[Bioforum] EvoNUM 2009 - Bio-inspired algorithms for numerical optimisation

Ekart, Aniko via bioforum%40net.bio.net (by a.ekart from aston.ac.uk)
Fri Aug 8 09:46:28 EST 2008

EvoNUM 2009 - Second European Workshop on Bio-inspired algorithms for continuous parameter optimisation

"The main application areas of EC techniques [in industry] are multi-objective optimization, classification, data mining and numerical optimization". [1]

Many engineering problems of both theoretical and practical interest involve choosing the best configuration of a set of parameters to achieve a specified objective. Numerical optimisation refers to the case when these parameters take continuous real values, as opposed to combinatorial optimisation, which deals with discrete values. Examples include designing production processes for maximum efficiency, optimal parameter adjustment for controllers and many others. EvoNUM focuses on such problems.

We seek high quality papers involving the application of bio-inspired algorithms (genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution strategies, differential evolution, particle swarm optimization, evolutionary programming, simulated annealing... and their hybrids) to continuous optimisation problems in engineering. We also welcome cross-fertilisation between Nature-inspired algorithms and more classical numerical optimisation algorithms.

EvoNUM deals with engineering applications where continuous parameters or functions have to be optimised, in fields such as control, chemistry, agriculture, electricity, building and construction, energy, aerospace engineering, design optimisation...

EvoNUM aims to cover areas that include but are not limited to:
- Local learning of parameters
- Mechanisms to incorporate constraints
- Theoretical developments
- Performance measures and performance analysis
- Benchmark problems

[1] GS Hornby & T Yu, "EC Practitioners: Results of the First Survey", SIGEVOlution, Newsletter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, Vol. 2(1), Spring 2007 www.sigevolution.org

Important Dates

   Submission deadline 5 November 2008
   Notification of acceptance 15 December 2008
   Camera ready papers due: early January 2009
   Workshop (within Evo*): 15-17 April 2009

Web Address:

EvoNUM chairs

   Anna I Esparcia-Alcazar, Instituto Tecnológico de Informática, Spain
   Anikó Ekart, Aston University, United Kingdom

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