*Interdisciplinary College 2023* (IK2023), in Günne, Germany, March 12 – 17, 2023.

Dear colleagues,

we cordially invite you to join the annual spring school *Interdisciplinary
College 2023* (IK2023), taking place in Günne, Germany, from March 12 – 17,
2023.

This year’s focus theme is *”Dynamics of Experience – Minds, Bodies, and
Things”*. The full programme of the spring school is already available on
our website:

<https://interdisciplinary-college.org/program/>

Program

To get an impression of the unique atmosphere at the IK, check out this
video:

<https://interdisciplinary-college.org/material/IK_Imagefilm_MOBILE.mp4>

*Registration* is open now:

<https://interdisciplinary-college.org/registration/>
https://interdisciplinary-college.org/registration/

*Early Bird Deadline: January 8, 2023*

General Deadline: February 15, 2023

You can also apply for a scholarship by December 31, 2022.

<https://interdisciplinary-college.org/registration/#stipends>
https://interdisciplinary-college.org/registration/#stipends

If you would like to actively contribute to the IK2023, we encourage you to
present your research during the poster session or as a rainbow course.

<https://interdisciplinary-college.org/contribute/#poster>
https://interdisciplinary-college.org/contribute/#poster

We are looking forward to meeting you in person in Günne next year!

Gregor Schöner & Elisabeth Zimmermann

(scientific chairs of IK 2023)

Beste Grüße

Nicolas Lindner


GECCO 2023: Call for Tutorials

[Apologies if you receive multiple copies]

2023 ACM Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2023)
July 15-19, 2023
Lisbon, Portugal and Virtual (hybrid conference)
https://gecco-2023.sigevo.org

Important Dates and Deadlines:
Tutorial Proposals: November 27, 2022
Acceptance Decision: December 9, 2022
Conference: July 15-19, 2023

*** Call for Tutorials ***

Tutorials at GECCO 2023 will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about current theory and practice in evolutionary computation from domain experts. We are now inviting proposals for tutorials. Each tutorial is expected to be 110 minutes long. We encourage the inclusion of interactive activities and demos.

Tutorials will be free to all GECCO 2023 attendees. We strongly encourage tutorials in hybrid mode rather than online only.

Accepted tutorials’ slide sets will be published as part of a Companion volume to the conference proceedings in the ACM Digital library.
One instructor/presenter of each accepted tutorial will get a discounted registration. The discount can be divided among tutorial instructors if there is more than one. Each presenter is eligible for only a single tutorial discount, i.e., it is not possible to aggregate discounts from more tutorials. If a tutorial instructor is also presenting papers/workshop papers/posters, this discount is halved (i.e., 50% shared between speakers).

*** Tutorial Proposal Submission ***

Tutorial Proposals are submitted using the form on the GECCO 2023 web page (https://gecco-2023.sigevo.org/Tutorial-Proposals). Instructions on how to login into the web page and how to create an account are provided on the webpage.
Please provide the following information:

1. The tutorial title. Please refrain from using special characters in the title.
2. A description of scope and content. These details will be displayed on the website as the default description for the tutorial if it is accepted.
3. The name, affiliation, email, and short bio of the organizer(s). The first organizer will be the default contact person, but more organizers can be designated as the contact person.
4. The expected number of people attending the tutorial (this could be based on past attendance, if previously delivered).
5. A description of who might be interested in the tutorial.
6. (Optional but highly encouraged) A description of any interactive activity or demo planned within the tutorial presentation.
7. (Optional) If this tutorial was held in a different venue or is a modification of another tutorial, please indicate the venue and/or the changes.
8. (Optional) Any other relevant information to help evaluate the tutorial proposal.

*** Reviewing ***

Tutorial proposals will be reviewed by the Tutorials Chair, Tutorials Committee, and other members of the GECCO 2023 Organizing Committee. Final decisions will be made based on GECCO attendees’ likely interest in them, the breadth and depth of the topic(s), and the expertise and credentials of the instructor(s).

*** More Information and Contact ***

You can find updated information on the Tutorials at:
https://gecco-2023.sigevo.org/Tutorial-Proposals

If you have questions regarding the tutorials at GECCO 2023, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Tutorials Chair:

Penousal Machado
University of Coimbra, Portugal
Email: machado (at) dei.uc.pt


Extended Deadline of the CfP for EvoApplications 2023 – 26th European Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary and bio-inspired Computation

Dear Colleague(s),

Apologies for cross-posting.

We are organising the 26th International Conference on the Applications of
Evolutionary Computation (EvoApplications) which will be held as part of
EvoStar on April 12-14, 2023, in Brno, Czech Republic.

EvoApplications invites you to submit high-quality contributions on
applications of evolutionary computation and other nature-inspired
techniques.
The submission deadline was extended to the 16th of November 2022.

Please visit https://www.evostar.org/2023/evoapps for more information.

EvoApplications is in the conference ranking database CORE
http://portal.core.edu.au/conf-ranks/2218/

Best regards,
The EvoApps 2023 chairs

João Correia
Stephen Smith
Raneem Qaddoura

———————————————–
Call for papers for the EvoApps 2023 conference

https://www.evostar.org/2023/evoapps

Submission Deadline: November 16, 2022
Conference: 12 to 14 April 2023.
Venue: Brno, Czech Republic

**** News ****
.EvoApps Special Sessions:
https://www.evostar.org/2023/evoapps

Special Sessions:

.Analysis of Evolutionary Computation Methods: Theory, Empirics, and
Real-World Applications
.Applications of Bio-inspired techniques on Social Networks
.Evolutionary Computation for Sustainability
.Evolutionary Computation in Edge, Fog, and Cloud Computing
.Evolutionary Computation in Image Analysis, Signal Processing and Pattern
Recognition
.Machine Learning and AI in Digital Healthcare and Personalized Medicine
.Resilient Bio-Inspired Algorithms
.Soft Computing applied to Games
.Surrogate-Assisted Evolutionary Optimisation
.Evolutionary Machine Learning (Joint-track with EuroGP)

———————————————–

EvoApplications, the International Conference on the Applications of
Evolutionary Computation -formerly known as EvoWorkshops- brings together
researchers in applications of Evolutionary Computation and other
Nature-inspired techniques.

EvoApplications invites high-quality contributions for its 26th edition,
which will be held as part of the EvoStar 2023 event and co-located within
EvoStar with three related conferences: EuroGP, EvoCOP and EvoMUSART.

EvoApplications aims to create a friendly environment that can lead to the
establishment or strengthening of scientific collaborations and exchanges
among attendees.

Therefore, EvoApplications solicits high-quality original research papers
(including significant work-in-progress) on any aspect of applications of
Evolutionary Computation, both in real-world or methodological contexts in
which Evolutionary Computation can contribute to pushing the limits of the
state of the art beyond the present ones.

We encourage you to submit papers focused on interesting, relevant and
original works that are related to all kinds of applications of
Evolutionary Computation.

*** Important Dates, Venue and Publication ***

Submission Deadline: November 16, 2022
Conference: 12 to 14 April 2023.
Venue: Brno, Czech Republic
All accepted papers will be printed in the proceedings published by
Springer Nature in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

  1. Please check the website for more information:
    http://www.evostar.org/2023/
    <div dir=”ltr”><div dir=”ltr”><div dir=”ltr”>Dear Colleague(s),<br><br>Apologies for cross-posting.<br><br>We are organising the 26th International Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation (EvoApplications) which will be held as part of EvoStar on April 12-14, 2023, in Brno, Czech Republic.<br><br>EvoApplications invites you to submit high-quality contributions on applications of evolutionary computation and other nature-inspired techniques.<br>The submission deadline was extended to the 16th of November 2022.<br><br>Please visit <a href=”https://www.evostar.org/2023/evoapps” target=”_blank”>https://www.evostar.org/2023/evoapps</a> for more information.<br><br>EvoApplications is in the conference ranking database CORE<br><a href=”http://portal.core.edu.au/conf-ranks/2218/” target=”_blank”>http://portal.core.edu.au/conf-ranks/2218/</a><br><br><br>Best regards,<br>The EvoApps 2023 chairs<br><br>João Correia<br>Stephen Smith<br>Raneem Qaddoura<br><br>———————————————–<br>Call for papers for the EvoApps 2023 conference<br><br><a href=”https://www.evostar.org/2023/evoapps” target=”_blank”>https://www.evostar.org/2023/evoapps</a><br><br>Submission Deadline: November 16, 2022<br>Conference: 12 to 14 April 2023.<br>Venue: Brno, Czech Republic<br><br><br>**** News ****<br>.EvoApps Special Sessions:<br><a href=”https://www.evostar.org/2023/evoapps” target=”_blank”>https://www.evostar.org/2023/evoapps</a><br><br>Special Sessions:<br><br>.Analysis of Evolutionary Computation Methods: Theory, Empirics, and Real-World Applications<br>.Applications of Bio-inspired techniques on Social Networks<br>.Evolutionary Computation for Sustainability<br>.Evolutionary Computation in Edge, Fog, and Cloud Computing<br>.Evolutionary Computation in Image Analysis, Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition<br>.Machine Learning and AI in Digital Healthcare and Personalized Medicine<br>.Resilient Bio-Inspired Algorithms<br>.Soft Computing applied to Games<br>.Surrogate-Assisted Evolutionary Optimisation<br>.Evolutionary Machine Learning (Joint-track with EuroGP)<br><br>———————————————–<br><br>EvoApplications, the International Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation -formerly known as EvoWorkshops- brings together researchers in applications of Evolutionary Computation and other Nature-inspired techniques.<br><br>EvoApplications invites high-quality contributions for its 26th edition, which will be held as part of the EvoStar 2023 event and co-located within EvoStar with three related conferences: EuroGP, EvoCOP and EvoMUSART.<br><br>EvoApplications aims to create a friendly environment that can lead to the establishment or strengthening of scientific collaborations and exchanges among attendees.<br><br>Therefore, EvoApplications solicits high-quality original research papers (including significant work-in-progress) on any aspect of applications of Evolutionary Computation, both in real-world or methodological contexts in which Evolutionary Computation can contribute to pushing the limits of the state of the art beyond the present ones.<br><br>We encourage you to submit papers focused on interesting, relevant and original works that are related to all kinds of applications of Evolutionary Computation.<br><br>*** Important Dates, Venue and Publication ***<br><br>Submission Deadline: November 16, 2022<br>Conference: 12 to 14 April 2023.<br>Venue: Brno, Czech Republic<br>All accepted papers will be printed in the proceedings published by Springer Nature in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.<br><br>Please check the website for more information:<br><a href=”http://www.evostar.org/2023/” target=”_blank”>http://www.evostar.org/2023/</a><br></div></div></div>

Extended Deadline: EvoCOP 2023 – The 23nd European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation

Call for Papers:
EvoCOP 2023 – The 23nd European Conference on
Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation

http://www.evostar.org/2023/evocop/

April 12 – 14, 2023
held as part of EvoStar (http://www.evostar.org)

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic

** EvoCOP is CORE Rank B **

** NEW Submission deadline: November 16, 2022 **
*************************************************************************************

The 23nd 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,
stringology, graphs, satisfiability, energy optimisation, cutting, packing,
planning and search-based software engineering.

The EvoCOP 2023 conference will be held somewhere on Earth, together
with EuroGP (the 26th European Conference on Genetic Programming), EvoMUSART
(the 12th European conference on evolutionary and biologically inspired
music,
sound, art and design) and EvoApplications (the 26th 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 https://link.springer.com/conference/evocop
for
previous proceedings.)

Download the CFP in PDF format:
https://www.evostar.org/2023/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/evo2022-evocop-flyers-prints-05062022-3.pdf

The best regular paper presented at EvoCOP 2023 will be distinguished
with a Best Paper Award.

EvoCOP conference is ranked B in the CORE 2021 ranking:
http://portal.core.edu.au/conf-ranks/2195/

**** 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
* 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:
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0


Call for Papers: EuroGP 23 – the 26th European Conference on Genetic Programming https://www.evostar.org/2023/eurogp/ 12-14 April 2023, Brno, Czech Republic,

 

held as part of EvoStar (http://www.evostar.org)

***NEW Submission deadline: November 16, 2022***

** EuroGP is CORE Rank B **
*********************************************************************************
EuroGP is the premier annual conference on Genetic Programming (GP), the
oldest and the only meeting worldwide explicitly devoted to this
branch of evolutionary computation. It is always a high-quality,
enjoyable, friendly event, attracting participants from all continents,
and offering excellent opportunities for networking, informal contact,
and exchange of ideas with fellow researchers. It will feature a mixture
of oral presentations and poster sessions and invited keynote speakers.

**** EvoStar ****
EvoStar is a leading international event devoted to evolutionary
computing, comprising four conferences: EuroGP, EvoApplications,
EvoCOP, and EvoMUSART.

**** Topics ****
Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:
Innovative applications of GP, Theoretical developments, GP performance
and behaviour, Fitness landscape analysis of GP, Algorithms,
representations and operators for GP, Search-based software engineering,
Genetic improvement programming, Evolutionary design, Evolutionary
robotics, Tree-based GP and Linear GP, Graph-based GP and Grammar-based
GP, Evolvable hardware, Self-reproducing programs, Multi-population GP,
Multi-objective GP, Parallel GP, Probabilistic GP, Object-orientated GP,
Hybrid architectures including GP, Coevolution and modularity in GP,
Semantics in GP, Unconventional GP, Automatic software maintenance,
Evolutionary inductive programming, Evolution of automata or machines.

**** 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: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

Page limit: 16 pages

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=evo2023

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

The authors of accepted papers will have to improve their papers on the
basis of the reviewers’ comments and will be asked to send a camera-ready
version of their manuscripts (notifications will be sent on 18 January
2023) and the camera-ready deadline will be on 1 February 2023). At least
one author of each accepted work has to register for the conference no
later than 27 February 2023, attend the conference and present the work.

The highest quality papers may also be invited to submit extensions for
publication in a special issue of the journal Genetic Programming and
Evolvable Machines (GPEM).

**** Organization ****
Program Chairs:
Gisele L. Pappa, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Mario Giacobini, University of Torino, Italy

Publication Chair:
Zdenek Vasicek, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

For further information please visit https://www.evostar.org/2023/eurogp/

Gisele L. Pappa and Mario Giacobini
EuroGP PC Chairs
<div dir=”ltr”>  *** Apologies for cross-posting ***<br>*********************************************************************************<br>Call for Papers:<br>EuroGP 23 – the 26th European Conference on Genetic Programming<br><a href=”https://www.evostar.org/2023/eurogp/”>https://www.evostar.org/2023/eurogp/</a><br>12-14 April 2023, Brno, Czech Republic,<br><br>held as part of EvoStar (<a href=”http://www.evostar.org”>http://www.evostar.org</a>)<br><br>***NEW Submission deadline: November 16, 2022***<br><br><div>** EuroGP is CORE Rank B **<br>*********************************************************************************<br>EuroGP is the premier annual conference on Genetic Programming (GP), the<br>oldest and the only meeting worldwide explicitly devoted to this<br>branch of evolutionary computation. It is always a high-quality,<br>enjoyable, friendly event, attracting participants from all continents,<br>and offering excellent opportunities for networking, informal contact,<br>and exchange of ideas with fellow researchers. It will feature a mixture<br>of oral presentations and poster sessions and invited keynote speakers.<br><br>**** EvoStar ****<br>EvoStar is a leading international event devoted to evolutionary<br>computing, comprising four conferences: EuroGP, EvoApplications,<br>EvoCOP, and EvoMUSART.<br><br>**** Topics ****<br>Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:<br>Innovative applications of GP, Theoretical developments, GP performance<br>and behaviour, Fitness landscape analysis of GP, Algorithms,<br>representations and operators for GP, Search-based software engineering,<br>Genetic improvement programming, Evolutionary design, Evolutionary<br>robotics, Tree-based GP and Linear GP, Graph-based GP and Grammar-based<br>GP, Evolvable hardware, Self-reproducing programs, Multi-population GP,<br>Multi-objective GP, Parallel GP, Probabilistic GP, Object-orientated GP,<br>Hybrid architectures including GP, Coevolution and modularity in GP,<br>Semantics in GP, Unconventional GP, Automatic software maintenance,<br>Evolutionary inductive programming, Evolution of automata or machines.<br><br>**** Submission Details ****<br>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: <a href=”http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0″>http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0</a><br><br>Page limit: 16 pages<br><br>Submission link: <a href=”https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=evo2023″>https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=evo2023</a><br><br>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<br><br>The authors of accepted papers will have to improve their papers on the basis of the reviewers’ comments and will be asked to send a camera-ready version of their manuscripts  (notifications will be sent on 18 January 2023) and the camera-ready deadline will be on 1 February 2023). At least one author of each accepted work has to register for the conference no later than 27 February 2023, attend the conference and present the work.<br><br>The highest quality papers may also be invited to submit extensions for publication in a special issue of the journal Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines (GPEM).<br><br><br>**** Organization ****<br>Program Chairs:<br>Gisele L. Pappa, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil<br>Mario Giacobini, University of Torino, Italy<br><br>Publication Chair:<br>Zdenek Vasicek, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic<br><br>For further information please visit <a href=”https://www.evostar.org/2023/eurogp/”>https://www.evostar.org/2023/eurogp/</a><br><br>Gisele L. Pappa and Mario Giacobini<br>EuroGP PC Chairs<br></div></div>


Call for papers for the 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMUSART) · Please distribute · Apologies for cross-posting

The 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Music,
Sound, Art and Design (EvoMUSART) will take place in Brno (Czech Republic)
between the 12th and 14th of April of 2023, as part of the evo* event.

EvoMUSART webpage: http://www.evostar.org/2023/evomusart/

Extended submission deadline: 16 November 2022

Conference: 12-14 April 2023

EvoMUSART is a multidisciplinary conference that brings together
researchers who are working on the application of Artificial Neural
Networks, Evolutionary Computation, Swarm Intelligence, Cellular Automata,
Alife, and other Artificial Intelligence techniques in creative and artist
fields such as Visual Art, Music, Architecture, Video, Digital Games,
Poetry, or Design. This conference gives researchers in the field the
opportunity to promote, present and discuss ongoing work in the area.

Submissions must be at most 16 pages long, in Springer LNCS format. Each
submission must be anonymised for a double-blind review process.

Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters at the event and
included in the EvoMUSART proceedings published by Springer Nature in a
dedicated volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Indicative topics include but are not limited to:
* Systems that create drawings, images, animations, sculptures, poetry,
text, designs, webpages, buildings, etc.;
* Systems that create musical pieces, sounds, instruments, voices, sound
effects, sound analysis, etc.;
* Systems that create artefacts such as game content, architecture,
furniture, based on aesthetic and/or functional criteria;
* Systems that resort to artificial intelligence to perform the analysis of
image, music, sound, sculpture, or some other types of artistic objects;
* Systems in which artificial intelligence is used to promote the
creativity of a human user;
* Theories or models of computational aesthetics;
* Computational models of emotional response, surprise, novelty;
* Representation techniques for images, videos, music, etc.;
* Surveys of the current state-of-the-art in the area;
* New ways of integrating the user in the process (e.g. improvisation,
co-creation, participation).

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=evo2023

More information on the submission process and the topics of EvoMUSART:
https://www.evostar.org/2023/evomusart

Flyer of EvoMUSART 2023: https://www.evostar.org/2023/flyers/evomusart

Papers published in EvoMUSART: https://evomusart-index.dei.uc.pt

We look forward to seeing you in EvoMUSART 2023!

The EvoMUSART 2023 organisers
Colin Johnson
Nereida Rodríguez-Fernández
Sérgio Rebelo (publication chair)
<div dir=”ltr”>————————————————<br>Call for papers for the 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMUSART) · Please distribute · Apologies for cross-posting<br>————————————————<br><br>The 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMUSART) will take place in Brno (Czech Republic) between the 12th and 14th of April of 2023, as part of the evo* event.<br><br>EvoMUSART webpage: <a href=”http://www.evostar.org/2023/evomusart/”>http://www.evostar.org/2023/evomusart/</a> <br><br>Extended submission deadline: 16 November 2022<br><br>Conference: 12-14 April 2023<br><br>EvoMUSART is a multidisciplinary conference that brings together researchers who are working on the application of Artificial Neural Networks, Evolutionary Computation, Swarm Intelligence, Cellular Automata, Alife, and other Artificial Intelligence techniques in creative and artist fields such as Visual Art, Music, Architecture, Video, Digital Games, Poetry, or Design. This conference gives researchers in the field the opportunity to promote, present and discuss ongoing work in the area.<br><br>Submissions must be at most 16 pages long, in Springer LNCS format. Each submission must be anonymised for a double-blind review process.<br><br>Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters at the event and included in the EvoMUSART proceedings published by Springer Nature in a dedicated volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.<br><br><br>Indicative topics include but are not limited to:<br>* Systems that create drawings, images, animations, sculptures, poetry, text, designs, webpages, buildings, etc.;<br>* Systems that create musical pieces, sounds, instruments, voices, sound effects, sound analysis, etc.;<br>* Systems that create artefacts such as game content, architecture, furniture, based on aesthetic and/or functional criteria;<br>* Systems that resort to artificial intelligence to perform the analysis of image, music, sound, sculpture, or some other types of artistic objects; <br>* Systems in which artificial intelligence is used to promote the creativity of a human user;<br>* Theories or models of computational aesthetics;<br>* Computational models of emotional response, surprise, novelty;<br>* Representation techniques for images, videos, music, etc.;<br>* Surveys of the current state-of-the-art in the area;<br>* New ways of integrating the user in the process (e.g. improvisation, co-creation, participation).<br><br>Submission link: <a href=”https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=evo2023″>https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=evo2023</a><br><br>More information on the submission process and the topics of EvoMUSART: <a href=”https://www.evostar.org/2023/evomusart”>https://www.evostar.org/2023/evomusart</a> <br><br>Flyer of EvoMUSART 2023: <a href=”https://www.evostar.org/2023/flyers/evomusart”>https://www.evostar.org/2023/flyers/evomusart</a><br><br><div>Papers published in EvoMUSART: <a href=”https://evomusart-index.dei.uc.pt”>https://evomusart-index.dei.uc.pt</a></div><br>We look forward to seeing you in EvoMUSART 2023!<br><br>The EvoMUSART 2023 organisers<br>Colin Johnson<br>Nereida Rodríguez-Fernández<br>Sérgio Rebelo (publication chair)</div>


Last Call for Papers: EvoCOP 2023 – The 23nd European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation

Last Call for Papers:
EvoCOP 2023 – The 23nd European Conference on
Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation

http://www.evostar.org/2023/evocop/

April 12 – 14, 2023
held as part of EvoStar (http://www.evostar.org)

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic

** EvoCOP is CORE Rank B **

Submission deadline: November 1, 2022
*************************************************************************************

The 23nd 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,
stringology, graphs, satisfiability, energy optimisation, cutting, packing,
planning and search-based software engineering.

The EvoCOP 2023 conference will be held somewhere on Earth, together
with EuroGP (the 26th European Conference on Genetic Programming), EvoMUSART
(the 12th European conference on evolutionary and biologically inspired
music,
sound, art and design) and EvoApplications (the 26th 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 https://link.springer.com/conference/evocop
for
previous proceedings.)

Download the CFP in PDF format:
https://www.evostar.org/2023/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/evo2022-evocop-flyers-prints-05062022-3.pdf

The best regular paper presented at EvoCOP 2023 will be distinguished
with a Best Paper Award.

EvoCOP conference is ranked B in the CORE 2021 ranking:
http://portal.core.edu.au/conf-ranks/2195/

**** 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
* 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:
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

Page limit: 16 pages


IRIS Digital Workshop – “Reflection on intelligent systems: towards a cross-disciplinary definition” 20-21 October

Dear valued colleagues,

On behalf of the organizers Gabriella Lapesa, Lukas Erhard, Curtis Runstedler, and Sierra Kaiser, it is my pleasure to cordially invite you to attend the IRIS digital workshop “Reflection on intelligent systems: towards a cross-disciplinary definition,” to be held via WebEx from 20-21 October.

Registration for the workshop is now open via the link below – it also includes the program and further details:

https://www.iris.uni-stuttgart.de/public-engagement/event/Digital-Workshop-Reflection-on-intelligent-systems-towards-a-cross-disciplinary-definition/

The keynote speakers include Bob Williamson (University of Tuebingen), an Australian pioneer of machine learning technology; Gregor Betz (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), who has developed a formal theory about computational models and connected it to the philosophy of mind; Anne Lauscher (University of Hamburg), whose data science research examines AI capable of understanding and generating natural language texts; and Kanta Dihal, an AI narratives expert who is based at Cambridge University. Feel free to contact reflection.workshop@iris.uni-stuttgart.de<mailto:reflection.workshop@iris.uni-stuttgart.de> with any questions or further queries.

If you use Twitter, you can also retweet the workshop here:

https://twitter.com/Stuttgart_IRIS/status/1578048825385705473

Hope to see you there!

Best regards,
Maria Wirzberger

Jun.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Maria Wirzberger (she/her)
Tenure-track faculty

Spokesperson of the “Interchange Forum for Reflecting on Intelligent Systems”<https://www.iris.uni-stuttgart.de/> (IRIS)
Co-director of the Artificial Intelligence Software Academy<https://www.project.uni-stuttgart.de/aisa/> (AISA)
Head of the department for “Teaching and Learning with Intelligent Systems”<Department%20director> (LLiS)

Elisabeth Schiemann Fellow<https://cyber-valley.de/en/news/wirzberger-elisabeth-schiemann-kolleg>

University of Stuttgart
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 24D
70174 Stuttgart, Germany


Call for papers for the 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMUSART)

The 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Music,
Sound, Art and Design (EvoMUSART) will take place in Brno (Czech Republic)
between the 12th and 14th of April of 2023, as part of the evo* event.

EvoMUSART webpage: http://www.evostar.org/2023/evomusart/

*Submission deadline*: 1 November 2022
*Conference*: 12-14 April 2023

EvoMUSART is a multidisciplinary conference that brings together
researchers who are working on the application of Artificial Neural
Networks, Evolutionary Computation, Swarm Intelligence, Cellular Automata,
Alife, and other Artificial Intelligence techniques in creative and artist
fields such as Visual Art, Music, Architecture, Video, Digital Games,
Poetry, or Design. This conference gives researchers in the field the
opportunity to promote, present and discuss ongoing work in the area.

Submissions must be at most 16 pages long, in Springer LNCS format. Each
submission must be anonymised for a double-blind review process.

Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters at the event and
included in the EvoMUSART proceedings published by Springer Nature in a
dedicated volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Indicative topics include but are not limited to:

* Systems that create drawings, images, animations, sculptures, poetry,
text, designs, webpages, buildings, etc.;
* Systems that create musical pieces, sounds, instruments, voices, sound
effects, sound analysis, etc.;
* Systems that create artefacts such as game content, architecture,
furniture, based on aesthetic and/or functional criteria;
* Systems that resort to artificial intelligence to perform the analysis of
image, music, sound, sculpture, or some other types of artistic objects;
* Systems in which artificial intelligence is used to promote the
creativity of a human user;
* Theories or models of computational aesthetics;
* Computational models of emotional response, surprise, novelty;
* Representation techniques for images, videos, music, etc.;
* Surveys of the current state-of-the-art in the area;
* New ways of integrating the user in the process (e.g. improvisation,
co-creation, participation).

More information on the submission process and the topics of EvoMUSART:
https://www.evostar.org/2023/evomusart

Flyer of EvoMUSART 2023: https://www.evostar.org/2023/flyers/evomusart

Papers published in EvoMUSART: https://evomusart-index.dei.uc.pt

We look forward to seeing you in EvoMUSART 2023!


Virtual get-together: PhiDOS (DGPhil-AG “Philosophie der Digitalität”)

The working group “Philosophy of Digitality” invites you to join us for
our forth online meeting of
*PhiDOS (“Philosophy of Digitality Open Space”) on Thursday, 13.10.2022
at 6 pm (CET)!*

The program of the meetings is very open, so please feel free to bring
your own ideas and questions!
We will start with a short impulse talk by Sven Nyholm about ‘A New
Control Problem? Humanoid Robots, AI, and the Value of Control’.

If you are interested, please fill out this form
(https://forms.gle/hHVYmUqDJgN5e2i2A
<https://forms.gle/hHVYmUqDJgN5e2i2A>).
We will get in touch, send you the Zoom link as well as the Discord
link, and keep you updated on our event.

More information: https://digitale-philosophie.de
<https://digitale-philosophie.de>