Bio-inspired search heuristics often turn out to be highly successful for optimization in practice. The theory of these randomized search heuristics explains the success or the failure of these methods in practical applications. Theoretical analyses lead to the understanding of which problems are optimized (or approximated) efficiently by a given algorithm and which are not.
The benefits of theoretical understanding for practitioners are threefold.
Aiding the algorithm design,
guiding the choice of the best algorithm for the problem at hand,
determining the optimal parameter settings.
The theory of evolutionary computation has grown rapidly in recent years. The primary aim of this special session is to bring together people working on theoretical aspects of bio-inspired computation. The latest breakthroughs in the theory of bio-inspired computation will be reported and new directions will be set.
Potential authors are invited to submit papers describing original contributions to foundations of evolutionary computation. Although we are most interested in theoretical foundations, computational studies of a foundational nature are also welcome.
The scope of this special session includes (but is not limited to) the following topics:
Theoretical foundations of bio-inspired heuristics
Exact and approximation runtime analysis
Black box complexity
Fitness landscape and problem difficulty analysis
No free lunch theorems
Statistical approaches for understanding the behaviour of bio-inspired heuristics
Computational studies of a foundational nature
All problem domains will be considered including:
combinatorial and continuous optimisation
single‐objective and multi‐objective optimisation
dynamic and stochastic optimisation
co‐evolution and evolutionary learning
You should follow the IEEE CEC
2013 submission website.On the submission system select "7-0f.SS15:Theoretical Foundations of
Bio-inspired Computation" as "Main Research Topic".
Special session papers are treated in the same way as regular
conference papers. Click here to
visit the main CEC 2013 web page.
Paper submissions: February 15, 2013March 15, 2013 (extended and final deadline)
Review Submission Deadline: April 15, 2013
Notification of acceptance: April 22, 2013
Final paper submission: May 6, 2013
Special Session Organizers
Pietro S. Oliveto School of Computer Science
The University of Birmingham
Andrew M. Sutton School of Computer Science
University of Adelaide