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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Evolutionary Computing: A 20th Anniversary AISB Workshop, AISB-50, 1st-4th April 2014, Goldsmiths, London, UK

Alan Turing was the first person to suggest that natural evolution may provide inspiration for 
approaches to artificial intelligence, in the famous "Intelligent Machinery" report he produced 
in 1948 (published 1968). The first implementations of such evolutionary computing emerged during 
the following decades, including pioneering work in the UK by Richard Forsyth with his BEAGLE 
system (1981). The first event dedicated to evolutionary computing in the UK was held as part of 
the 1994 AISB Convention in Leeds, organised by Terry Fogarty. The workshop continued to be held 
at the annual convention for a number of years thereafter, with the proceedings, entitled 
Evolutionary Computing, published by Springer each year.

In 2014 the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) 
marks the 50th anniversary of its annual convention with an event at Goldsmiths, University of 
London. It will also be the 20th anniversary of that first evolutionary computing workshop and 
so a two-day symposium will be held as part of the AISB's 2014 event.

In keeping with the original workshop, papers are invited in all areas of evolutionary computing 
and its application. Topics of accepted papers in 1994 included theoretical underpinnings, 
coevolution, multi-objective optimization, memetic algorithms, parallel implementations, genetic 
programming, and learning classifier systems, and covered areas such as timetabling, biological 
modelling, game-playing, signal processing, robotics, and data mining. Submissions which connect 
to those published in the Evolutionary Computing proceedings and/or have a UK historical 
perspective are particularly welcomed.
Submissions must be full papers and should be sent via EasyChair:

 Text editor templates from a previous convention can be found at:

Submitted papers are limited to eight pages. Selected papers will be published in the general 
proceedings of the AISB Convention, with the proviso that at least ONE author attends the symposium
in order to present the paper and participate in general symposium activities. Invited papers will 
form a special issue of Evolutionary Intelligence after the workshop.

 Important Dates
 i. Full paper submission deadline: 3rd January 2014
 ii. Notification of acceptance/rejection decisions: 3rd February 2014
 iii. Final versions of accepted papers (Camera ready copy): 24th February 2014
 iv. Convention: 1-4th April 2014 (Confirmation of symposium dates tbc)

 Additional Information:

 Chair: Larry Bull, UWE