2012 Intl Conf on Genetic and Evolutionary Methods (July 2012, Las Vegas USA)

Dates: July 16-19, 2012
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Website: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/
Deadline for submissions: 12 March 2012

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (ISBN) and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each paper. In addition, like prior years, extended versions of selected papers (about 40%) will appear in journals and edited research books (publishers include: Springer, Elsevier, …).

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Genetic programming
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Hybrid genetic / memetic algorithms
  • Artificial life
  • Genetic benchmarks and software packages
  • Optimization methodologies
  • Swarm intelligence and optimization
  • Artificial immune systems
  • Evolutionary programming
  • Genetics-based machine learning
  • Adaptive behavior-based systems
  • Fuzzy systems and evolutionary computing
  • Biologically inspired systems
  • Evolutionary strategies
  • Combinatorial optimization problems
  • Ant colony optimization
  • Learning classifiers
  • Agent technologies
  • Parallel/distributed evolutionary algorithms
  • Evolvable hardware
  • Evolutionary scheduling
  • Search based strategies
  • Hyper heuristics
  • Evolutionary multi-objective optimization
  • Prediction methods
  • Co-evolution
  • Novel methodologies
  • Robotics
  • Biological methods
  • Applications

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 12, 2012: Submission of full papers (about 7 pages)
April 12, 2012: Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 26, 2012: Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 16-19, 2012: The 2012 International Conference on Genetic and
Evolutionary Methods (GEM’12)

CO-SPONSORS:

Currently being prepared – The ACADEMIC sponsors of the last offering of GEM (2011) included research labs and centers affiliated with (a partial list): University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of Texas at Austin; University of Southern California; Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota; Germany’s University of Siegen; UMIT, Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria; Georgia Institute of Technology; University of Iowa; Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; University of Naples Federico II, Italy; University of Naples Parthenope, Italy; Second University of Naples, Italy; ICEL, Texas A&M University Com.; University of North Dakota; and others. CORPORATE Co-Sponsors and Sponsors at-large included (a partial list): Intel Corporation; Microsoft Research; Altera Corporation; Pico Computing; SuperMicro Computer, Inc., USA; High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano); International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; Int’l Council on Medical and Care Compunetics; UK Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; Scientific Technologies Corporation; and HoIP – Health without Boundaries; and others.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them to the evaluation web site at: http://world-comp.org Submissions must be uploaded by March 12, 2012 and they must be in either MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures, tables, and references – single space, font size of 10 to 12). All reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format to prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The first page of the paper should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content of the paper. The name of the conference (ie, GEM) that the paper is being submitted for consideration must be stated on the first page of the paper as well as a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length of the final Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference program committee will be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees by using a double-blinded review process. In addition, all papers whose authors include a member of the conference program committee will be evaluated using the double-blinded review process. (Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but may be considered for discussion/panels). Proceedings of GEM will be published in printed conference books (ISBN) and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each published paper (science citation databases such as: Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology; The French National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL (covers the core scientific literature in Science; about 90% of inclusions are journals; only about 9% are proceedings; worldcomp tracks are selected to be among the 9% – accessable from INIST, Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO, OVID, Questel.Orbit, Qwam, and STN International); and others. Though, there is no guarantee that the proceedings will also be included in EI Compendex/Elsevier indexings, in the past, GEM proceedings were included in these databases. Therefore, we will also be sending the proceedings for indexing procedures to EI Compendex/Elsevier. The printed proceedings/books will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a number of research books contracted with various publishers (such as, Springer, Elsevier, …) – these books will be composed after the conference. Also, many chairs of tracks will be forming journal special issues to be published after the conference.

MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

The 2012 Program Committee for GEM is currently being compiled. Many who have already joined the committees are renowned leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many are directors of research labs., members of National Academy of Engineering, fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program directors of research funding agencies, as well as deans and provosts.

Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong and documented research track record. Those interested in joining the Program Committee should email editor@world-comp.org the following information for consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation and position, complete mailing address, email address, a one-page biography that includes research expertise and the name of the conference(s) offering to help with. The list of Program Committee of GEM 2011 appears at: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp11/ws/conferences/gem11/committee

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The GEM 2012 conference is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP). WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate to have 2,100 or more attendees from over 80 countries. WORLDCOMP 2012 will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, U. of California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, U. of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director, U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.), Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head, NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director, NASA’s JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus, McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace Systems, Inc.), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling about the conferences’ atmosphere, see the 2011 delegates photos available at: http://worldcomp.phanfare.com/5408606

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is “Providing a unique platform for a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities (such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives.”

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines.

MEASURABLE SCIENTIFIC IMPACT OF WORLDCOMP:

As of February 5, 2012, papers published in WORLDCOMP set of proceedings have received 20,405 citations. In recent months (November 23, 2011 to February 5, 2012; ie, in about 75 days), there had been 4,545 citations to WORLDCOMP papers (about 1,800 citations per month). The above record is significant (thanks to the authors). As the result of high impact (based on citations) of WORLDCOMP papers, “Microsoft Academic Search” has listed each individual track of the congress among its compiled list of “Top Conferences”. The citation record of WORLDCOMP set of proceedings is in fact higher than the citation data of many reputable journals in computer science and computer engineering. Citation data was obtained obtained from http://academic.research.microsoft.com/ )

USEFUL WEB LINKS AND OTHER MISC INFORMATION:

1. Web site of GEM’12: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/ The Proceedings’ Table of Contents of last offering of GEM (2011) appears at: http://world-comp.org/proc2011/gem/contents.pdf
2. Detailed information about citations to worldcomp proceedings: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp12/ws/news
3. This announcement contains updated and current information (correct as of the date of this message). The information that appears in this announcement supersedes earlier ones.

CONTACT:
Inquiries should be sent to: wcom12@world-comp.org

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About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is http://deseng.ryerson.ca/~fil.

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