Evo* 2010
Welcome to EvoStar 2010
The main European events on Evolutionary Computation
Nature Inspired Methods for Environmental Issues

EvoEnvironment 2, an event of the EvoApplications Conference is devoted to the use of nature inspired methods for environmental issues. The goal of this event is to bring researchers from a variety of different areas, computer scientists, engineers, biologists, chemists - all in concern about the environment - together for an exchange of ideas. We invite submissions on many diverse topics such as waste management, sewage treatment, control of greenhouse gas emissions, biodegradation of materials, efficient energy use or use of renewable energies to name but a few.

Nature inspired methods include all aspects of evolutionary computation such as genetic algorithms, evolution strategies, genetic programming, ant algorithms, or particle swarm systems. Researchers working with bio-inspired systems or bionic systems, i.e. systems developed by looking at how nature has solved a problem are also encouraged to submit their work.

Accepted papers will be published in a volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science together with papers from other events of the EvoStar conference.

The EvoStar conference 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.

Areas of Interests and Contributions

High quality papers are sought on topics related to environmental issues using nature inspired methods, ranging from theoretical work to innovative applications in the context of:

  • Waste management
  • Sewage treatment
  • Control of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduction of energy usage
  • Pollution prevention
  • Biodegradation of materials
  • Use of renewable energy technologies such as solar power, wind power, biomass, biofuels, geothermal energy
  • Soft energy technology
  • Efficient energy use
  • Low energy housing, zero energy buildings
  • Empirical studies comparing different methods
  • Species extinction
  • Intensive Farming
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
Marc Ebner
University of Tübingen
Neil Urquhart
Edinburgh Napier University
United Kingdom
Programme Committee
Cagnoni, Stefano (University of Parma, Italy)
Collet, Pierre (Université de Strasbourg, France)
Cullinane, Kevin (Napier University, UK)
Ebner, Marc (Universität Tübingen, Germany)
Foster, James A (University of Idaho, USA)
Jin, Nanlin (University of Leeds, UK)
Lewis, Rhyd (Cardiff Business School, UK)
Magette, William (University College Dublin, Ireland)
McKay, R I (Bob) (Seoul National University, Korea)
O'Neill, Michael (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Pizzuti, Stefano (Energy New Tech. and Environment Agency, Italy)
Rye, Tom (Napier University, UK)
Santulli, Carlo (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)
Schoenauer, Marc (INRIA, France)
Soule, Terence (University of Idaho, USA)
Summerscales, John (University of Plymouth, UK)
Urquhart, Neil (Edinburgh Napier University, UK)
Yu, Tina (Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland, Canada)
Zhang, Mengjie (Univ. of Wellington, New Zealand)




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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


7th - 9th April 2010

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