Thematic tracks

Artificial Life and Evolutionary Algorithms

This thematic track will focus on scientific research and applications of Artificial Life (ALife) and Evolutionary Algorithms (EA).

The focus is on computational bio-inspired models for studying natural systems, as well as for solving engineering and social problems. We are targeting the ALife community, the EA community and, in addition, researchers and practitioners working in the overlap of these two areas, from computer science to physics, engineering, medicine, biology and economy.


Topics of Interest

  • Artificial Chemistries
  • Artificial Immune Systems
  • Classifier Systems
  • Complex Networks
  • Emergent Behaviours
  • Evolution and Learning Dynamics
  • Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Evolutionary Optimization
  • Evolutionary Robotics
  • Genetic Programming
  • Hybrid Approaches
  • Hyper-heuristics
  • Multi-objective Optimization
  • Origins of Life
  • Parallel Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Self-organizing Systems
  • Swarm Intelligence


Paper submission

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. Papers should not exceed twelve (12) pages in length and must adhere to the formatting instructions of the conference. Each submission will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the Program Committee. The reviewing process is double blind, so authors should remove names and affiliations from the submitted papers, and must take reasonable care to assure anonymity during the review process. References to own work may be included in the paper, as long as referred to in the third person. Acceptance will be based on the paper’s significance, technical quality, clarity, relevance and originality.


Paper Publication

All accepted papers will be published by Springer in a volume of the LNAI-Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series (indexed by the Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge). The number of pages of the accepted contributions has the following limits:

  • Full Regular Papers: Contributions accepted as full papers should contain from 10 to 12 pages in its final version, according to the LNAI series formatting instructions. Extraordinarily, other two additional pages could be considered with a supplementary fee.
  • Short Papers: Contributions accepted as short papers should contain from 4 to 6 pages in its final version, according to the LNAI series formatting instructions.

All accepted papers must be presented orally the conference by one of the authors and at least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference.


Important dates

Deadline for paper submission: March 23, 2015
Notification of paper acceptance: 27, April, 2015
Camera-ready papers due: 1, June, 2015
Conference dates: September 8-11, 2015


Track chairs

Mauro Castelli
NOVA School of Statistics and Information Management, New University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
E-mail: mcastelli (at)
Leonardo Vanneschi
NOVA School of Statistics and Information Management, New University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
E-mail: lvanneschi (at)
Sara Silva
Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
E-mail: sara (at)


Program Committee

Alberto Moraglio, University of Exeter, UK
Alessandro Re, NOVA IMS, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Anabela Simões, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Portugal
Antonio Della-Cioppa, Universitá degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
António Gaspar-Cunha, University of Minho, Portugal
Arnaud Liefooghe, Université de Lille, France
Carlos Cotta, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Carlos Fernandes, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal
Carlos Gershenson, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
Carlotta Orsenigo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Christian Blum, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Ernesto Costa, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Fernando Lobo, University of Algarve, Portugal
Helio Barbosa, Laboratório Nacional de Computaçao Científica, Petrópolis, Brasil
Ivanoe De-Falco, National Research Council, Italy
Ivo Gonçalves, University of Coimbra, Portugal
James Foster, University of Idaho, USA
Jin-Kao Hao, University of Angers, France
Leonardo Trujillo, Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, México
Luca Manzoni, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Luís Correia, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Luís Paquete, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Marc Schoenauer, INRIA, France
Mario Giacobini, University of Torino, Italy
Pedro Mariano, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Rui Mendes, University of Minho, Portugal
Stefano Beretta, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma, Italy
Telmo Menezes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France