July 6th-9th, 1999
Mayflower Hotel
Washington DC

Immediately followed by the 1999 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, July 10-16, 1999, Washington, DC. Note that registration to IJCNN is $50 cheaper if you go to both conferences.

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CEC99 News

Single Day and Tutorial Only Registration Options
CEC99 is now accepting Single Day and Tutorial Only registrations. Single Day registrations are 50% off the full conference registration ($200 Members Single Day; $240 Non-Members Single Day) and include the complete conference proceedings (2400 pages in 3 volumes) and access to all breaks for that day. Tutorial Only registrations can also be made for the cost of  regular tutorial registration ($80 for one; $150 for two, $200 for three; or $230 for four). Please submit a CEC99 registration form (available at left) and mark either "Single Day" or "Tutorials Only" at the top of the form as appropriate.

CEC99 Schedule Now Online
A detailed conference schedule covering all plenary and technical sessions is now available online here. Information on the papers to appear in the poster session will be provided soon.

Best CEC papers to appear in Special Issue of the Journal of Knowledge-based Systems
CEC has arranged that the best papers, as selected by the Technical Chairs, will appear in a special issue of the Journal of Knowledge-Based Systems. Please see the details for the special Issue


CEC99 General Information

The 1999 Congress on Evolutionary Computation promises be the largest high-quality conference ever held specifically on evolutionary computation. CEC99 is a joint meeting of the IEEE International Conference on Evolutionary Computation (ICEC), the Conference on Evolutionary Programming (EP), and the Genetic Algorithms in Engineering Systems: Innovations and Applications (GALESIA) conference, three of the broadest and most inclusive events in the field today. This event is sponsored by the IEEE Neural Networks Council, the Evolutionary Programming Society, and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE). CEC99 will provide an inclusive forum for the presentation of the most recent results and applications the EC field has to offer while fostering communication and progress towards a better understanding of the issues facing evolutionary computation in all forms and applications. This event will set the standard for excellence, diversity, and unity for all future conferences in the evolutionary computation field.

Sessions confirmed for the conference include:

Theory and Foundations of Evolutionary Computations  Time Series Prediction 
Engineering Design  Co-evolution 
Dynamically Changing Fitness Landscapes  Data Mining 
Scheduling  Applications to Breast Cancer 
Teaching Evolutionary Computation  DNA Computing 
Tools for Designing Efficient ECs Ant Colony Methods 
EC and Knowledge-based Approaches  Evolutionary Computation and Biological Modeling 
Particle Swarm Optimization  Quantum Computing 
Multi-Objective Optimization   

Tutorials to be offered on July 6, 1999 include:

Intro. to Evolutionary Computation  Intro. to Genetic Programming 
ES-Theory: An Introduction  Evolutionary Optimization 
The Evolution of Neural Networks  Techniques and Advances in Evolutionary Robotics 
Data Mining with Evolutionary Algorithms  Bio-Inspired Hardware 
Intelligent Agents, Mobile Agents, and Multiple Agent Systems  Artificial Life: The Swarm Intelligence Approach 
Realizing DNA Computation  Co-evolutionary Algorithms

Additional details on all conference related information can be found at http://garage.cps.msu.edu/cec99/ . Questions, concerns, and inquiries can be sent to the conference email at: cec99@natural-selection.com . Also, see the web pages of the 1999 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN'99) at http://www.inns.org . IJCNN'99 will be held in Washington D.C. on July 10-16, immediately following CEC99. Registration to IJCNN is reduced by $50 when proof of attendance to CEC99 is presented at the IJCNN registration desk. 

Conference fees . Registration (includes admission to all regular and special sessions) are as follows (see the registration form):

  • Regular: on/before 5/1 $400.00, after $475.00 
  • IEEE, IEE, or EP Society Member: on/before 5/1 $325.00, after $400.00 
  • Full Time Student: on before 5/1 $125.00, after $200.00

In cooperation with:

Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN)  Simulated Evolution and Learing (SEAL)
Evolution Artificielle  EvoNet
Last updated:
March 11, 1999

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