Q13: What Evolutionary Computation Associations exist?

ISGEC: International Society for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation

Formed in late 1999 from the merger of the International Society for GENETIC ALGORITHMs (ISGA) and the GENETIC PROGRAMMING Conference organization. This society brings together the oldest society in the field of EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION (ISGA) as well as the two largest conferences in the field. The ISGEC should help bring a greater sense of unity, order, and inclusiveness to the growing field of genetic and evolutionary computation.

The ISGEC embraces all facets of its growing field, including genetic algorithms, genetic programming, EVOLUTION STRATEGIEs, EVOLUTIONARY PROGRAMMING, CLASSIFIER SYSTEMs, evolvable hardware, and emerging areas including (but not limited to) immune system learning, DNA and molecular computing, ant OPTIMIZATION, evolutionary robotics, ECHO, Tierra, and genetic scheduling. The society and its annual GECCO conference are dynamically structured so as to continuously and automatically embrace new directions of research and new participants in the field.

ISGEC is a formal membership society. Special arrangements have been negotiated to provide the two journals Evolutionary Computation and Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines to all members as part of their membership. Society members will also get a significant discount at society conferences and workshops, such as GECCO and FOGA.

Information about ISGEC is available from http://www.isgec.org


EvoNet is a Europe wide network of evolutionary computing experts that supports research and facilitates the transfer of knowledge from academia to industry. EvoNet is funded by the European Union.

Contact details: Website: http://www.dcs.napier.ac.uk/evonet/ Email: <evonet@dcs.napier.ac.uk> Post: EvoNet, School of Computing, Napier University, 219 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh, EH6 8RR, UK. Tel: +44 (0)131 455 4218, Fax: +44 (0)131 455 4440

EPS: Evolutionary Programming Society

Membership is $40/year ($10/year for students with id) and also gives you a discounted registration at the annual conference. You can also order EP proceedings ($30/members, $45/other) from EPS.

Address: Evolutionary Programming Society, 9363 Towne Centre Dr., San Diego, CA 92121, Attn: Bill Porto, Treasurer.

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