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6385CALL FOR PAPERS - GECCO 2014 GreenGEC Workshop: Green and Efficient Energy Applications of Genetic and Evolutionary Computation

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  • Peter Bosman
    Feb 12, 2014
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      *** CALL FOR PAPERS - GECCO 2014 GreenGEC Workshop ***
      *** Green and Efficient Energy Applications of ***
      *** Genetic and Evolutionary Computation ***
      *** 2014 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2014) ***
      *** http://www.cwi.nl/~bosman/greengec2014 ***
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      *** SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 28, 2014 ***
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      *** July 12-16, 2014, Vancouver, Canada ***
      *** Organized by ACM SIGEVO ***
      *** http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2014 ***
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      Peter BOSMAN, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Netherlands
      Alexandru-Adrian TANTAR, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
      Emilia TANTAR, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

      Global increases in living standards, diminishing natural resources and
      environmental concerns place energy amongst the most important global issues
      today. On the consumer side, there is an increasing need for more efficient,
      smart, uses of energy, be it in large-scale computing systems and data
      warehouses, in homes or in office buildings. On the producer side, there is a
      push toward the use of sustainable, green, energy sources, which often come in
      the form of less reliable sources such as wind energy. In addition, future
      energy systems are often envisioned to be "smart", consisting of massive
      amounts of small generators, such as solar panels, located at consumers,
      effectively turning consumers into potential producers whenever they have a
      surplus of energy. The management, control and planning of, and efficient use
      of energy in (future) energy systems brings about many important challenges.

      Energy systems are not only real-world systems, they are also one of the most
      important foundations of the modern world. Especially with the upcoming
      required changes to make more efficient use of energy and to shift towards a
      global use of sustainable, green energy sources, there are many challenges in
      mathematics and computer science. Real-world challenges, such as those arising
      in (future) energy systems, are typically highly complex because of the many
      aspects to be considered that are often disregarded in theoretical research
      such as dynamic changes, uncertainty and multiple objectives. In many
      situations therefore, problem-specific algorithms are infeasible or
      impractical. Instead, flexible and powerful approaches such as evolutionary
      algorithms (EAs) can often provide viable solutions. Typical real-world
      challenges that are addressed by EAs are of the optimization type. This covers
      the use of EAs to optimize issues ranging from energy consumption (e.g.
      scheduling, memory/storage management, communication protocols, smart sensors,
      etc.) to the planning and design of energy systems at many levels, ranging from
      small printed circuit boards to entire transmission networks.

      The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers interested in
      addressing challenging issues related to the use of evolutionary computation
      for applications in (future) energy systems.

      The workshop covers all energy-related applications of evolutionary
      computation, including but not limited to:

      - planning of (future) (smart) energy systems
      - network design optimization
      - management and control of (future) (smart) energy systems
      - stability of smart energy systems
      - dynamic demand and supply matching in smart energy systems
      - smart homes, buildings, offices, streets, ...
      - energy-efficient optimization and its applications
      - energy-efficient scheduling algorithms
      - optimization of energy-efficient protocols
      - modeling-representations, simulation and validation for energy consumption
      optimization problems
      - large scale and high-dimensional energy-efficient optimization
      - energy-aware smart grids
      - thermal optimization in cloud computing/data centers
      - online dynamic optimization for energy efficient systems
      - energy optimization in uncertain environments
      - learning and anticipation
      - robustness and performance guarantees
      - real-world energy efficient optimization problems
      - management and profiling tools for energy efficient systems

      Both theoretical papers and papers describing practical experiences are
      welcome. We invite submissions up to 8 pages in ACM format. The talks should
      present recent research ideas, identify new challenging problems or show
      obtained results. Both theoretical papers and papers describing practical
      experiences will be welcome. Accepted papers will be published in a separate
      workshop proceedings associated to the GECCO conference which also appears in
      the ACM Digital Library.

      Important Dates:
      * March 28, 2014 - Papers submission deadline
      * April 15, 2014 - Decision Notification
      * April 25, 2014 - Camera-Ready Submissions and Copyright Forms due for Accepted Papers

      Submissions should not exceed 8 pages in ACM style. Refer to
      http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2014 for format details. All accepted papers will
      be presented orally at the workshop and included in the workshop proceedings.
      However, unlike GECCO, we do not require having papers submitted in anonymous
      format. Papers may be submitted by March 28, 2014 in PostScript or PDF format
      by e-mail to Peter.Bosman@....

      Copyright Form and Camera-Ready Papers:
      As the workshop proceedings will be published by ACM, authors of accepted
      papers must submit a copyright form assigning copyright to ACM. Authors are
      responsible for sending their copyright form to the ACM and submitting
      electronic (PDF) versions of their workshop materials by April 25, 2014.
      Camera-ready format and submission instructions will be posted on the
      conference web site.

      Workshop chairs:
      * Peter A.N. Bosman, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Netherlands
      * Alexandru-Adrian Tantar, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
      * Emilia Tantar, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

      Contact (Workshop Organizers): For information related to the workshop feel
      free to contact the workshop organizers at