BIOMA 2020

The 9th International Conference on Bioinspired Optimisation Methods and Their Applications

Joint conference with the International Conference on Uncertainty Quantification & Optimisation (UQOP)

Virtually at Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 19—20 November 2020

Given the ongoing Covid-19 situation, and especially the second wave of infections, we have now agreed with the organisers of the partner event, UQOP, that BIOMA 2020 was a fully virtual conference over two days (19-20 Nov 2020). We would have liked to have an on-site event, but the health and safety of all of us come first, and the virtual approach was still the safest and most reliable way to proceed. Given the virtual delivery, fees and deadlines for the registration have been modified.

The conference proceedings were published by Springer in the Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) Series. They are available online at

BIOMA is a key conference specifically focusing on bioinspired optimisation methods and their applications. This international conference provides an opportunity to the global research community in bioinspired optimisation to discuss recent research results and develop new ideas and collaborations in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

This year, the conference was held jointly with UQOP, an international conference on Uncertainty Quantification and Optimisation organised by the H2020 UTOPIAE network.

Conference Topics

BIOMA 2020 welcomed papers that cover all aspects of bio-inspired optimisation research, such as new algorithmic developments, high-impact applications, new research challenges, theoretical developments, implementation issues, and experimental studies. Papers addressing real-world applications were especially welcome. Areas of interest include:

  • evolutionary computation
  • swarm intelligence
  • neural computation
  • artificial life
  • related bio-inspired methods

as well as their applications in science, engineering and business.


Full papers were invited for submission to the conference. Submissions were peer-reviewed by three members of the international Program Committee, and managed via EasyChair.