Thursday, January 12, 2017

[DMANET] Matheuristics@MIC - call for abstracts


Metaheuristic International Conference (MIC 2017)
Barcelona, Spain, July 4th-7th 2015

Abstract submission deadline: 23 January 2017 (tell me if you need
reasonable extensions)
Special Session webpage:

Scope of the session
Matheuristics are a means to get model grounded good quality feasible
solutions for complex optimization problems. The range of problems for
which matheuristic techniques have proved effective has widened, going
from the most theoretic ones to actual real-world case studies. This has
been possible because the range of matheuristic techniques has similarly
widened, showing the high research potential of studies aimed at the
design of generic heuristic methods based on mathematical formulations
of the problem of interest.
This session aims at bringing together the researchers exploiting
mathematical programming (MP) techniques in a metaheuristic framework or
working on granting to mathematical programming approaches the
constrained-CPU-time effectiveness which characterizes metaheuristics.

Topics of interest for the session include but are not limited to
studies on:
* Novel matheuristic frameworks;
* Dual information and decomposition in metaheuristics;
* Hybridizing metaheuristics with exact methods;
* Experimental analysis and modeling of matheuristics;
* Real world case histories of matheuristic applications.
* Metaheuristics as exact method components.

Abstract submission
Submissions to the special sessions will be through the same submission
site as for the main conference with the rules detailed below. Abstracts
can be submitted in any of these forms:
S1) Original research contributions for publication in the conference
proceedings of a maximum of 10 pages.
S2) Extended abstracts of work-in-progress 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 contributed paper submissions will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers
will be published in the online proceedings that will be available at
the conference. Accepted contributions of categories S1 and S2 will be
published in the MIC 2017 conference proceedings. Accepted
contributions of category S3 will be orally presented at the conference,
but not be included into the conference proceedings.

As authors of an invited session, you will submit the paper as follows.
1) Access the easychair web:
2) Choose the first option (12nd Metaheuristics International Conference):
3) fill the form and at the end choose the corresponding invited session
Submission guidelines can also be found here:

Important dates
* Submission deadline: January 23, 2017
* Notification of acceptance: February 27, 2017
* Camera-ready papers: March 6, 2017
* Early registration due date: March 31, 2017
* Conference: July 4-7 2017

Special session organizer
Vittorio Maniezzo (Dept. Computer Science, University of Bologna, Italy)

Vittorio Maniezzo, prof. ||
Department of Computer Science || tel. +39 331 6382417
University of Bologna || skype: vittorio.maniezzo
via Sacchi, 3, 47521 Cesena, Italy ||

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