CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
FIRST EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON
EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS
GOTEBORG, 27th May, 1999
Sponsored by EVONET
Evolutionary Computation (EC) is being increasingly exploited in
telecomms-related applications such as network design, network
management, protocol validation, adaptive distributed databases, call
routing, data mining of telecomms databases, and many others. The rle
of EC in telecommunications is also set to significantly increase as a
wealth of new technologies in this domain give rise to new, and very
difficult, optimisation and adaptation issues.
EuroEctel'99 is the first major international conference devoted to
current state of the art research on the application of EC techniques
in this exciting domain. The aims of EuroEctel are to give European
and non-European researchers applying EC in telecomms an opportunity
to present their latest research and discuss current developments and
applications. The event will be held at Chalmers University of
Technology in Goteborg, Sweden, on the 27th May 1999.
The workshop is sponsored by EvoNet, the Network of Excellence in
Evolutionary Computing, and is one of the activities of EctelNet, the
EvoNet working group on Telecommunications. It will be held in
conjunction with four other major European events:
- EvoIASP'99, the first European workshop on evolutionary image analysis
and signal processing,
- EuroGP'99, the second European workshop on genetic programming.
- EvoSCONDI'99, the first European workshop on evolutionary computation
for systems, control and drives industry.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Theoretical developments
- Applications in network planning and design
- Applications in network management and control
- Applications to routing and restoration
- Novel EC and hybrid methods for telecomms-related applications
- Applications to network protocol design and validation
The workshop will consist of an invited talk,
oral and poster sessions with periods for discussion, and
software demos and industrial stands.
Registration and Accommodation
Registration to EuroEctel'99 includes free non-transferable registration to
EvoIASP'99, EuroGP'99, and EvoSCONDI'99 (and vice
versa). A reduced registration rate is available for students.
For full details on registration and accommodation, in particular
to do online registration for this event, visit:
EvoWorkshops 99 Registration and Accommodation.
Invited Chair: Martin Oates, British Telecommunications PlC
- 2:00 Invited Opening Talk: Martin Oates, Applying Evolutionary Computation to
the Adaptive Distributed Database management Problem
(this talk Chaired by Brian Turton)
- 2:40, Webb, Turton, Brown,
A Genetic Algorithm for Designing Networks with Desirable Topological
- 3:10, Corno, Sonza Reorda, Squillero,
Approximate Equivalence Verification for Protocol Interface Implementation
via Genetic Algorithms
- 3:40, Lukschandl, Borgvall, Nohle, Nordahl, Nordin,
Evolving Routing Algorithms with the JBGP System
- 4:10 Coffee Break.
- 4:40, Nonas, Poulovassilis,
Optimising Self Adaptive Networks by Evolving Rule=ADBased Agents
- 5:10. Monakhov, Monakhov, Mukhoed, Genetic Construction of Optimal Circulant Network Designs
- 5:40 -- Close.
- David Corne, The University of Reading, UK
- George Smith, University of East Anglia, UK
- Martin Oates, British Telecommunications PLC, UK
- Peter Nordin, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
- Thomas Baeck, Informatik Centrum Dortmund, Germany
- Brian Carse, University of the West of England, UK
- Marco Dorigo, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
- Terry Fogarty, Napier University, UK
- Jin K. Hao, EMA-EERIE, France
- Markus Hoehfeld, Siemens, Germany
- Andy Keane, Southampton University, UK
- Bernard Manderick, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
- Jason Mann, Nortel Telecommunications, UK
- Masaharu Munetomo, Hokudai University, Japan (currently visiting IlliGAL, USA)
Peter Nordin, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
- Ken Sharman, University of Glasgow, UK
- Matteo Sonza Reorda, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
- Mark Sinclair, University of Essex, UK
- Alice Smith, UNiversity of Pittsburgh, USA
- John Turner, Nortel, UK
- Brian Turton, Cardiff School of Engineering, UK
- Athanasios Vasilakos, ICS-FORTH, Greece
Main Aula, Goteborg University, Vasaparken, Goteborg.
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Institute of Physical Resource Theory,
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Submission deadline: 15 December 1999
Notification of acceptance: 15 January 1999
Camera ready papers for workshop: 15 February 1999
Workshop: 29th May 1999
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