The seventh biennial BIOMA conference will be held in Bled, Slovenia. It is organized by the Jožef Stefan Institute. The purpose of the BIOMA conference is to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of the latest theoretical and applied results in bioinspired optimization methodology and its applications. Authors will also have the opportunity to present their software tools and case-studies. [Call for papers]
Papers addressing real-world applications are especially welcome. Areas of interest include
TH Köln, Technology, Arts, Sciences, Germany
Title: A Survey of Model-Based Methods for Global OptimizationThe presented work describes model-based methods for global optimization. After introducing the global optimization framework, modeling approaches for stochastic algorithms are presented. We differentiate between models that use a distribution and models that use an explicit surrogate model. Fundamental aspects of and recent advances in surrogate-model based optimization are discussed. Strategies for selecting and evaluating surrogates are presented. The article concludes with a description of key features of two state-of-the-art surrogate model based algorithms, namely the evolvability learning of surrogates (EvoLS) algorithm and the sequential parameter optimization (SPO).
University Lille 1, France
Title: Parallel Multi-Objective Evolutionary AlgorithmsThe presented work describes a general overview of parallel multi-objective evolutionary algorithms (MOEA) from the design and the implementation point of views. A unified taxonomy using three hierarchical parallel models is proposed. Different parallel architectures are considered. The performance evaluation issue of parallel MOEA is also discussed.
Authors of accepted papers have to submit ZIP file containing:
- PDF file;
- TEX file (optionally DOC file);
- EPS or PNG files of all figures;
- short biographies of ALL authors (see template below);
- optionally, letter with answers to the Reviewer comments.
Please follow the suggestions of the reviewers strictly while revising your paper. Your camera-ready manuscript is due 20 April 2016 (registration deadline is 29 April 2016). Please strictly follow the guidelines in styles and templates.Submit
Each accepted paper has to be accompanied with the registration fee by the deadline and presented at the conference by one of the authors.
till 29 April 2016
after 29 April 2016
|student (with valid ID)
Conference Tour and Dinner
BIOMA 2016 will be hosted at the Hotel Astoria, Bled, Slovenia. The hotel is located near the road leading to the iconic Bled Castle. The nearest international airport Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport at Brnik is only 36 km away. Direct shuttle bus service and private transfers between the airport and Bled are organized throughout the year. To Bled you can get by bus, train or by one of the private transport companies (i.e., http://www.bledtours.si/taxi-shuttle).
Hotel Astoria Bled