WIVACE 2024

XVIII International Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation
Namur, Belgium, 11-13 September 2024

Scope

WIVACE 2024

XVIII International Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation
Namur, Belgium, 11-13 September 2024

The International Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation aims at bringing together researchers to present and share their results and ideas in a multidisciplinary context. The workshop provides a forum for the discussion of new research directions and applications in Artificial Life, Evolutionary Computation and in related fields, where different disciplines and research areas could effectively meet. It was first held in 2007 in Sampieri (Ragusa), as the incorporation of two separate workshops (WIVA and GSICE). After the success of the first edition, the workshop was organized in the following years in Venice (2008), Naples (2009), Parma (2012), Milan (2013), Vietri (2014), Bari (2015), Salerno (2016), Venice (2017), Parma (2018) and Rende (2019). After a covid-related gap year, it was organized in Winterthur, Switzerland (2021), Gaeta (2022), and Venice (2023).

The proceedings of WIVACE2024 are published by Springer in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series, which is abstracted/indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago, Scopus.

For information, please contact  wivace2024@unamur.be

Topics

Contributions are solicited on a variety of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Bioinspired Algorithms
  • Bioinspired Robotics
  • Coevolution and Collective Behavior
  • Complex Systems
  • Data-driven Self-regulating Systems
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Evolutionary Approaches to Big Data and Big Data Streams
  • Evolutionary Learning Systems
  • Evolutionary Agents
  • Modeling and Simulation of Artificial and Natural Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation of Social and Economical Systems
  • Modeling of Business Intelligence Systems
  • Neural Computers
  • Neuroevolution: Improving Deep Learning with Evolutionary Computation
  • Self-organizing Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Socio-inspired Swarm Intelligence Algorithms
  • Synthetic and Systems Biology
  • Systems Chemistry
  • Theories and Applications of Artificial Life

Important dates

Abstract/paper submission deadline: 7 June 2024
Notification of acceptance: 9 August 2024
Conference: 11-13 september 2024
Submission of post-conference version:18 October 2024
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Workshop Registration fees
Unamur students: registration is free - 50€ (optional) to attend the social dinner
Non Unamur students: 200€ social dinner included
Regular: 300€ social dinner included

Instructions for authors

All submissions must be made electronically, and will be peer reviewed by members of the program committee. At least one author of each accepted work has to register for the conference and present her/his/their work. Submitted contributions must be written in English and prepared with Word or with LaTeX, using Springer's LaTeX style package for CCIS. Contributions may be submitted in one of the following forms:
  1. Full research papers (up to 12 pages, excluding references)
  2. Extended abstracts (1-4 pages, excluding references)
  3. Summaries of already published papers (1-4 pages, excluding references)
Please submit papers via Microsoft CMT
  • Accepted full research papers shall describe original unpublished work, and they will be included in the Proceedings volume (see below for details). Their authors will have to revise their paper (if requested) on the basis of reviewers' comments and they will be asked to send a camera ready version of their manuscripts soon after the end of the workshop
  • Accepted extended abstracts will be printed in a booklet which will be available at the conference. Their authors will be asked to develop them in a full paper, to be submitted soon after the end of the conference, which will be reviewed like full research papers and, if accepted, will be included in the Proceedings volume.
  • Accepted summaries of already published work will be printed in a booklet which will be available at the conference, and they will not be printed in the Proceedings volume. They should describe some results which are of particular relevance and interest for the Wivace community, where they will be the subject of short oral presentations.

The workshop proceedings will be published by Springer, in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series, which is abstracted/indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, EI-Compendex, Mathematical Reviews, SCImago, Scopus.

Keynote speakers

Monika Scholz

Max-Planck Institute for Neurobiology, Germany
Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (caesar) Bonn, Germany

Abstract of talk
Not available yet.

Yara Khaluf

Information Technology Group, Wageningen University, The Netherland

Abstract of talk
Not available yet.

Pietro Liò

Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge, UK

Abstract of talk
Not available yet.

Dewi Brunet

Dewi Origami, Belgium

Abstract of talk
Not available yet.

Organisation

General Chairs

Local Organizing Committee

Program committee

  • Baioletti Marco - Università degli Studi di Perugia (IT)
  • Birattari Mauro - ULB IRIDIA (BE)
  • Bredeche Nicolas - Sorbonne Université (FR)
  • Cagnoni Stefano - Univ. of Parma (IT)
  • Campo Alexandre - ULB (BE)
  • Caravagna Giulio - Università di Trieste (IT)
  • Chella Antonio - Università di Palermo (IT)
  • Cicirelli Franco - Dimes - Unical (IT)
  • Cilia Nicole Dalia - Università degli studi di Enna Kore
  • De Masi Giulia - Technology Innovation Institute (UAE)
  • De Stefano Claudio - Università di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale (IT)
  • Di Gaspero Luca - Università di Udine (IT)
  • Divina Federico - Universidad Pablo de Olavide (ES)
  • Dorigo Marco - Université Libre de Bruxelles (BE)
  • Eiben Gusz - VU Amsterdam (NL)
  • Faggian Alessia - Università degli studi di Trento (IT)
  • Fellermann Harold - Newcastle University (UK)
  • Ferrante Eliseo - VU Amsterdam (NL)
  • Filisetti Alessandro - Officinae Bio S.r.l. (IT)
  • Fontanella Francesco - DIEI, Università di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale (IT)
  • Frasca Mattia - Università di Catania (IT)
  • Fuchslin Rudolf Marcel - ZHAW School of Engineering (CH)
  • Giacobini Mario - Università di Torino (IT)
  • Giagkos Alexandros Aston University (UK)
  • Gigliotta Onofrio Università di Napoli Federico II (IT)
  • Graudenzi Alex IBFM-CNR (IT)
  • Guerrieri Antonio ICAR-CNR (IT)
  • Gutierrez Alvaro Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (IT)
  • Hauert Sabine - Bristol Robotics Laboratory (UK)
  • Iacca Giovanni - University of Trento (IT)
  • Infantino Ignazio - CNR (IT)
  • Kaiser Tanja Katharina - TU Dresden (DE)
  • Labrosse Fred - Aberystwyth University (UK)
  • Liotta Antonio - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (IT)
  • Lombardo Gianfranco - Università di Parma (IT)
  • Manzoni Luca - Università di Trieste (IT)
  • Marangoni Roberto - Università di Pisa (IT)
  • Marocco Davide - Università di Napoli Federico II (IT)
  • Mauri Giancarlo - Università di Milano-Bicocca (IT)
  • Mauroy Alexandre - University of Namur (BE)
  • Medvet Eric - Università di Trieste (IT)
  • Nadizar Giorgia - Università di Trieste (IT)
  • Nolfi Stefano - ISTC CNR (IT)
  • Ognibene Dimitri - Univesrità di Milano Bicocca (IT)
  • Pavone Mario - Università di Catania (IT)
  • Pecori Riccardo - Universitas Mercatorum University (IT)
  • Pipe Anthony - Univesrity of Bristol (UK)
  • Reina Andreagiovanni - Univesrity of Konstanz (DE)
  • Righi Simone - Università di Venezia (IT)
  • Righi Riccardo - European Commission (BE)
  • Roli Andrea - Università di Bologna (IT)
  • Rossi Federico - Universitv di Siena (IT)
  • Scheidegger Stephan - ZHAW School of Engineering (CH)
  • Scotto di Freca Alessandra - Università degli studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale (IT)
  • Sergeyev Yaroslav - Università della Calabria (IT)
  • Serra Roberto Univ. of Modena and Reggio Emilia (IT)
  • Slanzi Debora - European Centre for Living Technology (IT)
  • Socievole Annalisa - CNR ICAR (IT)
  • Spezzano Giandomenico - CNR (IT)
  • Stano Pasquale - Università del Salento(IT)
  • Stützle Thomas - Université Libre de Bruxelles (BE)
  • Terna Pietro - Università di Torino (IT)
  • Trendafilov Dari - Université de Namur (BE)
  • Trianni Vito - ISTC CNR (IT)
  • Vandewalle Nicolas - Université de Liège (BE)
  • Villani Marco - Univ. of Modena and Reggio Emilia (IT)
  • Vinci Andrea - ICAR CNR (IT)
  • Weyland Mathias - ZHAW School of Engineering (CH)
  • Wilson Myra - Aberystwyth Univesrity (UK)
  • Yli-Harja Olli - Tampere University of Technology (FI)

Venue

Workshop venue

The workshop will take place in Namur, at the University of Namur. More detailed information about the exact address of the workshop room will be given in the future.

Accommodation

Hotel

Namur offers several hotels and B &B that you can easily find on the Web.
WIVACE attendees can reserve rooms at the Hotel Tanneurs at special workshop rates. The Hotel has different types of accommodation, it is located in town at a walking distance from the University buildings and from the train station. We will provide attendees with the discount code upon registration to the workshop.