[Comp-neuro] SEAL'06: Online Paper Submission System is availabe now.

Wenjian Luo wjluo at ustc.edu.cn
Tue Mar 21 11:00:35 CET 2006

Sorry for multiple copies.
Online Paper Submission System is availabe now. 

		  * C A L L    F O R    P A P E R S *

The Sixth International Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning 
		15-18 October 2006, Hefei, Anhui, China

Hosted and Sponsored by 
	Nature Inspired Computation and Applications Laboratory (NICAL)
	Department of Computer Science and Technology
	University of Science and Technology of China
	Hefei, Anhui 230027, China



Evolution and learning are two fundamental forms of adaptation. SEAL'06
is the sixth biennial conference in the highly successful series that 
aims at exploring these two forms of adaptation and their roles and 
interactions in adaptive systems. Cross-fertilisation between
learning and other machine learning approaches, such as neural network 
learning, reinforcement learning, decision tree learning, fuzzy system 
learning, etc., will be strongly encouraged by the conference. 
The other major theme of the conference is optimisation by evolutionary 
and other nature inspired approaches. The topics of interest to this 
conference include but are not limited to the following:

1. Evolutionary Learning

Fundamental Issues in Evolutionary Learning      Co-Evolutionary
Modular Evolutionary Learning Systems            Classifier Systems
Representation Issues in Evolutionary Learning   Artificial Immune
Interactions Between Learning and Evolution	 Credit Assignment
Swarm Intelligence                               Collective Intelligence
Comparison between Evolutionary Learning and Other Learning Approaches,

2. Evolutionary Optimisation

Combinatorial Optimisation 		     Numerical/Function
(e.g., scheduling, allocation, planning,     Hybrid Optimisation
packing, transportation, etc.)		     Comparison of Algorithms
Nature-Inspired Algorithms (ant colony optimisation, particle swarm
optimisation, memetic algorithms, simulated annealing, ...)

3. Hybrid Learning

Evolutionary Artificial Neural Networks      Evolutionary Fuzzy Systems
Evolutionary Reinforcement Learning	     Evolutionary Clustering
Evolutionary Decision Tree Learning 	     Evolutionary Unsupervised
Genetic Programming 			     Other Hybrid Learning
Developmental Processes

4. Adaptive Systems

Complexity in Adaptive Systems 		     Evolutionary Robotics
Evolvable Hardware and Software		     Artificial Ecology
Evolutionary Games			     Self-Repairing Systems
Evolutionary Computation Techniques in Economics, Finance and Marketing

5. Theoretical Issues in Evolutionary Computation 

Convergence and Convergence Rate of Evolutionary Algorithms
Computational Complexity of Evolutionary Algorithms
Self-Adaptation in Evolutionary Algorithms

6. Real-World Applications of Evolutionary Computation Techniques


Professor Karl Sigmund, University of Vienna, Austria
Professor Zbigniew Michalewicz, University of Adelaide, Australia
Professor Han La Poutre, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica,
Professor Gary Yen, Oklahoma State University, USA


21 April 2006	    Deadline for submission of full papers (<=8 pages)
19 June 2006        Notification of acceptance
14 July 2006        Deadline for camera-ready copies of accepted papers
15-18 October 2006  Conference sessions (including tutorials and


All manuscripts must be prepared in LaTeX according to Springer's 
llncs style (URL: http://www.springeronline.com/lncs). It is absolutely
essential that you follow the instructions there. Each submitted paper 
must include a title, an abstract, a list of keywords, the names and 
addresses of all authors (including email addresses), and the body. 
The length of submitted papers must be no more 
than 8 single-spaced, single-column pages including all figures, tables 
and bibliography. Shorter papers are strongly encouraged.
All papers must be submitted electronically via the conference website. 
Papers submitted via other means will not be considered.


All accepted papers which are presented at the conference will be
included in
the conference proceedings, published by Springer in their Lecture Notes
Computer Science series. The best papers will be invited to further
revise and
extend their work to one of the following prestigious journal special
Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines (Springer), Connection
(Taylor and Francis), International Journal of Computational
and Applications (World Scientific), and Journal of Computer Science and

Technology (Springer and China Computer Federation).


Special sessions and tutorials will be organised at the conference.
The conference is calling for special session and tutorial proposals. 
The tutorials will be offered on 15 October 2006 (subject to
sufficient number of registrations).


General Chairs: Guo-Liang Chen (China) and Xin Yao (UK)

Programme Chairs: Xufa Wang (China) and Shu-Heng Chen (Taiwan)

Technical Co-Chairs:

Tzai-Der Wang (Taiwan)
Hussein Abbass (Australia)
Hitoshi Iba (Japan)
Zengqi Sun (China)
Bob McKay (South Korea)

Tutorials and Special Sessions Chair: Xiaodong Li (Australia)

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