Sunday, February 19, 2023

[DMANET] CFP: EC+DM@GECCO 2023 - Workshop on Evolutionary Computation and Decision Making




Workshop on Evolutionary Computation and Decision Making (EC+DM) at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), July 15-19, 2023, Lisbon, Portugal. Please note that the conference will be held as a hybrid conference.

Workshop webpage:


About the workshop

Solving real-world optimisation problems typically involve an expert or decision-maker. Decision making tools have been found to be useful in several such applications e.g., health care, education, environment, transportation, business, and production. In recent years, there has also been growing interest in merging Evolutionary Computation (EC) and decision-making techniques for several applications. This has raised amongst others the need to account for explainability, fairness, ethics and privacy aspects in optimisation and decision-making. This workshop will showcase research that is both at the interface of EC and decision making.

The workshop on Evolutionary Computation and Decision Making (EC + DM) to be held in GECCO 2023 aims to promote research on theory and applications in the field. Topics of interest include:

* Interactive multiobjective optimisation or decision-maker in the loop
* Visualisation to support DM in EC
* Aggregation/trade-off operators & algorithms to integrate decision maker preferences
* Fuzzy logic-based DM techniques
* Bayesian and other DM techniques
* Interactive multiobjective optimisation for (computationally) expensive problems
* Using surrogates (or metamodels) in DM
* Hybridisation of EC and DM
* Scalability in EC and DM
* DM and machine learning
* DM in a big data context
* DM in real-world applications
* Use of psychological tools to aid the decision-maker
* Fairness, ethics and societal considerations in EC and DM
* Explainability in EC and DM
* Accounting for trust and security in EC and DM


We invite papers up to 8 pages relevant to the workshop and position papers of up to 2 pages showing preliminary results. We also welcome posters, demonstrations or presentations on ground-breaking theoretical and application results in the field. For paper submission instructions and templates, please see: Paper submission instructions<>

Keynote talk:

Presenter: Professor Xiaodong Li<>
(School of Computing Technologies, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia)

Title: Decision Making in Evolutionary Optimization and Beyond

Important (STRICT) deadline dates:

* Submission opening: February 13, 2023

* Submission deadline: April 14, 2023

* Review deadline: April 28, 2023

* Workshop organizers' acceptance/rejection suggestions due: May 1, 2023

* Notification to authors: May 3, 2023

* Camera-ready papers: May 10, 2023

* Author's mandatory registration: May 10, 2023

We follow the double-blind review process. Please make your submission is anonymous.


Please feel free to contact any of the special session organizers, Tinkle Chugh, Richard Allmendinger, Jussi Hakanen, Julia Handl:

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