au/ACALCI2015

PAPER DEADLINE: 1 September 2014

DESCRIPTION: While Artificial Life (AL) attempts to understand nature through modelling and simulation, Computational Intelligence (CI) attempts to translate this understanding into algorithms for learning and optimisation. The forum also hopes to encourage ALCI applied research in domains as diverse as the creative arts, health and finance (to name a few).


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Sender: Tony Savarimuthu <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: SASO 2014 - Call for participation (8-12 September, Imperial College, London)

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

The Eight IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems
(SASO 2014)

Imperial College, London (UK); 8-12 September 2014
http://www.iis.ee.imperial.ac.uk/saso2014/

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   Registration
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The Early registration is August 22, 2014
Interested people can register at:
http://www.iis.ee.imperial.ac.uk/saso2014/registration.php

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   Program
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The program of scientific papers and posters is available at:
http://www.iis.ee.imperial.ac.uk/saso2014/program.php

SASO 2014 features also:
- workshops http://www.iis.ee.imperial.ac.uk/saso2014/workshops.php
- tutorials http://www.iis.ee.imperial.ac.uk/saso2014/tutorials.php
- demos http://www.iis.ee.imperial.ac.uk/saso2014/demos.php

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