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BIOMA: LAST CALL FOR PAPERS

BIOMA 2016
The 7th International Conference on
Bioinspired Optimization Methods and their Applications
18-20 May 2016
Bled, Slovenia
http://bioma.ijs.si/conference/2016/
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LAST CALL FOR PAPERS – submit by 16 March 2016.
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bioma2016

Conference Topics:
Papers addressing real-world applications are especially welcome. Areas
of interest include: genetic algorithms, evolution strategies,
evolutionary programming, genetic programming, ant colony optimization,
particle swarm optimization and related bioinspired methods, and their
applications in science, engineering and business.

Keynote Speakers:
– Thomas Bartz-Beielstein (TH Köln,
Germany)
– El-Ghazali Talbi (Lille University of Science and Technology, France)

Journal Publications:
Revised and extended versions of selected papers from the conference
will be invited for submission to the Applied Soft Computing
(Elsevier).

Kind regards,
Gregor Papa,
Marjan Mernik
Program Committee Chairs

Jurij Silc
Organizing Committee Chair

PhD in Amsterdam

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On February 24th, Georgios Karafotias defended his PhD thesis at the Aula of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA).
The title of the thesis reads “Parameter Control for Evolutionary Algorithms”. The thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Gusz Eiben (VUA). Prof. Bartz-Beielstein was member of the PhD committee at VUA. Since 2008, Prof. Bartz-Beielstein was member of ten PhD committees at several European universities (e.g., Dortmund, Leiden, Warwick, Ljubljana). Currently, there are two PhD projects from members of the SPOTSeven Lab in cooperation with Prof. Eiben.

CFP: Parallelization and surrogate modelling in multi objective optimization

Call for papers: Special Session “Parallelization and surrogate modelling in multi objective optimization” at META 2016, the 6th International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing.
27-31 Oct 2016, Marrakech, Morocco.
Paper submission deadline 6 May 2016. More: http://meta2016.sciencesconf.org/

CfP BIOMA 2016

BIOMA 2016
The 7th International Conference on
Bioinspired Optimization Methods and their Applications

18-20 May 2016
Bled, Slovenia

Paper submission deadline 1 February 2016

http://bioma.ijs.si/conference/2016/

Conference Topics:
Papers addressing real-world applications are especially welcome. Areas
of interest include: genetic algorithms, evolution strategies,
evolutionary programming, genetic programming, ant colony optimization,
particle swarm optimization and related bioinspired methods, and their
applications in science, engineering and business.

Keynote Speaker:
Thomas Bartz-Beielstein (Cologne University of Applied Sciences,
Germany)

Proceedings:
All accepted papers with paid registration fee will be published in the
conference proceedings that will be available at the conference.

2nd International Workshop on Machine learning, Optimization and big Data – MOD 2016

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1st call for papers  for MOD 2016.
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2nd International Workshop on Machine learning, Optimization and big Data – MOD 2016
An Interdisciplinary Workshop: Machine Learning, Optimization and Data Science without BordersTuscany, August 26-29, 2016

http://www.taosciences.it/mod/
modworkshop2016@gmail.com

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PPSN 2016 Tutorial: Meta-Model Assisted (Evolutionary) Optimization


The tutorial proposal “Meta-Model Assisted (Evolutionary) Optimization” was accepted by the PPSN organizers. The proposal abstract reads as follows:

Meta-model assisted optimization has been a well-recognized research area. Because it is applicable in a large number of different scenarios and yields huge improvements in optimization time or cost, it is applied to numerous real-world applications. These include, but are not limited to, the optimization of designs like airfoils, ship propulsion systems etc., chemical processes, biogas plants, composite structures, and electromagnetic circuit design. Meta-modelling is particularly interesting for expensive problems, with only hundreds of possible evaluations.
The aims of this tutorial can be described as follows: Firstly, we will provide a detailed understanding of the established concepts and distinguished methods in meta-model assisted optimization. Therefore, we will present an overview of current research and open issues in this field.
Moreover, we aim for a practical approach. The tutorial should enable the participants to apply up-to-date meta-modelling approaches to actual problems at hand. Afterwards, we will discuss typical problems and their solutions with the participants.
Finally, the tutorial should broaden the horizon of the participants by taking a look into areas where links to meta-modelling concepts have been established more recently, e.g., the application of meta-models in multi-objective optimization or in combinatorial search spaces.

The tutorial will be organized by the following SPOTSeven team members:
Boris Naujoks, Jörg Stork, Martin Zaefferer, and Thomas Bartz-Beielstein.

New Book: Multimodal Optimization by Means of Evolutionary Algorithms

Mike Preuss’ book “Multimodal Optimization by Means of Evolutionary Algorithms” is available via Springer. This book

  • Describes state of the art in algorithms, measures and test problems
  • Approaches multimodal optimization algorithms via model-based simulation and statistics
  • Valuable for practitioners with real-world black-box problems

I am looking forward to reading this book.