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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, swarm intelligence and artificial life.
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.


  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Machine Learning
  • Cognitive Systems
  • Artificial Life
  • Representation Techniques
  • Software Engineering Issues; Metamodelling
  • Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization
  • Game Theory and Applications
  • Evolution Strategies
  • Evolutionary Robotics and Intelligent Agents
  • Society and Cultural Aspects of Evolution
  • Concurrent Co-Operation
  • Co-Evolution and Collective Behavior
  • Biocomputing and Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Bio-Inspired Hardware and Networks
  • Swarm/Collective Intelligence
  • Evolutionary Art and Design
  • Hybrid Systems
  • Memetic Algorithms


Kevin WarwickSchool of Systems Engineering, University of Reading and Coventry University, United Kingdom
Leslie SmithDepartment of Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Juan J. MereloUniversidad de Granada, Spain
Eyke HüllermeierPhilipps University of Marburg, Germany
Belur V. DasarathyIndependent Researcher, United States
Alexandre Castro-CaldasIndependent Researcher, Portugal


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.

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.

Authors can submit their work in the form of 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. 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 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).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that  revised and extended versions of these papers will be  published by Springer-Verlag in a SCI Series book  .
A special issue of the Elsevier Journal of Information Fusion on "Information Fusion in Multi-dimensional Knowledge Discovery and Computational Intelligence" has been planned. For more details, please download the CFP for the special issue here.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Springer's LNCS TCCI Journal.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


ECTA Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal
Janusz KacprzykSystems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland


Agostinho RosaISR - Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica, Portugal


Dalila B. M. M. Fontes, Management Group, Faculdade de Economia and LIAAD-INESC TEC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
B. V. Babu, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India
Thomas Baeck, Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), Leiden University, Netherlands
Pedro Ballester, European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
Michal Bidlo, Department of Computer Systems, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic
Tim Blackwell, Computing, University of London, United Kingdom
Maria J. Blesa, Computer Science, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, Andorra
Christian Blum, IKERBASQUE and University of the Basque Country, Spain
Indranil Bose, Independent Researcher, India
William R. Buckley, Evolutionary Systems, California Evolution Institute, United States
David Cairns, Dept. Of Computing Science And Mathematics, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Pei-Chann Chang, Information Management, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Sung-Bae Cho, Computer Science, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Antonio D. Cioppa, Department of Information Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics, University of Salerno, Italy
David Cornforth, University of Newcastle, Australia
Lino Costa, Production and Systems Engineering, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Luiza de Macedo Mourelle, Systems Engineering and Computation, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Peter Duerr, Independent Researcher, Japan
Marc Ebner, Institut für Mathematik und Informatik, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
El-Sayed El-Alfy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, P.O.Box 371, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Andries Engelbrecht, Department of Computer Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Fabio Fassetti, DIMES, University of Calabria, Italy
Carlos M. Fernandes, ISR, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Antonio J. Fernández Leiva, Dpto. Lenguajes y Ciencias de la Computacion, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Stefka Fidanova, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Bogdan Filipic, Independent Researcher, Slovenia
Girolamo Fornarelli, Departement of Electrical and Electronical Engineering, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Marcus Gallagher, Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia
Aaron Garret, Jacksonville State University, United States
Steven Guan, Computer Science & Software Engineering, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Jennifer Hallinan, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Lutz Hamel, Computer Science And Statistics, University of Rhode Island, United States
Wei-Chiang Hong, Department of Information Management, Asia Eastern University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Seiya Imoto, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
Christian Jacob, Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada
Liu Jing, Institute of Intelligent Information Processing, Xidian University, China
Colin Johnson, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Mark Johnston, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, United States
Iwona Karcz-Duleba, Department of Control Systems and Mechatronics, Faculty of Electronics, Wroclaw University of Science Technology, Poland
Ahmed Kattan, Independent Researcher, Saudi Arabia
Andy Keane, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Ed Keedwell, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Ziad Kobti, School of Computer Science, University of Windsor, Canada
Mario Köppen, Graduate School of Creative Informatics, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Ondrej Krejcar, Center for Basic and Applied Research // Faculty of informatics and management, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Jiri Kubalik, Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics, CTU in Prague, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Dario Landa-Silva, Computer Science, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Piotr Lipinski, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Wenjian Luo, School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China
Penousal Machado, Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Rainer Malaka, Bremen University, Germany
Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Computer Science, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Euan W. McGookin, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jörn Mehnen, Manufacturing and Materials, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Juan J. Merelo, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Marjan Mernik, Faculty of Electrical Engineerng and Computer Science, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Konstantinos Michail, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Sanaz Mostaghim, Computer Science, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Pawel B. Myszkowski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Tomoharu Nakashima, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Kei Ohnishi, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Schütze Oliver, Dep. de Computacion, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Gary B. Parker, Computer Science, Connecticut College, United States
Aurora Pozo, Computer Sciences, Federal University of Parana, Brazil
Joaquim Reis, DCTI - Departamento de Ciências e Tecnologias da Informação, ISCTE, Portugal
José Risco-Martín, Arquitectura de Computadores y Automática, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Mateen Rizki, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Wright State University, United States
Katya Rodriguez, Ingenieria en Sistemas Computacionales y Automatizacion (Computational and Automation Systems Engineering),, Mexico
Suman Roychoudhury, Tata Research Development and Design Center, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Filipe A. Santos, Independent Researcher, Portugal
Miguel A. Sanz-Bobi, Telematics and Computer Science Department, Comillas Pontifical University, Spain
Emmanuel Sapin, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Robert Schaefer, Department of Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Adam Slowik, Electronics and Computer Science, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Emilia Tantar, , Luxembourg
Jonathan Thompson, Mathematics, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Krzysztof Trojanowski, Wydział Matematyczno-Przyrodniczy. Szkoła Nauk Ścisłych, Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego, Poland
Elio Tuci, Dept. Computer Science, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Massimiliano Vasile, Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Neal Wagner, Analysis and Decision Systems, Systems Technology and Research, United States
Peter Whigham, Information Science, University of Otago, New Zealand
Gary Yen, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University, United States