Many engineering problems of both theoretical and practical interest involve choosing the best configuration of a set of parameters to achieve a specified objective. Numerical optimisation refers to the case when these parameters take continuous real values, as opposed to combinatorial optimisation, which deals with discrete values. Examples include designing production processes for maximum efficiency, optimal parameter adjustment for controllers and many others. EvoNUM focuses on such problems.
We seek high quality papers involving the application of bio-inspired algorithms (genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution strategies, differential evolution, particle swarm optimization, evolutionary programming, simulated annealing... and their hybrids) to continuous optimisation problems in engineering. We also welcome cross-fertilisation between Nature-inspired algorithms and more classical numerical optimisation algorithms.
EvoNUM deals with engineering applications where continuous parameters or functions have to be optimised, in fields such as control, chemistry, agriculture, electricity, building and construction, energy, aerospace engineering, design optimisation, etc.
EvoNUM aims to cover areas that include but are not limited to:
- Local learning of parameters
- Mechanisms to incorporate constraints
- Theoretical developments
- Performance measures and performance analysis
- Benchmark problems
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.
Auger, Anne (INRIA, France)
Banzhaf, Wolfgang (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
Blasco, Xavier (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
Beyer, Hans-Georg (Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria)
Chen, Ying-ping (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Cotta, Carlos (Universidad de Malaga, Spain)
Ebner, Marc (Universität Würzburg, Germany)
Eiben, Gusz (Vrije, Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Etaner-Uyar, Şima (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
Fernández, Francisco (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain)
Hansen, Nikolaus (INRIA, France)
Hidalgo, José Ignacio (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Joo, Andras (Aston University, United Kingdom)
Langdon, Bill (King's College London, UK)
Merelo, JJ (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
Naujoks, Boris (Log!n GmbH, Germany)
Neri, Ferrante (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Ochoa, Gabriela (University of Nottingham, UK)
Posik, Petr (Czech Technical University, Czech Republic)
Preuss, Mike (University of Dortmund, Germany)
Rudolph, Günter (University of Dortmund, Germany)
Schoenauer, Marc (INRIA, France)
Schwefel, Hans-Paul (University of Dortmund, Germany)
Suganthan, P.N. (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Tang, Ke (University of Science and Technology of China, China)
Teytaud, Olivier (INRIA, France)
Whitley, Darrell (Colorado State University, USA)