Theoretical Foundations of Bio-inspired Computation

CEC 2013 Special Session

June 20 - 23, 2013, Cancún, México


Selected best papers of the special session have been invited for extension for the Theoretical Computer Science (Elsevier) special issue entitled "Evolutionary Computation 2013"


The acceptance rate for this session was 30%. Thanks to all who submitted their work, and thanks to the members of the programme committee for their timely and thorough reviews.

The talks for this session are scheduled for Friday, June 21, 1:30PM-2:45PM in Coral Kingdom 2. The accepted papers are:


This special session will be nicely complemented by four theoretical analysis tutorials at CEC 2013 presented by IEEE CIS Theory Task Force members:


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.

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:

All problem domains will be considered including:

Paper Submission

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.

Important Dates

Special Session Organizers

Pietro S. Oliveto
School of Computer Science
The University of Birmingham
Birmingham, UK

Andrew M. Sutton
School of Computer Science
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia

Programme Committee

This special session is organized as a part of the IEEE CIS Task Force on Theoretical Foundations of Bio-inspired Computation