IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics,
Part C: Applications and Reviews

Special Issue on
Knowledge Extraction and Incorporation in Evolutionary Computation

Call for Papers
Submission deadline passed, no new submissions will be accepted.


According to the No-Free-Lunch Theorems, it is necessary for search algorithms to incorporate some knowledge of the search space in order to perform better than random search. Incorporation of a priori knowledge, such as expert knowledge, meta-heuristics and human preferences, and most importantly domain knowledge discovered during evolutionary search, into evolutionary algorithms has gained increasing interest in the recent years. However, work on knowledge extraction and incorporation in evolutionary computation has been carried out from a wide range of research backgrounds and so far, few efforts have been made to put the diversified methods under a unified framework.

This special issue attempts to put together the state-of-art and recent advances on knowledge incorporation in evolutionary computation under a systematic and unified framework. Topics include but are not limited to:


Perspective authors should follow the instructions in Information for Authors, see Electronic submissions in Portable Document Format (PDF) are strongly encouraged. Send all submissions to Dr. Yaochu Jin at yaochu.jin@honda-ri(dot)de.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: September 1, 2003
  • Acceptance notification: December 1, 2003
  • Final version: February 2, 2004

Guest Editor

Yaochu Jin
Honda Research Institute Europe
Carl-Legien-Str. 30
63073 Offenbach/Main
(Replace firstname with yaochu)