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On Sun, Sep 4, 2016 at 6:17 PM, Eric 'Siggy' Scott <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Evolutionary Computation Digest — Sunday, 04 September 2016, Volume 30: Issue 8

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Editor's note: My apologies for a late issue to those who submitted time-sensitive postings!
In my defense, I was away on my honeymoon this past month! —Eric

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Today's Topics:

 Announcements
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 - 15 September: Two Full PhD Scholarships Available at The University of Newcastle, Australia
 - Seeking Postdocs for Deep Learning Research (including Deep Reinforcement Learning)
 - Research Associate position at University of the West of England
 - GECCO bibtex
 - New Edited Book: Recent Advances in Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimization

 CFPs (with submission deadline)
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 - Call for Participation - SSBSE 2016
 - 01 October: EMO 2017
 - 15 October: IEEE Trans. on CI and AI in Games special issue on Computational Intelligence in Serious Digital Games
 - 01 November: EvoROBOT 2017
 - 01 November: EvoENERGY 2017
 - 01 November: EvoMusArt 2017
 - 01 November: EvoBIO 2017


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CALENDAR OF EC-RELATED ACTIVITIES:

17–21 September, 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland: 14th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN)

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

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


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Sender: Patrick Siarry <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Two Full PhD Scholarships Available at The University of Newcastle, Australia

Two full PhD scholarships starting in 2017 are currently available at the University of Newcastle (UON), Australia. One of the scholarships is specifically for a project on “Cybersecurity and Machine Learning”, while the other scholarship is open to topics such as evolutionary games and complex networks, energy-efficient production scheduling, optimisation or machine learning in general.

If you have:

 - completed at least four years of undergraduate study and have attained Honours Class 1 or equivalent;
 - proven English proficiency (IELTS of at least 6.5);
 - international peer reviewed research publications;
 - a master degree by research (or with strong research components);

then please get in touch with Dr Raymond Chiong by sending your CV to him at [log in to unmask]au as soon as possible. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to write a 2 to 3-page proposal demonstrating your understanding of the chosen topic.


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Sender: Jeff Clune <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Seeking Postdocs for Deep Learning Research (including Deep Reinforcement Learning)

Dear Colleagues,

Please forward this email to anyone who might be interested.

A fully funded, two-year postdoc is available in Jeff Clune’s lab in the computer science department at the University of Wyoming. The research will be on areas of mutual interest in deep neural networks/deep learning, including deep reinforcement learning (in simulation and/or with physical robots). The position is available immediately, but I am flexible regarding delayed starting dates. Experience with deep learning is a huge plus, but is not required if the applicant has a background in relevant fields (e.g. math, programming, computer science, or statistics) and a desire to learn about deep neural networks.

The Evolving Artificial Intelligence lab (http://EvolvingAI.org) focuses on robotics and creating artificial intelligence in neural networks, either via deep learning or evolutionary algorithms. The lab is actively engaged in research. Just in the last two years, we have received an NSF CAREER award, participated in a cover article in Nature on robotics, produced the 63rd most talked about scientific paper worldwide in 2015, and our deep learning papers were awarded oral presentations (1-6% acceptance rates) at NIPS, CVPR, ICLR, and an ICML workshop. In that same time, we also produced six papers at GECCO, including a best paper award, and a cover article for PLoS Computational Biology with a Reddit AMA about it that over 42,000 people joined to ask 1000+ questions. Additionally, our work has been covered by almost every major international news outlet.

Please see http://EvolvingAI.org for more information, including :
⁃ Short video summaries of our work and talks: http://www.evolvingai.org/videos
⁃ Our publications: http://www.evolvingai.org/publications
⁃ Press coverage: http://www.evolvingai.org/press
⁃ Info on living in Wyoming and being a part of our lab: http://www.evolvingai.org/join

If you are interested, please follow the instructions at http://www.evolvingai.org/join

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a college town in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Nestled between two mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is home to year-round outdoor activities including hiking, camping, rock climbing, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, fishing and mountain biking. Laramie is also near many of Colorado's major cities and university communities (e.g. Fort Collins, Boulder, and Denver).  

The University of Wyoming is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital, veteran or any other legally protected status.

Best regards,
Jeff Clune


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Sender: Jim Smith <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Research Associate position at University of the West of England

UWE’s Artificial Intelligence Group is seeking to recruit a research associate to explore novel combinations of machine learning, meta-heuristic optimisation and graph partitioning, for tackling large scale problems, such as those arising from our collaborations with external partners such as the Office for National Statistics

For more details please see here:  http://goo.gl/mtb9sb

Professor  Jim Smith
Head of Artificial Intelligence Research Group
Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
University of the West of England


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Sender:  w langdon <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: GECCO bibtex gecco2016.bib gecco2016comp.bib

Bibtex files describing papers at the recent GECCO conference in Denver
may be down loaded from
http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~wbl/biblio/gecco2016.bib
http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~wbl/biblio/gecco2016comp.bib
or via anonymous FTP.
They are incorporated into the collection of computer science bibliographies
http://liinwww.ira.uka.de/bibliography/Ai/gecco.html


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Sender:  Slim Bechikh <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: New Edited Book: Recent Advances in Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimization

*New Edited Book: Recent Advances in Evolutionary Multi-objective
Optimization *

*Editors:*
*- Dr. Slim BECHIKH, University of Tunis, Tunisia,*
*- Dr. Rituparna DATTA, KAIST, Republic of South Korea,*
*- Dr. Abhishek GUPTA, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.*

*Springer Web link: http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319429779
<http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319429779>*

*About this book*

This book covers the most recent advances in the field of evolutionary
multi-objective optimization. With the aim of drawing the attention of
up-and coming scientists towards exciting prospects at the forefront of
computational intelligence, the authors have made an effort to ensure that
the ideas conveyed herein are accessible to the widest audience. The book
begins with a summary of the basic concepts in multi-objective
optimization. This is followed by brief discussions on various algorithms
that have been proposed over the years for solving such problems, ranging
from classical (mathematical) approaches to sophisticated evolutionary ones
that are capable of seamlessly tackling practical challenges such as
non-convexity, multi-modality, the presence of multiple constraints, etc.
Thereafter, some of the key emerging aspects that are likely to shape
future research directions in the field are presented. These include:
optimization in dynamic environments, multi-objective bilevel programming,
handling high dimensionality under many objectives, and evolutionary
multitasking. In addition to theory and methodology, this book describes
several real-world applications from various domains, which will expose the
readers to the versatility of evolutionary multi-objective optimization.


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Sender:  Slim Bechikh <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Call for Participation - SSBSE 2016 - 8th International Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering (SSBSE)

SSBSE 2016
8th International Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering
October 8 - 10, 2016 - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
http://ssbse.org/2016/

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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We invite you to participate in the upcoming 8th International Symposium on
Search Based Software Engineering (SSBSE 2016) in Raleigh, USA with tracks
of technical and graduate student papers, SBSE challenge, panels and
keynotes by renowned researchers. As a delegate at SSBSE 2016, you will
learn about the theory and practice of search based techniques in a wide
variety of areas within the software engineering and computational search
fields. SSBSE 2016 is co-located with the 32nd IEEE Conference on Software
Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME2016).


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Sender:  Joshua Knowles <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Call for Papers, EMO 2017: 9th International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization, Münster, Germany, March 19-22, 2017

** Call for Papers **

EMO 2017, 9th International Conference on Evolutionary Multi- Criterion Optimization, Münster, Germany, March 19-22, 2017

EMO 2017 is the 9th International Conference on Evolutionary Multi- Criterion Optimization, aiming to continue the success of previous EMO conferences. We will bring together both the EMO and the multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) communities and moreover focus on solving real-world problems in government, business and industry. The classical EMO format will be supplemented by an EMO competition.

Important Dates:

Full paper submission (15 pages, Springer style) due: October 1, 2016
Notification of acceptance: December 1, 2016
Final paper submission due: December 23, 2016
Conference date: March 19-22, 2017

For further information, please visit: http://www.emo2017.org


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Sender: "Schuller, Bjoern W" <[log in to unmask]uk>
Subject: Special Issue Call for the IEEE Transactions CIAIG on Computational Intelligence in Serious Digital Games

CALL FOR PAPERS
Intelligence in Serious Games
IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games (T-CIAIG)

Special issue: Computational Intelligence in Serious Digital Games
http://www.graham-kendall.com/TCIAIG/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/SG.pdf

Serious Games can be a game-changer for many individuals, and even our society as whole. As an example, such centred on empowerment and inclusion can help individuals with special needs or parts of the population to gain skills in a playful and fun way that can make the difference in their every-day lives. Today’s serious games increasingly demand for computational intelligence and perceptual skills to best grasp the player’s attention, behaviour, engagement, and game-progress whilst modelling often complex and demanding game environments. This includes (computational) emotional and social intelligence to allow to understand the player on different levels, motivate her or him, and optimally adapt the pace of learning. In addition, owing to the rapid development in mobile and body-worn sensor technology, games can be taken more and more into the real lives of players.

See http://www.ieee-cis.org/pubs/tciaig/ for author information.
 
Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2016
Notification of Acceptance: 15 February 2017
Final copy due: 15 May 2017
Expected Publication: June 2017


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Sender: Evert Haasdijk <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [CfP] EvoROBOT 2017 Call for Papers

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                        EvoROBOT 2017
            Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 19 - 21 April 2017
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                         Call for Papers
              Evolutionary Computation in Robotics
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The EvoROBOT track is part of EvoApplications, the European Conference
on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation
(http://www.evostar.org/), to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The EvoROBOT track focusses on evolutionary robotics: the application of
evolutionary computation techniques to automatically design the
controllers and/or hardware of autonomous robots, real or simulated.
This is by nature a multi-faceted field that combines approaches from
other fields such as neuro-evolution, evolutionary design, artificial
life, robotics, et cetera.

Important Dates
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Submission Deadline:                1 November 2016
Notification:                                           9 January 2017
Camera-ready:                                           25 January 2017
EvoStar dates:                                          19 - 21 April 2017


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Sender: Paul Kaufmann <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: EvoENERGY 2017 call for papers

The EvoENERGY track is part of EvoApplications, the European Conference
on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation
(http://www.evostar.org/), to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

INTRODUCTION

EvoEnergy is intended as a platform for new, innovative computational
intelligence and nature-inspired techniques in the domain of energy-related
optimization research. We seek contributions ranging from new control
concepts for decentralized generation, strategies for their coordination in
the network to the morphological optimization of distributed generators.

Submission format: Springer LNCS
Page limit: 16 pages
Submission page: http://myreview.csregistry.org/evoapps17/

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission Deadline: 1 November 2016
Notification: 9 January 2017
Camera-ready: 25 January 2017
EvoStar dates: 19 - 21 April 2017


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Sender: "João Correia" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: EvoMusArt 2017 - CfP

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CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 6th EVOMUSART CONFERENCE
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The 6th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMusArt) will be held in Amsterdam in 19-21 April 2017, 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 2016
Notification to authors: 9 January 2017
Camera-ready deadline: 25 January 2017
Evo*: 19-21 April 2017

More information on the submission process and the topics of EvoMusArt 2017 can be found at http://www.evostar.org/2017/cfp_evomusart.php


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Sender: Jaume Bacardit <[log in to unmask]uk>
Subject: EvoBIO 2017, Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning and Data Mining for Biology and Medicine Track, Evo* 2017

* EvoBIO 2017 - Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning and Data
* Mining for Biology and Medicine
* Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 19 to 21 April 2017
* A track of EvoApplications, part of Evo* 2017 (http://www.evostar.org)
*
* Submission Deadline: 1 November 2016

* Aims and scope

Join us in Amsterdam  for EvoBIO, a multidisciplinary track that brings together researchers working in Bioinformatics, Medical Applications and Computational Biology that apply advanced techniques coming from Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning, and Data Mining to address important problems in medical applications and biology, from the molecular and genomic dimension, to the individual and population level. Each accepted paper will be presented orally or as a poster at the conference and will be printed in the proceedings published by Springer Verlag in the LNCS series.

For more information, visit our web page at http://www.evostar.org/2017/, or follow us on Twitter @EVOBio2017, join our evobio2017 group on LinkedIn and our EvoBIO group on Facebook, or email to evobio.conference(at)gmail.com

* Important dates

- Submission Deadline: 1 November 2016
- Notification: 9 January 2017
- Camera-ready: 25 January 2017
- Mandatory registration per paper: 1 February 2017
- EvoStar dates: 19-21 April 2017

Submission link: http://myreview.csregistry.org/evoapps17/


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