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EvoNum 2012 : Track on bio-inspired algorithms for continuous parameter optimisation @ EvoApplications 2012


When Apr 11, 2012 - Apr 13, 2012
Where Malaga, Spain
Submission Deadline Nov 30, 2011
Notification Due Jan 14, 2012
Final Version Due Feb 5, 2012

Call For Papers

We would like to invite you to submit a paper to EvoNUM, the track on Bio-inspired algorithms for continuous parameter optimisation at EvoApplications 2012.

EvoNUM, formerly the European Workshop on Bio-inspired algorithms for continuous parameter optimisation, is now fully integrated in the EvoStar (Evo*) event as a track of the EvoApplications conference.

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

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 algorithms.

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, etc.

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

Submissions should be formatted according to the LNCS guidelines and must not be longer than 10 pages. Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of Evo*, published in a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, which will be available at the Conference.

Submission link:

===[ About Evo* ]===

Evo* is the premier European event in the field of Evolutionary Computing. The website offers updated information, including call for papers, organizing committees and detailed submission requirements.

Evo* 2012 will be held in Malaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol. Malaga is one of the most cosmopolitan and open cities in Europe, widely known for its superb weather, food, and hospitality. It offers
an excellent environment for participants to enjoy their visit, from the academic and the social point of view.

Important dates common to all Evo* events:
* submission deadline: 30 November 2011
* notification to authors: 14 January 2012
* camera-ready deadline: 5 February 2012
* conference: 11-13 April 2012

The EvoNum Programme Chairs

Anikó Ekárt (Aston University, United Kingdom)

Anna I Esparcia-Alcázar (S2 Grupo, Spain)

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