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3rd European event on Bio-inspired algorithms for continuous parameter optimisation
"The main application areas of EC techniques [in industry] are multi-objective optimization, classification, data mining and numerical optimization". [1]

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.

[1] GS Hornby & T Yu, "EC Practitioners: Results of the First Survey", SIGEVOlution, Newsletter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, Vol. 2(1), Spring 2007 www.sigevolution.org
Areas of Interests and Contributions

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
Publication Details

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.

Programme Chairs
Anna I Esparcia-Alcázar
Instituto Tecnológico de Informática
Spain
anna(at)iti.upv.es
Anikó Ekárt
Aston University
United Kingdom
ekarta(at)aston.ac.uk
Programme Committee
Alfaro, Eva (Instituto Tecnológico de Informática, Spain)
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)

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IMPORTANT DATES

Submision Deadline

30th November 2009

Notification to Authors

6th January 2010

Camera-Ready Deadline

15th January 2010

Early Registration

6th January - 1st March 2010

Bursary Applications Deadline

22nd February 2010

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7th - 9th April 2010




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