PPSN 2018

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PPSN 2018
Parallel Problem Solving from Nature
Event in series PPSN
Dates 2018/09/08 (iCal) - 2018/09/12
Homepage: http://ppsn2018.dei.uc.pt/
Twitter account: https://twitter.com/ppsn2018
Location
Location: Coimbra, Portugal
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Important dates
Submissions: 2018/03/28
Notification: 2018/05/14
Camera ready due: 2018/06/04
Papers: Submitted 205 / Accepted 79 (38.5 %)
Committees
Organizers: University of Coimbra
General chairs: Carlos M. Fonseca, Penousal Machado
PC chairs: Anne Auger, Luís Paquete, Darrell Whitley
Workshop chairs: Robin C. Purshouse, Christine Zarges
Seminars Chair: Michael T. M. Emmerich, Gisele L. Pappa
Keynote speaker: Ahmed Elgammal, Francis Heylighen, Kurt Mehlhorn
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The Fifteenth International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN XV) will be held in Coimbra, Portugal on 8-12 September 2018. The conference will take place at the Campus of the University of Coimbra, recognised by UNESCO as world heritage site, due to its relevance in the dissemination of knowledge throughout the fields of arts, sciences, law, architecture, urban planning and landscape. The venue includes a set of buildings and rooms of historical relevance, thus giving the participants the opportunity to visit the different areas of the university and experience the feeling of studying and working in Coimbra.


Topics

  • Natural Computing including
  • but not restricted to
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Artificial Life
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Artificial Immune Systems
  • Self-Organising Systems
  • Emergent Behaviour
  • Molecular Computing
  • Evolutionary Robotics
  • Evolvable Hardware
  • Parallel Implementations and Applications to Real-World Problems


Submissions

Researchers are invited to submit their original work in the field of Natural Computing. Papers must be submitted as PDF files in Springer LNCS style through the conference Paper Submission page. The authors’ names must not be blinded for the reviewing process. The page limit is 12 pages.


Important Dates

Papers:

  • EXTENDED Paper submission deadline: 3 April 2018 (AoE)
  • Author notification: Monday, 14 May 2018
  • Camera-ready paper submission: Monday, 4 June 2018
  • Plenary keynote addresses and poster sessions: 10-12 September 2018

Registration:

  • Author registration deadline: Monday, 15 June 2018
  • Early registration deadline: Friday, 15 June 2018
  • Late registration deadline: Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Workshops:

  • Proposal submission due: Wednesday, 15 November 2017
  • Proponent notification: Friday, 15 December 2017
  • Workshops: 8-9 September 2018

Tutorials:

  • Proposal submission due: Wednesday, 15 November 2017
  • Proponent notification: Friday, 15 December 2017
  • Tutorials: 8-9 September 2018