2014 IEEE International Conference on

Evolvable Systems (ICES)

From Biology to Hardware (and back!)

The IEEE International Conference on Evolvable Systems (IEEE ICES) has been held, uninterrupted, since 1995 and in 2013 evolved from ICES to IEEE ICES. Following on from the success in 2013, ICES will continue to be part of the successful IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, providing the possibility for increased interaction between ICES and the other symposiums and workshops.

Evolvable systems encompass understanding, modelling and applying biologically inspired mechanisms to physical systems. Application areas for bio-inspired algorithms include the creation of novel physical devices/systems, novel or optimised designs for physical systems and for the achievement of adaptive physical systems. Having showcased examples from analogue and digital electronics, antennas, MEMS chips, optical systems as well as quantum circuits in the past, the IEEE ICES has become the leading conference for showcasing techniques and applications of evolvable systems.



Topics include but are not limited to:

Evolvable Systems Techniques:

  • Intrinsic/Extrinsic/Mixtrinsic Evolution
  • On-chip Bio-inspired Approaches
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Self-reconfigurable and Adaptive Systems
  • Novel Evolvable Hardware Architectures (e.g. FPGAs, FPAAs)
  • Self-repairing, Fault-tolerant Systems
  • Self-monitoring and Self-testing
  • Electronic Circuit Synthesis and Optimization
  • Artificial Immune Systems
  • Artificial Generative Development
  • Formal Hardware Models
  • Bio-inspired Modeling


Evolvable Systems Applications:

  • Intrinsic Fault-tolerance
  • Sensor Design
  • Antenna Design
  • Hardware System Optimization
  • Analogue & Digital Electronic Design Optimization   (Topology & Parameters)
  • Evolutionary Robotics
  • Autonomic and organic computing
  • DNA Computing
  • MEMS and nanotechnology
  • Quantum computing
  • Machine Vision
  • Medical Diagnosis
  • Mechanical Design Optimization (Bridges, Buildings, Spacecraft, Machines,
    Lenses, Solar Cells)

Special Sessions

Evolutionary Systems for Semiconductor Design, Simulation and Fabrication

Evolutionary robotics

Bio-inspired Computation for the Engineering of Materials and Physical Devices

Please forward your special session proposals to Conference Co-Chairs.

Conference Co-Chairs


Andy M Tyrrell

University of York, UK

Cesare Alippi

Martin Trefzer

University of York, UK


Program Committee (provisional)

  • Andrew Adamatzky, University of the West of England, UK
  • Simon Bale, University of York, UK
  • Peter Bentley, University College London, UK
  • Michal Bidlo, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
  • Stefano Cagnoni, University of Parma, Italy
  • Rolf Drechsler, University of Bremen, Germany
  • R. Tim Edwards, Multigig Inc., USA
  • Gusz Eiben, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Stuart J. Flockton, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  • John Gallagher, Wright State University, USA
  • Kyrre Glette, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Garrison Greenwood, Portland State University, USA
  • Pauline C Haddow, NTNU, Norway
  • David M. Halliday, University of York, UK
  • James Hereford, Murray State University, USA
  • Arturo Hernandez-Aguirre, Centro de Investigacion en Matematicas, Mexico
  • Peter Jamieson, Miami University, USA
  • Tatiana Kalganova, Brunel University, UK
  • Paul Kaufmann, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Krzystof Kepa, National University of Ireland, Ireland
  • Didier Keymeulen, JPL, USA
  • Gul Khan, NWFP UET Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Julian Miller, University of York, UK
  • J Manuel Moreno Arostegui, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain  
  • Jean-Marc Philippe, CEA LIST, France
  • Lukas Sekanina, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
  • Stephen Smith, University of York, UK
  • Adrian Stoica, JPL, USA
  • Gianluca Tempesti, University of York, UK
  • Christof Teuscher, Portland State University, USA
  • Jon Timmis, University of York, UK
  • Jim Torresen, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Martin Trefzer, University of York, UK
  • Gunnar Tufte, NTNU, Norway
  • Andy M. Tyrrell, University of York, UK
  • Andres Upegui, HEIG-VD Switzerland
  • Zdenek Vasicek, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
  • James Walker, University of York, UK
  • Alan Winfield, University of the West of England, UK
  • Xin Yao, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Sanyou Zeng, China University of Geoscience, China



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