EvoCop 2020 : The 20th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation

  in Conferences   Posted on July 4, 2019

Conference Information

Submission Deadline Monday 11 Nov 2019 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Apr 15, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020
Conference Address Seville, Spain
Conference & Submission Link http://www.evostar.org/2020/cfp_evocop.php
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Conference Call for Papers

The 20th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation is a multidisciplinary conference that brings together researchers working on evolutionary computation methods and other metaheuristics for solving difficult combinatorial optimisation problems appearing in various industrial, economic, and scientific domains. Prominent examples of metaheuristics include: evolutionary algorithms, estimation of distribution algorithms, swarm intelligence methods such as ant colony and particle swarm optimisation, local search methods such as simulated annealing, tabu search, variable neighbourhood search, iterated local search, scatter search and path relinking, and their hybridisation, such as memetic algorithms. Automatic algorithm configuration and design, meta-optimisation, model-based methods, and hyperheuristics are also topics of interest. Successfully solved problems include, but are not limited to, multi-objective, uncertain, dynamic and stochastic problems in the context of scheduling, timetabling, network design, transportation and distribution, vehicle routing, graph problems, satisfiability, energy optimisation, cutting, packing, and planning problems.

The EvoCOP 2020 conference will be held in the city of Seville, Spain, together with EuroGP (the 23rd European Conference on Genetic Programming), EvoMUSART (the 9th European conference on evolutionary and biologically inspired music, sound, art and design) and EvoApplications (the 23rd European Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation), in a joint event collectively known as EvoStar (Evo*).

EvoCOP Conference Proceedings in SpringerLink: https://link.springer.com/conference/evocop

Areas of Interest and Contributions

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Applications of metaheuristics to combinatorial optimisation problems

Representation techniques

Practical solution of NP-hard problems

Neighbourhoods and efficient algorithms for searching them

Variation operators for stochastic search methods

Theoretical developments

Constraint-handling techniques

Parallelisation and grid computing

Search space and landscape analyses

Comparisons between different (also exact) methods


Genetic programming and Genetic algorithms

Tabu search, iterated local search and variable neighbourhood search

Ant colony optimisation

Artificial immune systems

Scatter search

Particle swarm optimisation

Memetic algorithms

Hybrid methods and hybridisation techniques

Matheuristics (hybrids of exact and heuristic methods)

Hyper-heuristics and autonomous search

Automatic algorithm configuration and design

Metaheuristics and machine learning

Surrogate-model-based methods

Estimation of distribution algorithms

String processing

Scheduling and timetabling

Network design

Vehicle routing

Graph problems


Packing and cutting problems

Energy optimisation problems

Multi-objective optimisation

Search-based software engineering

Notice that, by tradition, continuous/numerical optimisation is *not* part of the topics of interest of EvoCOP. Interested authors might consider submitting to other EvoStar conferences such as EvoApplications.

Other Conferences in Spain

ISCAS 2020 : IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems

Deadline :
Sun 20 Oct 2019
May 17, 2020 - May 20, 2020 - Seville

ICCSIT 2019 : The 12th International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology

Deadline :
Fri 01 Nov 2019
Dec 18, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019 - Barcelona

EuroGP 2020 : European Conference on Genetic Programming

Deadline :
Fri 01 Nov 2019
Apr 15, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020 - Seville

EuroGP : EuroGP 2020 : 23rd European Conference on Genetic Programming

Deadline :
Fri 01 Nov 2019
Apr 15, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020 - Sevilla