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ECTA is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


Considered a subfield of computational intelligence focused on combinatorial optimisation problems, evolutionary computation is associated with systems that use computational models of evolutionary processes as the key elements in design and implementation, i.e. computational techniques which are based to some degree on the evolution of biological life in the natural world. A number of evolutionary computational models have been proposed, including evolutionary algorithms, genetic algorithms, the evolution strategy, evolutionary programming, swarm intelligence and artificial life.
This conference intends to be a major forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners interested in the study, analysis, design, modeling and implementation of evolvable systems, both theoretically and in a broad range of application fields. ECTA welcomes both theoretical research and practical applications.
The conference also aims to foster hybrid approaches within evolutionary computation and also involving fuzzy computation and neural computation.


  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Machine Learning
  • Cognitive Systems
  • Artificial Life
  • Representation Techniques
  • Software Engineering Issues; Metamodelling
  • Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization
  • Game Theory and Applications
  • Evolution Strategies
  • Evolutionary Robotics and Intelligent Agents
  • Society and Cultural Aspects of Evolution
  • Concurrent Co-Operation
  • Co-Evolution and Collective Behavior
  • Biocomputing and Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Bio-Inspired Hardware and Networks
  • Swarm/Collective Intelligence
  • Evolutionary Art and Design
  • Hybrid Systems
  • Memetic Algorithms


Kevin WarwickUniversity of Reading and Coventry University, United Kingdom
Leslie SmithUniversity of Stirling, United Kingdom
Juan J. MereloUniversidad de Granada, Spain
Eyke HüllermeierPhilipps University of Marburg, Germany
Belur DasarathyInformation Fusion, United States
Alexandre Castro-CaldasPortuguese Catholic University, Portugal


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that  revised and extended versions of these papers will be  published by Springer-Verlag in a SCI Series book  .
A special issue of the Elsevier Journal of Information Fusion on "Information Fusion in Multi-dimensional Knowledge Discovery and Computational Intelligence" has been planned. For more details, please download the CFP for the special issue here.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Springer's LNCS TCCI Journal.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


ECTA Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: ecta.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.ecta.ijcci.org/


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Janusz KacprzykPolish Academy of Sciences, Poland


Agostinho RosaISR - Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica, Portugal


Dalila B.M.M. Fontes, Faculdade de Economia and LIAAD-INESC TEC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
B. Babu, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India
Thomas Baeck, Leiden University, Netherlands
Pedro Ballester, European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
Michal Bidlo, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic
Tim Blackwell, University of London, United Kingdom
Maria Blesa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, Andorra
Christian Blum, IKERBASQUE and University of the Basque Country, Spain
Indranil Bose, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India
William Buckley, California Evolution Institute, United States
David Cairns, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Pei-Chann Chang, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Sung-Bae Cho, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Antonio Cioppa, University of Salerno, Italy
David Cornforth, University of Newcastle, Australia
Lino Costa, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Luiza de Macedo Mourelle, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Peter Duerr, Sony Corporation, Japan
Marc Ebner, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
El-Sayed El-Alfy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Andries Engelbrecht, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Fabio Fassetti, DIMES, University of Calabria, Italy
Carlos Fernandes, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Antonio Fernández Leiva, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Stefka Fidanova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Bogdan Filipic, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Girolamo Fornarelli, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Marcus Gallagher, The University of Queensland, Australia
Aaron Garret, Jacksonville State University, United States
Steven Guan, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Jennifer Hallinan, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Lutz Hamel, University of Rhode Island, United States
Wei-Chiang Hong, Jiangsu Normal University, China
Seiya Imoto, University of Tokyo, Japan
Christian Jacob, University of Calgary, Canada
Liu Jing, Xidian University, China
Colin Johnson, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Mark Johnston, California Institute of Technology, United States
Iwona Karcz-Duleba, Wroclaw University of Science Technology, Poland
Ahmed Kattan, AI Real-World Applications Research Lab, Saudi Arabia
Andy Keane, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Ed Keedwell, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Ziad Kobti, University of Windsor, Canada
Mario Köppen, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Ondrej Krejcar, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Jiri Kubalik, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Dario Landa-Silva, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Piotr Lipinski, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Wenjian Luo, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Rainer Malaka, Bremen University, Germany
Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Euan McGookin, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jörn Mehnen, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Juan J. Merelo, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Konstantinos Michail, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Sanaz Mostaghim, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Pawel Myszkowski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Tomoharu Nakashima, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Kei Ohnishi, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Schütze Oliver, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Gary Parker, Connecticut College, United States
Aurora Pozo, Federal University of Parana, Brazil
Joaquim Reis, ISCTE, Portugal
José Risco-Martín, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Mateen Rizki, Wright State University, United States
Katya Rodriguez, Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas (IIMAS), Mexico
Suman Roychoudhury, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Filipe Santos, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
Miguel Sanz-Bobi, Comillas Pontifical University, Spain
Emmanuel Sapin, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Robert Schaefer, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Adam Slowik, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland
Emilia Tantar, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Jonathan Thompson, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Krzysztof Trojanowski, Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego, Poland
Elio Tuci, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Massimiliano Vasile, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Neal Wagner, Systems Technology and Research, United States
Peter Whigham, University of Otago, New Zealand
Gary Yen, Oklahoma State University, United States