Monday, January 30, 2012

[DMANET] 2nd CfP EVOLVE 2012 Int. Conf. Aug. 7-9, 2012, Mexico City

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EVOLVE -- A Bridge Between Probability, Set Oriented Numerics,
and Evolutionary Computation

August 07-09, 2012, Mexico City, Mexico

Scope of the EVOLVE
The massive use and large applicability spectrum of evolutionary
algorithms for real-life applications determined the need of
establishing solid theoretical grounds. Only to offer a few examples,
one may consider mathematical objects that are sometimes difficult and/or
costly to calculate. At the same time, acknowledged new results show that
evolutionary computation can provide in some cases good and fast
estimators of these quantities. Similarly, the handling of large
quantities of data may require the use of distributed environments where
the probability of failure and the stability of the algorithms may need to
be addressed. What is more, common practice confirms in many cases that
theory based results have the advantage of ensuring performance guarantee
factors for evolutionary algorithms in areas as diverse as optimization,
bio-informatics or robotics.

The aim of the EVOLVE is to build a bridge between probability,
statistics, set oriented numerics and evolutionary computing, as to identify
new common and challenging research aspects. The conference is also intended
to foster a growing interest for robust and efficient methods with a sound
theoretical background. EVOLVE is intended to unify theory-inspired
methods and cutting-edge techniques ensuring performance guarantee factors.
By gathering researchers with different backgrounds, ranging from computer
science to mathematics, statistics and physics, to name just a few, a
unified view and vocabulary can emerge where the theoretical advancements may
echo in different domains.

Summarizing, the EVOLVE focuses on challenging aspects arising at the
passage from theory to new paradigms and aims to provide a unified view
while raising questions related to reliability, performance guarantees and

- Theoretical foundations of evolutionary type algorithms
- Models in biology: branching processes, dynamic population models.
- Stochastic algorithms: simulated annealing, particle models, and
Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, adaptive Monte Carlo, quantum Monte Carlo
methods, MCMC methods, particle methods
- Risk analysis: rare events simulation, sensitivity measures
- Applications: bayesian statistics, large networks analysis, models in
fluid mechanics, financial mathematics, molecular chemistry,
bacteriology, epidemiology
- Set oriented numerics
- Stochastic optimization:
- landscape analysis
- self-tuning and self-adaptive techniques
- single-, multi- and many-objective optimization
- large scale, highly multi-modal or high-dimensional problems
- bio-inspired models : evolutionary programming, swarm intelligence

Invited Speakers

Vo Ba-Ngu, University of Melbourne, Australia

Jose Blanchet, Columbia University, New York, USA

Bernard Cazelles, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France

Carlos A. Coello Coello, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico

Josselin Garnier, Universite Paris VII, Paris, France

Pedro Larranaga, Technical University of Madrid, Spain

Tony Lelievre, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France

Sylvie Meleard, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

Eric Moulines, Institut Telecom / Telecom ParisTech (ENST), Paris, France

Jian-Qiao Sun, University of California, Merced, USA

Conference Chairs

Oliver Schuetze, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico

Alexandru-Adrian Tantar, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Emilia Tantar, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Pascal Bouvry, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Pierre del Moral, INRIA Bordeaux-Sud Ouest, France

Pierrick Legrand, University of Bordeaux 2, France


The EVOLVE 2012 will accept both full-length papers and extended
abstracts to be presented at the conference. Full length papers will
be published in the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing
book series of Springer.
Extended abstracts will be published on CD-ROM (provided with ISSN and
The postproceedings will include extended versions of the best
papers/abstracts presented at the EVOLVE 12 and will appear in the
Studies in Computational Intelligence book series of Springer.

!!! The submission site will open on February 1, 2012 !!!

Important Dates

March 09, 2012 Submission of full-length manuscripts

April 09, 2012 Notification of authors (full length manuscripts)

May 04, 2012 Camera ready papers due

May 04, 2012 Submission of abstracts

May 25, 2012 Notification of authors (abstracts)

August 07-09, 2012 Conference dates

Conference Location

The EVOLVE 2012 will be hosted by the Computer Science Department of the
CINVESTAV-IPN which is located in the campus Zacatenco in Mexico City,

Further Information

Details and up-to-date information can be found on the webpage of the
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