IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2017

Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain

June 5-8, 2017

Call for Papers

Submission deadline: January 16, 2017

The IEEE CEC is one of the leading events in the field of evolutionary computation. It covers all topics in the field including the following non-exhaustive list:

  • Genetic algorithms
  • Genetic programming
  • Estimation of distribution algorithms
  • Evolutionary programming
  • Evolution strategies
  • Bioinformatics and bioengineering
  • Coevolution and collective behavior
  • Combinatorial and numerical optimization
  • Constraint and uncertainty handling
  • Evolutionary data mining
  • Evolutionary learning systems
  • Evolvable/adaptive hardware and systems
  • Evolving neural networks and fuzzy systems
  • Evolutionary multi-objective optimization
  • Ant colony optimization
  • Artificial life
  • Agent-based systems
  • Molecular and quantum computing
  • Particle Swarm Optimization
  • Artificial immune systems
  • Representation and operators
  • Industrial applications of EC
  • Evolutionary game theory
  • Cognitive systems and applications
  • Computational finance and economics
  • Estimation of distribution algorithms
  • Evolutionary design
  • Evolutionary scheduling

IEEE CEC 2017 is a world-class conference that aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of evolutionary computation and computational intelligence from all 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 to establish new connections and foster everlasting friendship among fellow counterparts.

For Program inquiries please contact the Program Chair, Carlos Coello at

General inquiries for IEEE CEC 2017 should be sent to the General Chair, Jose A. Lozano at

All the papers have to be submited electronically through the congress application. The deadline for contribution paper submission is January 16, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be on February 26, 2017.

Call for Competitions

Submission deadline: January 9, 2017

IEEE CEC 2017 will host competitions to stimulate research in evolutionary computation, promote fair evaluations, and attract students. Inquiries regarding competitions and proposals should be addressed to the Competitions Chair, Simon Lucas at

Call for Tutorials

Submission deadline: January 9, 2017

IEEE CEC 2017 will also feature pre-Congress tutorials, covering fundamental and advanced evolutionary computation topics. A tutorial proposal should include title, names and affiliations of presenters, abstract, outline, intended audience and expected enrollment, and presenter biography. We invite you to submit proposals to the Tutorials Chair, Qingfu Zhang at

Call for Special Sessions

Submission deadline: November 7, 2016

The IEEE CEC 2017 Program Committee solicits proposals for special sessions within the technical scope of the Congress. Special sessions, to be organized by international recognized experts, aim to bring together researchers in special focused topics. Papers submitted for special sessions are to be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for the contributed papers. Proposals should include the session title, a brief description of the scope and motivation and biographic and contact information of the organizers. Researchers interested in organizing special sessions are invited to submit formal proposal to the Special Sessions Chair, Ke Tang at

Donostia / San Sebastián

Donostia/San Sebastian is a coastal medium-size city (183,000 inhabitants) located in northern Spain, 20km from the border with France. It stands as an amphitheatre over-looking the sea. It is known the world over for its spectacular bay and is referred to as the Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

The unparalleled beauty, cosmopolitan atmosphere, and high standards offered to everyone who comes to visit Donostia/San Sebastian have turned the city into a world-class conference and meeting destination. The city is small enough to be pleasantly negotiated on foot or by bike, so business travellers will enjoy walking or cycling around to make the most of their trip. The city boasts a wide range of pedestrian areas, parks, landscaped gardens, and wonderful walks along the sea and the river, which makes it really easy to get around on foot or by bike to visit the city’s sights.

Donostia / San Sebastián can be proud of the high quality of all of its tourist resources and services. In its relentless pursuit of excellence in tourism, the city has over one hundred service providers, facilities, and resources that have been awarded quality seals: One of the 25 best beaches in the World 2012 (Travellers ́ Choice), Best destination in Spain - Golden List 2013 (Condé Nast Traveller), Best quality destination in Spain 2012 (SICTED), One of 15 best travel destinations 2012 (Tripadvisor). All that joined to the wide variety of cultural activities have driven the city to be awarded with the European Capital of Culture 2016.

Last but not least Donostia/San Sebastian is internationally renowned for being a culinary haven. Here visitors will find more Michelin stars per square metre than in any other city in the world. Furthermore, the city witnessed the renaissance of Basque cuisine, courtesy of the “new Basque cuisine” movement. Donostia/San Sebastian’s top-quality foods and mouth-watering “pintxos” or morsels are made available to visitors all year round. 

Kursaal Convention Center

The conference will take place at the Kursaal Convention Center and Auditorium. Kursaal is located in the city centre, overlooking the seafront. This avant-garde architectural showpiece was designed by Rafael Moneo  and won the Mies van der Rohe prize for the best building in Europe in 2001. Fully equipped with cutting-edge technology, its 2 auditoriums and multi-purpose modular meeting-rooms offer the best location for all kind of meetings, from small business meetings to big congresses, as well as product launches, conventions and exhibitions. The main hotels, restaurants and shopping areas are within walking distance. A team led by 2-Michelin-star chef Andoni Luis Adúriz  is in charge of our on-site catering service.

Organising Committee