2018 Evol. Comp. for Complex Optimization in the Energy Domain (Special Session)

Special Session on

Evolutionary Computation for Complex Optimization in the Energy Domain

IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence 2018 – WCCI 2018
Congress on Evolutionary Computation – CEC 2018


Paper submission: February 1st, 2018 (Extended)

Paper acceptance: March 15, 2018

Final submission: May 1, 2018

Early registration: May 1, 2018

Submit a paper to the special session:

1 – Submission link

2 – Follow the webpage indications and fill all the fields in the form.

3 – Select SS21 Evolutionary Computation for Complex Optimization in Energy Domain in Main Research topic

General information for paper submission link


Optimization approaches are a crucial part of the planning, operation, and control of energy systems. However, many optimization problems in the energy domain are complex by nature since they are highly constrained and face issues related to high-dimensionality, lack of information, noisy and corrupted data as well as real-time requirements.
Due to the difficulties of traditional algorithms to find feasible solutions for those complex problems in real-world conditions, Evolutionary Computation (EC) has emerged and demonstrated satisfactory performance in a wide variety of applications in the energy domain.
This special session aims at bringing together the latest applications of EC to optimization problems in the energy domain. The problems can be focused in different parts of the energy chain (e.g., heating, cooling, and electricity supply) and different consumer targets (e.g., residential or industrial level). Problems dealing with uncertainty, dynamic environments, and large-scale search spaces are a plus to the aim of this special session.


João Soares, Polytechnic of Porto, PT,

Fernando Lezama, Polytechnic of Porto, PT,

Zita Vale, Polytechnic of Porto, PT, ,