Call for Papers

The annual IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation is one of the leading events in the field of evolutionary computation.

The Conference Organizing Committee invites submissions of original, previously unpublished innovative research in any topic of evolutionary computation including, but not limited to:


  • Adaptive dynamic programming and reinforcement learning
  • Ant colony optimization and Swarm Intelligence
  • Artificial immune systems
  • Coevolutionary systems
  • Coevolution and collective behavior
  • Convergence, scalability and complexity analysis
  • Cultural algorithms
  • Differential evolution
  • Estimation of distribution algorithms
  • Evolutionary computation theory
  • Evolutionary programming
  • Evolution strategies
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Genetic programming
  • Heuristics, metaheuristics and hyper-heuristics
  • Interactive evolutionary computation
  • Learning classifier systems
  • Memetic, multi-meme and hybrid algorithms
  • Molecular and quantum computing
  • Multi-objective evolutionary algorithms
  • Parallel and distributed algorithms
  • Particle swarm optimization
  • Representation and operators
  • Self-adaptation in evolutionary computation
  • Theory and Implementation


  • Combinatorial Optimization and Metaheuristics
  • Constraint handling
  • Discrete and combinatorial optimization
  • Dynamic and uncertain environments
  • Meta-modeling and surrogate models
  • Evolutionary simulation-based optimization
  • Preference handling
  • Large-scale problems
  • Multi objective optimization
  • Numerical optimization

Hybrid Systems of Computational Intelligence

  • Evolved neural networks
  • Evolutionary fuzzy systems
  • Evolved neuro-fuzzy systems

Related Areas and Applications

  • Art and music
  • Artificial ecology and artificial life
  • Autonomous mental and behavior development
  • Biometrics, bioinformatics and biomedical applications
  • Classification, clustering and data analysis
  • Data mining
  • Defense and cybersecurity
  • Evolutionary games and multi-agent systems
  • Evolutionary Machine Learning
  • Evolvable hardware and software
  • Evolutionary Robotics
  • Engineering applications
  • Emergent technologies
  • Finance and economics
  • Games
  • Intelligent systems applications
  • Robotics
  • Real-world applications

Papers for IEEE CEC 2023 should be submitted electronically through the Congress website by 13 January 2023.

All submissions will be refereed by experts in the fields and ranked based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality and clarity.