Friday, January 31, 2014

[DMANET] CfP: HM 2014 (9th Intl. Workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics) in Hamburg

HM 2014
9th International Workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics

June 9-13, 2014
Hamburg, Germany

Back to back with the
5th international Workshop on Model-Based Metaheuristics



General Chair

Stefan Voss (Universität Hamburg, Germany)

Program chair

Christian Blum (IKERBASQUE and Univ. of the Basque Country, Spain)


Steering Committee

Maria Blesa (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Christian Blum (IKERBASQUE and Univ. of the Basque Country, Spain)
Luca di Gaspero (University of Udine, Italy)
Paola Festa (University of Napoli FEDERICO II, Italy)
Günther Raidl (Technische Universität Wien, Austria)
Michael Sampels (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)


Important Dates

Submissions Due: February 21, 2014
Notification: March 28, 2014
Final Papers Due: April 4, 2014


Aims & Scope

The HM Workshops are intended to be an international forum for
researchers in the area of design, analysis, and experimental
evaluation of metaheuristics. Metaheuristics, such as simulated
annealing, evolutionary algorithms, tabu search, ant colony
optimization, scatter search and iterated local search, are
considered state-of-the-art methods for many problems. In
recent years, however, it has become evident that the
concentration on a sole metaheuristic is rather restrictive. A
skilled combination of concepts from different optimization
techniques can provide a more efficient behavior and a higher
flexibility when dealing with real-world and large-scale

Hybrid Metaheuristics are such techniques for optimization that
combine different metaheuristics or integrate AI/OR techniques
into metaheuristics. Previously organized Workshops were held
in Ischia Island (HM 2013), Vienna (HM 2010), Udine (HM 2009),
Malaga (HM 2008), Dortmund (HM 2007), Gran Canaria (HM 2006),
Barcelona (HM 2005), and València (HM 2004).

HM2014 is organized as a non-profit event.


Topics of Interest

Contributions solicited cover a variety of topics including but
not limited to:

- Novel combinations of components from different metaheuristics
- Hybridization of metaheuristics and AI/OR techniques
- Low-level hybridization
- High-level hybridization, portfolio techniques, expert systems
- Cooperative search
- Automated parameter tuning
- Empirical and statistical comparison
- Theoretical aspects of hybridization
- Parallelization
- Software libraries


Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit a full paper describing original,
unpublished research with at most 15 pages (in LNCS style).
Proofs omitted due to space constraints must be put into an
appendix to be read by the program committee members at their

Electronic submissions should be formatted in pdf. Simultaneous
submission to other conferences or workshops with published
proceedings is not allowed.

The proceedings will be published in Springer's LNCS series.


Further and Contact information:

Stefan Voss (
Institute of Information Systems
Department for Business and Economics
University of Hamburg
Von-Melle-Park 5
Office VMP 5, Room 3064
D-20146 Hamburg

Tel.: +49 (0)40 42838-3064
Fax: +49 (0)40 42838-5535

Conference Website:

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