Call for Papers
Bioinformatics and computational biology present a number of difficult optimization problems
with large search spaces. Recent applications of evolutionary computation in this area suggest
that they are well-suited to this area of research. This special session will highlight applications
of evolutionary computation to a broad range of topics. Particular interest will be directed towards
novel applications of evolutionary computation to problems in these areas. The scope of this
session also includes hybrids with other nature or biology inspired methods such as simulated annealing,
neural or fuzzy computation, swarm intelligence, ant-colony optimization, and artificial immune systems,
with applications to bioinformatics and computational biology problems. Topics include, but are
not limited to: drug docking, protein folding, regulatory networks, sequence alignment, phylogenetics,
RNA structure, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, medicine, and ecological modeling.
The bioinformatics special session has been a part of CEC since 1999 and is soliciting high quality
research and application papers that have not been published elsewhere and are
not under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers will be rigorously reviewed and accepted
papers will be published in the CEC proceedings.