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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] 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]>
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]>
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)
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* 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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