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ECTA 2023 : 15th International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications


Conference Series : International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications
When Nov 13, 2023 - Nov 15, 2023
Where Rome, Italy
Submission Deadline Jun 2, 2023
Notification Due Jul 31, 2023
Final Version Due Sep 8, 2023
Categories    evolutionary computation   theory of ec   applications of ec   evolutionary algorithms

Call For Papers

Considered a subfield of computational intelligence focused on combinatorial optimisation problems, evolutionary computation is associated with systems that use computational models of evolutionary processes as the key elements in design and implementation, i.e. computational techniques which are based to some degree on the evolution of biological life in the natural world. A number of evolutionary computational models have been proposed, including evolutionary algorithms, genetic algorithms, the evolution strategy, evolutionary programming and swarm intelligence. These techniques form the basis of several disciplines such as artificial life and evolutionary robotics.
This conference intends to be a major forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners interested in the study, analysis, design, modeling and implementation of evolvable systems, both theoretically and in a broad range of application fields. ECTA welcomes both theoretical research and practical applications.
The conference also aims to foster hybrid approaches within evolutionary computation and also involving fuzzy computation and neural computation.


- Memetic Algorithms
- Evolutionary Search and Meta-Heuristics
- Representation Techniques
- Co-Evolution and Collective Behavior
- Genetic Algorithms
- Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization
- Swarm/Collective Intelligence
- Ant Colony Optimization
- Evolutionary Learning Systems
- Evolvable/Adaptive Hardware and Systems
- Applications: Games and Entertainment Technologies, Evolutionary Robotics, Evolutionary Art and Design, Industrial and Real World Applications, Computational Economics and Finance
- Hyperheuristics
- Bio-inspired Metaheuristics
- Genetic Programming
- Hybrid Neuro/Genetic, Fuzzy/Genetic Systems
- Evolutionary Algorithm Configuration (EA for AutoML)
- Behavior Analysis of Evolutionary Algorithms
- Theory of Evolutionary Algorithms


IJCCI 2023 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

Conference Date: 13 - 15 November, 2023

### Regular Papers
Paper Submission: June 2, 2023
Authors Notification: July 31, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration: September 8, 2023

### Position Papers
Paper Submission: July 24, 2023
Authors Notification: September 15, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration: September 28, 2023

### Workshops
Workshop Proposal: June 26, 2023

### Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: September 21, 2023
Authors Notification: October 4, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration: October 12, 2023

### Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 26, 2023

### Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: October 4, 2023

### Demos
Demo Proposal: October 4, 2023

### Panels
Panel Proposal: October 4, 2023


ECTA Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186

Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal

Bas van Stein, Leiden University, Netherlands

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