Friday, January 19, 2018

[DMANET] [Final CFP] 2018 IEEE CEC Special Session on Theoretical Foundations of Bio-inspired Computation


CEC 2018 Special Session on
Theoretical Foundations of Bio-inspired Computation

July 8-13, 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

*** Paper submission deadline: February 1, 2018 ***



Bio-inspired search heuristics often turn out to be highly successful
for optimization in practice. The theory of these randomised search
heuristics explains the success or the failure of these methods in
practical applications. Theoretical analyses lead to the understanding
of which problems are optimised (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 hand,
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 behavior of
bio-inspired heuristics
* Computational studies of a foundational nature

All problem domains will be considered including:

* combinatorial and continuous optimization
* single-objective and multi-objective optimization
* constraint handling
* dynamic and stochastic optimization
* co-evolution and evolutionary learning

Paper Submission

You should follow the instructions on the IEEE CEC 2018 submission
website at:

On the submission system you must select "SS32. 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: February 1, 2018

* Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2018

* Final paper submission: May 1, 2018

Special Session Organizers

Dogan Corus
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, UK

Andrei Lissovoi
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, UK

Pietro S. Oliveto
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, UK

Programme Committee (not final)

Maxim Buzdalov
Francisco Chicano
Maurice Clerc
Benjamin Doerr
Carola Doerr
Tomas Gavenciak
Jun He
Michael Hellwig
Jeffrey Horn
Per Kristian Lehre
Johannes Lengler
Samadhi Nallaperuma
Phan Trung Hai Nguyen
Jorge Heredia Perez
Chao Qian
Jonathan Rowe
Feng Shi
Dirk Sudholt
John Warwicker
Carsten Witt
Christine Zarges

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

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