PPSN-92: Call for Papers

Bernard Manderick bernard at arti1.vub.ac.be
Thu Sep 26 10:30:18 EST 1991



			Call for Papers
			   PPSN 92
		Parallel Problem Solving from Nature
		 Free University Brussels, Belgium
		     28-30 September 1992

The unifying theme of the PPSN-conference is ``natural computation'',
i.e. the design, the theoretical and empirical understanding, and the
comparison of algorithms gleaned from nature as well as their
application to real-world problems in science, technology, etc.
Characteristic for natural computation is the metaphorical use of
concepts, principles, and mechanisms explaining natural systems.
Examples are genetic algorithms, evolution strategies, algorithms
based on neural networks, immune networks, and so on. A first focus
of the conference is on problem solving in general, and learning and
adaptiveness in particular. Since natural systems usually operate in a
massively parallel way, a second focus is on parallel algorithms and
their implementations.

The conference scope includes but is not limited to the following topics:

	Physical metaphors such as simulated annealing,
	Biological metaphors such as evolution strategies, genetic
	algorithms, immune networks, classifier systems and neural networks
	insofar problem solving, learning and adaptability are concerned, and
	Transfer of other natural metaphors to artificial problem solving.

Objectives of this conference are 1) to bring together
scientists and practitioners working with these algorithms, 2) to
discuss theoretical and empirical results, 3) to compare these
algorithms, 4) to discuss various implementations on different
parallel computer architectures, 5) to discuss applications in
science, technology, administration, etc., and 6) to summarize the
state of the art.

For practical reasons, there will be both oral and poster
presentations. The way of presentation of a paper does not say
anything about its quality.

Conference Chair: B. Manderick (VUB, Belgium) and H. Bersini (ULB, Belgium)

Conference Address: 

	PPSN - p/a D. Roggen - Dienst WEIN - 
	Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Pleinlaan 2 - B-1050 Brussels - Belgium
	tel. +32/2/641.35.75
	fax  +32/2/641.28.70
	email ppsn at arti.vub.ac.be

Organizing Committee: D. Keymeulen, D. Roggen, P. Spiessens, J. Toreele 
	(all VUB)

Program Co-chairs: Y. Davidor (Israel) and H.-P. Schwefel (Germany)

Program Committee:
	
	E.M.L. Aarts (The Netherlands)   
	R.K. Belew (USA)    
	K.A. de Jong (USA)	 
	J. Decuyper (Belgium)            
	M. Dorigo (Italy)   
	D.E. Goldberg (USA)
	M. Gorges-Schleuter (Germany)    
	J.J. Grefenstette (USA)  
	A.W.J. Kolen (The Netherlands)		
	R. Maenner (Germany)   
	W. Ebeling (Germany)   
	J.-A. Meyer (France)
	H. Muehlenbein (Germany)   
	F. Varela (France)   
	H.-M. Voigt (Germany)  

Important Dates:

	April 1, 1992: Submission of papers (four copies) not exceeding
		       5000 words to be sent to the conference address.

	May 15, 1992:  Notification of acceptance or rejection.
	June 15, 1992: Camera ready revised versions due.
	Sept. 28-30, 1992: PPSN-Conference.

The proceedings will be published by Elsevier Publishing Company and will
be available at the time of the conference.

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\begin{document}
{\large\em\centerline{Call for Papers}}
\bigskip
{\large\bf\centerline{PPSN~92}} 
{\large\bf\centerline{Parallel Problem Solving from Nature}}
{\large\bf\centerline{Free University Brussels, Belgium}}
{\large\bf\centerline{28--30 September 1992}}

\bigskip

\normalsize

The unifying theme of the PPSN-conference is ``natural computation'',
i.e. the design, the theoretical and empirical understanding, and the
comparison of algorithms gleaned from nature as well as their
application to real-world problems in science, technology, etc.
Characteristic for natural computation is the metaphorical use of
concepts, principles, and mechanisms explaining natural systems.
Examples are genetic algorithms, evolution strategies, algorithms
based on neural networks, immune networks, and so on. A first focus
of the conference is on problem solving in general, and learning and
adaptiveness in particular. Since natural systems usually operate in a
massively parallel way, a second focus is on parallel algorithms and
their implementations.

The conference {\em scope\/} includes but is not limited to the
following topics:
\begin{Itemize}
\item	Physical metaphors such as simulated annealing,
\item	Biological metaphors such as evolution strategies, genetic
	algorithms, immune networks, classifier systems and neural networks
	insofar problem solving, learning and adaptability are concerned, and
\item	Transfer of other natural metaphors to artificial problem solving.
\end{Itemize}

{\em Objectives\/} of this conference are 1)~to bring together
scientists and practitioners working with these algorithms, 2)~to
discuss theoretical and empirical results, 3)~to compare these
algorithms, 4)~to discuss various implementations on different
parallel computer architectures, 5)~to discuss applications in
science, technology, administration, etc., and 6)~to summarize the
state of the art.

For practical reasons, there will be both oral and poster
presentations. The way of presentation of a paper does not say
anything about its quality.

\medskip
\committee{Conference Chair:}%
	{B. Manderick (VUB, Belgium) and H. Bersini (ULB, Belgium)}

\committee{Conference Address:}%
	{PPSN - p/a D. Roggen - Dienst WEIN - Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Pleinlaan 2
	-- B-1050 Brussels
	-- Belgium
	-- {\bf tel.} +32/2/641.35.75
	-- {\bf fax} +32/2/641.28.70
	-- {\bf email} ppsn at arti.vub.ac.be}

\committee{Organizing Committee:}%
	{D. Keymeulen, D. Roggen, P. Spiessens, J. Toreele (all VUB)}

\committee{Program Co-chairpersons:}%
	{Y. Davidor (Israel) and H.-P. Schwefel (Germany)}

{\bf Program Committee:}						\\
\begin{tabular}{@{}lll}
E.M.L. Aarts (The Netherlands) & R.K. Belew (USA) & K.A. de Jong (USA)	\\
J. Decuyper (Belgium) & M. Dorigo (Italy) & D.E. Goldberg (USA)		\\
M. Gorges-Schleuter (Germany) & J.J. Grefenstette (USA) &
A.W.J. Kolen (The Netherlands)						\\ 
R. M\"{a}nner (Germany) & W. Ebeling (Germany) & J.-A. Meyer (France)	\\ 
H. M\"{u}hlenbein (Germany) & F. Varela (France) & H.-M. Voigt (Germany) \\
\end{tabular}


\medskip
\begingroup
\deadline{\bf Important Dates:}{}
\parskip=0pt
\deadline{April 1, 1992:}{Submission of papers (four copies) not exceeding
			5000 words to be sent to the conference address.}
\deadline{May 15, 1992:}{Notification of acceptance or rejection.}
\deadline{June 15, 1992:}{Camera ready revised versions due.}
\deadline{Sept.~28-30, 1992:}{PPSN-Conference.}
\endgroup

The proceedings will be published by Elsevier Publishing Company and will
be available at the time of the conference.
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