EvoPhD will not run in 2009


4th European Graduate Student Workshop on Evolutionary Computation

This is the forth European workshop on evolutionary computation that focuses on work of PhD students. Its main aim is to give students feedback on the current state of their thesis. This workshop provides a chance to students to present their work to a friendly audience of other students as well as experts in the field. It also provides students with contacts and professional networking opportunities, which helps them to integrate into the community.

For you as a student, the aim of a submission is to get feedback on the current state of your thesis. Submissions will be evaluated by members of a high-quality committee that consists of long running members of the community with the goal to provide in-depth feedback. You are required to submit a paper that summarizes the research performed and planned as part of your dissertation.

The number of participants is limited. Accepted papers will be published in a CD with ISSN 1974-4145, that will be disseminated among the participants of the event.

The workshop is one of the workshops of Evo*2009, which combined form Europe's premier co-located events in the field of evolutionary computing. The next event takes place in Tuebingen, Germany. Featuring the latest in theoretical and applied research, the topics include recent genetic programming challenges, evolutionary and other
meta-heuristic approaches for combinatorial optimization, evolutionary algorithms in the biosciences, in music and art domains, in image analysis and signal processing systems, in hardware optimisation and as applied to a range of industrial, environmental and financial optimisation problems.

Topics include, but are not limited to,

  • Any topic that fits in the scope of the conferences and workshops
  • Bio-inspired computing, such as evolutionary computing, ant colony optimization, swarm intelligence, and neural networks
  • Local optimisation methods (tabu search, simulated annealing)
  • All flavours of evolutionary computation (genetic programming, evolution strategies, genetic algorithms, memetic algorithms, etc.)
  • Combinatorial optimisation with bio-inspired computing
  • Application of evolutionary computation to real-life problems
  • Hybrid architectures that include bio-inspired components
  • Theory on a relevant area of bio-inspired computing

Submission Details

  • Extented deadline for submission is 31 January 2009.
  • The page limit is 14 A4 pages in Springer LCNS format. Please read the formatting and content guidelines on the web page.
  • Submissions should be e-mailed in PDF or gzipped postscript to evophd@vanhemert.co.uk.

Program Chairs
Cecilia Di Chio, University of Strathclyde, UK - cecilia AT stams.strath.ac.uk
Mario Giacobini, University of Torino, Italy - mario.giacobini AT unito.it
Jano van Hemert, University of Edinburgh, UK - jano AT vanhemert.co.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