2021 IEEE Congress on
Evolutionary Computation (CEC)

Special Session on
Evolutionary Computing Application in Hardware

June 28 to July 1, 2021, Krakow, Poland

Important Dates

  • Special Session and Workshop Proposals - November 19, 2020
  • Competition and Tutorial Proposals - November 17, 2020
  • Paper Submission - January 31, 2021
  • Notification of Authors - March 22, 2021
  • Final Submission - April 7, 2021
  • Early Registration - tbc

Paper Submission to Special Session

Through the normal CEC 2021 paper submission process, selecting ‘Evolutionary Computing Applications in Hardware’ session as main research topic from the Special Session category.

Evolutionary Computing Application in Hardware

Evolvable systems encompass understanding, modelling and applying biologically inspired mechanisms to physical systems. Application areas for bio-inspired algorithms include the creation of novel physical devices/systems, novel or optimised designs for physical systems and for the achievement of adaptive physical systems. Having showcased examples from analogue and digital electronics, antennas, MEMS chips, optical systems, carbon nanotubes as well as quantum circuits in the past, we are looking for papers that apply techniques and applications of evolvable systems to these hardware systems.

CEC ECAHa SS 2021 Call for Papers
IEEE CEC 2021 Conference Homepage

Within the scope of this special session are:

  • Evolutionary Systems for Semiconductor Design, Simulation and Fabrication.
  • Evolutionary Robotics and Machine Learning.
  • Evolutionary Computing Systems for Artificial Intelligence.
  • Evolutionary Substrates for Unconventional Computing.

Topics include:

Evolvable Systems Techniques

  • Intrinsic/Extrinsic/Mixtrinsic Evolution
  • On-chip Bio-inspired Approaches
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Self-reconfigurable and Adaptive Systems
  • Novel Evolvable Hardware Architectures (e.g. FPGAs, FPAAs)
  • Self-repairing, Fault-tolerant Systems
  • Self-monitoring and Self-testing
  • Electronic Circuit Synthesis and Optimization
  • Artificial Immune Systems
  • Artificial Generative Development
  • Formal Hardware Models
  • Bio-inspired Modeling
  • Many-core Systems
  • Machine Learning and AI

Evolvable Systems Applications

  • Intrinsic Fault-tolerance
  • Sensor Design
  • Antenna Design
  • Hardware System Optimization
  • Analogue & Digital Electronic Design Optimization (Topology & Parameters)
  • Evolutionary Robotics
  • Autonomic and Organic Computing
  • DNA Computing
  • MEMS and Nanotechnology
  • Quantum Computing
  • Machine Vision
  • Medical Diagnosis
  • Mechanical Design Optimization (Bridges, Buildings, Spacecraft, Machines, Lenses, Solar Cells)

Conference Co-Chairs

Martin A Trefzer (martin.trefzer@york.ac.uk)
Andy M Tyrrell (andy.tyrrell@york.ac.uk)