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 has raised amongst others the need to account for explainability, fairness, ethics and privacy aspects in optimisation and decision-making. 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 2022 aims to promote research on theory and applications in the field. Topics of interest (but not limited to) include:

  • Interactive multiobjective optimisation or decision-maker in the loop
  • Visualisation
  • Aggregation/trade-off operators & algorithms
  • Fuzzy logic-based decision-making techniques
  • Bayesian and other decision-making techniques
  • Interactive multiobjective optimisation for (computationally) expensive problems
  • Using surrogates (or metamodels) in decision making
  • Hybridisation 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
  • Fairness, ethics and societal considerations in EC and decision making
  • Explainability in EC and decision making
  • Accounting for trust and security in EC and decision making


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 by Prof. Juila Handl (See the Keynote Section for more details)

Important (STRICT) deadline dates:

  • Submission deadline: April 11, 2022
  • Decisions due: April 25, 2022
  • Camera-ready Material: May 2, 2022
  • Presenter mandatory registration: May 2, 2022

We follow the double-blind review process. Please make your submission anonymous. 


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

Tinkle Chugh:

Richard Allmendinger: 

Jussi Hakanen: 

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