Call for papers

Conference Flyer
Conference Poster (format A2)


PPSN 2014 will be a showcase of a wide range of topics in Natural Computing, including, but not restricted to, Evolutionary Computation, Neural Computation, Molecular Computation, Quantum Computation, Artificial Life, DNA Computing, Swarm Intelligence, Artificial Ant Systems, Artificial Immune Systems, Self-Organizing Systems, Evolutionary Robotics, Emergent Behavior, and Applications to Real-World Problems.


  • Ant Algorithms
  • Artificial Immune Systems
  • Artificial Life
  • Biocomputing
  • Cellular Automata
  • Cellular Neural Networks
  • Classifier Systems
  • DNA Computing
  • Estimation of Distribution Algorithms
  • Evolutionary Programming
  • Evolutionary Robotics
  • Evolution Strategies
  • Evolvable Hardware
  • Fuzzy Systems
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Genetic Programming
  • Memetic algorithms
  • Multi-agent Systems
  • Nature-Inspired Engineering
  • Nature-Inspired Machine Learning
  • Neural Networks
  • Particle Swarms
  • Quantum Computing
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Adaptation - Self-adaptation
  • Basic working principles
  • Co-evolution
  • Constraint Handling
  • Dynamic Environments - Dynamic Optimisation
  • Evolutionary Algorithms Specification
  • Evolution Dynamics
  • Fitness Landscape
  • GUI-Visualisation
  • Hardware Realization
  • Heuristics & Metaheuristics
  • Hybridization
  • Interactive Evolution
  • Mathematical Models
  • Multi-objective Optimization
  • Parallel Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Parameter Tuning
  • Performance Analysis
  • Performance Measures Local/Global
  • Philosophical Aspects
  • Representations
  • Theory of Evolutionary Computing


Following the well-established tradition of the PPSN conferences, all accepted papers will be presented during small poster sessions of about 16 papers. Each session will contain papers from a wide variety of topics, and will begin by a plenary quick overview of all papers in that session by a distinguished researcher in the field. Past experiences have shown that such presentation format led to more interactions between participants and to a deeper understanding of the papers. All accepted papers will be published in the LNCS Proceedings.


Researchers are invited to submit original work in the field of natural computing as papers of not more than 10 pages. Authors are encouraged to submit their papers in LaTeX. Papers must be submitted in Springer Verlag's LNCS style through the conference submission page.

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