Evolutionary Computing 20

Principal Organiser Larry Bull Date: Thursday 3rd April and Friday 4th April Website: http://www.fet.uwe.ac.uk/~lbull/EvoUK20.html Description:
Alan Turing was the first person to suggest that natural evolution may provide inspiration for approaches to artificial intelligence, in the famous "Intelligent Machinery" report he produced in 1948 (published 1968). The first implementations of such evolutionary computing emerged during the following decades, including pioneering work in the UK by Richard Forsyth with his BEAGLE system (1981). The first event dedicated to evolutionary computing in the UK was held as part of the 1994 AISB Convention in Leeds, organised by Terry Fogarty. The workshop continued to be held at the annual convention for a number of years thereafter, with the proceedings, entitled Evolutionary Computing, published by Springer each year. In 2014 the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) marks the 50th anniversary of its annual convention with an event at Goldsmiths, University of London. It will also be the 20th anniversary of that first evolutionary computing workshop and so a two-day symposium will be held as part of the AISB's 2014 event. In keeping with the original workshop, papers are invited in all areas of evolutionary computing and its application. Topics of accepted papers in 1994 included theoretical underpinnings, coevolution, multi-objective optimization, memetic algorithms, parallel implementations, genetic programming, and learning classifier systems, and covered areas such as timetabling, biological modelling, game-playing, signal processing, robotics, and data mining. Submissions which connect to those published in the Evolutionary Computing proceedings and/or have a UK historical perspective are particularly welcomed.