Special session on:

Differential Evolution

IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2006 (part of WCCI 2006), Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 16-21, 2006


Uday K. Chakraborty (University of Missouri, St. Louis)

Important dates  

Submission February 6, 2006
Notification:   March 15, 2006
Camera-Ready:  April 15, 2006
Conference:   June 16-21, 2006

Technical committee












Differential evolution, an attractive global optimization method with relatively fewer parameters, is a relatively new member of the evolutionary computation family. This method has recently been shown to produce superior results in a wide variety of real-world applications.

This special session seeks to highlight the latest developments in this rapidly emerging research area by bringing together researchers and practitioners. Authors are invited to submit their original and unpublished work to this Special Session. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Theory of differential evolution

  • Analysis of parameter settings (scale factor, crossover rate, population size)

  • Multi-objective differential evolution

  • Differential evolution for noisy problems

  • Differential evolution for constrained optimization

  • Hybridization (with local search and other soft computing approaches)

  • Applications in diverse domains


You should follow the WCCI 2006 instructions of authors.  A submission should not exceed 8 two-column, single-spaced pages. This includes all figures, tables, graphs, photos, and bibliography entries. Special session papers are treated the same as regular conference papers, and will be included in the conference proceedings. Please double check the as-printed appearance of your paper before submitting it.


Uday K. Chakraborty (uday@cs.umsl.edu)
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO 63121, USA

Technical committee:

Kenneth Price
Jouni Lampinen
Rui Mendes
Hussein A. Abbass
Amit Konar
M.N. Vrahatis
Rajib Bandyopadhyay
Andries P. Engelbrecht
Mahamed G. H. Omran