About the GPEMjournal blog

This is the editor's blog for the journal Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines. The official web site for the journal, maintained by the publisher (Springer) is here. The GPEMjournal blog is authored and maintained by Lee Spector.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

SIGEVOlution Volume 3, Issue 3, is now available

I'm a little late with this post because I couldn't reach the blog from China (where I was for the 2009 World Summit on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation). Aside from the web access issues it was an interesting conference and I had a great visit in China more generally. I'm now in Tokyo where I'll visit GPEM associate editor Hitoshi Iba tomorrow, and the only web challenge appears to be in getting Blogger's menus to appear in English rather than Japanese... but I've managed.

Anyway, in the interim I have received mail from Pier Luca Lanzi informing me that the latest issue of SIGEVOlution, the SIGEVO newsletter, has just been released. It is available from http://www.sigevolution.org and features:

  • An Interview with John H. Holland with an introduction by Lashon Booker
  • It's Not Junk! by Clare Bates Congdon, H. Rex Gaskins, Gerardo M. Nava & Carolyn Mattingly
  • Car racing @ CIG-2008
  • GECCO-2009 competitions
  • New issues of journals
  • Calls & calendar

Don't be confused by the "Autumn 2008" cover date. It is indeed a new issue that just came out in June, 2009, but the volume/date correspondence has slipped (and will probably be adjusted soon).

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Editorial board renewed

We have just completed the "renewal" process for the Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines editorial board, the most exciting aspect of which is that we now have a new Associate Editor, Pauline C. Haddow (of The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway) and four new regular members of the editorial board: Marc Ebner (of Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany), Jason H. Moore (of Dartmouth Medical School, USA), Sara Silva (of Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal), and Tina Yu (of Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada). Thanks to all of the continuing associate editors for helping with this process, and welcome to the new editors! I think that the journal will be even stronger with these additions.

The full editorial board can be found here.