Conference Highlights 


  • 6 Plenary Lectures by leading researchers in the field
  • IEEE Awards Ceremony
    • 2020 IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award
    • 2019 IEEE CIS Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award
    • 2020 IEEE CIS Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award
    • 2021 IEEE CIS Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award
  • 63 Special Sessions proposed
  • Panel Sessions
IEEE CEC 2021 is a world-class conference that brings together researchers and practitioners in the field of evolutionary computation and computational intelligence from around the globe. The Congress will encompass keynote lectures, regular and special sessions, tutorials, and competitions, as well as poster presentations. In addition, participants will be treated to a series of social functions, receptions, and networking events.

News and Updates

A limited number of IEEE CIS Participation Grants are available - see Call for Participation Grants for details.


Acceptance / rejection decision notifications have been sent to authors. Please send an email to in case you have not received it.

The deadline for paper submission has been extended to 23 February 2021, 11:59PM (Anywhere on Earth). This deadline is final.

The deadline for paper submission has been extended to 21 February 2021, 11:59PM (Anywhere on Earth)
Submission of competition proposals is extended to December 29th. This deadline is final.
CEC 2021 submission system is open! 
We look forward to receiving your papers by the end of January 2021.
Submission of special session and workshop proposals is extended to December 3rd. This is the final deadline.
The deadline for special session and workshop proposals is less than one week ahead.
We look forward to receiving your submissions.
A tentative list of accepted special sessions is now available! We are waiting for other special session proposals. Do not miss the deadline of November 19th