In 2021, the FOGA conference will be held from September 6 to September 8 at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences in Dornbirn, Austria.

FOGA2021 will be an virtual event. 
Yet, we will do our best to provide a pleasant and exciting conference experience.

The Call-for-Papers can now be downloaded here!

The FOGA conference series aims at advancing the understanding of the working principles behind Evolutionary Algorithms and related Randomized Search heuristics. It is a premier event to discuss advances in the theoretical foundations of these algorithms, corresponding tools and frameworks suitable to analyze them, and different aspects of comparing algorithm performance.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Run time analysis
  • Mathematical tools suitable for the analysis of search heuristics
  • Fitness landscapes and problem difficulty
  • Configuration and selection of algorithms, heuristics, operators, and parameters
  • Stochastic and dynamic environments, noisy evaluations
  • Constrained optimization
  • Problem representation
  • Complexity theory for search heuristics
  • Multi-objective optimization
  • Benchmarking
  • Connections between black-box optimization and machine learning

FOGA 2021 invites submissions covering the entire spectrum of work, ranging from rigorously derived mathematical results to carefully designed empirical studies.

All submissions will be subject to a thorough double-blind review with subsequent rebuttal phase. Accepted papers will be included in the FOGA proceedings published by ACM Press.

Sep 6 - Sep 8, 2021

online-only event

hosted by FH Vorarlberg  Dornbirn, Austria 

Submission deadline May 23, 2021
Author rebuttal phaseJune 21 - 27, 2021
Notification of acceptanceJuly 12, 2021
Camera-ready submissionJuly 25, 2021
Early-registration deadlineJuly 25, 2021

June 8, 2020
FOGA 2021 is now on Twitter!

June 16, 2020
The PDF version of our Call-for-Papers is now available.

June 16, 2020
A promotional video (eng.) of Dornbirn and the Lake Constance area can be found on YouTube.