[Computational-biology] CFP: ECAI Workshop on Evolutionary Computation

Stefano Cagnoni cagnoni at Foresto.ce.unipr.it
Fri Feb 10 11:44:38 EST 2006


ECAI Workshop on Evolutionary Computation
(incorporating GSICE06)

Riva del Garda, Italy
28 August 2006

Evolutionary  Computation  (EC)  has  been attracting  more  and  more
researchers in the last years. Europe is playing a primary role in EC,
which  is  testified  both  by  the number  and  quality  of  European
contributions to the literature in the field and by the relevance that
European Conferences  in EC and  related fields have  acquired through
the years.  Such conferences  have fostered the  creation of  a rather
wide European community of researchers  in EC. As usually happens with
scientific disciplines  which are entering their  maturity stage, also
in the EC community the need is felt for

i.)  more  direct contacts  and  comparisons  with  people working  in
related disciplines  or tackling, with  different techniques, problems
similar to the many to which EC offers effective solutions;

ii.) the development  of hybrid systems which could  take advantage of
the best features offered by EC techniques and by techniques belonging
to Artificial Intelligence (AI) at large;

iii.) "enrolment"  of young students  and researchers who  can sustain
the development trend of the field and guarantee a future as brilliant
as the present, or possibly even more brilliant, to the discipline.

The organization of a workshop  at ECAI aims at satisfying these needs
for  the chances  it offers  of interaction,  knowledge  exchange, and
debate  with  the  most   prominent  representatives  of  AI  research

The workshop  will comprise tutorials and  technical presentations, in
order to address the participation of as wide an audience as possible,
from researchers and students who  are already working in the field of
Evolutionary    Computation    and    Artificial   Intelligence,    to
representatives  of  industry  and  everybody  who  is  interested  in
approaching evolutionary  computation from the  point of view  of both
basic research and applications.

(EC)²AI  will  incorporate,  and  significantly extend  towards  an
international  audience, GSICE  2006, the  second Italian  Workshop on
Evolutionary  Computation  (Giornata di  Studio  Italiana sul  Calcolo
Evolutivo),  sponsored  by  the  Italian  Association  for  Artificial
Intelligence  (AI*IA). A successful  first edition  of GSICE  has been
held in Milan in September  2005, concurrently with the Ninth Congress
of AI*IA.


Papers are sought, reporting original research results on topics which
include, but are not limited to:

- Evolutionary computation theory
- Real-world applications
- Comparison between results of  evolutionary methods and the state of
  the art in different application fields
- Hybrid evolutionary/non-evolutionary methods

Papers must  be submitted by  April 15,2006. Contributions must  be in
English and must  be submitted by email, in  Postscript or pdf format,
to the address gsice2006 at ce.unipr.it.

Papers must  not exceed 5  pages in the  same format used  for regular
submissions    to    ECAI    2006    (for    further    details    see

Web site: http://www.ce.unipr.it/gsice2006

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