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Andy Tyrrell

On behalf of the organising committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the 2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2009) to be held at the Nova Conference Centre and Cinema, Trondheim, Norway during May 18-21 (Monday - Thursday), 2009.

CEC 2009 will be the eleventh occurrence of this major event in the evolutionary calendar. This is the first time IEEE CEC has been held in Scandinavia. Norway has a long a proud history and some of the most beautiful countryside in the world, particularly famous for the fjords.

Sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and cosponsored by the Evolutionary Programming Society, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. CEC 2009 will feature the state-of-the-art plenary speeches, parallel regular sessions, focused special sessions, interactive poster sessions, moderated panel discussions, informative pre-congress tutorials and entertaining social functions:

  • Three plenary speeches by world authorities have been arranged: Kalyanmoy Deb on 'Evolution's Niche in Applied Optimization and Informatics'; Richard Jones on 'Soft Machines: What Nanotechnology can learn from Biology'; and Harris Wang on 'Synthetic Biology, Accelerated Evolution and Exploring Diversity in Biological Systems'.
  • We will have twelve pre-congress tutorials by leading researchers in the field, we have - Xin Yao, Kenneth De Jong, Riccardo Poli, Edmund Burke, Gusz Eiben, Kalyanmoy Deb, Julian Miller, Edward Tsang, Jim Torresen, Lukas Sekanina, Gwenn Volkert, Clare Congdon, Dan Ashlock, Simon Lucas and Andries Engelbrecht - lined up!
  • We have some great competitions set up, including: Unreal Tournament 2004 Deathmatch, TORCS-based Car Racing, Software Agent Ms Pac-Man and Ms Pac-Man Ghost Team Challenge.
  • A number of social events have also been arranged, including: Welcome reception with the Mayor of Trondheim (19th May), Tour of Trondheim & Reception (20th May), Conference Dinner (21st May) and a Conference Pub (every day of CEC). In addition for people arriving on or before the 17th May you will get to witness the festive atmosphere that is associated with Norwegian National Day (17th May).
  • We have arranged special Schooling & Child Care Facilities for delegates who will be bringing their children to Norway.
  • A good assortment or hotels and other accommodation are provided on the conference web pages - get your accommodation booked now!
  • A number of IEEE CIS Student Travel Grants are available.

CEC 2009 will provide a stimulating forum for scientists, engineers, educators, and students from all over the world to disseminate the latest research findings and exchange information on emerging areas of research in the field. We will do our best to create a pleasant environment for you to meet old friends and make new friends.

The IEEE CEC 2009 organizers are striving to make this event a great success and memorable for everyone. Register now and we very much look forward to meeting you in Norway in May 2009.

Andy Tyrrell
IEEE CEC 2009 General Chair

Keynote Speakers
Kalyanmoy Deb
Indian Institute of Technology
Richard Jones
University of Sheffield
Harris Wang
Harvard University
Kalyanmoy Deb Richard Jones Harris Wang
Evolution's Niche in Applied Optimization and Informatics Soft Machines: What Nanotechnology Can Learn From Biology Synthetic Biology, Accelerated Evolution, and Exploring Diversity in Biological Systems


The annual IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation is one of the leading events in the area of evolutionary computation. It covers all topics in evolutionary computation, including:

  • Ant colony optimization
  • Artificial ecology
  • Artificial immune systems
  • Artificial life
  • Autonomous mental & behaviour development
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics & computational biology
  • Classifier systems
  • Coevolution & collective behaviour
  • Cognitive systems & applications
  • Combinatorial & numerical optimization
  • Computational intelligence in games
  • Computer vision
  • Concurrent collaboration
  • Constraint & uncertainty handling
  • Cultural algorithms
  • Developmental systems
  • Differential evolution
  • Distributed evolutionary computation
  • Dynamic & uncertain environments
  • Emerging areas
  • Estimation of Distribution Algorithms
  • Evolutionary data mining
  • Evolutionary design
  • Evolutionary games
  • Evolutionary intelligent agents
  • Evolutionary learning systems
  • Evolutionary robotics
  • Evolvable hardware
  • Evolvable software
  • Evolved art & music
  • Evolving fuzzy systems
  • Evolving neural networks
  • Finance
  • Hybrid evolutionary algorithms
  • Hybrid optimisation algorithms
  • Linkage in evolutionary computation
  • Memetic algorithms
  • Molecular computing
  • Multi-objective optimization
  • Network-on-chip based systems
  • Parallel evolutionary computation
  • Quantum computing
  • Real-world applications
  • Representation & operators
  • Scheduling & planning
  • Self-adaptation in evolutionary algorithms
  • Space & air applications
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Theoretical evolutionary computation


The latest IEEE CEC 2009 news.

28/04/09: Times for Site/Conference Registration are now available.

17/04/09: Nominees for Best Paper Awards have been announced.

02/04/09: Information for presenters (both oral and poster sessions) and session chairs is now available.

20/03/09: New programme updates.

11/02/09: Information for those requiring a Letter of Inivitation.

11/02/09: New Maps of Trondheim and the Nova Conference Centre.

10/02/09: New information on IEEE CIS Student Travel Grants is now available.

06/02/09: Registration is now open.

06/02/09: Full submission information for accepted papers is now available.

05/01/09: Further preliminary details have been added to the programme.

27/10/08: New conference deadlines set (see sidebar).

19/09/08: Competitions information available.

08/09/08: Full Submission Details now available.

22/08/08: Keynote Speakers announced.

20/08/08: New information about accommodation is now available.

18/08/08: Formatting instructions for authors is now available.

04/08/08: Further details on Schooling and Child Care Facilities are now available.

13/05/08: Details of new Invited Tutorials have been added.

21/04/08: Details of a new Special Session have been added.

08/04/08: Details of a new Special Session have been added.

25/02/08: Details of a new Special Session have been added.

08/02/08: Arrangements for schooling/child care are now being finalised.

08/02/08: A preliminary programme has been added to the site.

06/02/08: The IEEE CEC 2009 website goes live.

28/01/08: The committee receive their news of a successful bid to host IEEE CEC 2009.

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Schooling & Child Care Facilities

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Special Session Proposals
1st September 2008
Paper Submissions
1st November 2008
14th November 2008
Tutorial Proposals
1st December 2008
Notification of Acceptance
16th January 2009
6th February 2009
Final Paper Submission
16th February 2009
27th February 2009
Conference Starts
18th May 2009