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[Computational-biology] 2nd CFP: EvoOpt 2006 - Special Track at FLAIRS'06

Jorge Tavares jast at dei.uc.pt
Tue Oct 11 17:56:55 EST 2005

(Apologies for multiple posting)


EvoOpt 2006

Special Track on Evolutionary Optimization at the 19th International
FLAIRS Conference
(in cooperation with the American Association for Artificial Intelligence)

11th-13th May, 2006, Melbourne, Florida, USA
Submission Deadline: November 21, 2005

EvoOpt 2006 website: http://evoopt2006.dei.uc.pt
FLAIRS 2006 website: http://www.indiana.edu/~flairs06/

EvoOpt-2006 will focus on the application of Evolutionary Algorithms
(EAs) to complex optimization problems.
In the past few years, these algorithms have been successfully applied
to a large number of optimization problems. Some of the most relevant
examples belong to the class of combinatorial optimization problems such
as the traveling salesperson, scheduling, packing, planning or routing.
Additionally, there are many other situations appearing in various
industrial, economical, and scientific domains that have also been
solved using evolutionary methods.

The topics of interest of the track include (although not limited to them):
* Application of evolutionary algorithms and related nature-inspired
techniques, such as ant colony optimization, particle swarm algorithms
or memetic algorithms, to optimization problems;
* Representation techniques and evolutionary operators;
* Hybridization of EAs with other search methods;
* Multi-objective optimization;
* Application to dynamic optimization problems;
* Constraint handling techniques;
* Search space analysis;
* Neighborhoods and efficient algorithms for searching them;

Submitted papers must be original, and not submitted concurrently to a
journal or another conference. The proceedings of FLAIRS will be
published by the AAAI. Papers must be prepared using the AAAI
instructions for authors, and may be up to 6 pages. Reviewers will be
asked to focus on the technical content of the papers, so that all
reviews are substantive, providing expert constructive feedback to the
authors. There will be no expectation that reviewers should act as
editorial proof-readers - high quality presentation is the
responsibility of the authors, and inadequately prepared papers may be

Papers must be submitted in PDF format through the online submission
system. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign a form
transferring copyright of their contribution to AAAI. An author of each
accepted paper is required to register and attend FLAIRS, and present
the paper.

Submission deadline: November 21, 2005
Notification of acceptance: January 20, 2006
Camera ready papers: February 13, 2006
EvoOpt 2006: May 11-13, 2006

Francisco B. Pereira
Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal
xico at dei.uc.pt

Jorge Tavares
University of Coimbra, Portugal
jast at dei.uc.pt

Ajith Abraham, Chung-Ang University, South Korea.
Enrique Alba, University of Málaga, Spain.
Luis Correia, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Ernesto Costa, University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Carlos Cotta, University of Málaga, Spain.
Jens Gottlieb, SAP AG, Germany.
Jin-Kao Hao, University of Angers, France.
Jano van Hemert, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Bryant Julstrom, St. Cloud State University, USA.
Fernando Lobo, University of Algarve, Portugal.
Gabriel Luque, University of Málaga, Spain.
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Ana Madureira, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal.
Zbigniew Michalewicz, University of Adelaide, Australia.
Günther Raidl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria.
Thomas Stützle, Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany.
Kay Chen Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Jorge Tavares
University of Coimbra | http://eden.dei.uc.pt/~jast

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