The Tenth International Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning (SEAL 2014)
15-18 December 2014, Dunedin, New Zealand

Hosted and Sponsored by:
Department of Information Science, University of Otago,
School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington

Venue: Commerce Building, University of Otago (60 Clyde Street).

The conference programme and presentation schedule are now available for download.

The LNCS conference proceedings are now online

The online registration is now available. Please follow this link to perform registration.

Aims and Scope

Evolution and learning are two fundamental forms of adaptation. SEAL 2014 is the tenth biennial conference in the highly successful series that aims at exploring these two forms of adaptation and their roles and interactions in adaptive systems. Cross-fertilization between evolutionary learning and other machine learning approaches, such as neural network learning, reinforcement learning, decision tree learning, fuzzy system learning, etc., will be strongly encouraged by the conference. The other major theme of the conference is optimization by evolutionary approaches or hybrid evolutionary approaches. The topics of interest to this conference include but are not limited to the following: Evolutionary Learning; Evolutionary Optimization; Hybrid Learning; Adaptive Systems; Theoretical Issues in Evolutionary Computation; Real-World Applications of Evolutionary Computation Techniques. Refer to the Call For Papers for further details.


All accepted papers that are presented at the conference will be included in the conference proceedings, to be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer. Selected papers will be invited for further revision and extension for possible publication in a special issue of two SCI journals after further review: Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines (GPEM, springer, Impact Factor 1.333) and Soft Computing (Springer, Impact Factor 1.124).

Important Dates

14 July 2014 28 July 2014, extended and final deadline for submission of full papers (<=12 pages)
29 August 2014 2 September 2014, Notification of acceptance
16 September 2014, Deadline for camera-ready copies of accepted papers
15-18 December 2014, Conference sessions (including tutorials and workshops)