Important Dates

26/10/2018 Calls
21/1/2019 Paper Submission
7/3/2019 Decision Notification
31/3/2019 Paper Registration
10/6/2019 CEC 2019
  • Special session proposals ( extended ):  26 October, 2018    9 November, 2018
  • Competition proposals ( extended ):  26 November, 2018    10 December, 2018
  • Workshop proposals( extended ):  7 January, 2019    21 January, 2019 (Further extended)
  • Tutorial proposals: 7 January, 2019
  • Paper submission: 21 January, 2019 (NOTE: Due to the large number of requests, IEEE CIS has just approved to keep the CEC 2019 paper submission system open until 31 January 2019. You are welcomed to update or submit new papers by this date. )
  • Decision notification: 7 March, 2019
  • Camera ready paper due: 31 March, 2019
  • Registration: 31 March, 2019
  • Conference: 10 June, 2019
  • Note: all deadlines are 11:59pm Anywhere on earth.



Public Lecture




Xin Yao

Chair Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Southern University of Science and Technology

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Time: TBA

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Prof. Xin Yao (M’91-SM’96-F’03) is a Chair Professor of Computer Science at the Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is an IEEE Fellow, and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS). His major research interests include evolutionary computation, ensemble learning, and their applications in software engineering. He has been working on multi-objective optimisation since 2003, when he published a well-cited EMO’03 paper on many objective optimisation. His research won the 2001 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award, 2010, 2016, and 2017 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION Outstanding Paper Awards, 2010 BT Gordon Radley Award for Best Author of Innovation (Finalist), 2011 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NEURAL NETWORKS Outstanding Paper Award, and many other best paper awards. He received the prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2012 and the IEEE CIS Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award in 2013. He was the the President (2014-15) of IEEE CIS, and the Editor-in-Chief (2003-08) of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION.



Plenary Talks




Hisao Ishibuchi

Chair Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Southern University of Science and Technology

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Time: TBA

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Prof. Hisao Ishibuchi (M’93–SM’10–F’14) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in precision mechanics from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1985 and 1987, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Osaka Prefecture University, Sakai, Japan, in 1992. Since 1987, he has been with Osaka Prefecture University for 30 years. He is currently a Chair Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China. His current research interests include fuzzy rule-based classifiers, evolutionary multiobjective optimization, many-objective optimization, and memetic algorithms. Dr. Ishibuchi was the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Vice-President for Technical Activities from 2010 to 2013. He is an IEEE CIS AdCom Member from 2014 to 2019, an IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecturer from 2015 to 2017, and an Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine from 2014 to 2019. He is also an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CYBERNETICS, and the IEEE ACCESS.


Emma Hart

Professor

School of Computing
Edinburgh Napier University

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Prof. Emma Hart gained a 1st Class Honours Degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford, followed by an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh. Her PhD, also from the University of Edinburgh, explored the use of immunology as an inspiration for computing, examining a range of techniques applied to optimisation and data classification problems.
She moved to Edinburgh Napier University in 2000 as a lecturer, and was promoted to a Chair in 2008 in Natural Computation. She is active world-wide in the field of Evolutionary Computation, for example as General Chair of PPSN 2016, and as a Track Chair at GECCO for several years. She has given keynotes at EURO 2016 and UKCI 2015, as well as invited talks and tutorials at many Universities and international conferences. She is Editor-in-Chief of Evolutionary Computation (MIT Press) from January 2016 and an elected member of the ACM SIGEVO Executive Board. She is also a member of the UK Operations Research Society Research Panel.


Gary Yen

Professor

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
OklahomaState University

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Prof. Gary G. Yen (S’87-M’88-SM’97-F’09) received a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1992. Currently he is a Regents Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University (OSU). Before joined OSU in 1997, he was with the Structure Control Division, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque. His research interest includes intelligent control, computational intelligence, conditional health monitoring, signal processing and their industrial/defense applications.
Dr. Yen was an associate editor of the IEEE Control Systems Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology , Automatica , Mechantronics, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Parts A and B and IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks. He is currently serving as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. He served as the General Chair for the 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control held in Houston, TX and 2006 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence held in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Yen served as Vice President for the Technical Activities in 2005- 2006 and then President in 2010-2011 of the IEEE Computational intelligence Society. He was the founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, 2006-2009. In 2011, he received Andrew P Sage Best Transactions Paper award from IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society and in 2014, he received Meritorious Service award from IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

Advisory Board

Organising Committee

General Co-Chair

Mengjie Zhang

General Co-Chair

Kay Chen Tan

Technical Co-Chair

Jürgen Branke

Technical Co-Chair

Oscar Cordón

Technical Co-Chair

Hisao Ishibuchi

Technical Co-Chair

Jing Liu

Technical Co-Chair

Gabriela Ochoa

Technical Co-Chair

Dipti Srinivasan

Plenary Talk Chair

Yaochu Jin

Special Session Chair

Chuan-Kang Ting

Tutorial Chair

Xiaodong Li

Competition Chair

Jialin Liu

Workshop Chair

Handing Wang

Submission Chair

Huanhuan Chen

Sponsor Chair

Andy Song

Poster Chair

Kai Qin

Publicity Co-Chair

Stefano Cagnoni

Publicity Co-Chair

Anna I Esparcia-Alcázar

Publicity Co-Chair

Emma Hart

Publicity Co-Chair

Bin Hu

Publicity Co-Chair

Sanaz Mostaghim

Publicity Co-Chair

Yew-Soon Ong

Publicity Co-Chair

Jun Zhang

Publicity Co-Chair

Tomohiro Yoshikawa

Finance Chair

Bing Xue

Local Organising Chair

Will Browne

Local Organising Chair

Hui Ma

Registration Chair

Aaron Chen

Proceedings Chair

Yi Mei

Web Master

Harith Al-Sahaf

Web Master

Qi Chen

Web Master

Yiming Peng

Sponsors

Travel & Transportation


Conference Venue

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

55 Cable Street, PO Box 467
Wellington, 6011
New Zealand




Transportation (Directions)

On foot

In central Wellington you’re rarely more than 20 minutes’ walk from Te Papa. You’ll find us on the waterfront, right in the heart of Wellington.

Enjoy a five-minute stroll from the Wellington i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, or a 20-minute walk from the railway station. Many bus stops in the city are just a few minutes’ walk away too.

By bus

Most Wellington buses (including those from the airport and railway station) stop along Courtenay Place and Willis Street. From these stops, it’s just a few minutes’ walk to Te Papa.

Private tour and ‘hop on, hop off’ buses stop outside the museum.

Metlink bus routes and timetables

Parking at Te Papa for tour coaches and buses

By bike or kick scooter

The waterfront around Te Papa is bicycle and kick scooter friendly. Please don't bring them inside the museum but park your bike or kick scooter at our racks – found behind Quake Braker, near our main entrance. We offer a lock for your scooter for purchase at a cost of $7.

Parking at Te Papa

By train

From Wellington Railway Station it’s a 20-minute walk to Te Papa. Alternatively, you can catch a bus or taxi nearby.

Metlink train routes and timetables

By car

Take the Aotea Quay exit when driving south into central Wellington along the SH1 motorway. Continue along Waterloo, Customhouse, and Jervois Quays, which lead directly into Cable Street and Te Papa’s convenient car park.

Parking at Te Papa

Taxis

Wellington Combined Taxis have a stand outside Te Papa.

From the cruise ship terminal

Wellington downtown map

Shuttle bus from the cruise ship terminal

Your cruise ship may run a shuttle bus to the Wellington i-SITE Visitor Information Centre. From there it’s just five minutes’ walk to Te Papa via the waterfront.

Walk from the terminal

On a fine day, enjoy a 30- to 45-minute stroll along the beautiful Wellington waterfront, straight from the cruise ship terminal. Simply follow the harbour’s edge and you can’t miss us.

From the airport

You can catch a taxi or Airport Flyer bus from Wellington Airport to Te Papa, or follow the directions below to drive here.

Driving to Te Papa from Wellington Airport

Driving time: About 15 minutes

  1. Follow SH1, turning left along Cobham Drive.
  2. At the Evans Bay Parade lights, turn right. Continue around the harbour and along Oriental Parade.
  3. Turn right into Wakefield Street.
  4. Turn right into Taranaki Street, then right again into Cable Street. Te Papa’s car park is on your left.