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 will be a fully virtual conference and will span 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 is still the safest and most reliable way to proceed. Given the virtual delivery, fees and deadlines for the registration have been modified.

The proceedings will appear in Springer’s LNCS series as planned, independently of the format of the conference.

While many things have changed this year, interesting and innovative research still continues and we look forward to the presentations and discussions that this conference always brings.

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

Conference Topics

BIOMA 2020 welcomes 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 are 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 are invited for submission to the conference. All papers must be in English, and not exceed 12 pages (including references). Submissions will be peer-reviewed by three members of the international Program Committee.

Submissions are expected in PDF format through EasyChair. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are also available in Overleaf.