Thursday, February 21, 2013

[DMANET] CFP: 2013 IEEE CEC Special Session on Theoretical Foundations of Bio-inspired Computation

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CEC 2013 Special Session on
Theoretical Foundations of Bio-inspired Computation

June 20 - 23, 2013, Cancun, Mexico

*** Paper submission deadline: March 15. 2013 ***


Bio-inspired search heuristics often turn out to be highly successful
for optimization in practice. The theory of these randomized search
heuristics explains the success or the failure of these methods in
practical applications. Theoretical analyses lead to the understanding
of which problems are optimized (or approximated) efficiently by a
given algorithm and which are not.

The benefits of theoretical understanding for practitioners are

1. Aiding the algorithm design,

2. guiding the choice of the best algorithm for the problem at

3. determining the optimal parameter settings.

The theory of evolutionary computation has grown rapidly in recent
years. The primary aim of this special session is to bring together
people working on theoretical aspects of bio-inspired computation. The
latest breakthroughs in the theory of bio-inspired computation will be
reported and new directions will be set.


Potential authors are invited to submit papers describing original
contributions to foundations of evolutionary computation. Although we
are most interested in theoretical foundations, computational studies
of a foundational nature are also welcome.

The scope of this special session includes (but is not limited to) the
following topics:

* Theoretical foundations of bio-inspired heuristics

* Exact and approximation runtime analysis

* Black box complexity

* Self-adaptation

* Population dynamics

* Fitness landscape and problem difficulty analysis

* No free lunch theorems

* Statistical approaches for understanding the behaviour of
bio-inspired heuristics

* Computational studies of a foundational nature

All problem domains will be considered including:

* combinatorial and continuous optimisation

* single‐objective and multi‐objective optimisation

* constraint handling

* dynamic and stochastic optimisation

* co‐evolution and evolutionary learning

Paper Submission

You should follow the IEEE CEC 2013 submission website, which is
located here:

On the submission system select "7-0f.SS15:Theoretical Foundations of
Bio-inspired Computation" as "Main Research Topic".

Special session papers are treated in the same way as regular
conference papers.

Important Dates

* Paper submissions: March 15, 2013 (extended and final deadline)

* Notification of acceptance: April 8, 2013

* Final paper submission: April 26, 2013

Special Session Organizers

Pietro S. Oliveto
School of Computer Science
The University of Birmingham
Birmingham, UK

Andrew M. Sutton
School of Computer Science
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia

Programme Committee

Youhei Akimoto
Anne Auger
Dimo Brockhoff
Tianshi Chen
Francisco Chicano
Benjamin Doerr
Carola Doerr
Tobias Friedrich
Marcus Gallagher
Thomas Jansen
Timo Kötzing
Per Kristian Lehre
Andrea Mambrini
Alexander Melkozerov
Alberto Moraglio
Rachael Morgan
Samadhi Nallaperuma
Frank Neumann
Adam Prügel-Bennett
Jon Rowe
Jonathan Shapiro
Dirk Sudholt
Markus Wagner
Carsten Witt
Xin Yao
Yang Yu
Christine Zarges

This special session is organized as a part of the IEEE CIS Task Force
on Theoretical Foundations of Bio-inspired Computation

Task Force Website:
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