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      Second Call for Papers for the Special Issue on

      Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments

      for the journal of Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machine

      Submission deadline: July 31, 2005


      Many real-world optimization problems, such as hardware design or job
      shop scheduling, are subjected to dynamic and uncertain environments
      that are often impossible to avoid in practice. For instance, the
      fitness function is uncertain or noisy as a result of
      simulation/measurement errors or approximation errors. In addition, the
      design variables or environmental conditions may also perturb or change
      over time. For these dynamic and uncertain optimization problems, the
      objective of the evolutionary algorithm is no longer to simply locate
      the global optimum solution, but to continuously track the optimum in
      dynamic environments, or to find a robust solution that operates
      optimally in the presence of uncertainties. This poses serious
      challenges to conventional evolutionary algorithms.

      Handling dynamic and uncertain optimization problems in evolutionary
      computation has received an increasing research interests over the
      recent years. A variety of methods have been reported across a broad
      range of application backgrounds. This special issue aims to reflect the
      most recent advances in the field, present sophisticated real-world
      applications, and explore future directions in this field.

      Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

      * Tracking moving optima
      * Dynamic multi-objective optimization
      * Searching for robust optimal solutions
      * Adaptive programs/machines in dynamic/uncertain environments
      * Handling noisy fitness functions
      * Using fitness approximations
      * Comparative studies
      * Hybrid approaches
      * Theoretical analysis
      * Benchmark problems performance measures
      * Circuit design and test, job shop scheduling and other
      real-world applications

      Important Dates:

      * Submission deadline: July 31, 2005
      * Notification of acceptance: December 31, 2005
      * Final manuscript: February 28, 2006

      Submission procedure:

      All electronic submissions must be sent to Dr. Shengxiang Yang at
      s.yang@.... Manuscripts should conform to the standard format
      of the Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machine journal as indicated in
      the Information for Authors. All submissions will be peer reviewed
      subject to the standards of the journal. Manuscripts based on previously
      published conference papers, e.g., CEC'05 and GECCO'05, must be extended
      substantially. Electronic submissions in postscript or PDF are strongly

      All enquiries on this special issue should be sent to Dr. Shengxiang
      Yang at s.yang@..., Dr. Yew Soon Ong at asysong@...,
      or Dr. Yaochu Jin at yaochu.jin@.... Prospective authors are
      also invited to send an email to Dr. Yang indicating their interest
      in submitting a paper and the specific topics addressed.

      Guest editors:

      Dr. Shengxiang Yang
      Department of Computer Science,
      University of Leicester
      University Road
      Leicester LE1 7RH, United Kingdom
      Tel: +44-116-252 5341, Fax: +44-116-252 3915
      E-mail: s.yang@...
      Homepage: http://www.cs.le.ac.uk/people/syang

      Dr. Yew Soon Ong
      School of Computer Engineering,
      Nanyang Technological University
      Blk N4, 2b-39, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798
      Tel : +65-6790-6448, Fax: +65-6792-6559
      Email: asysong@...
      Homepage: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/asysong/

      Dr. Yaochu Jin
      Honda Research Institute Europe
      Carl-Legien-Str 30
      63073 Offenbach am Main, GERMANY
      Tel: +49-69 890 11 735 Fax: +49-69 890 11 749
      Email: yaochu.jin@...
      Homepage: http://www.soft-computing.de/jin.html

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