This book contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications (ECTA 2011) and of the International Conference on Fuzzy Computation Theory and Applications (FCTA 2010). These conferences are sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) and this year they are hosted by the University PARIS-EST Créteil (UPEC) at the campus of Sénart. ECTA and NCTA were held in cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the LISSI Laboratory. The purpose of these conferences is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners in computational technologies, especially those related to the areas of evolutionary and fuzzy computation. The International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications (ECTA) aims to be a major forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners interested in the study, analysis,
design, modeling and implementation of evolvable systems, both theoretically and in a broad range of application fields and also intends to foster hybrid approaches within evolutionary computation and also involving fuzzy computation and neural computation. Considered a subfield of computational intelligence focused on combinatorial optimization problems, evolutionary computation is associated with systems that use computational models of evolutionary processes as the key elements in design and implementation, i.e. computational techniques which are based to some degree on the evolution of biological life in the natural world. A number of evolutionary computational models have been proposed, including evolutionary algorithms, genetic algorithms, the evolution strategy, evolutionary programming, and artificial life. The International Conference on Fuzzy Computation Theory and Applications (FCTA) intends to address the study, analysis, design, modeling and implementation of fuzzy systems, both theoretically and in a broad range of application fields. Fuzzy computation is a field that encompasses the theory and application of fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic to the solution of information processing, systems analysis and synthesis problems. Bolstered by information technology developments, the extraordinary growth of fuzzy computation in recent years has led to major applications in fields ranging from medical diagnosis and automated learning to image understanding, decision and systems control. ECTA and FCTA are integrated in IJCCI (International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence) a conference formed by three complementary conferences, namely: NCTA (International Conference on Neural Computation Theory and Applications), ECTA and FCTA. The ECTA program includes a special session on the Future of Evolutionary Computation (FEC). The joint conference, IJCCI, received 283 paper submissions from 59 countries in all continents. To evaluate each submission, a double blind paper review was performed by the Program Committee. After a stringent selection process, 35 papers were accepted to be published and presented as full papers, i.e. completed work, 62 papers reflecting work-in-progress or position papers were accepted for short presentation, and another 57 contributions were accepted for poster presentation. These numbers, leading to a “full-paper” acceptance of about 12% and a total oral paper presentations acceptance ratio close to 34%, show the intention of preserving a high quality forum for the next editions of this conference. IJCCI’s program includes panels and six invited talks delivered by internationally distinguished speakers, namely: Qiangfu Zhao (University of Aizu, Japan), Witold Pedrycz (University of Alberta, Canada / Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland), Didier Dubois (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse - IRIT, France), Marco A. Montes de Oca (University of Delaware, U.S.A.), Plamen Angelov (Lancaster University, U.K.) and Michel Verleysen (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium). As in previous editions of the Conference, based on the reviewers’ evaluations and on the quality of presentations, a short list of authors will be selected and invited to submit extended revised versions of their papers for a book that will be published by Springer with the best papers of IJCCI 2011. Also, a short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Springer's LNCS TCCI Journal. We would like to express our thanks to all participants. First of all, to the authors, whose quality work is the essence of these conferences. Next, we thank to all the members of the program committee and the auxiliary reviewers for their diligence and expert reviewing. We would also like to deeply thank the invited speakers for their excellent contribution in sharing their knowledge and vision. Fourthly, we thank the program chairs, Agostinho Rosa and António Dourado, whose collaboration was much appreciated. Finally, special thanks to all the members of the INSTICC team whose collaboration was fundamental for the success of this conference. We wish you all an exciting conference and an unforgettable stay in the city of Paris. We hope to meet you again next year for the next editions of ECTA and FCTA, details of which will soon be available at http://www.ecta.ijcci.org and http://www.fcta.ijcci.org.
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