Dortmund Workshop on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature

Dave Goldberg DGOLDBER at UA1VM.UA.EDU
Fri Mar 23 10:31:22 EST 1990


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                         FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT
                                and
                           CALL FOR PAPERS


                       International Workshop
                Parallel Problem Solving from Nature
                               (PPSN)

                         October 1 - 3, 1990
                University of Dortmund, Germany F.R.


Scope

With the appearance of massively parallel computers increased
attention has been paid to algorithms which rely upon analogies to
natural processes. The workshop scope includes but is not limited
to the following topics:

 - Darwinian methods such as Evolution Strategies
   and Genetic Algorithms
 - Boltzmann methods such as Simulated Annealing
 - Classifier systems and Neural Networks insofar as
   problem solving predominates
 - Transfer of other natural metaphors
   to artificial problem solving

The objectives of this workshop are

 - to bring together scientists and practitioners working on
   and with such strategies.

 - to gather theoretical results about as well as experimental
   comparisons between these algorithms.

 - to discuss various implementations on different parallel
   computer architectures (e.g. SIMD, MIMD, LAN).

 - to look for current and future applications in science,
   technology, and administration.

 - to summarize the state of the art in this field which up to
   now has been scattered so widely among disciplines as well
   as geographically.


Submission of papers, Proceedings

Prospective authors are invited to submit 4 copies of an extended
abstract of two pages to the conference chair before June 1, 1990.
All contributions will be reviewed by the programme committee and
up to about 30 papers will be selected for presentation. Authors
will get notice about acceptance or rejection of their papers by
July 15, 1990.

Full papers will be due on September 1, 1990. They will be delivered
to all participants at the conference as a prepublication volume.
Final papers for the proceedings of the workshop should be finished
immediately after the workshop. Details about the format of the
camera-ready final papers will be distributed later.


Language

The official language for papers and presentations is English.


Conference Chair:
H. Muehlenbein                     and  H.-P. Schwefel
Gesellschaft fuer Mathematik            University of Dortmund
und Datenverarbeitung (GMD) -Z1-        Dept. of Computer Science
P. O. Box 12 40, Schloss Birlinghoven   P. O. Box 50 05 00
D-5205 St. Augustin 1                   D-4600 Dortmund 50
F. R. Germany                           F. R. Germany
Tel. +49-2241-142405                    Tel. +49-231-755-4590
Fax  +49-2241-142889                    Fax  +49-231-755-2047
bitnet grzia0 at dbngmd21                  bitnet uin005 at ddohrz11

Programme Committee:

(chair)   D.E. Goldberg      Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA
(chair)     R. Maenner       Univ. of Heidelberg,          FRG
                             Institute of Physics
                             Philosophenweg 12
                             D-6900 Heidelberg 1
                             Tel. +49-6221-569363
                             Fax  +49-6221-475733
                             bitnet maen at dhdmpi50

        E.M.L. Aarts         Philips Res.Lab. Eindhoven,   NL
            P. Bock          Univ. of Washington DC,       USA
            V. Cerny         Univ. of Bratislava,          CSSR
            Y. Davidor       Weizmann Inst. Rehovot,       Israel
            G. Dueck         IBM Heidelberg,               FRG
          J.J. Grefenstette  Naval Res.Lab. Washington DC, USA
        A.W.J. Kolen         Univ. of Limburg, Maastricht, NL
            B. Manderick     Univ. of Brussels,            Belgium
            H. Roeck         Univ. of Bielefeld,           FRG
            H. Schwaertzel   Siemens AG Munich,            FRG
            B. Soucek        Univ. of Zagreb,              YU
         H.-M. Voigt         Academy of Sciences Berlin,   GDR


Organization
Committee:      J. Becker, H. Bracklo, H.-P. Schwefel,
                E. Speckenmeyer, A. Ultsch

Sponsors:       Parsytec GmbH and Paracom GmbH,
                IBM Deutschland GmbH, Siemens AG

Deadlines:      Abstracts (2 pages)            June        1, 1990
                Notification of acceptance     July       15, 1990
                Full papers (for preprints)    September   1, 1990
                Workshop                       October   1-3, 1990
                Final papers                   November    1, 1990


Reply Form

International Workhop
Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN)
Dortmund, October 1-3, 1990

c/o Prof. Dr. H.-P. Schwefel
Dept. of Computer Science          Tel. +49-2 31/7 55/45 90
P. O. Box 50 05 00                 Fax  +49-2 31/7 55/20 47
D-4600 Dortmund 50                 bitnet uin005 at ddohrz11
F. R. Germany


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