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Workshop on Evolutionary Computation and Decision Making

Solving real-world optimisation problems typically involve an expert or decision-maker. Decision making tools have been found to be useful in several such applications e.g. health care, education, environment, transportation, business, and production. In recent years, there has also been growing interest in merging Evolutionary Computation (EC) and decision-making techniques for several applications. This workshop will showcase research that is both at the interface of EC and decision making.

The workshop on Evolutionary Computation and Decision Making to be held in GECCO 2021 aims to promote the research on theory and applications in the field.  Topics of interest (but not limited to) include:

  • Interactive multiobjective optimization or decision-maker in the loop
  • Visualization
  • Aggregation/trade-off operators & algorithms
  • Fuzzy logic-based decision-making techniques
  • Bayesian and other decision-making techniques
  • Interactive multiobjective optimization for (computationally) expensive problems
  • Using surrogates (or metamodels) in decision making
  • Hybridization of EC and decision making
  • Scalability in EC and decision making
  • Decision making and machine learning
  • Decision making in Big data
  • Decision making in real-world applications
  • Use of psychological tools to aid the decision maker


We invite papers up to 8 pages relevant to the workshop and position papers of up to 2 pages showing preliminary results. We also welcome posters, demonstrations or presentations on ground-breaking theoretical and application results in the field.

For paper submission instructions and templates, please see: Paper submission instructions

Keynote talk

Prof. Michael Emmerich will be giving a keynote talk in the workshop. Watch the space for more details.

Important (STRICT) deadline dates:

Submission opening: February 11, 2021
Submission deadline: April 12, 2021
Reviews due: April 22, 2021
Decisions due: April 26, 2021

Camera-ready Material: May 3, 2021

Author registration deadline: May 3, 2021



Please feel free to contact us in case you have any questions to the session

Tinkle Chugh:

Richard Allmendinger: 

Jussi Hakanen: 

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