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[Computational-biology] CFP - EvoNUM 2008 - First European Workshop on Bio-inspired Algorithms for Continuous Parameter Optimisation

Anna I Esparcia Alcazar via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by anna from iti.upv.es)
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First European Workshop - First European Workshop on Bio-inspired Algorithms
for Continuous Parameter Optimisation


incorporated in Evo* 2008


Napoli, Italy, 26-28 March 2008




"The main application areas of EC techniques [in industry] are
multi-objective optimization, classification, data mining and numerical
optimization". [1]


Many engineering problems of both theoretical and practical interest involve
choosing the best configuration of a set of parameters to achieve a
specified objective. Numerical optimisation refers to the case when these
parameters take continuous real values, as opposed to combinatorial
optimisation, which deals with discrete values. Examples include designing
production processes for maximum efficiency, optimal parameter adjustment
for controllers and many others. EvoNUM focuses on such problems.


We seek high quality papers involving the application of bio-inspired
algorithms (genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution strategies,
differential evolution, particle swarm optimization, evolutionary
programming, simulated annealing... and their hybrids) to continuous
optimisation problems in engineering. We also welcome cross-fertilisation
between Nature-inspired algorithms and more classical numerical optimisation


EvoNUM deals with engineering applications where continuous parameters or
functions have to be optimised, in fields such as control, chemistry,
agriculture, electricity, building and construction, energy, aerospace
engineering, design optimisation...


__Topics of Interest__


EvoNUM aims to cover areas that include but are not limited to:

-     Local learning of parameters

-     Mechanisms to incorporate constraints

-     Theoretical developments

-     Performance measures and performance analysis

-     Benchmark problems [2]


The workshop will be part of Evo* 2008, a joint event which will incorporate
EuroGP 2008, the 11th European Conference on Genetic Programming, EvoCOP
2008, the 8th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in
Combinatorial Optimisation, EvoBIO 2008, the 6th Conference on Evolutionary
Bioinformatics, and EvoWorkshops 2008, a set of ten thematic workshops on
the theory and applications of Evolutionary Computation.



__EvoNUM chairs__


   Anna I Esparcia-Alcázar, Instituto Tecnológico de Informática, Spain

   Anikó Ekárt, Aston University, United Kingdom


__EvoNUM Programme Committee__


   Eva Alfaro, Instituto Tecnologico de Informatica, Spain,

   Anne Auger, INRIA, France

   Wolfgang Banzhaf, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

   Hans-Georg Beyer, FH Vorarlberg, Austria

   Xavier Blasco, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

   Ying-ping Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

   Carlos Cotta, Universidad de Málaga, Spain,

   Kalyanmoy Deb, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland

   Marc Ebner, Universität Würzburg, Germany

   Francisco Fernández, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain

   Nikolaus Hansen, INRIA, France

   W.B. Langdon, University of Essex, UK

   JJ Merelo, Universidad de Granada, Spain

   Boris Naujoks, University of Dortmund, Germany

   Gabriela Ochoa, University of Nottingham, UK

   Una-May O'Reilly, MIT, USA

   Mike Preuss, University of Dortmund, Germany

   Günter Rudolph, University of Dortmund, Germany

   Marc Schoenauer, INRIA, France

   P. N. Suganthan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

   Ke Tang, University of Science and Technology of China, China

   Darrell Whitley, Colorado State University, USA


__Submission details and additional information__


Submit your manuscript, at most 10 A4 pages long, in Springer LNCS format
(instructions are downloadable from:

tml) using the online submission service no later than 1 November 2007. 

The papers will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the program
committee. Authors will be notified via email on the results of the review
by 15 December 2007.


The authors of accepted papers may have to improve their paper on the basis
of the reviewers' comments and will be asked to send a camera ready version
of their manuscripts, including all source files (text and images), by 8
January 2008. All accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings,
published in the Springer LNCS series, which will be available at the


The authors of papers that receive the best reviews will be nominated for
the 'Best paper Award'.


__Important Dates__


Submission deadline: 1 November 2007

Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2007 

Camera ready papers due: 8 January 2008

Workshop: 26-28 March 2008


__Web Addresses__


Conference web page

 <http://www.evostar.org/> http://www.evostar.org


Workshop web page

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[1] GS Hornby & T Yu, "EC Practitioners: Results of the First Survey",
SIGEVOlution, Newsletter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Genetic and
Evolutionary Computation, Vol. 2(1), Spring 2007 www.sigevolution.org


[2] Authors are also invited to submit their best algorithms to




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