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Considered a subfield of computational intelligence focused on combinatorial optimization 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 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.

Conference Topics

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

IJCCI Keynote Speakers

Qiangfu Zhao, University of Aizu, Japan
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta / Polish Academy of Sciences, Canada / Poland
Didier Dubois, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), France
Marco A. Montes de Oca, University of Delaware, U.S.A.
Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, U.K.
Michel Verleysen, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/). SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
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 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 Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).


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Program Chair

Agostinho Rosa, IST, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Program Committee

Chang Wook Ahn, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Christos Ampatzis, European Commission, Belgium
Thomas Baeck, Leiden University, Netherlands
Pedro Ballester, European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
Michal Bidlo, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic
Tim Blackwell, University of London, United Kingdom
Maria J. Blesa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Christian Blum, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Stefan Boettcher, Emory University, United States
Indranil Bose, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
J. Arturo Perez C., CIC, Mexico
David Cairns, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Chi Kin Chow, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Antonio Della Cioppa, University of Salerno, Italy
Narely Cruz-Cortes, CIC-IPN, Mexico
Liliana Dobrica, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Peter Duerr, ETHZ, Switzerland
Bruce Edmonds, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, United Kingdom
El-Sayed El-Alfy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Fabio Fassetti, DEIS, University of Calabria, Italy
Carlos Fernandes, University of Granada, Spain
Stefka Fidanova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Dalila Fontes, Faculdade de Economia and LIAAD, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Girolamo Fornarelli, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Xavier Gandibleux, University of Nantes, France
Ozlem Garibay, University of Central Florida, United States
Carlos Gershenson, UNAM, Mexico
Rosario Girardi, Federal University of Maranhão, Brazil
Alvaro Gomes, INESC Coimbra / FCT University of Coimbra, Portugal
Garrison Greenwood, Portland State University, United States
Jörg Hähner, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
Jennifer Hallinan, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Christian Haubelt, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
J. Ignacio Hidalgo, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Enda Howley, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Jinglu Hu, Waseda University, Japan
William N. N. Hung, Synopsys Inc., United States
Seiya Imoto, University of Tokyo, Japan
Christian Jacob, University of Calgary, Canada
Colin Johnson, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Marta Kasprzak, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Ed Keedwell, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Jong-Hwan Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Abdullah Konak, Penn State Berks, United States
Mario Köppen, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Ondrej Krejcar, VSB Technical University of Ostrava, kat450, Czech Republic
Karl-Heinz Krempels, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Jiri Kubalik, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Antonio J. Fernández Leiva, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Piotr Lipinski, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Sushil Louis, University of Nevada, United States
Wenjian Luo, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Bob McKay, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Barry McMullin, Dublin City University, Ireland
Jörn Mehnen, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Ambra Molesini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Sanaz Mostaghim, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Luiza de Macedo Mourelle, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Schütze Oliver, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Pietro S. Oliveto, The University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Beatrice Ombuki-Berman, Brock University, Canada
Ender Özcan, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Grammatoula Papaioannou, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Gary Parker, Connecticut College, United States
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Petrica Pop, North University of Baia Mare, Romania
Aurora Pozo, Federal University of Parana, Brazil
Joaquim Reis, ISCTE, Portugal
Marco Remondino, University of Turin, Italy
Mateen Rizki, Wright State University, United States
Katya Rodriguez, Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas (IIMAS), Mexico
Guenter Rudolph, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Miguel A. Sanz-Bobi, Pontificia Comillas University, Spain
Emmanuel Sapin, CNRS, France
Luká Sekanina, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic
Franciszek Seredynski, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Poland
Konstantinos Sirlantzis, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Alice Smith, Auburn University, United States
Giandomenico Spezzano, CNR-ICAR, Italy
Dipti Srinivasan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Giovanni Stracquadanio, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Emilia Tantar, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Jonathan Thompson, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Vito Trianni, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Italy
Krzysztof Trojanowski, Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Athanasios Tsakonas, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Elio Tuci, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
Massimiliano Vasile, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Hans-Michael Voigt, Gesellschaft zur Förderung angewandter Informatik e.V., Germany
Neal Wagner, Fayetteville State University, United States
Jingxuan Wei, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Peter Whigham, University of Otago, New Zealand
Bart Wyns, Ghent University, Belgium
Xin-She Yang, National Physical Lab, United Kingdom
Gary Yen, Oklahoma State University, United States
Shiu Yin Yuen, City University of Hong Kong, China