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ECTA is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


Considered a subfield of computational intelligence focused on combinatorial optimisation problems, evolutionary computation is associated with systems that use computational models of evolutionary processes as the key elements in design and implementation, i.e. computational techniques which are based to some degree on the evolution of biological life in the natural world. A number of evolutionary computational models have been proposed, including evolutionary algorithms, genetic algorithms, the evolution strategy, evolutionary programming and swarm intelligence. These techniques form the basis of several disciplines such as artificial life and evolutionary robotics.
This conference intends to be a major forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners interested in the study, analysis, design, modeling and implementation of evolvable systems, both theoretically and in a broad range of application fields. ECTA welcomes both theoretical research and practical applications.
The conference also aims to foster hybrid approaches within evolutionary computation and also involving fuzzy computation and neural computation.


  • Memetic Algorithms
  • Evolutionary Search and Meta-Heuristics
  • Representation Techniques
  • Co-Evolution and Collective Behavior
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization
  • Swarm/Collective Intelligence
  • Ant Colony Optimization
  • Evolutionary Learning Systems
  • Evolvable Computing
  • Evolvable/Adaptive Hardware and Systems
  • Applications: Games and Entertainment Technologies, Evolutionary Robotics, Evolutionary Art and Design, Industrial and Real World Applications, Computational Economics and Finance
  • Hyperheuristics
  • Bio-inspired Metaheuristics
  • Artificial Life
  • Genetic Programming
  • Hybrid Neuro/Genetic, Fuzzy/Genetic Systems


Abir HussainLiverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
A. EibenVU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Anna WilbikMaastricht University, Netherlands


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 24 - 26 October, 2022

Paper Submission: June 8, 2022 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 15, 2022
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 29, 2022

Paper Submission: July 14, 2022 (extended) (extended)
Authors Notification:
August 5, 2022
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 8, 2022

Workshop Proposal: May 27, 2022 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: July 29, 2022
Authors Notification: September 14, 2022
Camera Ready and Registration: September 22, 2022

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: May 27, 2022 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: September 14, 2022

Demo Proposal: September 14, 2022

Panel Proposal: September 14, 2022


ECTA Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Available soon.


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal
Kevin Warwick (honorary)University of Reading and Coventry University, United Kingdom
Janusz Kacprzyk (honorary)Systems Research Institute - Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland


Thomas BäckLeiden University, Netherlands
Bas van SteinLeiden University, Netherlands


Andranik Akopov, National Research University Higher School Of Economics, Russian Federation
Mohammed Al-Betar, Ajman University, United Arab Emirates
Sabri Arik, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Turkey
Saeid Kazemzadeh Azad, Atilim University, Turkey
Dalila B. M. M. Fontes, Faculdade de Economia and LIAAD-INESC TEC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Jerzy Balicki, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Adrian Bekasiewicz, Gdansk University Technology, Poland
Janos Botzheim, Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Informatics, Hungary
Alexander Brownlee, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Stefano Cagnoni, Università degli Studi Di Parma, Italy
Fabio Caraffini, Dr., United Kingdom
Fabio Caraffini, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Enrique Carmona, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Pedro Castillo, University of Granada, Spain
Paolo Cazzaniga, University of Bergamo, Italy
Francisco Chicano, University of Málaga, Spain
Vincent Cicirello, Stockton University, United States
J. Manuel Colmenar, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Andy Connor, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Vincenzo Conti, Kore University of Enna, Italy
Donato D'Ambrosio, University of Calabria, Italy
Marc Ebner, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
Andres Faina, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Wei Fang, Jiangnan University, China
Paola Festa, University of Napoli, Italy
Steffen Finck, Vorarlberg University Applied Sciences, Austria
Gianluigi Folino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
José Fonseca, UNINOVA, Portugal
Francesco Fontanella, Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Italy
Mario Garza-Fabre, Cinvestav, Mexico
Adrien Goeffon, University of Angers, France
David Greiner, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Abdurrahman Hacioglu, Istanbul Gelisim University, Turkey
Pauline Haddow, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Oussama Hamid, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Gareth Howells, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Dariusz Jakóbczak, Technical University of Koszalin, Poland
Cezary Janikow, University Missouri Saint Louis, United States
Nicolas Jozefowiez, University of Lorraine, France
Iwona Karcz-Duleba, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Ahmed Kheiri, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Chih-Chin Lai, National University Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
Nuno Leite, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal
Wen-Yang Lin, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Luca Manzoni, University of Trieste, Italy
Romeo Marian, University Of South Australia, Australia
Robert Marmelstein, East Stroudsburg University, United States
Philip Mckinley, Michigan State University, United States
Miguel Melgarejo, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia
Carmelo Militello, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Mustafa Misir, Istinye University, Turkey
Soumya D. Mohanty, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, United States
Pawel B. Myszkowski, Wroclaw University Science Technology, Poland
Nasimul Noman, University of Newcastle, Australia, Australia
Luis Nunes, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) and Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Portugal
Diarmuid O'Donoghue, Maynooth University, Ireland
Victor Parada, University Of Santiago Of Chile, Chile
David A. Pelta, University of Granada, Spain
Clara Pizzuti, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Marcus Randall, Bond University, Australia
Eduardo Rodriguez-Tello, Cinvestav, Mexico
Conor Ryan, University of Limerick, Ireland
Nasser R. Sabar, La Trobe University, Australia
Frédéric Saubion, University of Angers, France
Patrick Siarry, University Paris 12 (LiSSi), France
Moshe Sipper, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Andrzej Skowron, Institute of Mathematics UW, Poland
Stephen Swift, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Saeed Tavakoli, University Of Sistan And Baluchestan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Rafael Villanueva, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Yifei Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Hui Wang, Nanchang Institute of Technology, China
Jei-Zheng Wu, Soochow University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Takeshi Yamada, NTT, Japan
Amelia Zafra, University Córdoba, Spain

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