IEEE CIS Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award Nomination Instructions

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) annually recognizes outstanding papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (TEC) through its TEC Outstanding Paper Award established in 1997. For the current round of competition, any paper published in 2017 is eligible for consideration. The prize includes a $1,000 honorarium, to be split equally among co-authors, and certificates to the author and coauthors of the selected paper. Please note no self-nomination is allowed. For those who are interested in submitting a nomination for the IEEE CIS Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award, the materials needed are the following:

•Nomination Letter with the following information:

•Nominator: name, affiliation, and email address of nominator

•Nominated Paper: full citation of the paper, authors and their affiliations, postal addresses and email addresses.

•Basis for Nomination: detailed documentation to justify the overall quality of the paper.

•Proposed Citation: provide suggestion for the complete, correct, and succinct citation. The Awards Committee reserves the right to make any necessary change on the citation.

•Up to five reference letters supporting the nomination.

•Nominated paper in PDF format.

The complete nomination packet must be saved in a single pdf file containing the above information in the given order. The name of the file must be surname_of_the_first_author-TEC.pdf. The complete nomination packet must be submitted by email to the Awards Soliciting Nominations Subcommittee Chair, Prof. Sanaz Mostaghim ( and a copy to Only when the Awards Chair acknowledges receipt of the nomination packet, the submission procedure can be considered complete.

The deadline is April 30 (strict deadline). Self-nominations are not allowed.

The list of awarded papers is provided below for reference:

•Published in 2014: K. Deb and Himanshu Jain: An Evolutionary Many-ObjectiveOptimization Algorithm Using Reference-Point-Based Nondominated Sorting Approach,Part I: Solving Problems with Box Constraints, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 577-601, August 2014.

•Published in 2014: M. N. Omidvar, X. Li, Y.Mei, and X. Yao, Cooperative co-evolutionwith differential grouping for large scale optimization”, 18(3): 378-393, 2014.

•Published in 2012: Oliver Schutze, Xavier Esquivel, Adriana Lara, and Carlos A. CoelloCoello, “Using the Averaged Hausdorff Distance as a Performance Measure in EvolutionaryMulti-Objective Optimization,” Vol. 16, No. 4, August 2012, pp. 504-522.

•Published in 2010: Adriana Lara, Gustavo Sanchez, Carlos A. Coello Coello, and OliverSchütze, “HCS: A New Local Search Strategy for Memetic Multiobjective EvolutionaryAlgorithms” Vol. 14, No. 1, February 2010, pp. 112-132.

•Published in 2009: A.K. Qin, V.L. Huang, and P.N. Suganthan, “Differential EvolutionAlgorithm with Strategy Adaptation for Global Numerical Optimization”, Vol. 13, No. 2,April 2009, pp. 398-417.

•Published in 2009: Q.H. Nguyen, Y.S. Ong, and M.H. Lim, “A Probabilistic MemeticFramework Evolution Algorithm with Strategy Adaptation for Global NumericalOptimization”, Vol. 13, No. 3, June 2009, pp. 604-623.

•Published in 2008: S.Y. Chong, P. Tino, and X. Yao, “Measuring GeneralizationPerformance in Coevolutionary Learning,” Vol. 12, No. 4, August 2008, pp. 479-505.

•Published in 2007: Qingfu Zhang and Hui Li, “MOEA/D: A Multi-Objective EvolutionaryAlgorithm Based on Decomposition,” Vol. 11, No.6, December 2007, pp. 712-731.

•Published in 2006: Joshua Knowles, “ParEGO: A Hybrid Algorithm with On-LineLandscape Approximation for Expensive Multiobjective Optimization,” Vol. 10, No. 1,February 2006, pp. 50-66.

•Published in 2005: C. Blum and M. Dorigo, “Ant-Colony Optimization: On the Role ofCompetition-Balanced Systems,” Vol. 9, No. 2, April 2005, pp. 159-174.

•Published in 2004: A. Pruegel-Bennett, “Symmetry Breaking in Population-BasedOptimization,” Vol. 8, No. 1, February 2004, pp. 63-79.

•Published in 2003: J. Knowles and D. Corne, “Properties of an Adaptive ArchivingAlgorithm for Storing Nondominated Vectors,” Vol. 7, No. 2, April 2003, pp. 100-116.

•Published in 2002: M. Clerc and J. Kennedy, “The Particle Swarm Explosion: Stability andConvergence in a Multidimensional Complex Space,” Vol. 6, No. 1, February 2002, pp.58-73.

•Published in 2001: A. Sierra, J. A. Macias, and F Corbacho, “Evolution of Functional LinkNetworks,” Vol. 5, No. 1, February 2001, pp. 54-65.

•Published in 2000: C. Dimopoulous and A.M.S. Zalzala, “Recent Developments inEvolutionary Computation for Manufacturing Optimization: Problems, Solutions, andComparisons,” Vol. 4, No. 2, July 2000, pp. 93-113.

•Published in 1999: A.E. Eiben, R. Hinterding, and Z. Michalewicz, “Parameter Control inEvolutionary Algorithms,” Vol. 3, No. 2, July 1999, pp. 124-141.

If you have any questions regarding the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award nomination, please feel free to contact Awards Committee Chair Cesare Alippi at