Artificial Life and Evolutionary Algorithms (ALEA)

Artificial Life and Evolutionary Algorithms (ALEA) deals with the study and simulation of life and evolution. Inspired by a range of different domains including biology, chemistry, physics and social sciences, it captures the main processes of natural systems and recreates them in artificial environments, leading to the development of new computational approaches that can address large, complex and dynamic problems from different domains. 

Topics of Interest

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

Organizing Committee

  • Ivo Gonçalves INESC Coimbra, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Mauro Castelli, NOVA IMS, Portugal
  • Luca Manzoni, University of Trieste, Italy
  • Leonardo Trujillo, Technical Institute of Tijuana, MexicoCarlos Henggeler Antunes, INESC Coimbra, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Program Committee 

  • Carlos Henggeler Antunes, INESC Coimbra, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma, Italy
  • Mauro Castelli, NOVA IMS, Portugal
  • Luís Correia, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Carlos M. Fonseca, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • James Foster, University of Idaho, USA
  • Ivo Gonçalves, INESC Coimbra, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Jin-Kao Hao, University of Angers, France
  • Malcolm Heywood, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Ting Hu, Queen’s University, Canada
  • Colin Johnson, University of Kent, UK
  • Gabriel Kronberger, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria
  • William B. Langdon, University College London, UK
  • Arnaud Liefooghe, University of Lille, France
  • Fernando G. Lobo, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Luca Manzoni, University of Trieste, Italy
  • Eric Medvet, University of Trieste, Italy
  • Rui Mendes, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Pablo Mesejo Santiago, INRIA, France
  • Luis Paquete, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Francisco B. Pereira, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Petr Pošík, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Leonardo Trujillo, Technical Institute of Tijuana, Mexico
  • Ender Özcan, University of Nottingham, UK