Nature inspired methods include all paradigms of evolutionary computation such as genetic algorithms, evolution strategies, genetic programming, ant algorithms, particle swarm systems and so on. These methods are being more and more frequently used to face real-world problems characterized by a huge number of possible solutions, thus their execution often requires large amounts of time. Therefore, they can highly benefit from parallel and distributed implementations, in terms of both reduction in execution time and improvement in quality of the achieved solutions.
The workshop aims at creating a forum of excellence on the use of parallel models of evolutionary computation methods. This can be achieved by bringing together for an exchange of ideas researchers from a variety of different areas, ranging from computer scientists and engineers on the one hand to application-devoted researchers like biologists, chemists, physicians on the other hand.
Since we are going to increasingly observe a trend towards parallelization of evolutionary models in the next years, not only will a Workshop on this topic be of immediate relevance, it will also provide a platform for encouraging such implementations.
Researchers putting emphasis on parallel issues in their work with evolutionary systems are encouraged to submit their work. This event is the ideal place for informal contact, exchange of ideas and discussions with fellow researchers.
Ivanoe De Falco
Antonio Della Cioppa
University of Salerno, ITALY
The scope of the workshop is to receive high-quality contributions on topics related to parallel and distributed versions of evolutionary methods, ranging from theoretical work to innovative applications in the context of (but not limited to):
Submission opening: February 27, 2020
Paper Submission deadline: April 3, 2020 April 17, 2020
Notification of paper acceptance: April 17, 2020 May 1, 2020
Camera ready submission: April 24, 2030 May 8, 2020
Author registration deadline: April 27, 2020
Conference dates: July 8th-12th, 2020
General information on GECCO workshops can be found at
Authors must submit their papers using the GECCO submission site at https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/gecco on or before March 27th, 2018. Submissions should adhere to the ACM SIG guidelines as GECCO’s full papers: Papers Submission Instructions, and not exceed 8 pages in length.
Each paper submitted will be rigorously evaluated in a double-blind review process. The evaluation will ensure high interest and expertise of the reviewers. Review criteria include significance of the work, technical soundness, novelty, clarity, writing quality, and sufficiency of information to permit replication, if applicable. All accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.
Doina Bucur, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Alberto Cano, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Fabio D’Andreagiovanni, CNRS, UTC - Sorbonne University, France
Jin-Kao Hao, University of Angers, France
Rolf Hoffmann, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
Giovanni Iacca, INCAS3, The Netherlands
Roberto Montemanni, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Robert Schaefer, University of Science and Technology, Poland
Sevil Sen, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Marco Villani, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Jaroslaw Was, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Nur Zincir-Heywood, Dalhousie University, Canada