[Bioforum] Extended deadline for CFP: GECCO - 07 Workshop on the Evolution of Natural and Artificial Systems

Ami Moshaiov via bioforum%40net.bio.net (by moshaiov from eng.tau.ac.il)
Tue Mar 20 10:06:37 EST 2007

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Call for Papers and Abstracts (Extended deadline !!!!)

GECCO - 07 Workshop on the Evolution of Natural and Artificial Systems -
Metaphors and Analogies in Single and Multi-Objective Problems

(GECCO- ENAS- 2007)

 to be held on July 7, 2007 as a part of the


July 7-11, 2007 (Saturday-Wednesday)
University College London
Gower Street
London WC 1E 6BT, UK
Organized by ACM SIGEVO

Background and Motivation:

The aim of this workshop is to understand the similarities and
dissimilarities between biological evolution and computational evolution.

Work on evolutionary computation (EC) has made extensive use of concepts
from biology such as the notion of "the fittest" or "optimal" solution to an
evolutionary problem. Other concepts from biology such as mutation,
speciation, and co-evolution, have also been used in work on EC. There are
two complementary views about the utility of analogy between natural and
artificial systems. The first view is that the study of natural systems can
lead to the development of better artificial systems. The second view is
that the study of artificial systems can lead to new insights on the
evolution of natural systems. While the former view is commonly accepted,
especially in the EC community, the latter view has yet to be fully accepted
and explored. Design, planning and analyses of man-made systems often
involve the use of Pareto-optimality and the notion of non-dominancy. When
studying biological systems these are not easily apparent. Computational
tools, such as Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms, may be particularly
useful in attempts to understand the nature of evolutionary tradeoffs and
the degree to which evolution involves a "balance" between selection for
multiple objectives.


 * Understanding of applied metaphors and analogies in EC

 * New metaphors and analogies in EC

 * Dissimilarities between natural and artificial evolution

 * The adaptation/optimization debate and its relation to teleology and the
notion of objectives
 * Tradeoffs in natural systems and how these arise

 * The relationships between niches, species formation and objectives in
natural and artificial systems

* The relationships between design concepts and "natural concepts"

* Co-evolution and its relationship to multi-objective optimization

* Other related topics

 Application areas:

 Papers on any application area of EC are welcome provided that a discussion
 included on the use of metaphors and analogies in the study of natural and
 artificial systems


Amiarm Moshaiov

Steven Hecht Orzack

Joshua Knowles

Important Dates:

Paper/extended abstract submission deadline - 30 March, 2007

Notification of acceptance - 4 April, 2007

Camera-ready copy deadline - 11 April, 2007

Registration to the workshop - 11 April, 2007

Workshop - 7 July, 2007

Submission Instructions:

Please email a PDF of your paper or extended abstract by the deadline to
moshaiov from eng.tau.ac.il.

In your email please list name, affiliation, and contact details (including
email) of all authors. Please, use the subject line "GECOO-ENAS-2007

Papers should not exceed the limit of 8 pages and must abide ACM formatting
rules (for details, please visit
Authors of accepted papers will submit their camera ready files through
GECCO submission system.

A title page must be sent to moshaiov from eng.tau.ac.il by the 11th of April. By
the same date, the copyright form must be sent to the conference organizers
via fax or signed and scanned via email. 
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