Friday, February 1, 2013

[DMANET] ALEA 2013 - First Call for Papers

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ALEA 2013
Artificial Life and Evolutionary Algorithms
(ALEA is a thematic track of EPIA 2013)

September 9-13, 2013
Azores - Portugal

Submission deadline:
March 15, 2013

ALEA is dedicated to the theory and applications of Artificial Life and
Evolutionary Algorithms. It has been a track of the biennial
international EPIA conferences since 2003, aiming to bring together
researchers and practitioners from different backgrounds and domains,
and providing a pleasant venue for the fruitful discussion of current
developments and applications.

--> This year ALEA will take place in the Azores,
beautiful portuguese islands in the Mid-Atlantic:

ALEA invites contributions in all aspects related to Artificial Life and
Evolutionary Algorithms, ranging from theoretical work to innovative
applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Artificial Chemistries
- Artificial Immune Systems
- Classifier Systems
- Complex Networks
- Emergent Behaviours
- Evolution and Learning Dynamics
- Evolutionary Algorithms
- Evolutionary Optimization
- Evolutionary Robotics
- Genetic Programming
- Hybrid Approaches
- Multi-objective Optimization
- Origins of Life
- Parallel Evolutionary Algorithms
- Self-organizing Systems
- Swarm Intelligence

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. Please note
that ALEA only accepts full papers (not short 6-page papers or 4-page
demonstrations). Papers should not exceed 12 pages in length and must be
formatted according to Springer's LNCS instructions for authors. Papers
must be submitted in PDF and will not be accepted in any other format.
Papers that exceed 12 pages or do not follow the LNCS guidelines risk
being rejected automatically without a review. More information and
templates of the LNCS format is available on this Springer website:

The submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the
Programme Committee. The reviewing process is double blind, so authors
should remove names and affiliations from the submitted papers, and must
take reasonable care not to indirectly disclose their identity.
References to own work can be included in the paper, but should be
referred to in the third person.

The authors of accepted papers will have to improve their paper on the
basis of the recommendations from the reviewers and will be asked to
send a camera ready version of their manuscripts. Even though the
submissions can be made in PDF (preferable) or PS, we encourage authors
to prepare their papers in TEX or LATEX because these are more
convenient source formats for the camera ready final version. At least
one author of each accepted work must register for the conference and
present the work.

Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters. The best
accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by Springer in
the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), a subseries of
LNCS. The remaining accepted papers will be published in a local
edition, both in hard-copy, CD-ROM and on the web.

Important Dates:
- Paper submission: March 15
- Acceptance notifications: April 30
- Camera-ready papers: May 31
- ALEA 2013: September 9-13

Programme chairs:
- Leonardo Vanneschi
ISEGI, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
- Sara Silva
INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal
- Francisco B. Pereira
Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra, Portugal
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