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Fifth Call for Papers with extended deadline for EvoCOP 2024

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Markus Wagner

Oct 27, 2023, 6:40:32 AM10/27/23
(Apologies for cross-posting)

Fifth Call for Papers:

EvoCOP 2024 - The 24nd European Conference on
Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation

April 3 - 5, 2024
held as part of EvoStar (

Venue: Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

** EvoCOP is CORE Rank B **

Extended submission deadline: November 15, 2023

The 24nd European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial
Optimisation is a multidisciplinary conference that brings together researchers
working on applications and theory of evolutionary computation methods and
other metaheuristics for solving difficult combinatorial optimisation problems
appearing in various industrial, economic, and scientific domains.

Successfully solved problems include, but are not limited to, multi-objective,
uncertain, dynamic and stochastic problems in the context of scheduling,
timetabling, network design, transportation and distribution, vehicle routing,
graphs, satisfiability, energy optimisation, cutting, packing, planning and
search-based software engineering.

The EvoCOP 2024 conference will be held somewhere on Earth, together
with EuroGP (the 27th European Conference on Genetic Programming), EvoMUSART
(the 13th European conference on evolutionary and biologically inspired music,
sound, art and design) and EvoApplications (the 27th European Conference on the
Applications of Evolutionary Computation), and a special track on
Evolutionary Machine Learning in a joint event collectively known as EvoStar (Evo*).

Accepted papers will be published by Springer Nature in the Lecture Notes in
Computer Science series. (See for
previous proceedings.)

The best regular paper presented at EvoCOP 2024 will be distinguished
with a Best Paper Award.

EvoCOP conference is ranked B in the CORE 2021 ranking:

**** Areas of Interest and Contributions ****

EvoCOP welcomes submissions in all experimental and theoretical aspects of
evolutionary computation and other metaheuristics to combinatorial optimisation
problems, including (but not limited to) the following areas:

* Applications of metaheuristics to combinatorial optimisation problems
* Theoretical developments
* Neighbourhoods and efficient algorithms for searching them
* Variation operators for stochastic search methods
* Constraint-handling techniques
* Parallelisation and grid computing
* Multi-objective optimisation
* Search space and landscape analyses
* Comparisons between different (also exact) methods
* Automatic algorithm configuration and design

Prominent examples of metaheuristics include (but are not limited to):

* Evolutionary algorithms
* Estimation of distribution algorithms
* Swarm intelligence methods such as ant colony and particle swarm optimisation
* Artificial immune systems
* Local search methods such as simulated annealing, tabu search, variable
neighbourhood search, iterated local search, scatter search and path relinking
* Hybrid methods such as memetic algorithms
* Matheuristics (hybrids of exact and heuristic methods)
* Hyper-heuristics and autonomous search
* Surrogate-model-based methods

Notice that, by tradition, continuous/numerical optimisation is *not* part of
the topics of interest of EvoCOP. Interested authors might consider submitting
to other EvoStar conferences such as EvoApplications.

**** Submission Details ****

Paper submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. The submissions
will be peer reviewed by members of the program committee. The reviewing
process will be double-blind, please omit information about the authors in the
submitted paper. Submit your manuscript in Springer LNCS format:

Page limit: 14 + unlimited references pages

Submission link: coming soon

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. At least one author of each accepted work has to register
for the conference, attend the conference and present the work.

**** Important Dates ****

Extended submission deadline: November 15, 2023
EvoStar: April 3-5, 2024

**** EvoCOP Programme Chairs ****

Markus Wagner
Monash University, Australia
markus.wagner @

Thomas Stützle
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
stuetzle @
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