GECCO ITMO University

GECCO-2016 Workshop on
Algorithms and Data Structures
for Evolutionary Computation

In a sense, evolutionary computation is a rather mature field now. One of the signs is that, unlike early years, for optimization in many domains we use algorithms which have many non-trivial and complicated parts. Examples of such algorithms, just to name a few, are CMA-ES and NSGA-II. It is no more obvious how to implement such algorithms efficiently, and which algorithms and data structures to use to obtain better performance. If you wish to clarify something on this topic, welcome to our workshop!

This workshop is a part of GECCO, or Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, which is one of the largest events in the area of evolutionary computation. In 2016, it will be in Denver, Colorado, USA from 20 to 24 of July.

Call for Papers

This workshop is dedicated to algorithms and data structures which can be used in implementations of evolutionary algorithms to enhance their efficiency without changing their behavior. We seek to merge the latest advances from classic computer science into evolutionary computation, as well as all the way backwards – to force development of certain new computer science directions motivated by needs of evolutionary computation.

Scopes of interest include, but of course are not limited, to:

Important Dates

April 03, 2016 – Workshop paper submission deadline
April 20, 2016 – Notification of acceptance
May 04, 2016 – Camera-ready deadline
TBA – Registration deadline

Paper Submission

Submitted papers may not exceed 8 pages and are required to be in compliance with the GECCO 2016 Call for Papers Preparation Instructions. However, note that the review process of the workshop is not double-blind; hence, authors' information should be included in the paper.

Submit your paper in PDF format by e-mail with subject “Submission to AlgoDS@GECCO2016” to


Maxim Buzdalov  

Maxim Buzdalov

He obtained a MS degree in Computer Science from the ITMO University (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) in 2011, and a PhD in Computer Science from the same university in 2014.

In 2009, he became a World Champion in ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (in a team of three students from ITMO University).

He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Technologies and Programming of the ITMO University. His research interests include theory of evolutionary computation, search-based software engineering, multi-objective optimization, and applying all kinds of algorithms and data structures to enhance performance of evolutionary algorithms.