Complex systems are ubiquitous in physics, economics, sociology, biology, computer science, and many other scientific areas. Typically, a complex system is composed of smaller aggregated components, whose interaction and interconnectedness are non-trivial (e.g., interactions can be high-dimensional and non-linear, and/or the connectivity can exhibit non-trivial topological features such as power-law degree distribution, high clustering coefficient, etc.). This leads to emergent properties of the system, not anticipated by its isolated components. Furthermore, when the system behaviour is studied from a temporal perspective, self-organisation patterns typically arise.
EvoCOMPLEX 2010 covers all aspects of the interaction of evolutionary algorithms (and metaheuristics in general) with complex systems. It is a part of the EvoApplications Conference, held within EvoStar, the major annual European event on evolutionary computation. EvoStar is always a very enjoyable event offering good opportunities for networking, informal contact, exchange of ideas and discussions with fellow researchers in a friendly and relaxed setting.
High quality papers are sought on topics related to the confluence of evolutionary algorithms and complex systems, including (but not limited to) the use of evolutionary algorithms for the analysis or design of complex systems, such as for example:
- Complex networks, e.g., social networks, ecological networks, interaction networks, etc.
- Chaotic systems
- Self-organizing systems, such as e.g., multiagent systems, social systems, etc.
- Iterated function systems and cellular automata
- Complex information systems
Relevant topics also include the use of complex systems and tools thereof to model, analyse or improve the performance of evolutionary algorithms, such as for example:
- Complex population structures
- Self-organized criticality
- Emergent behaviour
Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings of Evo*, published in a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, which will be available at the Conference.
Accepted papers can be found here.
Submit your manuscript, at most 10 A4 pages long, in Springer LNCS format no later than November 4, 2009 using the online submission tool at http://myreview.csregistry.org/evoapplications10/.
Please refer to Springer LNCS web site for the paper formatting instructions.
Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere, and will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the program committee.
The review process is double-blind and therefore the paper must not contain any references that would identify the authors.
The authors of accepted papers will have to improve their paper on the basis of the reviewers' comments and will be asked to send a camera ready version of their manuscripts.
At least one author of each accepted paper has to register for the conference no later than the early registration deadline, and at least one author has to attend the conference and present the paper.
Carlos Cotta (Universidad de Málaga, Spain)
Jordi Delgado (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Carlos Gershenson (UNAM, Mexico)
Mario Giacobini (Università di Torino, Italy)
Anca Gog (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
Márk Jelasity (University of Szeged, Hungary)
Juan Luis Jiménez (University of Granada, Spain)
Jose Fernando Mendes (Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal)
Juan J. Merelo (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
Joshua L. Payne (University of Vermont, USA)
Mike Preuss (Universität Dortmund, Germany)
Katya Rodríguez-Vázquez (UNAM, Mexico)
Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain)
Luciano Sánchez (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain)
Robert Schaefer (AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland)
Marco Tomassini (Université de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Fernando Tricas (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
Sergi Valverde (Universitat Pompeu Frabra, Spain)
Leonardo Vanneschi (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)