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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
  • 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


Julian TogeliusNew York University, United States
Yaochu JinUniversity of Surrey, United Kingdom
Anna Esparcia-AlcázarUniversitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Edwin LughoferJohannes Kepler University, Austria


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 .


Conference Date: 12 - 14 November, 2015

Paper Submission: July 14, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 18, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
October 2, 2015 (expired)

Paper Submission: September 1, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 21, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
October 5, 2015 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: June 17, 2015 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 26, 2015 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: July 27, 2015 (expired)

Demo Proposal: July 27, 2015 (expired)

Panel Proposal: July 27, 2015 (expired)


ECTA Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: ecta.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.ecta.ijcci.org/


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal


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


Chang Wook Ahn, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Richard Allmendinger, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Keijiro Araki, Kyushu University, Japan
Dalila B. M. M. Fontes, Faculdade de Economia and LIAAD-INESC TEC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Thomas Baeck, Leiden University, Netherlands
Mohsin Bilal, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
Tim Blackwell, University of London, United Kingdom
Alan Blair, University of New South Wales, Australia
Terry Bossomaier, Charles Sturt University, Australia
William Buckley, California Evolution Institute, United States
Pedro A. Castillo, University of Granada, Spain
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
John Drake, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Peter Duerr, , Japan
Marc Ebner, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
Andries Engelbrecht, University of Pretoria, South Africa
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, , Slovenia
Valeria Fionda, University of Calabria, Italy
Marcus Gallagher, The University of Queensland, Australia
Crina Grosan, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Steven Guan, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Jörg Hähner, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Lutz Hamel, University of Rhode Island, United States
Julia Handl, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Thomas Hanne, University of Applied Arts and Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Wei-Chiang Hong, Oriental Institute of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Jeffrey Horn, Northern Michigan University, United States
Takashi Ikegami, University of Tokyo, Japan
Katsunobu Imai, Hiroshima University, Japan
Seiya Imoto, University of Tokyo, Japan
Hesam Izakian, Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research, Canada
Yaochu Jin, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Colin Johnson, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Ed Keedwell, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Wali Khan, Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST), Kohat, Pakistan
Mario Köppen, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Ondrej Krejcar, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Jiri Kubalik, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Halina Kwasnicka, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Dario Landa-Silva, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Per Lehre, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Piotr Lipinski, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Shih-Hsi Liu, California State University, Fresno, United States
Wenjian Luo, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Stephen Majercik, Bowdoin College, United States
Rainer Malaka, Bremen University, Germany
Davide Marocco, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
Euan McGookin, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jörn Mehnen, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Fernando Melício, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal
Daniel Merkle, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Konstantinos Michail, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Chilukuri Mohan, Syracuse University, United States
Ambra Molesini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Antonio Mora, University of Granada, Spain
Pawel Myszkowski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Tomoharu Nakashima, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Andrzej Obuchowicz, University of Zielona Góra, Poland
Kei Ohnishi, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Schütze Oliver, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Yukiko Orito, Hiroshima University, Japan
Ender Özcan, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Gary Parker, Connecticut College, United States
Nelishia Pillay, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Walter Potter, University of Georgia, United States
Aurora Pozo, Federal University of Parana, Brazil
Joaquim Reis, ISCTE, Portugal
Robert Reynolds, Wayne State University, United States
Mateen Rizki, Wright State University, United States
Katya Rodriguez, , Mexico
Olympia Roeva, Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Peter Ross, Napier University, United Kingdom
Suman Roychoudhury, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Filipe Santos, , Portugal
Miguel Sanz-Bobi, Comillas Pontifical University, Spain
Emmanuel Sapin, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Robert Schaefer, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Patrick Siarry, University Paris 12 (LiSSi), France
Jim Smith, The University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Giovanni Stracquadanio, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Antonio Tallón-Ballesteros, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Jonathan Thompson, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Krzysztof Trojanowski, Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego, Poland
Elio Tuci, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Lucia Vacariu, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania
Neal Wagner, Systems Technology and Research, United States
Lusheng Wang, Hefei University of Technology, China
Peter Whigham, University of Otago, New Zealand
Li-Pei Wong, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Gary Yen, Oklahoma State University, United States
Alexandru Zavoianu, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria