Tuesday, June 16, 2015

[DMANET] ThRaSH 2015 Sheffield, UK – Call For Participation

Call for Abstracts and Participation

The 9th Workshop on Theory of Randomized Search Heuristic (ThRaSH 2015)
11-12 September 2015, Sheffield, United Kingdom


Contact: *thrash2015@sheffield.ac.uk <thrash2015@sheffield.ac.uk>*

Deadline for abstract submission: 7 August, 2015
Notification of accepted talks: 12 August, 2015
Deadline for registration: 19 August, 2015

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

The 9th Theory of Randomised Search Heuristics workshop continues the
tradition of discussing theoretical aspects of randomised search heuristics
such as evolutionary algorithms, ant colony optimisation, particle swarm
optimisation, simulated annealing, and other heuristics inspired by natural
or physical processes. It provides a forum to discuss novel and ongoing
work, new trends and ideas, and aims at stimulating interactions within the
research field and between related disciplines. The ninth workshop of the
series will take place in Sheffield, UK on the 11th and 12th of September,
2015; details about the venue as well as all other information pertaining
to the workshop can be found on the workshop homepage

We invite researchers working on theoretical aspects of randomized search
heuristics 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 to the workshop is free. However, we ask participants to
register by the registration deadline. Please let us know if you have any
dietary requirements so that we can take this into account in the
organization. As an optional social event, we will organise a hike in the
Peak District national park (http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/) in the
afternoon of Thursday 10th September for participants arriving early.

Pietro S. Oliveto
Vice Chancellor's Fellow,
EPSRC Early Career Fellow,
Department of Computer Science,
The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

*Fully funded PhD studentships available now* in time complexity analysis
of bio-inspired computation. Enquiries by excellent candidates can be sent
to me by email. Applications will be accepted until the posts are filled.
Further details are here
Applicants should apply using the online application form here

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