Similar to what can be found all over the world, Evolutionary Computation (EC) has been receiving an increasing attention in Brazil in the last decade. It is possible to find several works on EC, both in theory and applications, produced by Brazilian researchers. In this paper, a review of the works on EC produced in Brazil indexed in two important databases until April 2006 is presented. The papers are classified, and the results are discussed. Most of works on EC produced in Brazil are applications, mainly in the areas where the use of optimization methods is traditional. The EC terminology employed in Brazil is discussed in this paper too. One can observe that different terms are used to describe the same elements of EC.
Evolutionary Computation; Genetic Algorithms; Evolution Strategies; Evolutionary Programming; Artificial Intelligence; Optimization