Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Important Dates
*EXTENDED* Paper submission deadline: 3 April 2018 (AoE)
Author notification: 14 May 2018
Camera-ready paper submission: 4 June 2018
Conference: 8-12 September 2018

The 15th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN XV) will bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of Natural Computing: the study of computational systems inspired by nature, including biological, ecological, physical, chemical, and social systems. This is a fast-growing interdisciplinary field, featuring a range of techniques and methods for dealing with large, complex, and dynamic problems with various sources of potential uncertainties.

PPSN XV will showcase a wide range of topics in Natural Computing including, but not restricted to, Evolutionary Computation, Artificial Neural Networks, Artificial Life, Swarm Intelligence, Artificial Immune Systems, Self-Organising Systems, Emergent Behaviour, Molecular Computing, Evolutionary Robotics, Evolvable Hardware, Parallel Implementations and Applications to Real-World Problems. PPSN XV will also feature workshops and tutorials covering advanced and fundamental topics in the field of Natural Computing.

Best Paper Award
The best paper presented at PPSN XV will be distinguished with a €1000 Best Paper Award sponsored by Springer.

Paper Presentation
Following the well-established PPSN tradition, all accepted papers will be presented in poster sessions of about 16 papers. Each session will contain papers on a variety of topics, and will begin with a brief plenary overview by a distinguished researcher in the field. All accepted papers will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series by Springer.

Paper Submission
Researchers are invited to submit their original work in the field of Natural Computing. Papers must be submitted as PDF files in Springer LNCS style through the conference Paper Submission page. The authors’ names must not be blinded for the reviewing process. The page limit is 12 pages.

Programme Chairs
Anne Auger, INRIA Saclay, France
Luís Paquete, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Darrell Whitley, Colorado State University, USA