Evolutionary Computation Technical Committee
This organization is known as the Evolutionary Computation Technical Committee (ECTC) of the Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE).
Purpose and Scope
The purpose of the ECTC is to promote the research, development, and teaching of computational techniques that use non-deterministic methods to adapt their behavior over time. These techniques are inspired by adaptive methods found in nature and solve problems by modeling evolutionary processes. Any such computational technique shall be referred to as an evolutionary computation (EC).
Research in Evolutionary Computation studies phenomena from various fields including biology, psychology and the social sciences. The Evolutionary Computation Technical Committee anticipates that some publications under its auspices may incorporate statements regarding these phenomena. The committee will evaluate all such statements according to rigid and accepted scientific standards.
The ECTC Chair is appointed by the CIS President with the agreement of the CIS EXCOM for a one-year term. The term of service expires at the end of the calendar year for which the ECTC Chair has been appointed. No more than two consecutive full terms are permitted. Current directory of officers and members: Evolutionary Computation Technical Committee Members
The ECTC members are appointed by the CIS President with the agreement of the ECTC Chair for a one-year term. The term of service expires at the end of the calendar year for which they have been appointed.
There is no membership fee. Funding for the committee shall be provided by the CIS in the annual budget request. Once approved by the CIS AdCom, funds will be available to support the ECTC activities. The Chair shall be responsible for the appropriate use of the approved funds with supporting documentation.
The ECTC shall engage in various activities in order to promote EC as a viable technology, including but not limited to the following: recommend candidates to the Awards Committee for the CIS Pioneer Award in the EC area; nominate papers for Outstanding Paper Awards to the Awards Committee from papers published in the Transactions on EC; propose special sessions to the CIS-sponsored conference organizers; participate in paper reviews and selection for CIS-sponsored conferences and publications; promote IEEE Senior Members and Fellows program; collaborate on production of tutorials and book series with the Multimedia Committee; maintain the Committee's website; facilitate local chapters activities and organize specialized workshops or meetings. The ECTC will assist in soliciting conference proposals and actively work with the organizers of CIS-sponsored conferences to ensure their technical excellence.
When requested by the CIS, the ECTC will evaluate and report on the technical merits of conference or symposium proposals submitted to the CIS.
ECTC business will normally be conducted via email, surface mail or telephonically. The ECTC chair will call a physical meeting to be held at the annual Congress on Evolutionary Computation, or as requested by the ECTC members. Sufficient advance notice of the meetings will be given to the members, as well as all other interested parties. The Chair shall prepare an agenda before the meeting, and shall prepare minutes for distribution after the meeting.
Anyone in the EC community may propose the formation of a TF. The TF proposal must be submitted in writing to the ECTC chair and shall contain the purpose of the TF, the anticipated interest in the topic area, proposed activities, and an initial membership list. TF membership may include individuals who do not hold membership in the CIS. The TF is established if a majority of the ECTC members vote for approval. TFs shall remain in existence until dissolved by a majority vote of the ECTC members.
Each TF shall submit an annual activity report to the ECTC chair. The report must be submitted not less than 30 days prior to the annual ECTC meeting.
The TF chair must be a CIS member.
- TF1: Theoretical Foundations of Bio-inspired Computation, Chair: Qian Chao, Vice Chairs: Per Kristian Lehre and Frank Neumann
- TF2: Differential Evolution, Chair: Ferrante Neri, Vice Chairs: Janez Brest
- TF3: Artificial Immune Systems, Chair: Wenjian Luo, Vice Chair: Uwe Aickelin, Mario Pavone
- TF4: Cultural Algorithms, Chair: Mostafa Ali, Vice Chairs: Robert Reynolds
- TF5: Artificial Life and Complex Adaptive Systems, Chair: Joseph Lizier, Vice Chairs: Chrystopher Nehaniv, Hiroki Sayama
- TF6: Evolutionary Computation in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments Chair: Changhe Li, Vice Chairs: Michalis Mavrovouniotis, Shenxiang Yang
- TF7: Evolutionary Computer Vision and Image Processing, Chair: Pablo Mesejo, Vice Chairs: Stefano Cagnoni, Mengje Zhang
- TF8: Evolvable Hardware, Chair: Martin Trefzer, Vice Chairs: Lukas Sekanina
- TF9: Large Scale Global Optimization, Chair: Daniel Molina, Vice Chair: Antonio La Torre, Swagatam Das
- TF10: Nature-Inspired Constrained Optimization, Chair: Mezura, Vice Chair: Helio Barbosa
- TF11: Evolutionary Computation for Feature Selection and Construction, Chair: Bing Xue, Vice Chairs: Yaochu Jin and Mengjie Zhang
- TF12: Data-Driven Evolutionary Optimization of Expensive Problems, Chair: Chaoli Sun, Vice Chairs: Jonathan Fieldsend and Yew-Soon Ong
- TF13: Multi-modal Optimization, Chair: Michael G. Epitropakis, Vice Chairs: Andries Engelbrecht and Xiaodong Li
- TF14: Decomposition-based Techniques in Evolutionary Computation, Chair: Ke Li, Vice Chairs: Qingfu Zhang and Anupam Trivedi