Wednesday, March 23, 2016

[DMANET] META'2016 Special Session CfP

*Special Session Call for Papers*

*META'2016 Special Session on *
Optimization methods for the design of production systems

*International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired
Computing (META'2016)*

*27-31 Oct 2016 Marrakech, Morocco*


Getting the highest performances with the lowest costs while respecting
environmental constraints is one of the most important concerns of the
designers of production and assembly systems. In addition to that, numerous
sub-problems may be considered in the design procedure such as: buffers
sizing, equipment selection, line balancing, etc. The aim of this session
is to introduce heuristic and metaheuristic optimization methods developed
to get an efficient design of production systems. We will focus on studies
that propose approached optimization techniques to solve various design
problems. Regarding the optimization approaches, single criterion and multi
criteria optimization approaches could be presented.

The topics of this session, but are not limited to, are:

- Manufacturing systems design: buffers sizing, equipment selection,
line balancing, reliability, eco-design, etc
- New heuristic and metaheuristic approaches for manufacturing systems
- Single criterion and multi-criteria optimization methods.

- *May 6, 2016*: Paper submission deadline

- *June 3, 2016*: Notification to the authors​


This special session will be held as part of the META'16 conference. Please
submit your paper using the online submission system, as described in the
instructions for authors. During the submission process you should indicate
that the paper is for a special session, which is: '*Metaheuristics for
software engineering*'. Detailed instructions for submitting the papers are
provided on the conference home page at:

Several categories of submissions may be accepted:

- *S1*: Extended abstracts of work-in-progress and position papers
of a maximum of 3 pages
- *S2*: Original research contributions of a maximum of 10 pages
- *S3*: High-quality manuscripts that have recently, within the
last year, been submitted or accepted for journal publication

Accepted papers in categories *S1* and *S2* will be published in the
proceedings that will be available at the conference. In addition, a
post-conference Springer book and special issue of Journals is planned to
be published. Participants will be invited to submit extended versions of
their work for consideration.


- Dr. Taha Arbaoui (ICD-LOSI, University of Technology of Troyes, France.
- Prof. Farouk Yalaoui
University of Technology of Troyes,
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- Prof. Mustapha Nourelfath (
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Laval University, Quebec, Canada

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