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Summer School 2022

Summer School 2022

Twenty years after the last EvoNet summer school we retake the initiative!
Join us if your are a student interested in gaining evolutionary computation and general research work skills, networking with the school mentors and with other students and enjoying a nice stay by the Mediterranean!

<1' video challenge

<1' video challenge

The <1' challenge involves producing a less than one minute video, in one of two categories, Evo* and SPECIES. Prizes include a 200€ Amazon voucher. Submit your video before October 14th!!

SPECIES Scholarships 2022

SPECIES Scholarships 2022

SPECIES offers up to three scholarships in its areas of interest, for current PhD students and recent graduates (24 months prior to the application deadline) to work with relevant research groups. +info in the Scholarships page

SPECIES stand for Peace

SPECIES stand for Peace

SPECIES — the Society for the Promotion of Evolutionary Computation in Europe and its Surroundings calls for peace and is solidary with the victims of war. We stand for peace and cooperation as the primary tools for welfare, freedom, prosperity, and progress.

Upcoming conferences

GECCO 2022

The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2022 will take place in Boston, United States of America, from 9th to 13th July 2022. The conference will be held in hybrid mode, with all events facilitating online participation. A great opportunity

EvoStar 2022

The 25th EvoStar conference will take place in Madrid, Spain, from 20 to 22 April 2022. Join us to discover the latest advances in Evolutionary Computation, meet old friends and/or make new ones – in person or online! Check the

EvoStar 2021

The 24th EvoStar conference will take place (hopefully!) in Seville, Spain, from 7 to 9 April 2021. Join us to discover the latest advances in Evolutionary Computation, meet old friends and/or make new ones – in person or online! Check

EvoStar 2020

EvoStar, an event organized by SPECIES, will be held in Seville, Spain. 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

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

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