Monday, February 10, 2014

[DMANET] CFP ThRaSH 2014 Workshop in Jena

Call for Participation

The 8th Workshop on Theory of Randomized Search Heuristic (ThRaSH 2014)
4-5 April 2014, Jena, Germany

Deadline for abstract submission: 2 March, 2014
Notification about accepted talks: 5 March, 2014
Deadline for registration: 16 March, 2014

Abstract submission and registration (no fee) by e-mail to

Theory of randomized search heuristics continues to be a lively,
exciting, and important field of research. The ThRaSH workshop series
provides a forum to discuss new trends and ideas. It aims at
stimulating interactions within the research field and between people
from different disciplines. The eighth workshop of the series will
take place in Jena, Germany on the 4th and 5th of April, 2013; details
about the venue as well as all other information pertaining to the
workshop can be found on the workshop homepage

The main topics of ThRaSH are the theory of continuous and discrete
optimization by evolutionary computation. In addition to this, this
year's ThRaSH also opens to population genetics, a branch of
theoretical biology. In the past decade, evolutionary computation and
population genetics have studied very similar concepts independently
and with orthogonal approaches. We want to bring together researchers
working in both biological and artificial evolution, inform about each
others work and give directions for future research.

We invite researchers working on theoretical aspects of randomized
search heuristics and/or population genetics who would like to present
and discuss their work to submit a short abstract (a single page,
either in plain text or pdf). As always at ThRaSH, the primary focus
is on discussing recent ideas and detecting challenging topics for
future work, rather than on the presentation of final results.

Registration for the workshop is free. However, we ask participants to
register by the registration deadline. Please indicate with your
registration if your are a vegetarian to allow for appropriate lunch
and dinner options.

Tobias Friedrich and Timo Kötzing (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)

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