Evolutionary Computation Digest — Wednesday, 03 May 2017, Volume 31: Issue 5

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Today's Topics:

 - SIGEVO summer school at GECCO 2017
 - PhD position in computer science at UHA

 CFPs (with submission deadline)
 - 16 May: International Conference on Natural Computation, Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (ICNC-FSKD 2017)
 - 06 June: 2017 Virtual Creatures Competition
 - 01 July: Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems (IES 2017)
 - 02 July: IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI)
 - 15 August: Memetic Computing special issue on "Applications of Evolutionary Computation"


5–8 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)

Sender: Javier Ferrer <[log in to unmask]>

***       S I G E V O     S U M M E R     S C H O O L                                    
***                   For GECCO students!                                                      
***        We have grants to ease your participation!          

.......... Held along with ACM GECCO 2017 Conference ..........

     July 14-20-21 (plus activities in July 15-19) BERLIN

>>> Only 30 positions are available for students: tell us on your participation during the registration process of GECCO 2017 <<<

*** Call for Participation***

SIGEVO is a special interest group of ACM always looking for new ways to improve the research and learning on genetic and evolutionary computation.

In this quest for disseminating the knowledge and making activities in this domain we will organize, for the first time, a Summer School around GECCO 2017 in Berlin: S3 (Sigevo Summer School).

We seek for PhD students to participate in this great event, offering:

1. One day before GECCO (July 14th), with lectures and interactions to world class researchers in this domain.
2. Two days after GECCO (July 20th and 21st) of discussions, presentations, and joint works.
3. Oriented interactions and learning in tutorials and sessions of GECCO.
4. Great networking opportunities and up to 6 awards to recognize outstanding performance.

The many appealing activities during S3 will include:

- A first day (get together) where students will meet each other, form groups, and listen to short lessons. An assignment will be done to students and links for a close interaction to mentors will be created for the whole school and conference duration.

- Questions, competitions and awards (economic plus diploma prizes) will be offered to the students who perform the best, granted at the end of the summer school. We have up to 6 awards in different categories: come and participate!

- Opportunities to attend a big number of high quality GECCO tutorials plus continuous interaction to the summer school staff and mentors, what will raise the abilities and vision of students: don't miss this.

- The first day after GECCO, students will discuss with mentors, so as to finish their assignments. Also, the staff in S3 will evaluate during this day the solution to the questions made the first day and offer, on the very last day, the results and winners.

- The last day of the summer school (two days after GECCO) students will present their assignments to the whole board of mentors. Enjoy this boosting to your knowledge, your PhD thesis, and your networking to this community!

- Attend *ALL* the 1+2 days of S3, plus attending some tutorials and sessions of GECCO 2017.

- Have a valid registration to GECCO itself, plus a small fee of 100 euros to participate in the school.

- Fulfill an assignment, participate in the school challenges, and follow the standards of proper social and research behavior.

Students of the S3 will be eligible for travel, register and lodging grants of GECCO. 

See the special section on S3 that will appear soon in the web page of GECCO: 

Any comments or questions on the school organization, please contact Prof. Enrique Alba ([log in to unmask]).


Prof. Enrique Alba
University of Malaga

Sender: Julien Lepagnot <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: PhD position in computer science at UHA

Dear colleagues,

I send you an offer for funded PhD thesis in computer science, entitled "optimal Camera Placement for Urban Parades and Demonstration Marches Monitoring".
Its description is available at:

Feel free to distribute this offer around you, I thank you.

I wish you a nice day

With best regards,

Associate professor in computer science / Maître de conférences en informatique
Université de Haute-Alsace - Laboratoire LMIA - Equipe MAGE (EA 3993)
12 rue des Frères Lumière, 68093 Mulhouse
Tel : +33 3 89 33 60 28

Sender: Prof Zhang <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: ICNC-FSKD 2017 2nd Round Submissions due 16 May: Submitting to IEEE Xplore/Scopus/EI Compendex/ISI 

Dear Colleague,

We cordially invite you to submit a paper to the upcoming 2017 13th International Conference on Natural Computation, Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (ICNC-FSKD 2017), to be held from 29-31 July 2017 in Guilin, China. The deadline for the 2nd (final) round of submissions is 16 May 2017 (papers already submitted in the previous round should not be re-submitted and will receive review notifications on 15 April).

As with the past ICNC-FSKD conferences, all papers in conference proceedings will be submitted to EI Compendex, Scopus, and ISTP (ISI Proceedings), as well as IEEE Xplore (all previous ICNC-FSKD conferences from 2005 to 2016 have been indexed in Ei Compendex). Extended versions of selected best papers will appear in SCIE-indexed international journals, such as Soft Computing (Impact Factor: 1.63), Neurocomputing (Impact Factor: 2.39), Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (Impact Factor: 0.942). ICNC-FSKD 2017 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (pending).

For more information, visit the conference web page:

Sender: Nicholas Cheney <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: 2017 Virtual Creatures Competition -- Call for Participation (new, broader entry requirements)

Hi all,  

On behalf of Joel Lehman, Sebastian Risi and myself, I'm pleased to invite you to submit your videos of evolved virtual creatures to the fourth annual Virtual Creatures Competition, in conjunction with the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference in Berlin (conference attendance not required for competition participation).

Details can be found at:

Entry Submission
Entrants must submit a video (up to 5 minutes in length), along with a brief description (one page maximum) describing the video and the evolutionary approach underlying it (with references to a more complete technical description if it exists). The video should demonstrate an evolved virtual creature (or many such creatures) engaging in interesting well-adapted behavior.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: June 6, 2017
Notification of Finalists: July 14, 2017
Conference: July 15-19, 2017

Sender: Lam Thu Bui <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CFP: The 21st Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems (IES 2017)

The 21st Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary
Systems (IES 2017)
Hanoi, Vietnam, November 15-17, 2017 (

first took place in 1997 in Canberra and since then, the Asia-Pacific
IES Symposiums have become prestigious incubators of research ideas,
as well as facilitators of research collaboration. The Symposiums aim
to bring together researchers and practitioners from countries of the
Asia-Pacific Region in the fields of intelligent systems and
evolutionary computation to present ongoing work, exchange ideas, and
discuss future collaboration. Researchers from elsewhere interested in
collaboration with researchers from the Asia-Pacific Region are most

IES 2017 will be held in Ha Noi, the capital of Vietnam, during
November 15-17, 2017, and organized by the Le Quy Don Technical
University. IES2017 welcomes fundamental science, methodology, method,
and practical application papers in the IES Symposiums’ traditional
range of topics, which includes but is not limited to:
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Life and Societies
Machine Learning
Neural Networks
Data Science and Decision Analytics
Evolutionary and Nature Inspired computation
Game Theory
Human/Brain-Computer Interaction
Agents and Complex Systems
Cognitive and Developmental Systems
Robotics Systems
Intelligent Transport Systems

Proposal for special sessions and workshops are welcome and encouraged.

Important Dates
Deadline for paper submission: July 1, 2017
Notification of acceptance: August 15, 2017
Deadline for camera ready paper submission: August 30, 2017

Paper Submission and Publication

The authors are invited to submit their full papers by the deadline
through the IES 2017 submission page The submissions
will be peer-reviewed for originality and scientific quality. The
proceedings will be published by IEEE Press (pending) and be available
at the conference. Papers should follow the LaTeX series format as
described at IEEE’s website
and should not exceed 6 pages.

Sender: EC-Digest Editor
Subject: IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI)

2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI 2017)
November 27-December 1 2017, Hawaii, USA

SSCI 2017 ( will host several symposia in areas related to evolutionary computation.  The EC-digest received a CFP for the following symposium in particular:

IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems (CIPLS 2017)
Sender: Patrick Siarry <[log in to unmask]>

Other relevant symposia at IEEE SSCI include the following:

Symposium on Artificial Life (ALIFE'17)

Symposium on Evolving and Autonomous Learning Systems (EALS 2017)

Symposium on Immune Computation  (IEEE IComputation' 17)

Symposium on Model Based Evolutionary Algorithms (IEEE MBEA'17)

Symposium on Differential Evolution (IEEE SDE' 17)

Swarm Intelligence Symposium(IEEE SIS' 17)

Sender: Francisco Fernandez de Vega<[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CFP: Special Issue on Applications of Evolutionary Computation 

Special Issue on
'Applications of Evolutionary Computation ' 
Memetic Computing Journal

This thematic issue will focus on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation. The overall aim of this special issue is to compile the latest research and development, up-to-date issues, and challenges regarding the applications of Evolutionary Computation and other related Computational Intelligence techniques.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Business Analytics and Finance
Computational Biology and Medical Applications
Communication Networks and other Parallel and Distributed Systems.
Complex Systems
Energy Applications
Image Analysis, Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition
Real-World Industrial and Commercial Environments.
Continuous Parameter Optimisation
Parallel Architectures and Distributed Infrastructures
Risk Management, Security and Defence Applications
Stochastic and Dynamic Environments

This open call for papers will also invite extended versions of EvoApps 2017 ( best papers.

Paper Submission

Manuscripts should conform to the standard format of the Memetic Computing journal as indicated in the Information for Authors. All submissions will be peer reviewed subject to the standards of the journal. 

Electronic submissions must be in PDF format and should be prepared according to the journal guidelines. The submissions should be performed through the journal automatic system ( Please specify on the first page of the manuscript that the submission is intended for this thematic issue.
All enquiries on this special issue should be sent to Dr. Federico Divina ([log in to unmask]).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  15th August 2017.
NOTIFICATIONS:  1st November 2017
PUBLICATION:  March 2018.


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