[CFP] Artificial Life and Evolutionary Algorithms - ALEA'03

Jorge Tavares jast at dei.uc.pt
Tue May 6 00:25:12 EST 2003

                          Call for Papers

                      1st Portuguese Workshop
          Artificial Life and Evolutionary Algorithms - ALEA'03

                           part of the
        Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA'03)
                        4th-7th December 2003
                          Beja, Portugal

Aims and Scope
Artificial Life(AL) and Evolutionary Algorithms(EA) have often been 
shown to be effective in solving difficult complex problems appearing in 
various industrial, economical, and scientific domains. ALEA'03 is the 
first international event occurring in Portugal specifically dedicated 
both to the theory and application of AL and EA. This workshop will give 
researchers a good opportunity to present their latest research and to 
discuss current developments and applications, besides stimulating 
closer future interaction between members of these scientific 
communities. ALEA'03 wants to bring together outstanding international 
researchers in these fields for the first time in Portugal. The workshop 
will consist of an invited talk, oral presentations and poster sessions. 
The best accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by 
Springer in the LNCS series. The other accepted papers and the posters 
will have a one page abstract in the same proceedings book.
The workshop is sponsored by APPIA, the Portuguese Association for 
Artificial Intelligence. It will be part of a set of Workshops that, 
together, will constitute the Portuguese Conference on Artifical 
Intelligence (EPIA'03).

General topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Genetic Algorithms
- Evolutionary Strategies
- Evolutionary Programming
- Genetic Programming
- Classifier Systems
- Evolutionary Robotics
- Parallel Evolutionary Algorithms
- Evolution Dynamics
- Artificial Immune System
- Ant Colonies
- Cultural Algorithms
- (Particle) Swarm Algorithms

Important Dates
May, 18: Draft papers due
July, 20: Notification of acceptance
September, 13 : Camera-Ready papers due
4th-7th December : ALEA'03 International Workshop

Submission Instructions
Submissions must follow the guidelines specified in the main web page of 
the conference (see http://www.di.uevora.pt/epia03/). In particular , 
the reviewing process is double blind. Authors should remove names from 
the submitted papers, and should take reasonable care that their 
identity is disguised. References to own work can be included in the 
paper, but should be referred to in the third person.
Authors should also prepare their submissions according with the 
instructions given given by Springer-Verlag in 
Even if the submissions can be made in PDF (preferable) or PS, we 
encourage authors to prepare their papers in TEX ou because this will be 
the only acceptable source formats for the camera ready final versions.

Organizing Committee

Workshop Chairs:
* Ernesto Costa, University of Coimbra, Portugal
* Francisco B. Pereira, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal

Program Committee:
* Carlos Fonseca, University of Algarve, Portugal
* Colin Reeves,University of Coventry,UK
* Conor Ryan, University of Limerick, Ireland
* Dario Floreano, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
* Luís Correia, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
* Luís Rocha, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

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