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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


Marie-Jeanne LesotUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie - LIP6, France
Danil ProkhorovToyota Tech Center, United States
Bernard De BaetsGhent University, Belgium
Cesare AlippiPolitecnico di Milano, Italy


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 in a SCI Series book.
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


Juan Julian MereloUniversity of Granada, Spain
Agostinho RosaISR - Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica, Portugal


Chang Ahn, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Korea, Republic of
Mehmet Aydin, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Dalila B.M.M. Fontes, Faculdade de Economia and LIAAD-INESC TEC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Thomas Baeck, Leiden University, Netherlands
Michal Bidlo, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic
Mohsin Bilal, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
Tim Blackwell, University of London, United Kingdom
Christian Blum, IKERBASQUE and University of the Basque Country, Spain
William Buckley, California Evolution Institute, United States
Edmund Burke, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
David Cairns, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Pedro Castillo, University of Granada, Spain
Pei-Chann Chang, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Sung-Bae Cho, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Chi-Yin Chow, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Antonio Cioppa, University of Salerno, Italy
Ernesto Costa, Universidade De Coimbra, Portugal
Luiza de Macedo Mourelle, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kyriakos Deliparaschos, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Peter Duerr, Sony Corporation, Japan
Marc Ebner, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
Andries Engelbrecht, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Fabio Fassetti, DIMES, University of Calabria, Italy
Carlos Fernandes, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Stefka Fidanova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Bogdan Filipic, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Marcus Gallagher, The University of Queensland, Australia
David Green, Monash University, Australia
Steven Guan, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Jörg Hähner, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Lutz Hamel, University of Rhode Island, United States
Thomas Hanne, University of Applied Arts and Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Arturo Hernández - Aguirre, Centre for Research in Mathematics, Mexico
Wei-Chiang Hong, Jiangsu Normal University, China
Jeffrey Horn, Northern Michigan University, United States
Seiya Imoto, University of Tokyo, Japan
Liu Jing, Xidian University, China
Colin Johnson, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Iwona Karcz-Duleba, Wroclaw University of Science Technology, Poland
Ed Keedwell, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Joanna Kolodziej, Cracow University of Technology, Poland
Mario Köppen, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Ondrej Krejcar, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Pavel Krömer, VSB Ostrava, Czech Republic
Jiri Kubalik, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Halina Kwasnicka, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Dario Landa-Silva, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Piotr Lipinski, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Shih-Hsi Liu, California State University, Fresno, United States
Wenjian Luo, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Rainer Malaka, Bremen University, Germany
Jörn Mehnen, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Konstantinos Michail, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Chilukuri Mohan, Syracuse University, United States
Antonio Mora, University of Granada, Spain
Sanaz Mostaghim, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Christine Mumford, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Pawel Myszkowski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Kei Ohnishi, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Schütze Oliver, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Ender Özcan, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Gary Parker, Connecticut College, United States
Kalin Penev, Southampton Solent University, United Kingdom
Francisco Pereira, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Portugal
Petrica Pop, North University of Baia Mare, Romania
Aurora Pozo, Federal University of Parana, Brazil
Roy Rada, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
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
Olympia Roeva, Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
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
Ruhul Sarker, University of New South Wales, Australia
Robert Schaefer, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Giovanni Stracquadanio, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Jonathan Thompson, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Krzysztof Trojanowski, Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego, Poland
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Elio Tuci, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Lucia Vacariu, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania
Neal Wagner, Systems Technology and Research, United States
Junzo Watada, Universiti Technologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Peter Whigham, University of Otago, New Zealand
Gary Yen, Oklahoma State University, United States

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