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New Executive Board 2018-19

The members of the SPECIES Executive Board that were elected in the AGM that took place in Parma on April 6th are: – Wolfgang Banzhaf (treasurer) – Stefano Cagnoni (new in 2018) – Ernesto Costa – Anna I Esparcia-Alcázar (vice-president

EvoStar 2018 in Parma coming soon

EvoStar 2018 in Parma coming soon

The 21st edition of EvoStar will take place in Parma, April 4-6, 2018. The program is now available (download the program overview). Join us in Parma, discover the latest advances in Evolutionary Computation, meet old friends and/or make new ones,



Following the closing of Evo*, the first SPECIES Annual General Meeting was held in Amsterdam on April 21st 2017, with attendance by over 50 people. The main outcome of the meeting was the election of the new Executive Board members.

SPECIES is now online!

SPECIES is now online!

SPECIES is the Society for the Promotion of Evolutionary Computation in Europe and its Surroundings. Its goal is to promote evolutionary algorithmic thinking, and more generally to promote inspiration of parallel algorithms derived from natural processes.

Upcoming conferences

Evostar 2018

Evostar About EvoStar comprises of four co-located conferences run each spring at different locations throughout Europe. These events arose out of workshops originally developed by EvoNet, the Network of Excellence in Evolutionary Computing, established by the Information Societies Technology Programme

EuroGP 2018

21st European Conference on Genetic Programming About EuroGP is the premier annual conference on Genetic Programming, the oldest and the only meeting worldwide devoted specifically to this branch of evolutionary computation. It is always a very enjoyable event attracting participants

EvoMUSART 2018

7th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design About Following the success of previous events and the importance of the field of computational intelligence, specifically, evolutionary and biologically inspired (artificial neural network, swarm, alife) music, sound,

EvoApplications 2018

21st European Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation About EvoApplications, the European Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary Computation -formerly known as EvoWorkshops- brings together researchers in a variety of areas of application of Evolutionary Computation and other Nature-inspired

EvoCOP 2018

The 18th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation About The 18th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation is a multidisciplinary conference that brings together researchers working on evolutionary computation methods and other metaheuristics for solving difficult

Relevant Journals

Evolutionary Computation

Evolutionary Computation is the leading journal in its field. It provides an international forum for facilitating and enhancing the exchange of information among researchers involved in both the theoretical and practical aspects of computational systems drawing their inspiration from nature, with

IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation

IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation publishes archival quality original papers in evolutionary computation and related areas including nature-inspired algorithms, population-based methods, and optimization where selection and variation are integral, and hybrid systems where these paradigms are combined. Purely theoretical papers

Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines

Methods for artificial evolution of active components are rapidly developing branches of adaptive computation and adaptive engineering. They entail the development, evaluation and application of methods that mirror the process of neo-Darwinian evolution. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines reports innovative

Journal on Artificial Evolution and Applications

Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications aims at being a reference for all researchers and practitioners who study the theory and application of methodologies pertaining to Evolutionary Computation and related fields. Original contributions are sought describing recent achievements in Evolutionary

Memetic Computing

Memetic Computing aspires to serve as a focal publication where the latest results in Natural Computation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Operational Research and Natural Sciences (e.g. cognitive, animal and insect’s behavior, etc.) are fuzzed together in novel ways in order