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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Theoretical Aspects of Artificial Evolution EvoTHEORY 2008


EvoTHEORY 2008

First European Workshop on Theoretical Aspects of Artificial Evolution

26-28 March, 2008, Naples, Italy


It  is a central  goal of  theoretical investigations  of evolutionary
algorithms  to assist practitioners  with the  tasks of  selecting and
designing good strategy variants and  operators. Due to the rapid pace
at  which new  strategy  variants and  operators  are being  proposed,
theoretical  foundations of evolutionary  algorithms still  lag behind
practice. However, theoretical studies  have gained much momentum over
the last  few years and  have made numerous valuable  contributions to
the field of evolutionary computation.

The aim of this workshop is  to find common ground among the multitude
of theoretical  approaches and identify open questions  central to the
field as a whole.

The workshop will  be held from 26-28 March, 2008  in Naples, Italy as
part of the EvoStar event.

Accepted papers will be presented  orally at the workshop and included
in the  EvoWorkshops proceedings, published by Springer  Verlag in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

The theory of  evolutionary algorithms today consists of  a wide range
of different approaches. Run-time analysis, schema theory, analysis of
the  dynamics  of   artificial  evolution,  and  systematic  empirical
analysis  all consider  different aspects  of  bio-inspired algorithms
behaviour.   Moreover, they  employ  different methods  and tools  for
attaining their  goals, such as Markov  chains, randomized algorithms,
infinite population models, or ideas based on statistical mechanics or
population  dynamics.  All  aspects   of  analysis  are  of  interest,
including but not limited  to: population dynamics, run-time analysis,
fitness  landscapes and problem  difficulty, genetic  operator design,
genetic  repair principles, self-adaptive  parameters, multi-objective

Submit your  manuscript, at  most 10 A4  pages long, in  Springer LNCS
format            (instructions            downloadable           from,11855,5-164-2-72376
-0,00.html) no later than November 1, 2007.

The papers  will be  peer reviewed  by at least  three members  of the
program committee. Authors  will be notified via email  on the results
of the review by December 15, 2007.

The authors of accepted papers will have to improve their paper on the
basis of  the reviewers' comments and  will be asked to  send a camera
ready  version  of their  manuscripts,  along  with  text sources  and
pictures, by January  8, 2008. The accepted papers  will appear in the
workshop proceedings, published in Springer LNCS Series, which will be
available at the workshop.

Further information,  including the Online Submission  Details, can be
found at

Submission:         1 November 2007
Notification:       15 December 2007
Camera ready:       8 January 2008
Workshop:           26-28 March 2008

Mario Giacobini
Department of Animal Production Epidemiology and Ecology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
and Computational Biology Unit
Molecular Biotechnology Center
University of Torino, Italy

Jonathan Rowe
School of Computer Science
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, UK