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


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.


  • 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


ECTA 2019 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


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.


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 and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 17 - 19 September, 2019

Paper Submission: May 20, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
June 28, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 12, 2019

Paper Submission: June 12, 2019
Authors Notification:
July 18, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 31, 2019

Workshop Proposal: May 3, 2019 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: July 10, 2019
Authors Notification: July 23, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: July 31, 2019

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: May 3, 2019 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: August 6, 2019

Demo Proposal: August 6, 2019

Panel Proposal: August 6, 2019


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/


The conference will be held at the Vienna University of Technology - Freihaus Building, Vienna, Austria.

TU Wien (TUW) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For more than 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.


Available soon.


Juan Julian MereloUniversity of Granada, Spain


Hernán Aguirre, Shinshu University, Japan
Haneen Algethami, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
Richard Allmendinger, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Jose Antonio Lozano, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Sabri Arik, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Turkey
Dalila B.M.M. Fontes, Faculdade de Economia and LIAAD-INESC TEC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Helio Barbosa, Laboratorio Nacional de Computaçao Cientifica, Brazil
Matthieu Basseur, University of Angers, France
Ammar Belatreche, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Benjamin Biesinger, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Alexander Brownlee, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
William Buckley, California Evolution Institute, United States
Pedro Castillo, University of Granada, Spain
Paolo Cazzaniga, University of Bergamo, Italy
Francisco Chicano, University of Málaga, Spain
Carlos Coello, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Vincenzo Conti, Kore University of Enna, Italy
Maria Cristina Riff, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
Bilel Derbel, University of Lille -- CRIStAL CNRS -- INRIA Lille, France
Carola Doerr, CNRS and Sorbonne University Paris, France
Mourad Fakhfakh, Université de Sfax, Tunisia
Paola Festa, University of Napoli, Italy
Carlos Fonseca, University of Coimbra, Portugal
José Fonseca, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Francesco Fontanella, Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Italy
Ewa Gajda-Zagórska, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Austria
Alexandros Giagkos, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
Adrien Goeffon, University of Angers, France
Tan Guan, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
Rodrigo Guido, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
Pauline Haddow, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Oussama Hamid, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Thomas Jansen, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
Juan Luis Jimenez Laredo, University of Le Havre, France
Khairul Kasmiran, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Nawwaf Kharma, Concordia University, Canada
Ahmed Kheiri, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Mouna Kotti, University of Gabes, Tunisia
Wasakorn Laesanklang, Mahidol University, Thailand
Dario Landa-Silva, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Frédéric Lardeux, University of Angers, France
Nuno Leite, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal
Julio Lopera, University of Granada, Spain
Wenjian Luo, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Gabriel Luque, University of Málaga, Spain
Neel Mani, Amity University, India
Mohamed Arezki Mellal, M'Hamed Bougara University, Algeria
Rui Mendes, University of Minho, Portugal
Krzysztof Michalak, , Poland
Mustafa Misir, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Pietro Oliveto, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Gary Parker, Connecticut College, United States
Mario Pavone, University of Catania, Italy
Paola Pellegrini, French institute of science and technology for transport, France
Daniel Porumbel, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris (CNAM), France
Jakob Puchinger, SystemX-Centrale Supélec, France
Günther Raidl, TU Wien, Austria
Mohammed Salem, University of Mustapha Stambouli Mascara, Algeria
Frédéric Saubion, University of Angers, France
Patrick Siarry, University Paris 12 (LiSSi), France
Andrzej Skowron, Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Jim Smith, The University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Tatiana Tambouratzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Sara Tari, University of Angers, France
Gianluca Tempesti, The University of York, United Kingdom
Krzysztof Trojanowski, Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego, Poland
Alexander Tulupyev, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS), Russian Federation
Nadarajen Veerapen, University of Lille, France
Yifei Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Christine Zarges, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom