Thursday, October 18, 2012

[DMANET] EvoCOP 2013: Call for Papers

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EvoCOP 2013 - 13th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in
Combinatorial Optimisation

3th - 5th April, 2012
Vienna, Austria

Part of EVO* 2013 ( including: EuroGP, EvoCOP,
EvoBIO, EvoMUSART and EvoApplications

The 13th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in
Combinatorial Optimisation is a multidisciplinary conference that brings
together researchers working on metaheuristics that are used to solve
difficult combinatorial optimization problems appearing in various
industrial, economic, and scientific domains. Prominent examples of
metaheuristics include: evolutionary algorithms, simulated annealing,
tabu search, scatter search and path relinking, memetic algorithms, ant
colony and bee colony optimization, particle swarm optimization,
variable neighbourhood search, iterated local search, greedy randomized
adaptive search procedures, estimation of distribution algorithms, and
hyperheuristics. Successfully solved problems include scheduling,
timetabling, network design, transportation and distribution problems,
vehicle routing, travelling salesman, graph problems, satisfiability,
energy optimization problems, packing problems, planning problems, and
general mixed integer programming.

The EvoCOP 2013 conference will be held in Vienna, Austria. The
conference will be held in conjunction with EuroGP (the 16th European
Conference on Genetic Programming), EvoBio (the 11th European Conference
on Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning and Data Mining in
Computational Biology), EvoMUSART (11th European conference on
evolutionary and biologically inspired music, sound, art and design) and
EvoApplications (specialist events on a range of evolutionary
computation topics and applications), in a joint event collectively
known as EVO*.

For more information see the EvoCOP 2013 webpage

Areas of Interest and Contributions

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Applications of metaheuristics to combinatorial optimization problems
Novel application domains for metaheuristic optimisation methods
Representation techniques
Neighborhoods and efficient algorithms for searching them
Variation operators for stochastic search methods
Constraint-handling techniques
Hybrid methods and hybridization techniques
Theoretical developments
Search space and landscape analyses
Comparisons between different (also exact) techniques
Metaheuristics and machine learning
Ant colony optimisation
Artificial immune systems
Bee colony optimization
Genetic programming and Genetic algorithms
Scatter search
Particle swarm optimisation
Tabu search, iterated local search and variable neighborhood search
Memetic algorithms and hyperheuristics
Estimation of distribution algorithms
String processing
Scheduling and timetabling
Network design
Vehicle routing
Graph problems
Packing and cutting problems
Energy optimization problems
Practical solving of NP-hard problems
Mixed integer programming
Multi-objective optimisation
Grid computing
Combinatorial optimisation
Nature and Bio-inspired methods
Quantum computing and quantum annealing
Optimization in Cloud computing

Publication Details

All accepted papers will be presented orally at the conference and
printed in the proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS series (see
LNCS volumes 2037, 2279, 2611, 3004, 3448, 3906, 4446, 4972, 5482, 6022,
6622, and 7245 for the previous proceedings).

Submission Details

Submissions must be original and not published elsewhere. The
submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the
program committee. The authors of accepted papers will have to improve
their paper on the basis of the reviewers comments and will be asked to
send a camera ready version of their manuscripts. At least one author of
each accepted work has to register for the conference, attend the
conference and present the work.

The reviewing process will be double-blind, please omit information
about the authors in the submitted paper. Submit your manuscript in
Springer LNCS format.

Submission link:
Page limit: 12 pages

Important Dates
Submission deadline: 1. November 2012
EVO* event: 3-5 April 2013

Programme Chairs
Martin Middendorf (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Christian Blum (Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science, Spain)

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