3rd European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Finance and Economics

As evolutionary computing (EC) becomes a mature area of computer science, researchers and practitioners in other domains including engineering, medicine and finance are adopting evolutionary and related natural computing methodologies in order to solve problems in their own applications area. Although there has always been interaction between the domains of EC and finance/economics, it is noticeable that there has been an increasing volume of research at this interface in recent years. Consequently, there is a need to create a dedicated forum to allow researchers in each domain to interact with each other. EvoFIN 2009 is the third European event specifically dedicated to the applications of EC (and related natural computing methodologies) to finance and economics.

Interesting synergies exist between the methodological issues faced by researchers in computational finance and economics, and those faced by researchers in other Evo* workshops. Applications such as optimisation, model induction, clustering and classification span multiple domains and therefore novel EC methodologies, or novel applications of these, are of common interest to attendees at multiple workshops. Financial environments are typically hard, being dynamic, noisy and co-evolutionary. These environments serve as an excellent test bed for novel evolutionary methodologies. It is anticipated that this workshop will assist in a useful two-way flow of ideas between the finance/economics community and the EC community.

Topics of Interest

EvoFIN 2009 focuses primarily on the use of EC and related natural computing techniques in computational finance and economics. High quality paper submissions which demonstrate novelty in terms of methodology, application or both, are strongly encouraged. Applications of interest include (but are not limited to) algorithmic trading, forecasting financial time series, portfolio selection and management, pricing complex financial products, developing risk management systems, and financial engineering. Other applications of interest include artificial stock markets and agent-based models of related social processes. Methodologies of interest include EC methodologies such as genetic programming, genetic algorithms and evolutionary strategies, as well as other natural computing methodologies such as particle swarm, foraging algorithms, artificial immune systems, hybrid systems, and multi-agent systems.

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 Chairs
Anthony Brabazon - anthony.brabazon AT ucd.ie
Michael O’Neill - m.oneill AT ucd.ie

EvoFIN Programme Committee
Eva Alfaro-Cid, Instituto Tecnológico de Informática Valencia, Spain
Anthony Brabazon, University College Dublin, Ireland
Ian Dempsey, Pipeline Trading, USA
Rafal Drezewski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Kai Fan, University College Dublin, Ireland
Philip Hamill, University of Ulster, Ireland
Ronald Hochreiter, University of Vienna, Austria
Youwei Li, Queen's University Belfast, Ireland
Dietmar Maringer, University of Basel, Switzerland
Michael O'Neill, University College Dublin, Ireland
Conal O'Sullivan, University College Dublin, Ireland
Robert Schafer, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Chris Stephens, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Andrea Tettamanzi, Universita Degli Studi di Milano, Italy

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