Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Call for Papers CEC2015 Special Session "Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments"


Many real-world optimization problems are subject to dynamism and uncertainties that are often  impossible to avoid in practice. For instance, the fitness function is uncertain or noisy  as a result of simulation/ measurement errors or approximation errors (in the case where surrogates  are used in place of the computationally expensive high fidelity fitness function). In addition,  the design variables or environmental conditions can be perturbed or they change over time.

The tools to solve these dynamic and uncertain optimization problems (DOP) should be flexible,  able to tolerate uncertainties, fast to allow reaction to changes and adaptive. Moreover, the  objective of such tools is no longer to simply locate the global optimum solution, but to  continuously track the optimum in dynamic environments, or to find a robust solution that  operates properly in the presence of uncertainties.

The last decade has witnessed increasing research efforts on handling dynamic and uncertain  optimization problems using evolutionary algorithms and other metaheuristics, and a variety of  methods have been reported across a broad range of application backgrounds.

This special session aims at bringing together researchers from both academia and industry to  review the latest advances and explore future directions in this field.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Benchmark problems and performance measures
  • Dynamic single - and multi-objective optimization
  • Adaptation, learning, and anticipation
  • Models of uncertainty and their management
  • Handling noisy fitness functions
  • Using fitness approximations
  • Searching for robust optimal solutions
  • Algorithm comparison and benchmarking
  • Hybrid approaches
  • Theoretical analysis
  • Real-world applications


Paper submission:        December 19, 2014
Notification:            February 20, 2015
Final paper submission:  March 13, 2015


  1. Information on the format and templates for papers can be found here:
  2. Papers should be submitted via the CEC 2015 paper submission site:
  3. Select SS10 in the main research topic dropdown list.
  4. Fill out the input fields, upload the PDF file of your paper and finalize your submission by the deadline of December 19, 2014.


Dr Michalis Mavrovouniotis: De Montfort University, United Kingdom

Dr Changhe Li: China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China.

Prof Shengxiang Yang: De Montfort University, United Kingdom

Prof Yinan Guo: China University of Mining and Technology, China

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