1st European Workshop on Nature Inspired Methods for Environmental Issues

The workshop EvoEnvironment is devoted to the use of nature inspired methods for environmental issues. The goal of this workshop 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.

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.

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

For the list of accepted papers click here.

Submission Details

  • Please use LNCS format    

  • Submissions should be no more than 10 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.


Program Chair
Marc Ebner, Universität Tübingen,Germany - ebner(at)wsii.uni-tuebingen.de
Neil Urquhart, Napier University, UK - N.Urquhart(at)napier.ac.uk

EvoENVIRONMENT Programme Committee
Banzhaf, Wolfgang. Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Benz, Roland. Universität Würzburg, Germany
Brunner, Paul. H. Technische Universität Wien, Österreich
Cagnoni, Stefano. University of Parma, Italy
Calmano, Wolfgang. Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Collet, Pierre. Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg, France
Craenen, Bart. Napier University, UK
Cullinane, Kevin. Napier University, UK
Sharon. Heriot-Watt University, UK
Dittrich, Peter. Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
Ebner, Marc. Universität Würzburg, Germany
Ekart, Aniko. Aston University, UK
Elkamel, Ali. University of Waterloo, Canada
Esparcia-Alcàzar, Anna I. Instituto Tecnologico de Informatica, Spain
Evans, Stephen. Cranfield University, UK
Foster, James A. University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA
Ishii, Satoshi. The University of Tokyo, Japan
Jacob, Christian. University of Calgary, Canada
Lewis,Rhyd. Cardiff Business School, UK
Li, Rongxin, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Magette, William. University College Dublin, Ireland
McKay, R I (Bob). Seoul National University, Korea
Miller, Julian F. University of York, UK
O'Neill, Michael. University College Dublin, Ireland
Perez-Suarez, Sharon. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USA
Ryan, Conor. University of Limerick, Ireland
Rye, Tom. Napier University, UK
Santulli, Carlo. University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Schoenauer, Marc. INRIA, France
Soule, Terence. University of Idaho, USA
Urquhart, Neil, Napier University, UK
van Hemert, Jano. University of Edinburgh, UK
Yu, Tina. Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Zhang, Mengjie. University of Wellington, New Zealand

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