FOGA 2023

FOGA 2023 is a conference organized by ACM/SIGEVO and hosted by the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany. The first FOGA conference was held in 1990 in Boston, USA. The conference will this year take place on three days (Wed – Fri)


- "at-conference" proceedings (not "post-conference") via ACM
- all presentations will be poster presentations
- double blind reviewing
- submission deadline: May 4, 2023 (anywhere on earth)
- page limit is 12 in a double column format, references included
- ORCID required for camera-ready submission for all authors

Call for Papers

The FOGA series aims at advancing our understanding of the working principles behind evolutionary algorithms and related randomized search heuristics, such as local search algorithms, differential evolution, ant colony optimization, particle swarm optimization, artificial immune systems, simulated annealing, and other Monte Carlo methods for search and optimization. Connections to related areas, such as Bayesian optimization and direct search, are of interest as well.
FOGA is the premier event to discuss advances on the theoretical foundations of these algorithms, tools needed to analyze them, and different aspects of comparing algorithms’ performance. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Run time analysis
  • Mathematical tools suitable for the analysis of search heuristics
  • Fitness landscapes and problem difficulty
  • (On- and offline) configuration and selection of algorithms, heuristics, operators, and parameters
  • Stochastic and dynamic environments, noisy evaluations
  • Constrained optimization
  • Problem representation
  • Complexity theory for search heuristics
  • Multi-objective optimization
  • Benchmarking aspects, including performance measures, the selection of meaningful benchmark problems, and statistical aspects
  • Connection between black-box optimization and machine learning

Submissions covering the entire spectrum of work, ranging from rigorously derived mathematical results to carefully crafted empirical studies, are invited.

List of important dates (all times are “Anywhere on Earth”):

  • Submission: May 4, 2023
  • Author rebuttal: June 9-16, 2023
  • Acceptance notification: June 30, 2023
  • Camera ready: July 13, 2023
  • Early registration: July 27, 2023
  • Conference: Aug 30 – Sep 1

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