Wednesday, March 13, 2013

[DMANET] MIC 2013: Submission deadline extended to March 21!

Dear colleague,

note that due to several requests and as our schedule allows for it, we
decided to extend the submission deadline of MIC 2013 to

** March 21, 2013 **

Please appologize cross-postings.

Best regards



August 5-8, 2013, Singapore

The Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC) is a forum for the
exchange of new algorithmic developments, high-impact and novel
applications, new research challenges, theoretical developments,
implementation issues, and in-depth experimental studies in metaheuristics.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Techniques such as tabu search, simulated annealing, iterated local
search, variable neighborhood search, memory-based optimization,
evolutionary algorithms, memetic algorithms, ant colony optimization,
particle swarm optimization, scatter search, path relinking, etc.

- Techniques that enhance the usability and increase the potential of
metaheuristic algorithms such as parallelization of algorithms, reactive
search mechanisms for self-tuning, offline metaheuristic algorithm
configuration techniques, algorithm portfolios, etc.

- Empirical and theoretical research in metaheuristics including
large-scale experimental analyses, algorithm comparisons, new
experimental methodologies, engineering methodologies for stochastic
local search algorithms, search space analysis, theoretical insights
into properties of metaheuristic algorithms.

- High-impact applications of metaheuristics in fields such as
bioinformatics, data mining, planning and scheduling,
telecommunications, logistics and supply chains, etc. Particularly
welcome are innovative applications of metaheuristics that have a
potential of widening research frontiers.

- Contributions on the interface of metaheuristics with other
disciplines, such as agent-based models, integer programming, constraint
programming, machine learning, etc.

- Challenging problems such as multi-objective, stochastic, or dynamic

MIC2013 will feature refereed and invited presentations and panels on
emerging issues that bring academic and industry participants together
in dialogue. We plan to organize special sessions on Meta-Heuristics and
Big Data Analytics, Meta-Heuristics and Constraint Programming, Dynamic
Vehicle Routing, Distributed Problem Solving, Meta-Heuristics and
Multi-Objective Optimization.

Program Chairs

Hoong Chuin Lau (, Singapore Management University,

Günther Raidl (, Vienna University of Technology,

Pascal Van Hentenryck (, NICTA and University of
Melbourne, Australia

Invited Speakers

Pablo Moscato, Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science, University of Newcastle

Steven Kimbrough, Professor, Wharton Business School, University of

Panos M. Pardalos, Distinguished Professor, Industrial and Systems
Engineering, and Director, Centre for Applied Optimization, University
of Florida


Invited are original full papers of up to 10 pages as well as extended
abstracts of work-in-progress and position notes of up to 3 pages.
Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings that will be
available at the conference. In addition, a post-conference special
issue of an appropriate journal (to be announced later) is planned to be
published. Participants will be invited to submit extended versions of
their work for consideration.

Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must be formatted according to MIC 2013 guidelines and
submitted electronically through the MIC 2013 paper submission site.
Full instructions including formatting guidelines and electronic
templates (both LaTeX and Microsoft Word) are available on the MIC 2013

Key Dates and Deadlines

Electronic paper submission deadline: March 21, 2013
Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2013
Camera-ready papers: May 30, 2013
Workshops and tutorials: August 5, 2013
Main conference: August 6-8, 2013

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