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Call for Papers

ECTA is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

SCOPE

Considered a subfield of computational intelligence focused on combinatorial optimisation problems, evolutionary computation is associated with systems that use computational models of evolutionary processes as the key elements in design and implementation, i.e. computational techniques which are based to some degree on the evolution of biological life in the natural world. A number of evolutionary computational models have been proposed, including evolutionary algorithms, genetic algorithms, the evolution strategy, evolutionary programming and swarm intelligence. These techniques form the basis of several disciplines such as artificial life and evolutionary robotics.
This conference intends to be a major forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners interested in the study, analysis, design, modeling and implementation of evolvable systems, both theoretically and in a broad range of application fields. ECTA welcomes both theoretical research and practical applications.
The conference also aims to foster hybrid approaches within evolutionary computation and also involving fuzzy computation and neural computation.

CONFERENCE TOPICS


  • Memetic Algorithms
  • Evolutionary Search and Meta-Heuristics
  • Representation Techniques
  • Co-Evolution and Collective Behavior
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization
  • Swarm/Collective Intelligence
  • Ant Colony Optimization
  • Evolutionary Learning Systems
  • Evolvable Computing
  • Evolvable/Adaptive Hardware and Systems
  • Applications: Games and Entertainment Technologies, Evolutionary Robotics, Evolutionary Art and Design, Industrial and Real World Applications, Computational Economics and Finance
  • Hyperheuristics
  • Bio-inspired Metaheuristics
  • Artificial Life
  • Genetic Programming
  • Hybrid Neuro/Genetic, Fuzzy/Genetic Systems

IJCCI KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

IJCCI 2020 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 2 - 4 November, 2020

Paper Submission: May 19, 2020
Authors Notification:
July 17, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 31, 2020

Paper Submission: July 24, 2020
Authors Notification:
September 2, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 16, 2020

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: June 9, 2020

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: September 8, 2020
Authors Notification: September 22, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: September 30, 2020

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 9, 2020

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: September 22, 2020

Demos
Demo Proposal: September 22, 2020

Panels
Panel Proposal: September 22, 2020

SECRETARIAT

ECTA Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: ecta.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.ecta.ijcci.org

VENUE

Available soon.

CONFERENCE CHAIR

Available soon.

PROGRAM CHAIR

Juan Julian MereloUniversity of Granada, Spain

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

William R. Buckley, California Evolution Institute, United States
Luis Nunes, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) and Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Portugal
Tatiana Tambouratzis, University of Piraeus, Greece

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