Friday, March 28, 2014

[DMANET] Metaheuristics for optimization problems

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we invite you to participate in
the special session (workshop) on "METAHEURISTICS FOR OPTIMIZATION
PROBLEMS" at the
8th Conference on Numerical Methods and Applications NM&A'14,
to be held 20-24 August 2014 in Borovets, Bulgaria.
The session is organized by:
Assoc. Prof. Stefka Fidanova (
from the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and
Gabriel Luque ( from University of Malaga, Spain.


The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:

- unconstrained and constrained optimization
- combinatorial optimization
- global optimization
- multi-objective optimization
- optimization in dynamic and/or noisy environments
- large scale optimization
- parallel and distributed approaches in optimization
- random search algorithms (simulated annealing, tabu search, free
search and other derivative free optimization methods).
- nature inspired optimization methods (evolutionary algorithms,
ant colony optimization, particle swarm optimization, immune
artificial systems etc.).
- hybrid optimization algorithms involving natural computing
techniques and other global and local optimization methods
- optimization methods for learning processes and data mining
- computational optimization methods in statistics, econometrics,
finance, physics, medicine, biology, engineering etc

The refereed and presented papers will be published as a special
volume of Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Important deadlines
Deadline for submission of abstracts
April 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance of the talks on the basis of the
submitted abstract
April 30, 2014
Deadline for submission of full papers
May 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance of full papers
June 30, 2014
Submission of accommodation forms
July 15, 2014

Abstracts and contributed papers
The abstracts (up to 1 page stating clearly the originality of the
results) are to be written in standard LaTeX. The length of the
contributed papers is limited up to 8 pages. It is assumed that one
participant will present not more than one talk.

Send the abstracts and papers to special session organizers and
conference organizers, indicating the name of the special session.
After sending the abstract go to the conference web page and fill in
the registration form (personal data of the participants, minimum one
per paper, and the name of the special session).

Information about abstract and paper preparation, accommodation,
transportation, registration form and conference location you can find
at the conference web page

Special session organizers
Assoc. Prof. S. Fidanova, Institute of Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of
Gabriel Luque ( from University of Malaga, Spain.

Assoc. Prof. Stefka Fidanova
Acad. G. Bonchev str. bl.25A
1113 Sofia Bulgaria
Ph. +359-2-9796642
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