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PPSN 2018 Call for Participation

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Nuno Lourenço <[log in to unmask]>

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PPSN 2018 - Call for Participation
15th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature

8-12 September 2018
Coimbra, Portugal
http://ppsn2018.dei.uc.pt/
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CONFERENCE

The 15th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN XV) will be held in Coimbra, Portugal, on 8-12 September 2018. This biennial meeting brings together researchers and practitioners in the field of Natural Computing: the study of computational systems inspired by Nature.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

The following invited speakers will deliver keynote addresses at PPSN XV:

* Ahmed Elgammal, Rutgers University, USA
* Francis Heylighen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
* Kurt Mehlhorn, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany

Check out http://ppsn2018.dei.uc.pt/index.php/keynote-speakers/ for more information.

TUTORIALS AND WORKSHOPS

In the first two days, PPSN XV will feature contributed Tutorials and half-day Workshops covering fundamental and advanced topics in the field of Natural Computing.

The list of accepted Tutorials is available on
http://ppsn2018.dei.uc.pt/index.php/tutorials/.

Submission to the Workshops is still open:

* Advances in Multimodal Optimization
  http://www.epitropakis.co.uk/ppsn2018-niching/
* Black-Box Discrete Optimization Benchmarking (BB-DOB@PPSN)
  http://iao.hfuu.edu.cn/bbdob-ppsn18
* Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice in Nature-Inspired Optimisation
  http://fernandolobo.info/ppsn2018workshop/
* Developmental Neural Networks
  https://www.irit.fr/devonn/
* Evolutionary Machine Learning
  https://evolearning.github.io/ppsn18/
* Investigating Optimization Problems from Machine Learning and Data Analysis
  https://sites.google.com/view/optml-ppsn18/home

Registered PPSN XV participants will have free admittance to all Tutorials and Workshops.

ACCEPTED PAPERS

The list of accepted papers will appear soon on
http://ppsn2018.dei.uc.pt/index.php/accepted-papers/

PAPER PRESENTATION

Following the well-established PPSN tradition, all accepted papers will be presented in poster sessions of about 12 papers. Each session will contain papers on a variety of topics, and will begin with a brief plenary overview by a distinguished researcher in the field. All accepted papers will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series by Springer.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

The provisional PPSN 2018 Programme is available on
http://ppsn2018.dei.uc.pt/index.php/programme/

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open. To register, and for detailed registration conditions, go to http://ppsn2018.dei.uc.pt/index.php/registration/

Registration Fees
                             Until 15 June 2018         From 16 June 2018
Regular                             500€                      650€
Student                             350€                      500€
Tutorial Speaker                    350€                      500€

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GENERAL CHAIRS

 * Carlos M. Fonseca, University of Coimbra, Portugal
 * Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal

HONORARY CHAIR

 * Hans-Paul Schwefel, TU Dortmund University, Germany

PROGRAMME CHAIRS

 * Anne Auger, INRIA Saclay, France
 * Luís Paquete, University of Coimbra, Portugal
 * Darrell Whitley, Colorado State University, USA

WORKSHOP CHAIRS

 * Robin C. Purshouse, University of Sheffield, UK
 * Christine Zarges, Aberystwyth University, UK

TUTORIAL CHAIRS

 * Michael T. M. Emmerich, Leiden University, Netherlands
 * Gisele L. Pappa, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

PUBLICATIONS CHAIR

 * Nuno Lourenço, University of Coimbra, Portugal

LOCAL ORGANISATION CHAIR

 * Pedro Martins, University of Coimbra, Portugal

WEBMASTER

 * Catarina Maçãs, University of Coimbra, Portugal
 * Evgheni Polisciuc, University of Coimbra, Portugal

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Important dates
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Early registration deadline:              15 June 2018
Late registration deadline:          12 September 2018
Tutorials and workshops:            8-9 September 2018
Keynotes and poster sessions:     10-12 September 2018

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