Evolutionary Computation Digest — Sunday, 08 October 2017, Volume 31: Issue 10

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Today's Topics:

 - Passing of Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh
 - Fully funded PhD position at the University of Limerick, Ireland

 CFPs (with submission deadline)
 - 22 October (Extended): International Conference on Computational
Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI, Las Vegas)
 - 25 October: Call for Participation: Artificial Evolution 2017
 - 01 November: Evo* Tracks (Parma)
 - 03 November: International Workshop on Optimization and Learning (Alicante)
 - 11 November: Call for Posters: International Conference on the
Theory and Practice of Natural Computing (TPNC 2017, Prague)
 - 01 December: International Conference on Bioinspired Optimization
Methods and their Applications (BIOMA 2018, Paris)


27 November–01 December 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii : IEEE Symposium Series
of Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2017)

08–06 April, 2018, Parma, Italy: EvoStar 2018

Sender: Yingxu Wang <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [IEEE ICCI*CC'17:] Dr. Lotfi A. Zadeh passed away

Dear Colleague,

I am deeply pathetic to share the sad news that Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh
has passed away on Sept. 6, 2017 in age of 97.

Prof. Zadeh has been our Honorary Chair for the IEEE ICCI*CC Series
since 2002. His vision has guided us to build the Cognitive
Informatics and Cognitive Computing Community and related research in
the last 16 years.

Prof. Zadeh was a giant scientist of the world. His seminal work in
logic, fuzzy mathematics, and soft computing, etc., have and will
influence many generations of researchers and students. We will
remember his pioneer contributions to knowledge forever.

As Stuart Rubin wrote: "I would like to share some words, which I
believe he would have shared with you, if I may:

      'Though I am bodily gone, I will continue on in your hearts and
sole - more fuzzy now than ever so long as you remember me and my

Rest in peace, dear Lotfi.

With our best regards,
Yingxu Wang
Chair, The Steering Committee of IEEE ICCI*CC Conference Series

Sender: Conor Ryan <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Fully funded PhD position at the University of Limerick, Ireland

Dear Colleagues,

I would appreciate you forwarding this onto anyone who may be
interested, and apologies for any cross-posting.

The Biocomputing and Developmental Systems group at the University of
Limerick in Ireland invites applications for a fully-funded PhD
studentship (approximately EUR 24,000 per annum).

The successful candidate will work within Lero (, the
Irish Software Engineering Research System, as part of a
multi-disciplinary team with backgrounds in Machine Learning, Software
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Food
Engineering. This team will consist of approximately twelve people and
the project as a whole is focused on using technology to monitor and
improve animal health.

We will be using Machine Learning and automatic programming tools such
as GP and GE to work on a data analytics with direct access to those
in charge of building the sensors for collecting the data. The
candidate will have the opportunity to work with all members of the
group and will be expected design and build a prediction system for
animal health that takes sensor measurements from a variety of
different sources.

Candidates are expected to have a good honours degree or Masters in
Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Statistics. The
successful candidate will need a strong programming background as well
as excellent analytical and communication skills.

Informal enquiries can be made by email to Prof Conor Ryan
([log in to unmask]) who will supervise this PhD.


Sender: Computational Science <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CFP: IEEE CPS publisher; Int'l Conf. on Computational Science
& Computational Intelligence (CSCI: Dec. 14-16, 2017, Las Vegas);
Extended Deadline: Oct 22

                 CALL  FOR  PAPERS
        Extended Paper Submission Deadline: October 22, 2017
                   (11:59pm US Eastern Time Zone)

         The 2017 International Conference on Computational
           Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI)
                December 14-16, 2017, Las Vegas, USA

                   Last Year's IEEE Xplore entry:


   Due to numerous requests, the deadline for submission of papers has
   been extended to October 22, 2017 (those who have already submitted
   papers in response to the earlier announcements, will receive the
   evaluation/decision by around October 19, 2017).

   The 2017 CSCI International Conference invites paper submissions from
   diverse communities, including researchers from: universities,
   corporations, government agencies, and standardization bodies. Papers
   are sought that address solutions to problems in all areas of
   computational science and computational intelligence.

   Computational Science is the study of addressing problems that are
   impossible to solve (or difficult to solve) without computers. The
   field is interdisciplinary by nature and includes the use of advanced
   computing capabilities to understand and solve complex problems. In
   short, Computational Science is the science of using computers to do
   science. Computational Intelligence is the study of computational
   methods in ways that exhibit intelligence. These methods adapt to
   changing environments and changing goals.

   For detailed topical list for each track, refer to:

Deadlines (EXTENDED) - Dates:

   October 22, 2017:     Submission of Papers (11:59pm US Eastern Time Zone).
                         Paper submission portal (for evaluation):
                         Note that authors who have submitted papers in
                         response to the earlier "Call For Papers" will receive
                         decisions and status reports by around October 19.
   November 02, 2017:    Notification of acceptance (+/- 2 days)
   November 12, 2017:    Final papers & Registrations due
   December 14-16, 2017: The 2017 International Conference on Computational
                         Science & Computational Intelligence
                         (CSCI'17: Las Vegas, USA)

Sender: Laetitia Jourdan <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: EA 2017 Call for Participation

Artificial Evolution 2017 (EA-2017)
The 13th (since 1994) Biennial International Conference on Artificial Evolution
Paris, 13th arrondissement, at ISC-PIF.
Paris - France - 25-27 October 2017
Early Registration: October 1st 2017

The Biennial International Conference on Artificial Evolution
(EA-2017) will celebrate its 13th anniversary from 25 to 27 October
2017 in Paris, France.
Two co-located events will take place before and during the conference.

EA 2017
The single session formula of 30mn presentations eases fruitful
exchanges between authors and participants. List of accepted papers
available on the website of the conference:

Co-located Events
18-24 Oct COST ImAppNIO Training School, organized by the European
COST Action CA15140 (Improving Applicability of Nature-Inspired
Optimisation by Joining Theory and Practice). Contact : Thomas Jansen
(chair) and Carola Doerr (vice chair), see

As usual, registration fees are kept minimal and include:
• conference facilities,
• proceedings,
• three served lunches,
• coffee breaks
• and the conference social event.

Fees until 01/10/2017:
• EUR 260 for students
• EUR 380 for other academics participants
• EUR 500 for industrials participants
• EUR 80 for additional banquet/social event tickets (one
banquet/social event ticket is already included in the regular
registration price. Those 80 euros are to cover the price for the
social event and banquet for accompanying persons).

Late registration fees : please add EUR 80 after 01/10/2017

Sender: EC-Digest editor
Subject: Evo* Tracks

The Digest received CFPs for the following conferences and tracks at
Evo* 2018, to be held in Parma, Italy, 4–6 April, 2018.

The submission deadline for all tracks is November 1, 2017.
See for more info.

Sender: Mengjie Zhang <[log in to unmask]>

Sender: Juan Jesús Romero Cardalda <[log in to unmask]>

Sender: Paul Kaufmann <[log in to unmask]>

The Digest also received CFPs for several specific tracks of EVOApplications:

          Sender: Jaume Bacardit <[log in to unmask]>

          Sender: Arnaud Liefooghe <[log in to unmask]>

          Sender: Oliver Kramer <[log in to unmask]>

Sender: Mario Pavone <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: OLA 2018 - Workshop on Optimization and Learning: Challenges
and Applications

                     International Workshop on
        Optimization and Learning: Challenges and Applications

                          26-28 Feb 2018
                          Alicante Spain


OLA is a workshop focusing on the future challenges of optimization
and learning methods and their applications. The workshop OLA'2018
will provide an opportunity to the international research community in
optimization and learning to discuss recent research results and to
develop new ideas and collaborations in a friendly and relaxed

OLA'2018 welcomes presentations that cover any aspects of optimization
and learning research such as new high-impact applications, parameter
tuning, 4th industrial revolution, new research challenges,
hybridization issues, optimization-simulation, meta-modeling,
high-performance and exascale computing, surrogate modeling,
multi-objective optimization, optimization for machine learning,
machine learning for optimization.

Important dates

- Submission deadline                   Nov 3, 2017
- Proposals of invited sessions         Nov 3, 2017
- Notification of acceptance            Nov 17, 2017

Sender: [log in to unmask]
Subject: TPNC 2017: call for posters

The 6th International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Natural
Computing (TPNC 2017) invites researchers to submit poster
presentations. TPNC 2017 will be held in Prague on December 18-20,
2017. See

Poster presentations are intended to enhance informal interactions
with conference participants, at the same time allowing for in-depth


Presentations displaying novel work in progress on computational
principles, models and techniques inspired by information processing
in nature are invited. Posters do not need to show final research
results. Work that might lead to new interesting developments is


Poster submission deadline: November 11, 2017

Notification of poster acceptance or rejection: November 18, 2017


Please submit a .pdf abstract through:

It should contain the title, author(s) and affiliation, and should not
exceed 500 words.


Posters will be allocated 10 minutes each in the programme for oral
presentation. Moreover, they will remain hanging out during the whole
conference for discussion.


Posters will not appear in the LNCS proceedings volume of TPNC 2017.
However, they will be eligible for submission to the post-conference
journal special issue in BioSystems (Elsevier, 2015 JCR impact factor:


At least one author of each accepted poster must register to the
conference by December 4, 2017. The registration fare is reduced: 285
Euro. It gives the same rights all other conference participants have
(attendance, copy of the proceedings volume, coffee breaks, lunches).
Contributors of regular papers who in addition get a poster accepted
must register for the latter independently.

Sender: BIOMA 2018 <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CFP BIOMA 2018 @Paris

                         BIOMA 2018
8th International Conference on Bioinspired Optimization Methods and
their Applications

                         16-18 May 2018
                         Paris, France


The 8th International Conference on Bioinspired Optimization Methods
and their Applications BIOMA 2018 will be held in Paris (France) on May
16-18, 2018.

BIOMA is one of the main events focusing on the progress of the area of
bioinspired optimization methods and their applications. As in the
seven previous editions, BIOMA 2018 will provide an opportunity to the
international research community in optimization to discuss recent
research results, to develop new ideas and collaborations in a friendly
and relaxed atmosphere.

BIOMA 2018 welcomes papers that cover any aspects of bioinspired
optimization research such as new algorithmic developments, high-impact
applications, new research challenges, theoretical developments,
implementation issues, and experimental studies. BIOMA 2018 strives for
a high-quality program that will be completed by a number of invited
talks and special sessions.

Important dates
-       Submission deadline          Dec 1, 2017
-       Notification of acceptance   Feb 15, 2018
-       Final papers                 Mar 1, 2018

Paper submission : We will accept submissions in two different formats.
-       S1: Extended abstracts of a maximum of 3 pages
-       S2: Long papers of a maximum of 12 pages

Proposals of invited sessions
-       Deadline Nov 1, 2017. Contact [log in to unmask]


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