Evolutionary Computation: PPSN 96

H.M.VOIGT (voigt@fb10.tu-berlin.de)
Fri, 5 Jan 1996 11:09:42 +0100


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION

THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PARALLEL PROBLEM SOLVING FROM NATURE
(PPSN IV)

BERLIN, GERMANY, SEPTEMBER 22 - 27, 1996

The International Conference on Evolutionary Computation -
The Fourth International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN IV)
will be held in Berlin, Germany between September 22 - 27, 1996. This meeting will
bring together an international community from academia, government and industry
interested in algorithms suggested by the unifying theme of natural computation.

Natural computation is a common name for the design, theoretical and
empirical understanding of algorithms gleaned from nature. Characteristic
for natural computation is the metaphorical use of concepts, principles and
mechanisms underlying natural systems. Examples are genetic algorithms,
evolutionary programming and evolution strategies inspired by the evolutionary
processes of mutation, recombination, and natural selection in biology, simulated
annealing inspired by many-particle systems in physics, growth processes in nature
and economics and algorithms inspired by multi-cellular systems like neural and
immune networks.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to: evolution
strategies, evolutionary programming, genetic algorithms and classifier
systems, other forms of evolutionary computation, simulated annealing, neural
and immune networks, machine learning and optimization using these methods,
their relations to other learning paradigms, and mathematical description of
their behaviour.

The conference program committee will particularly welcome application
papers dealing with these techniques to solve real problems in manufacturing,
design, planning and engineering provided these are of the highest level. The
application type of papers should either exhibit outstanding performance in
solving particular problems in contrast to other techniques or address real
problems of significant and unique importance to science.

The schedule for submission of papers is:

February 1, 1996 Submission of full papers
May 1, 1996 Notification of acceptance
June 1, 1996 Submission of revised accepted papers

Five copies of the full paper, not longer then 10 pages, should be sent by
mail to

Werner Ebeling
Humboldt-University at Berlin
Lehrstuhl fuer Statistische Physik
Invalidenstr. 110
D-10115 Berlin
Germany.

For more information contact Hans-Michael Voigt, Technical University of Berlin,
Ackerstr.71-76 (ACK1), D-13355 Berlin, Germany, Tel.: +49-30-314 72677,
Fax: +49-30-314 72658, voigt@fb10.tu-berlin.de .
More informations are also available from http://ftp-bionik.fb10.tu-berlin.de/

PPSN STEERING COMMITTEE:

Yuval Davidor (Israel) Bernard Manderick (Belgium)
Kenneth De Jong (USA) Hans-Paul Schwefel (Germany)
Hiroaki Kitano (Japan) Hans-Michael Voigt (Germany)
Reinhard Maenner (Germany)

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE:

Ingo Rechenberg Hans-Michael Voigt
Conference Co-Chair Conference Co-Chair
Technical University of Berlin Technical University of Berlin

Werner Ebeling Hans-Paul Schwefel
Program Co-Chair Program Co-Chair
Humboldt-University at Berlin University of Dortmund

ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE:

Michael Herdy Cornelia Kappler
Technical University of Berlin Humboldt-University at Berlin

Hans-Michael Voigt
Technical University of Berlin