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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/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
  • Genetic Programming
  • Hybrid Neuro/Genetic, Fuzzy/Genetic Systems
  • Evolutionary Algorithm Configuration (EA for AutoML)
  • Behavior Analysis of Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Theory of Evolutionary Algorithms


João GamaUniversity of Porto, Portugal
Tome EftimovComputer System Department - E7, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Gabriela OchoaUniversity of Stirling, United Kingdom


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: 20 - 22 November, 2024

Paper Submission: June 24, 2024 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 31, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 13, 2024

Paper Submission: July 24, 2024 (extended)
Authors Notification:
September 12, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 25, 2024

Workshop Proposal: June 26, 2024 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 26, 2024 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: October 9, 2024

Demo Proposal: October 9, 2024

Panel Proposal: October 9, 2024


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


The conference will take place at the Vila Galé Porto hotel which is located in the beautiful and historical city of Porto in Portugal. Porto is considered to be one of the most beautiful historical towns in Portugal, with its remarkable architectural heritage shaped by history.


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal


Niki van SteinNatural Computing, Leiden University, Netherlands


Amol C. Adamuthe, Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, India
Matthew A. Addicoat, School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Michael Affenzeller, Independent Researcher, Austria
Mohammed Al-Betar, Information Technology, Ajman University, United Arab Emirates
Haneen Algethami, Computer science, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
Jaroslaw Arabas, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Claus Aranha, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Sabri Arik, Computer Engineering, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Turkey
Mohd Ashraf Ahmad, Faculty of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
Atef A. Ata, Alexandria University, Egypt
Ameni Azzouz, Tunis Business School, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Dalila B. M. M. Fontes, Management Group, Faculdade de Economia and LIAAD-INESC TEC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Ruibin Bai, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China
Javier A. Ballesteros-Ricaurte, Escuela de Ingeniería de Sistemas y Computación, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Colombia
Dennis Barrios-Aranibar, Computer Science, Universidad Católica San Pablo, Peru
Bernhard Bauer, Institute of Computer Science, University of Augsburg, Germany
Elena Bautu, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Ovidius University Constanta, Romania
José A. Becerra Permuy, CITIC, University of A Coruna, Spain
Adrian Bekasiewicz, Gdansk University Technology, Poland
Ammar Belatreche, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Peter Bentley, Computer Science, UCL, United Kingdom
Ying Bi, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Zafer Bingul, Mechatronics Eng., Kocaeli University, Turkey
Janos Botzheim, Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Informatics, Hungary
Christina Brester, Capalo AI, Finland
Alexander Brownlee, Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Stefano Cagnoni, Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma, Italy
Fabio Caraffini, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Roberto Carballedo, Computing, Electronics and Communication Technologies, University of Deusto, Spain
Enrique J. Carmona, Artificial Intelligence, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Pedro Angel Castillo Valdivieso, University of Granada, Spain
Paolo Cazzaniga, University of Bergamo, Italy
Darek Ceglarek, WMG, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Carlos Cernuda, Data Analysis and Cybersecurity Group / Artificial Intelligence Area, Mondragon University, Spain
Santanu Chaudhury, IIT Delhi, India
Francisco Chicano, University of Málaga, Spain
Vincent A. Cicirello, Computer Science, Stockton University, United States
Antonio D. Cioppa, Department of Information Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics, University of Salerno, Italy
Eddie Clemente, Tecnológico Nacional de México / I.T. Ensenada, Mexico
Valentina Colla, TeCIP Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Vincenzo Conti, Faculty of Enigineering and Architecture, Kore University of Enna, Italy
Marisol B. Correia, Universidade do Algarve & CiTUR, Portugal
Laura Cruz-Reyes, Technological Institute of Ciudad Madero, Mexico
Erik Cuevas, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico
Enrico De Santis, Dept. of Information Engineering, Electronics, and Telecommunications, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Kusum Deep, Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee India, India
Youcef Djenouri, Computer Science, NORCE, Norway
Wellington P. dos Santos, Departamento de Engenharia Biomedica, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Amer Draa, Independent Researcher, Algeria
Marc Ebner, Institut für Mathematik und Informatik, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
Anton Eremeev, Omsk Department, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics SB RAS, Russian Federation
Andres Faina, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Wei Fang, Jiangnan University, China
Márcia A. Fernandes, Computing Department, Federal University of Uberlandia - UFU, Brazil
Paola Festa, Compl. MSA - Via Cintia, University of Napoli, Italy
Steffen Finck, Research Center Business Informatics, Vorarlberg University Applied Sciences, Austria
Gianluigi Folino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
José Fonseca, UNINOVA, Portugal
Carmen Galé, Métodos Estadísticos, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Francisco J. Gallego-Durán, University of Alicante, Spain
Shangce Gao, Faculty of Engineering, University of Toyama, Japan
Alessio Gaspar, Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida, United States
Zong Woo Geem, Department of Smart City, Gachon University, Korea, Republic of
Diptesh Ghosh, Operations & Decision Sciences, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India
Adrien Goeffon, University of Angers, France
David Greiner, Institute of Intelligent Systems and Numerical Applications in Engineering (SIANI), Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain
Carlos Grilo, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Francesco Grimaccia, Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Olivier Grunder, University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard, France
Aldy Gunawan, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Prabhat Hajela, Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
Gareth Howells, Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Giovanni Iacca, University of Trento, Italy
Turker Ince, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Izmir University Economics, Turkey
Colin Johnson, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Fariborz Jolai, Deaprtment of Industrial Engineering,Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Marjan Kaedi, Computer Engineering, University of Isfahan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Zehra Kamisli Öztürk, Engineering Faculty, Industrial Engineering Department, Eskisehir Technical University, Turkey
Iwona Karcz-Duleba, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Saeid Kazemzadeh Azad, Atilim University, Turkey
Ruba Abu Khurma, Ahliyya Amman University, Jordan
Christina Klüver, Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Andreas Konstantinidis, Mobile Devices Lab, Department of Computer Science, Frederick University, Cyprus
Jozef Korbicz, Institut of Control And Computation Engineering, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
Philippe Lacomme, Université Clermont-Ferrand 2 Blaise Pascal, France
Marcelo Ladeira, Computer Science Department, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Chih-Chin Lai, National University Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
Raúl Lara-Cabrera, ETSI Sistemas Informáticos, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Fernando Lezama, GECAD-Polytechnic of Porto, GECAD-Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Wen-Yang Lin, Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
Shibendu Mahata, Electrical Engineering, Dr. B. C. Roy Engineering College, India
Timo J. Mantere, School of Technology and Innovations, University Vaasa, Finland
Jônatas Manzolli, Independent Researcher, Brazil
Luca Manzoni, University of Trieste, Italy
Viviana C. Mariani, Mechanical Engineering, Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil
Eliane Martins, State University Of Campinas, Brazil
Esmaeil Mehdizadeh, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Miguel A. Melgarejo, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia
Fernando Melício, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal
Silja Meyer-Nieberg, Computer Science, Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Germany
Carmelo Militello, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Mustafa Misir, Computer Engineering, Istinye University, Turkey
Mohsen E. Moghaddam, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Soumya D. Mohanty, Physics and Astronomy, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, United States
Pawel B. Myszkowski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Nader Nariman-Zadeh, University of Guilan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Hossein Nezamabadi-pour, , Iran, Islamic Republic of
Nasimul Noman, School of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Newcastle, Australia
Schütze Oliver, Dep. de Computacion, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Pietro S. Oliveto, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
Pauline Ong, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Muhammad Murtadha Othman, School of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, College of Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Malaysia
Ender Özcan, Computer Science, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Ben Paechter, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Tandra Pal, CSE, National Institute of Technology, India
Jeng-Shyang Pan, Electronic Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan, Republic of China
Gregor Papa, Computer Systems Department, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Mario Pavone, v.le A. Doria 6, University of Catania, Italy
David A. Pelta, Computer Science and AI, University of Granada, Spain
Tania Pencheva, QSAR and Molecular Modelling, Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgaria
Hu Peng, Jiujiang University, China
M Janga Reddy, Independent Researcher, India
Hendrik Richter, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Enrico Rigoni, ESTECO SpA, Italy
Eduardo Rodriguez-Tello, Unidad Tamaulipas, Cinvestav, Mexico
Olympia Roeva, Bioinformatics and Mathematical Modelling, Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Nizar Rokbani, ISSAT Sousse, Dept of Electronics, University of Sousse, Tunisia
Alvaro Rubio-Largo, University of Extremadura, Spain
Conor Ryan, Computer Science And Information Systems, University of Limerick, Ireland
Ali Sadollah, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Culture, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Indrajit Saha, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research,FC Block, Sector 3, Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700106, India., National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research, India
Sudip Sahana, Birla Institute of Technology, India
Rajkumar Saini, Independent Researcher, Sweden
Danilo Sipoli Sanches, Computer Science Departament, Federal University of Technology of Paraná, Brazil
Javier J. Sanchez-Medina, Independent Researcher, Spain
Marcello Sanguineti, DIBRIS, University of Genoa, Italy
Valentino Santucci, University for Foreigners of Perugia, Italy
Emmanuel Sapin, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Gunasundari Selvaraj, Velammal Engineering College, India
Sevil Sen, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Soroosh Sharifi, School of Engineering, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Ankit Sharma, Nirma University, India
Patrick Siarry, University Paris 12 (LiSSi), France
Pradeep Singh, National Institute of Technology, India
Andrzej Skowron, Institute of Mathematics UW, Poland
Vaclav Snasel, Computer Science, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Pedro Sousa, Department of Informatics / Centro Algoritmi, University of Minho, Portugal
João M. Sousa, IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Catalin Stoean, Computer Science, University of Craiova, Romania
Stephen Swift, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Reza Tavakkoli-Moghaddam, School of Industrial Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Gianluca Tempesti, Electronics, The University of York, United Kingdom
Takao Terano, Chiba University of Commerce, Japan
Jamal Toutouh, Unknown, United States
Leonardo Trujillo, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Instituto Tecnolgico de Tijuana, Mexico
Yván Túpac, Computer Science Department, Universidad Católica San Pablo, Peru
Sergei Utyuzhnikov, of Fluids and Environment, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Leonilde R. Varela, University of Minho, University of Minho, Portugal
Sean Peter Walton, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Yong Wang, School of Automation, Central South University, China
Miri Weiss Cohen, Software Engineering, Braude College of Engineering, Israel
Ian D. Wilson, FCES, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Stephan Winkler, Independent Researcher, Austria
Takeshi Yamada, Department of Informatics, Kindai University, Japan
Chao-Tung Yang, Department of Computer Science, Tunghai University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Zeratul Izzah Mohd Yusoh, Faculty of ICT, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Zhi-Hui Zhan, South China University of Technology, China
Guofu Zhang, School of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, China