David Davis VGO Associates, USA   -   
Jörn Mehnen Cranfield University, UK   -   
Thomas Bartz-Beielstein University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany

The ECP track at GECCO 2011 is a three days event running from Thursday 14th July until Saturday 16th July 2011.

Our high calibre speakers come from various industry sectors as well as from academia.
Discussion forums such as "Ask the Experts" are addressing issues, solutions as well as best practice recommendations for real-world EC applications. The open forum "Getting a Job" is designed for EC students to improve their employability by honing their profile to address the actual needs of industry. Industry is most welcome to join these discussions.

The presentations "Managing EC project", "EC in Design and Optimization" and "EC in Statistics and EA consultancy" showcase real-world projects and introduce best practice approaches from experienced EC users.


Evolutionary Computation in Practice has several purposes:

serve as a place for industrial and government attendees to talk and learn of new EC approaches that they can use

provide top-level presentations of techniques across industries and organizations

help students learn how to get employment in EC

provide a forum in which practitioners of real-world systems can describe their approaches in a non-technical way

provide descriptions of the way that practitioners have created and run successful EC projects

ECP: Evolutionary Computation in Practice

The Evolutionary Computation in Practice (ECP) track GECCO 2011 is dedicated to the discussion of issues related to practical application of Evolutionary Computation. Members from industry, governmental agencies, and other public sectors present and discuss how EC-related technologies are being used to solve real-world problems. Bridging academic training and real-world usage is also addressed.


Real-world application success story

Real-world application lessons learned

Academic case study in real-world applications

Expectations of academic training from industry





Energy and Resources


Government and Military

Academic training for real-world applications

Computer Graphics and Gaming

ECP Schedule 14th July 2011 - 16th July 2011





S-1: Ask the Experts: EC questions from the audience (Open panel discussion)

Thursday 14th July


Jörn Mehnen,
Thomas Bartz-Beielstein,


open panel discussion

S-2: Managing an EC project for success,

Emerging Technologies

Thursday  14th July


David Davis


Thomas Bartz-Beielstein

Jörn Mehnen

David Davis 

S-3: EC in Design and Optimization

Friday 15th July


Jörn Mehnen

EnginSoft    (John Barnes)

SAS             (Ian Cox)

Colorado State University

         (Darrell Whitley)

S-4: EC in Statistics and EA consultancy

Friday 15th July


Thomas Bartz-Beielstein

Thomas Bäck

Katya Vlatislavleva

Guido Smits

Mark Kotanchek 

S-5: Getting a Job:

What to do and what not to do

Saturday 16th July


Jörn Mehnen,
Thomas Bartz-Beielstein,
David Davis

open panel discussion





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