EAHPC'22 Workshop Call for Papers

The wide variety of parallel and distributed versions of EAs make them an ideal candidate for use with HPC systems.

Consequently, EAs have gathered considerable attention for their ability to accelerate finding solutions for a variety of computationally expensive problem domains, including reinforcement learning, neural architecture search, and model calibration for complex simulations.

However, use of HPC resources adds an implicit secondary objective of ensuring those resources are efficiently used. This means that practitioners have to make decisions regarding evolutionary algorithms tailored to maximumize HPC resource use, as well as associated software and hardware support. New EA-oriented HPC benchmarks might also be needed to guide practitioners in making those decisions.

We are looking for papers on the following sub-topics to facilitate discussion:

What novel EA variants best exploit HPC resources?
Are there HPC specific measures for EA performance?
Can we improve use of HPC hardware, such as GPUs?
What EA software, or software development practices, best leverage HPC capabilities?

Submission Guidelines

  • Authors need to submit their papers using https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/gecco.
  • Submitted papers must not exceed 8 pages (excluding references) and are required to be in compliance with the GECCO 2022 guidelines for full papers: https://gecco-2022.sigevo.org/Paper-Submission-Instructions
  • All papers will undergo a double-blind review process.
  • Papers will be evaluated based on technical correctness, significance, novelty, writing, clarity, and ability to reproduce results, if relevant.
  • All accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates

Please note that the dates are subject to change.

Submission opening February 11, 2022
Submission deadline April 11, 2022
Notification of paper acceptance April 25, 2022
Camera-ready submission of accepted papers May 2, 2022
Workshop TBD
Author registration deadline May 2, 2022

Workshop Venue

The 2nd Workshop on Evolutionary Algorithms in HPC will be part of the 2022 Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2022) in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The workshop will be held as a 110 minute virtual session event during the conference.

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