Tuesday, February 10, 2015

[DMANET] McM'2015 workshop in conjunction with MIC'2015 + Special issue in CCPE intl. journal - Deadline Extension

* Workshop on Multi/Many-core computing for parallel Metaheuristics (McM'2015)
* http://www.umons.ac.be/mcm2015
* In conjunction with
* The 11th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC'2015)
* http://www.lifl.fr/MIC2015
* 7-10 June, 2015
* Agadir, Morocco

Submission Deadline: Feb 28, 2015
Selected best papers of McM'2015 will be considered for publication in
a special issue
of the Wiley's journal of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and
Experience (CC-PE).

Plenty of hard problems in a wide range of application areas,
including engineering design,
telecommunications, logistics, etc. have been modelled and tackled
successfully with
metaheuristics (evolutionary algorithms, scatter or swarm search,
simulated annealing,
abu search, etc.). Nowadays, optimization problems become increasingly
large and complex,
forcing the use of parallel computing for their efficient and
effective resolution. On the
other hand, parallel computing has recently undergone a significant
evolution in terms of
performance and energy consumption with the emergence of multi-core
and many-core
computing technologies (GPU, MIC, etc.). Indeed, accelerators and
coprocessors have powered
many parallel and/or distributed environements including
high-performance workstations,
hybrid clusters among them the top ranked Top500 and Green500 ones,
and computational
grids and clouds. The design and implementation of parallel
metaheuristics for the above
environments raise several issues related in the same time to the
characteristics of these
hardware execution machines and those of the parallel models of
metaheuristics. This
workshop seeks to provide an opportunity for the researchers to present original
contributions on the joint use of advanced (discrete or continuous,
single or multi-objective,
static or dynamic, deterministic or stochastic, hybrid) optimization
methods and distributed
and/or parallel multi/many-core computing, and any related issues.

- Parallel models (island, master-worker, multi-start, etc.) for metaheuristics
revisited for multi-core and/or many-core (MMC) environments.
- Parallel mechanisms for hybridization of metaheuristics on MMC environments.
- Implementation of parallel metaheuristics on MMC workstations, MMC
clusters, MMC
grids/clouds, etc.
- Software frameworks for the design and implementation of parallel
and/or distributed
MMC metaheuristics.
- Computational/theoretical studies reporting results on solving
challenging problems
using MMC computing.
- Performance metrics for MMC parallel and/or distributed metaheuristics.
- Energy-aware optimization for/with MMC parallel and/or distributed


Authors are invited to submit papers to the McM'2015 workshop. During submission
authors will be required to specify which track they are submitting
their paper to.
Submitted papers to McM'2015 must be formatted according to MIC 2015
guidelines and
submitted electronically through the MIC 2015 paper submission site.
Full instructions
including formatting guidelines and electronic templates (both LaTeX
and Microsoft Word)
are available on the MIC 2015 website. Submission is only electronic,
in PDF format,
using the easychair system. At least one author of each accepted paper
is required to
attend the workshop to present the work. Authors will be required to
agree to this
requirement at the time of submission.

There are 3 types of submissions:
S1) Original research contributions for publication in the conference
proceedings of a
maximum of 10 pages.
S2) Extended abstracts of work-in-progress and position papers on an
important research
aspect of a maximum of 3 pages.
S3) High-quality manuscripts that have recently, within the last six
months, been submitted
or accepted for journal publication.

All papers are due electronically by the deadline reported above.
Submissions that do not
meet the length or formatting requirements will not be accepted for
review. No email or fax
submissions will be accepted. Notification of receipt of an
electronically submitted paper
will be emailed to the designated contact author soon after receipt.
If there are problems
with the electronic submission, the program chairs will contact the
designated author by email.
If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop,
please feel free to contact
the workshop organizers.

In addition, a special issue of the Wiley's journal of Concurrency and
Computation: Practice
and Experience (CC-PE) is planned to be published. Participants will
be invited to submit
extended versions of their work for consideration.

Submission deadline: Feb 28, 2015
Notification of acceptance: March 20, 2015
Camera ready copy: April 10, 2015
Early registration: April 10, 2015
Conference: June 7-10, 2015

Nouredine Melab
Université Lille 1 / INRIA Lille - Nord Europe / CNRS CRIStAL
Phone: +33 3 59 57 78 86
Fax: +33 3 28 77 85 37
Email: nouredine.melab@univ-lille1.fr

Mohand Mezmaz
University of Mons
Phone: +32 65 37 46 91
Fax: +32 65 37 46 45
Email: mohand.mezmaz@umons.ac.be

International Program Committee (To be extended)
- Enrique Alba, University of Malaga, Spain
- Ahcène Bendjoudi, CERIST, Algeria
- Didier El Baz, LAAS-CNRS, France
- Bertrand Le Cun, Université de Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense, France
- Andrew Lewis, Griffith University, Australia
- Pierre Manneback, University of Mons, Belgium
- Malika Mehdi, University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria
- Nouredine Melab, Université Lille 1, France
- Mohand Mezmaz, University of Mons, Belgium
- Sanaz Mostagim, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
- Celso C. Ribeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brasil
- Catherine Roucairol, Université de Versailles
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
- Franciszek Seredynski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
- Giandomenico Spezzano, University of Calabria, Italy
- Dirk Sudholt, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
- El-Ghazali Talbi, Université Lille 1, France
- Daniel Tuyttens, University of Mons, Belgium
- Albert Y. Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia

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