9th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation: practical and theoretical contributions are invited, related to evolutionary computation techniques and other meta-heuristics for solving combinatorial optimisation problems.

EvoCOP series, started in 2001 and held annually since then, was the first event specifically dedicated to the application of evolutionary computation and related methods to combinatorial optimization problems. Following the general trend of hybrid metaheuristics and diminishing boundaries between the different classes of metaheuristics, EvoCOP has broadened its scope and now explicitly invites submissions on any kind of metaheuristic for combinatorial optimization.

The past events gave researchers a good opportunity to present their latest research and to discuss current developments and applications, besides stimulating closer future interaction between members of this scientific community.

EvoCOP 2009 wants to bring researchers in the field of metaheuristics together once again. Each accepted papers will be presented orally at the conference and printed in the proceedings published by Springer Verlag in the LNCS series (see LNCS volumes 2037, 2279, 2611, 3004, 3448, 3906, 4446 and 4972 for the previous proceedings).

Topics include
  • Applications of metaheuristics to combinatorial optimization problems
  • Representation techniques
  • Neighborhoods and efficient algorithms for searching them
  • Variation operators for stochastic search methods
  • Constraint-handling techniques
  • Hybrid methods and hybridization techniques
  • Parallelization
  • Theoretical developments
  • Search space analyses
  • Comparisons between different (also exact) techniques

For the list of accepted papers click here.

Submission Details

  • Please use LNCS format

  • Submissions should be no more than 12 pages in english    

  • As we are adopting a double-blind peer review process, please ensure to anonymise your submission by removing all references to the authors.

  • Link to submit your camera-ready paper http://myreview.csregistry.org/evocop09/



Program Chairs
Carlos Cotta, Universidad de Málaga, Spain - ccotta (at) lcc.uma.es
Peter Cowling, University of Bradford, UK - P.I.Cowling(at)Bradford.ac.uk

EvoCOP Programme Committee
Adnan Acan, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Hernán Aguirre, Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan
Enrique Alba, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Mehmet Emin Aydin, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Ruibin Bai, University of Nottingham, UK
Thomas Bartz-Beielstein, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Christian Bierwirth, University of Bremen, Germany
Maria Blesa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Christian Blum, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Peter Brucker, University of Osnabrück, Germany
Rafael Caballero, University of Málaga, Spain
Pedro Castillo, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Konstantin Chakhlevitch, City University, UK
Carlos Coello Coello, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
Carlos Cotta, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Peter Cowling, University of Bradford, UK
Bart Craenen, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK
Keshav Dahal, University of Bradford, UK
Karl Doerner, Universität Wien, Austria
Marco Dorigo, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Jeroen Eggermont, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Anton V. Eremeev, Omsk Branch of Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Russia
Richard F. Hartl, University of Vienna, Austria
Antonio J. Fernández, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Francisco Fernández de Vega, University of Extremadura, Spain
Bernd Freisleben, University of Marburg, Germany
José Enrique Gallardo, University of Málaga, Spain
Jens Gottlieb, SAP, Germany
Walter Gutjahr, University of Vienna, Austria
Jin-Kao Hao, University of Angers, France
Geir Hasle, SINTEF Applied Mathematics, Norway
Juhos István, University of Szeged, Hungary
Mario Köppen, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham, UK
Joshua Knowles, University of Manchester, UK
Jozef Kratica, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Arne Lokketangen, Molde College, Norway
Rhyd Lewis, Cardiff University, UK
Andrea Lodi, University of Bologna, Italy
José Antonio Lozano, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Vittorio Maniezzo, University of Bologna, Italy
Dirk C. Mattfeld, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Barry McCollum, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Juan Julin Merelo, University of Granada, Spain
Daniel Merkle, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Peter Merz, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
Martin Middendorf, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Julian Molina, University of Málaga, Spain
Jose Marcos Moreno, University of La Laguna, Spain
Pablo Moscato, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Christine L. Mumford, Cardiff University, UK
Nysret Musliu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Gabriela Ochoa, University of Nottingham, UK
Francisco J. B. Pereira, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Jakob Puchinger, Arsenal Research, Vienna, Austria
Günther Raidl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Marcus Randall, Bond University, Queensland, Australia
Marc Reimann, Warwick Business School, UK
Andrea Roli, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy
Michael Sampels, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Marc Schoenauer, INRIA, France
Marc Sevaux, Université de Bretagne-Sud, France
Christine Solnon, University Lyon 1, France
Giovanni Squillero, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
El-ghazali Talbi, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France
Kay Chen Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jorge Tavares, MIT, USA
Jano van Hemert, University of Edinburgh, UK

Publicity Chair
Ivanoe De Falco, ICAR, National Research Council of Italy, Italy - ivanoe.defalco(at)na.icar.cnr.it

Evo* Local Chair
Marc Ebner, Universität Tübingen,Germany - marc.ebner(at)wsii.uni-tuebingen.de

Evo* Coordinator and Administrative Contact
Jennifer Willies, The Centre for Informatics Research, Napier University, Scotland, UK. - j.willies(at)napier.ac.uk