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      ***** SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO March 23, 2007 *****


      Workshop Announcement and Call for Participation

      Workshop on

      EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHMS
      FOR
      DYNAMIC OPTIMIZATION PROBLEMS

      (EvoDOP-2007)

      http://homepages.cwi.nl/~bosman/evodop2007/


      to be held as part of the

      2007 GENETIC AND EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION CONFERENCE (GECCO-2007)

      July 07-11, 2007 (Saturday-Wednesday)
      University College London
      London, England
      Organized by ACM SIG-EVO
      www.sigevo.org/gecco-2007

      PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR WORKSHOP: March 23, 2007


      TOPIC
      =====
      Many real-world optimization problems are dynamic. New jobs are to be
      added to a schedule, the quality of the raw material may be changing, new
      orders have to be included into the routing of a fleet of vehicles, etc.
      In such cases, when the problem changes over the course of the optimization,
      the purpose of the optimization algorithm changes from finding an optimal
      solution to being able to continuously track the movement of the optimum
      through time. Since in a sense natural evolution is a process of continuous
      adaptation, it seems straightforward to consider evolutionary algorithms as
      appropriate candidates for dynamic optimization problems.

      And indeed, several attempts have been made to modify evolutionary
      algorithms, to tune them for optimization in a changing environment. It was
      observed in all these studies, that the dynamic environment requires the
      evolutionary algorithm to maintain sufficient diversity for a continuous
      adaptation to the changes of the landscape. The following basic strategies
      for modifying the evolutionary algorithm can be identified:

      - identify the occurrence of a change in the environment and then
      deliberately increase diversity in the population e.g. by means
      of increased mutation
      - try to avoid convergence all the time, e.g. by including new random
      individuals in the population in every generation
      - supply the EA with a memory, e.g. by using diploidy or an explicit
      memory, so that the EA can recall useful information from past
      generations.

      More recent developments in the area include the use of anticipation, the
      role of flexibility, and multi-criteria aspects.

      The goal of this workshop is to foster interest in the important subject
      of evolutionary algorithms for dynamic optimization problems, get together
      the researchers working on this topic, and to discuss recent trends in the
      area.


      SUBMITTING TO EvoDOP-2007
      ========================
      The workshop will feature a series of selected presentations. To submit
      your contribution, send your ACM-formatted paper in Postscript or PDF
      by e-mail to Peter A.N. Bosman at Peter.Bosman@.... Papers should not
      exceed the limit of 8 pages and must meet with deadline of the workshop
      (see important dates for details). In case you can not submit your paper
      electronically, please contact one of the workshop chairs.

      Please note that all contributions must abide ACM formatting rules because
      all contributions will be on the conference CD as well as in the ACM digital
      library. Failing to comply with the ACM formatting rules will result in
      exclusion from the proceedings. For formatting details, visit
      http://www.sigevo.org/gecco-2007/papers.html.


      IMPORTANT DATES FOR EvoDOP-2007
      ==============================
      March 23, 2007: Paper submission deadline

      April 03, 2007: Notification of acceptance

      April 11, 2007: Camera-ready copy deadline


      WEBSITE
      =======
      The workshop program and further information can be found online. Please
      check http://homepages.cwi.nl/~bosman/evodop2007/ regularly for the latest
      information. In case you have any questions, please contact one of the
      workshop organizers.

      We are looking forward to meeting you at EvoDOP-2007!


      WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS
      ===================
      Dr. Peter A.N. Bosman
      Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science
      Theme of Computational Intelligence and Multi-Agent Games
      E-mail: Peter.Bosman @ cwi.nl

      Dr. J├╝rgen Branke
      Universit├Ąt Karlsruhe
      Institute for Applied Computer Science and Formal Descriptiom Methods (AIFB)
      E-mail: branke @ aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
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