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.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

SIGEVOlution Volume 5, Issue 1, is now available

The SIGEVOlution newsletter Volume 5 Issue 1 is now available for download from: http://www.sigevolution.org

The new issue features:

  • EC Testing of Embedded Systems by Peter M. Kruse, Joachim Wegener
    and Stefan Wappler
  • Competitions @ GECCO-2010 by Christian Gagné
  • Events reports: NICSO-2010 by David Pelta
  • Dissertation Corner
  • New issues of journals
  • Calls and calendar
The newsletter is intended to be viewed electronically.

Thanks to Pier Luca Lanzi, SIGEvolution Editor-in-Chief.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

CFP: Special Issue on Evolvable Hardware Challenges

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Evolvable Hardware Challenges

Journal: Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines (pub. by Springer)
Guest Editor: Pauline C. Haddow, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology
Editor-in-Chief: Lee Spector, Hampshire College

Evolvable Hardware, the application of evolutionary techniques as hardware design techniques, is still in its infancy despite a 15 year lifespan. After the initial excitement in the late 1990s there have been many successes but perhaps not at the rate or to the extent of the original expectations. There are many challenges inherent in Evolvable Hardware that are currently being addressed or need to be addressed so as to unlock the true potential of the field. Such work, together with research on real world applications, will lead to a clearer definition of the field and thus pave a future path for Evolvable Hardware. The aim of this special issue is to provide the reader with contributions that we feel provide strong contributions towards this goal.

Two articles by leading researchers have already been commissioned:

- The Evolution of Standard Cell Libraries for Future Technology Nodes
James Walker, James Hilder & Andy Tyrrell

- An Evolved Anti-Jamming Antenna Beamforming Network
Jason Lohn, Derek Linden & Jonathan Becker

== Open submissions

We encourage submission of high quality papers, both theoretical and practical, describing newer approaches that address key challenges facing Evolvable Hardware today. Application papers that illustrate that Evolvable Hardware can achieve results that are challenging for today’s more traditional hardware design techniques are also sought. In addition, we are interested in contributions that address the computational design challenge in tomorrow’s technologies through the application of bio-inspired techniques. Subjects will include (but are not limited to):

- Evolvable hardware design
- Adaptive hardware
- Evolutionary robotics
- Formal models of bio-inspired hardware
- Generative and developmental approaches
- Real-world applications of evolvable hardware
- Bio-inspired computation on future technology

We encourage all prospective authors to contact the guest editor, at the address below, as early as possible to indicate your intention to submit a paper to this special issue.

Guest Editor:
Pauline C. Haddow pauline@idi.ntnu.no
Dept. of Computer and Information Science
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original work that has neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by, other journals.

Manuscripts should be submitted to: http://GENP.edmgr.com. Choose "Evolvable Hardware" as the article type when submitting.

Springer offers authors, editors and reviewers of Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines a web-enabled online manuscript submission and review system. Our online system offers authors the ability to track the review process of their manuscript with straightforward log-in and submission procedures, and it supports a wide range of submission file formats.

== Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline: Sept, 1, 2010
Notification of acceptance: Oct 8, 2010
Final manuscript: Oct 29, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Evolutionary computation in Communications of the ACM

The latest Communications of the ACM includes an article on "Automatic Program Repair with Evolutionary Computation" by Westley Weimer, Stephanie Forrest, Claire Le Goues, and ThanhVu Nguyen. This article is based on very nice work which, as noted last summer on this blog, won the top prize in the Human-Competitive Results Competition (the "Humies") at GECCO-2009.

(Hat tip to Bill Langdon.)

Friday, May 21, 2010

#gptp on twitter

Interesting presentations and discussions taking place at the Genetic Programming Theory and Practice workshop in Ann Arbor, and a couple of people are tweeting highlights. Search for #gptp at twitter.com to see what has been going on.