International Workshop on Collective, Massive and Evolutionary Systems

University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy July 1-4 2020


Conference and workshop websites


Submission deadline

May 13, 2020


Topics: Artificial Intelligence Evolutionary Systems Massive Computing  Collective Computing


Evolutionary algorithms and metaheuristics are widely used to provide efficient and effective approximate solutions to computationally hard optimization problems. Successful early applications of the evolutionary computational approach can be found in the field of numerical optimization, while they have now become pervasive in applications for planning, scheduling, transportation and logistics, vehicle routing, packing problems, etc. With the widespread use of intelligent systems in recent years, evolutionary algorithms have been applied, beyond classical optimization problems, as components of intelligent systems for supporting tasks and decisions in the fields of machine vision, natural language processing, parameters optimization for neural networks (neuroevolution), and features selection in machine learning systems. Moreover, they are also applied in areas like complex networks dynamics, evolution and trend detection in social networks, emergent behavior in multiagent systems and adaptive evolutionary user interfaces, to mention a few. In these systems, the evolutionary components are integrated in the overall architecture and they provide services, e.g., pattern matching services, to the specific algorithmic solutions.


The aim of the workshop is to provide a discussion forum and to solicit

quality papers describing systems, techniques and models for neuroevolution or managing the inherent and emergent evolutionary dynamics eliciting collective knowledge.


Accepted papers will appear in the ICCSA conference proceedings to be published by Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Indexed on SCOPUS, WoS, DBLP and other major indexes. Best papers will be invited for free or discounted submissions to a Special Issue in MDPI Mathematics (ISSN 2227-7390).



Scope/Topics (not limited to):

Adaptive Reputation or Recommender Systems

·       Big Data solutions

·       Data Visualization

·       Deep Learning

·       Dynamic Behavior Models

·       Evolutionary agents and planning

·       Evolutionary algorithms in machine learning

·       Evolutionary approaches to combinatorial optimization

·       Evolutionary approaches to social network dynamics

·       Evolutionary components in artificial intelligent systems

·       Evolutionary hardware and robotics

·       Evolutionary human–machine and machine–machine interfaces

·       Evolutionary machine vision

·       Evolutionary schemes for crowd modeling and management

·       Evolutionary strategies for cybersecurity

·       Formal methods in evolutionary algorithms

·       Interactive Knowledge Management Models

·       Knowledge Discovery in Collective Systems

·       Neuroevolution and evolutionary algorithms in neural networks

·       Security and Privacy for Collective Systems
Social Networks

Important dates

May 13, 2020: Deadline for paper submission to the WCES Workshop through (please when submitting be sure to select the WCES workshop in the drop down list). If you like to submit and have the review earlier, write to after completing your submission.
May 24, 2020(postponed)
June 7, 2020: Notification of Acceptance. 
June 15, 2020(postponed) June 23, 2020: Early-bird Registration ends

June 15, 2020(postponed) June 23, 2020: Submission deadline for the final version of the Proceeding Papers

July 1-4, 2020: ICCSA 2020 Conference

Program Committee

IWCES Program committee:

Alfredo Milani, University of Perugia, Italy (

Rajdeep Niyogi, Indian Institute of Technology at Roorkee, India (

Alina Elena Baia, University of Florence, Florence, Italy (

ICCSA program committee:


IWCES will be located at the 20th 
International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA 2020), held at University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy on July 1-4 2020. ICCSA 2020 is the next event in a series of highly successful International Conferences on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA), previously held in: Saint Petersburg, Russia (2019); Melbourne, Australia (2018); Trieste, Italy (2017); Beijing, China (2016); Banff, Canada (2015); Guimaraes, Portugal (2014); Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2013); Salvador de Bahia, Brazil (2012); Santander, Spain (2011); Fukuoka, Japan (2010); Suwon, Korea (2009); Perugia, Italy (2008); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2007); Glasgow, UK (2006); Singapore (2005); Assisi, Italy (2004); Montreal, Canada (2003); and (as ICCS) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands  (2002); San Francisco, USA (2001). The first ICCSA conference was co-organized by C.J.K. Tan (UK) and M. Gavrilova (Calgary, Canada) in 2003.


Submission guidelines

Papers must be original contributions written in English and must be submitted through the 
ICCSA Electronic Submission site ( as:

·       Full Paper (10-16 pages)

·       Short Paper (7-9 pages)

Please upload all submissions in LNCS format. Once in the ICCSA Electronic Submission site, you will find a button to submit a new abstract. After the form for personal info, there is bottom-right a dropdown menu where you must select International Workshop on Collective, Massive and Evolutionary Systems (IWCES) (IMPORTANT!). After submitting the abstract, you should enter again to submit your paper.

To ensure high quality, submitted papers will be carefully peer-reviewed by at least 3 PC members based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Papers on applications, case studies, and data sets are welcome, as well as master/PhD thesis showcases. Each paper must be original and unpublished work, not submitted for publication elsewhere (copyright problems fall entirely under responsibility of the authors).

Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, if the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors should register and present orally the paper in the conference. Failure to do so shall lead to exclusion of the paper for the proceedings.

Detailed instructions for submission can be found in the ICCSA page of Instructions for Authors. Questions on topics of the submission can be sent to the scientific program committee. Any further question on technical aspects of submission, or inquiry for technical problems can be sent to Osvaldo Gervasi. Please note that the Electronic Submission Site has a separate login access with respect to the registration to the conference.

Publication of proceedings


IWCES 2020 proceedings will appear in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series for ICCSA 2020 (indexed, among others, in Scopus).

And authors of selected papers will be invited to participate to future events, if they like.




The 20th International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA 2020), including the WCES workshop, will be held on July 1-4, 2020 in Cagliari, Italy.

Cagliari is the largest city of Sardinia Island. In its neighborhood are located several extraordinary beautiful beaches!

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