Sunday, 17 December 2017

CFP: WCCI Special Session on Parallel and Distributed Evolutionary Computation in the Inter-Cloud Era (PDEC)
IEEE CEC 2018 Special Session
July 8-13, 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

*** SUBMISSION deadline: January 15, 2018

Recent advances in cloud computing lead to a global infrastructure of “the Inter-cloud” (clouds of cloud systems) that can be utilized through the Internet to provide with virtually infinite IT resources such as virtual machines and storage units just by calling web-service APIs through the Internet.

It is necessary to have enough resources and complexities in the environment for the individuals to “evolve”. Cloud systems may even offer tens of thousands of virtual machines, terabytes of memories and exabytes of storage capacity. Current trend toward many-core architecture increases the number of cores even more dramatically: we may have more than a million of cores to offer extremely massive parallelization.

In this special session, we will discuss parallel and distributed evolutionary computation in the cloud era (PDEC) such as implementation of massively parallel evolutionary algorithms employing cloud computing systems and services, parallel implementation of evolutionary algorithms on many-core architectures including GPUs, and we also welcome any types of parallel and distributed evolutionary computation on any “informal” types of computing environment in this special session including the following themes.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Implementation of parallel and distributed evolutionary computation in cloud computing systems and/or services
- Implementation of massively parallel evolutionary computation on many-core architecture such as GPUs
- Parallel and distributed evolutionary multi/many objective optimization
- Large-scale multi-objective optimization in cloud computing systems
- Parallel and distributed Swarm Intelligence
- Parallel and distributed evolutionary machine learning techniques
- Design and theory of scalable evolutionary algorithms
- Development of parallel and distributed evolutionary computation framework in cloud computing systems
- Applications of parallel and evolutionary computation techniques in cloud or other modern computing environment
- Applications of EC and other bio-inspired paradigms to peer to peer systems, and distributed EC algorithms that use them.
- Peer-to-peer computing, volunteer computing and zero-cost distributed computing. Large scale autonomous systems, Internet of Things or Everything (IoT or IoE).

All the papers have to be submitted electronically through the congress application. The deadline for contribution paper submission is *January 15, 2018*.

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers on any topics related to PDEC.

paper submission:                   January 15, 2018
notification of acceptance:      March 15, 2018
final paper submission:          May 1st, 2018
Conference dates:                    July 8-13, 2018

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the standard format and page limit of regular papers specified in CEC 2018 webpage (, and submitted via the official submission system.

Special session papers are treated the same way as regular conference papers. Please specify that your paper is for the special session on PDEC: Parallel and Distributed Evolutionary Computation in the Inter-Cloud Era. All accepted papers will be published in the CEC electronic proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore digital library, and indexed by EI Compendex.

Yuji Sato, Hosei University, Japan
Noriyuki Fujimoto, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

Hiroyuki Sato, University of Electro-Communications, Japan

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