The annual Congress on Evolutionary Computation is being held next year in Sendai, Japan. This conference looks to be a mix of academic and industry folks, with an eye on applications of evolutionary programming and distributed intelligence approaches. From the website:
IEEE CEC 2015 is a world-class conference that brings together researchers and practitioners in the field of evolutionary computation and computational intelligence from around the globe. Technical exchanges within the research community will encompass keynote lectures, regular and special sessions, tutorials, and competitions, as well as poster presentations. In addition, participants will be treated to a series of social functions, receptions, and networking events to establish new connections and foster everlasting friendship among fellow counterparts.
While we all go to conferences for the everlasting friendships, there appears to be some good focus on particle swarm and agent-based systems, so lots to be learned. Some special sessions which might be of interest include:
SS40 – Evolutionary Computation with Human Factors
SS42 – Cultural Algorithms: Real World Applications of Collective Intelligence (chaired by Robert Reynolds)
SS45 – Complex Adaptive Systems
SS50 – Social Simulation Using Evolutionary Computation and Meta Heuristics
Abstract submissions close on December 19th. Click here for more information.