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     1= Evolutionary Computation Software Systems (!EvoSoft) Workshop at [ GECCO 2018] =
     3== Description & Topics ==
     5Evolutionary computation (EC) methods are applied in many different domains. Therefore soundly engineered, reusable, flexible, user-friendly, and interoperable software systems are more than ever required to bridge the gap between theoretical research and practical application. However, due to the heterogeneity of the application domains and the large number of EC methods, the development of such systems is both, time consuming and complex. Consequently many EC researchers still implement individual and highly specialized software which is often developed from scratch, concentrates on a specific research question, and does not follow state of the art software engineering practices. By this means the chance to reuse existing systems and to provide systems for others to build their work on is not sufficiently seized within the EC community. In many cases the developed systems are not even publicly released, which makes the comparability and traceability of research results very hard.
     7This workshop enables EC researchers to exchange their ideas on how to develop and apply generic and reusable EC software systems and to present open and freely available solutions on which others can build their work on. Furthermore, the workshop should help to identify common efforts in the development of EC software systems and should highlight cooperation potentials and synergies between different research groups. It concentrates on the importance of high-quality software systems and professional software engineering in the field of EC and provides a platform for EC researchers to discuss the following and other related topics:
     9* development and application of generic and reusable EC software systems
     10* architectural and design patterns for EC software systems
     11* software modeling of EC algorithms and problems
     12* open-source EC software systems
     13* expandability, interoperability, and standardization
     14* comparability and traceability of research results
     15* graphical user interfaces and visualization
     16* comprehensive statistical and graphical results analysis
     17* parallelism and performance
     18* usability and automation
     19* comparison and evaluation of EC software systems
     21== Important Dates ==
     23|| Submission deadline: || ~~March 27th, 2018~~ '''April 3rd, 2018''' ||
     24|| Notification of acceptance: || '''April 10th, 2018''' ||
     25|| Camera-ready submission: || '''April 24th, 2018''' ||
     26|| Workshop at [ GECCO 2018]: || '''July 15th, 2018''' ||
     28== Submission Guidelines ==
     30Authors have to submit their papers until March 27th, 2018 using the [ GECCO submission system]. After login, authors need to select the "Workshop Paper" submission form and "Workshop Evolutionary Computation Software Systems" to submit their work to the !EvoSoft Workshop.
     32All workshop papers must not exceed 8 pages and have to fulfill the preparation instructions for GECCO'18 full papers. Detailed formatting instructions for authors are listed [ here].
     34Workshop paper reviews are not required to be double-blind. Therefore, submitted papers do not have to be anonymized.
     36== Program ==
     38'''Location:''' Training Room 3, Kyoto Terrsa, Kyoto, Japan [[BR]]
     39'''Date:''' July 15th, 2018 [[BR]]
     40'''Time:''' 12:50 - 16:30 [[BR]]
     42||||||='''Session 1 (Chair: Berthold Kerschbaumer)''' =||
     43|| 12:50 || Welcome & Opening || S. Wagner ||
     44|| 13:00 || Performance Assessment of Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms with the R Package ecr || J. Bossek ||
     45|| 13:30 || Performance Improvements of Evolutionary Algorithms in Perl 6 || J.J. Merelo Guervós, J.M. García Valdez ||
     46|| 14:00 || A Generic Distributed Microservices and Container based Framework for Metaheuristic Optimization || H. Khalloof, W. Jakob, J. Liu, E. Braun, S. Shahoud, C. Duepmeier, V. Hagenmeyer ||
     48''14:30 - 14:50 Coffee Break'' [[BR]]
     50||||||='''Session 2 (Chair: Stefan Wagner)''' =||
     51|| 14:50 || Evo-ROS: Integrating Evolution and the Robot Operating System || G. Simon, J. Moore, A. Clark, P. Mckinley ||
     52|| 15:20 || Review: A Web-Based Simulation Viewer for Sharing Evolutionary Robotics Results || A. Clark, J. Moore ||
     53|| 15:50 || Plushi: An Embeddable, Language Agnostic, Push Interpreter || E. Pantridge, L. Spector ||
     54|| 16:20 || Closing Remarks || M. Affenzeller ||
     56== Workshop Chairs ==
     58[ Stefan Wagner], Austria [[BR]]
     59Stefan Wagner received his MSc in computer science in 2004 and his PhD in technical sciences in 2009, both from Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. From 2005 to 2009 he worked as associate professor for software project engineering and since 2009 as full professor for complex software systems at the Campus Hagenberg of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. Dr. Wagner is one of the founders of the research group Heuristic and Evolutionary Algorithms Laboratory (HEAL) and is project manager and head architect of the open-source optimization environment HeuristicLab. He works as project manager and key researcher in several R&D projects on production and logistics optimization and his research interests are in the area of combinatorial optimization, evolutionary algorithms, computational intelligence, and parallel and distributed computing.
     61[ Michael Affenzeller], Austria [[BR]]
     62Michael Affenzeller has published several papers, journal articles and books dealing with theoretical and practical aspects of evolutionary computation, genetic algorithms, and meta-heuristics in general. In 2001 he received his PhD in engineering sciences and in 2004 he received his habilitation in applied systems engineering, both from the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. Michael Affenzeller is professor at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg, head of the research group Heuristic and Evolutionary Algorithms Laboratory (HEAL), head of the Master degree program Software Engineering and vice-dean for research and development.
     65== Program Committee ==
     67Gabriel Kronberger (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria) [[BR]]
     68Francesco Longo (University of Calabria, Italy) [[BR]]
     69José Antonio Parejo Maestre (University of Sevilla, Spain) [[BR]]
     70Stephan Winkler (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria)
     73== Previous EvoSoft Workshops ==
     75[wiki:EvoSoft/2017 EvoSoft at GECCO 2017][[BR]]
     76[wiki:EvoSoft/2016 EvoSoft at GECCO 2016][[BR]]
     77[wiki:EvoSoft/2015 EvoSoft at GECCO 2015][[BR]]
     78[wiki:EvoSoft/2014 EvoSoft at GECCO 2014][[BR]]
     79[wiki:EvoSoft/2013 EvoSoft at GECCO 2013][[BR]]
     80[wiki:EvoSoft/2012 EvoSoft at GECCO 2012]