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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


Hani HagrasUniversity of Essex, United Kingdom
Anastasios TefasAristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Sanaz MostaghimOtto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Nikolaus HansenInria & Ecole Polytechnique & Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France


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: 13 - 15 November, 2023

Paper Submission: June 22, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 31, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 8, 2023 (expired)

Paper Submission: July 24, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 14, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 28, 2023 (expired)

Paper Submission: September 7, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 26, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
October 4, 2023

Workshop Proposal: June 26, 2023 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: September 15, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 29, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: October 9, 2023

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 26, 2023 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: October 4, 2023

Demo Proposal: October 4, 2023

Panel Proposal: October 4, 2023


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


Our event will take place at the Mercure Roma West Hotel Hotel, strategically located in the city of Rome due to the proximity with the city center and the International Airport Fiumicino.


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal


Niki van SteinLeiden University, Netherlands


Adnan Acan, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus
Mohammed Al-Betar, Ajman University, United Arab Emirates
Jarosław Arabas, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Claus Aranha, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Sabri Arik, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Turkey
Houshyar Asadi, Deakin University, Australia
Dalila B. M. M. Fontes, Faculdade de Economia and LIAAD-INESC TEC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
B. V. Babu, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India
Adrian Bekasiewicz, Gdansk University Technology, Poland
Ying Bi, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Zafer Bingul, Kocaeli University, Turkey
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, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Roberto Carballedo, University of Deusto, Spain
Enrique J. Carmona, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Pedro Angel Castillo Valdivieso, University of Granada, Spain
Paolo Cazzaniga, University of Bergamo, Italy
Francisco Chicano, University of Málaga, Spain
Vincent A. Cicirello, Stockton University, United States
Antonio D. Cioppa, University of Salerno, Italy
Manuel Clergue, Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique, d'Electronique et Applications, France
Vincenzo Conti, Kore University of Enna, Italy
David Corne, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Marisol B. Correia, Universidade do Algarve & CiTUR, Portugal
Maria Cristina Riff, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
Laura Cruz-Reyes, Technological Institute of Ciudad Madero, Mexico
Donato D'Ambrosio, University of Calabria, Italy
Pranab K Dan, Indian Institute of Information Technology, India
Paul J. Darwen, James Cook University Brisbane, Australia
Amer Draa, , Algeria
Fabian Duddeck, Technical University of Munich, Germany
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
Carmen Galé, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Francisco J. Gallego-Durán, University of Alicante, Spain
Subhas Ganguly, National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India
Shangce Gao, University of Toyama, Japan
Mario Garza-Fabre, Cinvestav, Mexico
Alessio Gaspar, University of South Florida, United States
Zong Woo Geem, Gachon University, Korea, Republic of
Diptesh Ghosh, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India
Adrien Goeffon, University of Angers, France
David Greiner, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain
Aldy Gunawan, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Pauline C. Haddow, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Prabhat Hajela, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
Abdel-Rahman Hedar, Assiut University, Egypt
Gareth Howells, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Bin Hu, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Junichi Iijima, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Fariborz Jolai, University of Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Nicolas Jozefowiez, University of Lorraine, France
Marjan Kaedi, University of Isfahan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Roman Kalkreuth, Leiden University, Netherlands
Iwona Karcz-Duleba, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Saeid Kazemzadeh Azad, Atilim University, Turkey
Ahmed Kheiri, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Anna V. Kononova, Leiden University, Netherlands
Philippe Lacomme, Université Clermont-Ferrand 2 Blaise Pascal, France
Chih-Chin Lai, National University Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
Fernando Lezama, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Wen-Yang Lin, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
Mohammad Javad Mahmoodabadi, Sirjan University of Technology, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Luca Manzoni, University of Trieste, Italy
Romeo Marian, University of South Australia, Australia
John McCall, Smart Data Technologies Centre, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
Philip K. McKinley, Michigan State University, United States
Miguel A. 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
Pietro S. Oliveto, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Samir Omanovic, University of Sarajevo - Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Pauline Ong, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Ender Özcan, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Jeng-Shyang Pan, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan, Republic of China
Pietro Pantano, University of Calabria, Italy
Victor Parada, University Of Santiago Of Chile, Chile
David A. Pelta, University of Granada, Spain
Tania Pencheva, Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgaria
Clara Pizzuti, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Hendrik Richter, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Eduardo Rodriguez-Tello, Cinvestav, Mexico
Conor Ryan, University of Limerick, Ireland
Ali Sadollah, University of Science and Culture, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Valentino Santucci, University for Foreigners of Perugia, Italy
Emmanuel Sapin, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Jonathan Shapiro, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Patrick Siarry, University Paris 12 (LiSSi), France
Pradeep Singh, National Institute of Technology, India
Andrzej Skowron, Institute of Mathematics UW, Poland
Anderson da Silva Soares, Federal University of Goias, Brazil
Pedro Sousa, University of Minho, Portugal
Catalin Stoean, University of Craiova, Romania
Ruxandra Stoean, University of Craiova, Romania
Stephen Swift, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Reza Tavakkoli-Moghaddam, University of Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Sergei Utyuzhnikov, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Diederick Vermetten, Leiden University, Netherlands
Rafael Villanueva, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Hui Wang, Nanchang Institute of Technology, China
Tien-Tsin Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Takeshi Yamada, Kindai University, Japan
Jinghui Zhong, South China University of Technology, China