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Evolutionary Computation Digest — Friday, 18 November 2016, Volume 30:
Issue 9

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Today's Topics:

 Announcements
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 - Postdocs in Stochastic Optimization, Deep Learning and Information
Geometry at RIST, Romania
 - 11 December: Research Fellow/Postdoc position (Operations Research/
Optimisation/ Computational Intelligence) in the UK
 - 15 December: PhD Student Opportunity at MIT Computer Science and
Artificial Intelligence Lab, AnyScale Learning for All Group

 CFPs (with submission deadline)
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 - 20 November: 2017 International Conference on Intelligent Systems,
Metaheuristics & Swarm Intelligence (ISMSI 2017)
 - 21 November: IEEE Workshop on Parallel/Distributed Computing and
Optimization (PDCO 2017)
 - 15 December: *Deadline extended*—Special Issue in the IEEE Transactions
on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games
 - 31 December: IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational
Intelligence Special Issue on "Emergent Topics in Artificial Immune Systems"
 - 12 January, 2017: FOGA 2017 Call for Participation
 - 16 January, 2017: CEC 2017 Call for Papers
 - 27 January, 2017: GECCO 2017 Call for papers, competitions, tutorials,
and special sessions
 - 07 April, 2017: Special Issue: "Evolutionary Algorithms and
Metaheuristics: Applications in Engineering Design and Optimization" of the
"Mathematical Problems in Engineering" Journal


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CALENDAR OF EC-RELATED ACTIVITIES:

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

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

5–9 June, 2017, San Sebastian, Spain: IEEE Conference on Evolutionary
Computation (CEC 2017)

15-19 July, 2017, Berlin, Germany: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation
Conference (GECCO 2017)


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Sender: Luigi Malagò <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Postdocs in Stochastic Optimization, Deep Learning and Information
Geometry at RIST, Romania

The Romanian Institute of Science and Technology (RIST) has an opening for
3 postdoc positions, in the context of the DeepRiemann project “Riemannian
Optimization Methods for Deep Learning”, funded by European structural
funds through the Competitiveness Operational Program (POC 2014-2020). The
appointments will be for 2 years, with possible extensions up to 4 years.

The DeepRiemann project aims at the design and analysis of novel training
algorithms for Neural Networks in Deep Learning, by applying notions of
Riemannian optimization and differential geometry. The task of the training
a Neural Network is studied by employing tools from Optimization over
Manifolds and Information Geometry, by casting the learning process to an
optimization problem defined over a statistical manifold, i.e., a set of
probability distributions. The project is highly interdisciplinary, with
competences spanning from Machine Learning to Optimization, Deep Learning,
Statistics, and Differential Geometry. The objectives of the project are
multiple and include both theoretical and applied research, together with
industrial activities oriented to transfer knowledge, from the institute to
a startup or spin-off of the research group.

The positions will be part of the new Machine Learning and Optimization
group, which will be performing research at the intersection of Machine
Learning, Stochastic Optimization, Deep Learning, and Optimization over
Manifolds, including nature-inspired optimization algorithms, from the
unifying perspective of Information Geometry. The group is one of two
newly-formed groups in Machine Learning at RIST, where about 20 new
postdoctoral research associates and research software developers will be
hired in the next year.

The official job announcement can be seen here:
http://rist.ro/en/details/news/postdoc-positions-in-machine-
learning-optimization-deep-learning-and-information-geometry.html

# How to Apply #

In order to apply to this position, the candidate should send an email to
[log in to unmask], mentioning in the subject of the email
"DeepRiemann Postdoc Application". The email should include among the
attachments:

- A cover letter
- A complete CV with full list of publications
- A short research statement (max 3 pages), which describes your research
interests and explain why your skills, knowledge and experience makes you a
suitable candidate for one or more of the open positions
- The pdfs of 2 selected publications
- Name and contact information of up to 3 referees, which will be contacted
directly by the institute for a reference letter

Informal inquiries can be sent to Dr. Luigi Malagò <[log in to unmask]>,
Principal Investigator of the DeepRiemann project.


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Sender: Nguyen, Trung Thanh <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Research Fellow/Postdoc position (Operations Research/
Optimisation/ Computational Intelligence) in the UK

Salary: £32,004 - £38,183 per annum.
Terms: 12 months fixed term.
Deadlines (corrected): 11th December 2016.

Dear Colleagues,



My apologies for cross-posting.



We are re-advertising a research fellow/postdoc position in Operations
Research/ Optimisation/ Computational Intelligence for Transport/Logistics.



The required qualification and experience is a PhD or near PhD completion
in Computing, Engineering or Mathematics or other relevant areas with a
focus on operational research or computational intelligence, and a
proportionate publication record. The successful candidate should have
strong programming skills and experience in working with combinatorial
problems and/or discrete-event or multi-agent simulation.



Could you please kindly forward this to any interested
colleagues/candidates? Thank you very much.



Interested candidates please submit your application to our LJMU website:

https://jobs.ljmu.ac.uk/intranet/wd_portal.list?p_web_
site_id=4005&p_function=text&p_show_results=Y&p_text=+1691



Please also send your CV and transcripts to Dr. Trung Thanh Nguyen
[log in to unmask] for informal discussions.



Best regards



Thanh



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Sender: Una-May O'Reilly <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: PhD Student Opportunity: MIT Computer Science and Artificial
Intelligence Lab, AnyScale Learning for All Group


The ALFA (AnyScale Learning for All) Group at MIT CSAIL has an opening for
a PhD student entering in Fall 2017.


Evolutionary computation unifies our projects in cybersecurity and software
synthesis. We study adversarial dynamics and machine learning through
program search. Undergraduates with a strong background in computer science
and interest in networks, computer security and evolutionary algorithms are
excellent candidates. Please forward this email to applicable student and
encourage them to apply.

Applicants must apply through the Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science Dept of MIT: see http://www.eecs.mit.edu/
academics-admissions/graduate-program.  The application deadline is
DECEMBER 15, 2016.  Apply using the *EECS on-line admissions site*
<https://gradapply.mit.edu/eecs>.


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Sender: Hanne Thomas <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: 2017 International Conference on Intelligent Systems,
Metaheuristics & Swarm Intelligence (ISMSI 2017)


2017 International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Metaheuristics &
Swarm Intelligence (ISMSI 2017), March 25-27, 2017, Hong Kong

http://www.ismsi.org



The 2017 International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Metaheuristics &
Swarm Intelligence (ISMSI 2017) will be held in Hong Kong during March
25-27, 2017. The main objective of ISMSI 2017 is to present the latest
research and results of scientists related to Intelligent Systems,
Metaheuristics & Swarm Intelligence topics. This conference provides
opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas face-to-face, to
establish business or research relations as well as to find global partners
for future collaborations. We hope that the conference results will lead to
significant contributions to the knowledge in these up-to-date scientific
fields.



 Important Dates

Submission Deadline: November 20th, 2016

Notification Date: December 20th, 2016

Registration Deadline: January 10th, 2017

Conference Dates: March 25-27, 2017



Submission Methods

1. To publish the full paper into conference proceedings & give the oral
presentations, please send us the full paper.

2. To give a presentation only, please just send us the abstract.

Please log in the Electronic Submission System (https://www.easychair.org/
conferences/?conf=ismsi2017); ( .pdf only) to submit your full paper and
abstract.



For any inquiry about the conference, please feel free to contact us
at:[log in to unmask]



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Sender: Grégoire DANOY <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CFP: IEEE Workshop on Parallel / Distributed Computing and
Optimization (PDCO 2017) in conjunction with IEEE IPDPS 2017


       The 7th IEEE Workshop on Parallel / Distributed
          Computing and Optimization (PDCO 2017)
                                 (PDCO’17)
         https://pdco2017.sciencesconf.org

                      held in conjunction with
                      The 31st IEEE International
Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium  (IPDPS’2017)
                             May 29-June 2, 2017

                            Orlando, Florida, USA
                             http://www.ipdps.org

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Submission Deadline: November 21, 2016
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PDCO 2017, Orlando USA, is the result of the merge of the seventh Parallel
Computing and Optimization (PCO) and the twentieth Nature Inspired
Distributed Computing (NIDISC) workshops that have been held in conjunction
with the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium
for the past years.


Important Dates:
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- Submission Deadline: November 21, 2016
- Notification of acceptance: January 16, 2017
- Camera ready: March 15, 2017
- Workshop: May 29, 2017

Prospective authors should submit their papers through Workshop PDCO 2017
submission system: i.e. EasyChair:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pdco2017


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Sender: Christian Igel <[log in to unmask]>

Subject: **Deadline extended to 15 Dec** Special Issue in the IEEE
Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games


We just prolonged the ** deadline to 15 December 2016 ** of the

Special Issue on Computational Intelligence in Serious Digital Games of the
*** IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games
(T-CIAIG) ***

http://www.graham-kendall.com/TCIAIG/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/SG.pdf

Submissions should be 8 to 12 pages long, but ** short papers of 4 to 6
pages are also invited **.

Please let us know if you are planning to submit a paper - this will allow
us for better planning.
Please also note that the extended deadline will not be further prolonged.
More info is given also below.

All the best and thank you,

Björn Schuller, Lucas Paletta, Peter Robinson, Nicolas Sabouret, Georgios
N. Yannakakis
Guest Editors

Deadline for submissions: ** NEW ** 15 December 2016
Final copy due: 15 May 2017
Notification of Acceptance: 15 February 2017
Expected Publication: June 2017



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Sender: Wenjian Luo <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Call for Papers - IEEE TETCI Special Issue on "Emergent Topics in
Artificial Immune Systems"


CALL FOR PAPERS

IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence

Special Issue on “Emergent Topics in Artificial Immune Systems”


The Artificial Immune System is a fast developing research area in the
Computational Intelligence community. As a kind of computationally
intelligent systems, Artificial Immune Systems (AISs) are inspired by the
information processing mechanism of biological immune system. The typical
models/algorithms of AISs include Clonal Selection Algorithms, Negative
Selection Algorithms, Immune Network Algorithms, Dendritic Cell Algorithms,
Negative Databases, Negative Surveys, and so on.

The models/algorithms of AISs have been applied into various applications.
With the fast development of AISs, some emergent topics have received a lot
of attention. Specially, the promises and challenges of immune
models/algorithms for cyber-security, fault tolerance and self-organization
are worth paying more attention to. The topics of this special issue focus
on cyber-security, fault tolerance and self-organization through Artificial
Immune Systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

1.     Artificial immune systems for cyber-security: system security,
network security, information assurance, authorization, secure cloud
computing, secure multi-party computation, fraud detection, big data
security, data privacy, privacy-preserving data mining, privacy-preserving
data publishing, sensitive data collection, etc.

2.     Artificial immune systems for fault tolerance: fault prediction,
fault detection, fault diagnosis, fault recovery, on-line detection and
recovery, fault-tolerant embedded systems, fault-tolerant middleware,
survivable techniques, robotics, etc.

3.     Artificial immune systems for self-organization and adaptation:
self-organizing computing systems, foundational models of self-organizing
behaviors, networking models and techniques for self-organizing systems,
applications of self-organizing systems, autonomic computing, etc.

Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently
submitted for conference/journal publication elsewhere. As an author, you
are responsible for understanding and adhering to our submission
guidelines. You can access them at the IEEE Computational Intelligence
Society web site, http://cis.ieee.org. Please thoroughly read these before
submitting your manuscript. Please submit your paper to Manuscript Central
at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tetci-ieee.

Please note the following important dates.

Initial Paper Submission: December 31, 2016
Initial Paper Decision: March 1, 2017
Revised Paper Submission: April 1, 2017
Final Decision (Reject/Accept): May 1, 2017
Publication Date (Provisional): June, 2017



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Sender: Christian Igel <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: FOGA 2017: Call for Participation

We would like to invite you to

The 14th ACM/SIGEVO Workshop on Foundations of Genetic Algorithms (FOGA XIV)
12-15 January 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark
http://foga-2017.sigevo.org

FOGA is the premier event on the theoretical foundations of evolutionary
computation and randomised search heuristics in general.

Please find the list of papers selected for presentation, information on
social events and the keynote lecture by Mikkel Thorup, as well as the
online registration on the conference homepage: http://foga-2017.sigevo.org/

We have a limited sum of money for student travel support thanks to ACM
SIGEVO. Students wishing to apply are asked to send an email to
[log in to unmask] Priority will be given to students with accepted papers.

We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen!



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Sender: Roberto Santana <[log in to unmask]>

Subject: IEEE CEC 2017 San Sebastian, Spain: Call for papers, competitions,
tutorials, and special sessions.


We are pleased to announce that the 2017 IEEE Conference on Evolutionary
Computation (www.cec2017.org)  will be held in San Sebastian, Spain, in June
5-8, 2017.

IEEE CEC  is a world-class conference that aims to bring together
researchers and practitioners in the field of evolutionary computation and
computational intelligence from all around the globe. Technical exchanges
within the research community will encompass keynote lectures, regular and
special sessions, tutorials, and competitions as well as poster
presentations. In addition, participants will be treated to a series of
social functions, receptions, and networking to establish new connections
and foster everlasting friendship among fellow counterparts.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline for special sessions: November 7, 2016
Deadline for the submission of tutorials and competitions proposals: January
9, 2017
Paper submission deadline: January 16, 2017
Paper Decision notification: February 26, 2017


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Sender: Javier Ferrer <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [GECCO 2017] CFP: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
2017


** Call for Papers **

2017 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2017)
July, 2017, Berlin, Germany
http://gecco-2017.sigevo.org/

The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2017) will
present the latest high-quality results in genetic and evolutionary
computation. Topics include: genetic algorithms, genetic programming,
evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, memetic algorithms, hyper
heuristics, real-world applications, evolutionary machine learning,
evolvable hardware, artificial life, adaptive behavior, ant colony
optimization, swarm intelligence, biological applications, evolutionary
robotics, coevolution, artificial immune systems, and more.

The GECCO 2017 Program Committee invites the submission of technical papers
describing your best work in genetic and evolutionary computation.
Abstracts need to be submitted by January 30, 2017. Full papers are due by
the non-extensible deadline of February 6, 2017. Note that the submission
system will be online from November, 14 on the official site.

Important Dates:

Abstract Deadline:                January 27, 2017
Submission of Full Papers:        February 6, 2017
Conference [tentative]:            15-19 July, 2017



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Sender: David Juan Greiner Sánchez <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Special Issue: "Evolutionary Algorithms and Metaheuristics:
Applications in Engineering Design and Optimization" of the "Mathematical
Problems in Engineering" Journal


Call for Papers:
"Mathematical Problems in Engineering" Journal

Special Issue:
"Evolutionary Algorithms and Metaheuristics: Applications in Engineering
Design and Optimization"

The potential advances in the use of evolutionary algorithms and
metaheuristics in engineering applications bring an opportunity and also a
challenge for researchers to improve and advance in design and optimization
of products, systems, and services for societal benefit. The purpose of
this special issue is to publish high-quality research articles as well as
reviews that seek to address recent development from a variety of
engineering fields relating to the application of evolutionary algorithms
and metaheuristics for design and optimization and that will stimulate the
continuing efforts to improve the current state of the art on the
aforementioned field.

The proposal and application of recent and new algorithms (belonging to
paradigms, e.g., genetic algorithms, evolution strategies, differential
evolution, and particle swarm) as well as focus on development aspects,
such as including surrogate modeling, parallelization, game theory, and
hybridization, are encouraged. Advances of these methods for engineering
applications are welcomed, both for single-objective and multiobjective
optimization problems.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

    Aerospace and aeronautical engineering
    Biomedical engineering
    Chemical engineering
    Civil engineering
    Electrical engineering
    Electronics engineering
    Industrial engineering
    Mechanical engineering
    Naval architecture
    Reliability engineering
    Structural engineering
    Telecommunications engineering

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/mpe/si/432036/cfp/

Manuscript Due    Friday, 7 April 2017
First Round of Reviews    Friday, 30 June 2017
Publication Date    Friday, 25 August 2017


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