Tuesday, March 21, 2017

[DMANET] 2nd CfP, IAM 2017, GECCO Workshop on Industrial Applications of Metaheuristics

IAM 2017

2nd GECCO Workshop on Industrial
Applications of Metaheuristics

Aims and Scope

Metaheuristics have been applied successfully to many aspects of applied mathematics and science, showing their capabilities to deal effectively with problems that are complex and otherwise difficult to solve. There are a number of factors that make the usage of metaheuristics in industrial applications more and more interesting. These factors include the flexibility of these techniques, the increased availability of high-performing algorithmic techniques, the increased knowledge of their particular strengths and weaknesses, the ever increasing computing power, and the adoption of computational methods in applications. In fact, metaheuristics have become a powerful tool to solve a large number of real-life optimization problems in different fields and, of course, also in many industrial applications such as production scheduling, distribution planning, and inventory management.

This workshop proposes to present and debate about the current achievements of applying these techniques to solve real-world problems in industry and the future challenges, focusing on the (always) critical step from the laboratory to the shop floor. A special focus will be given to the discussion of which elements can be transferred from academic research to industrial applications and how industrial applications may open new ideas and directions for academic research.

Topic areas include (but are not restricted to):

- Success stories for industrial applications of metaheuristics
- Pitfalls of industrial applications of metaheuristics.
- Metaheuristics to optimize dynamic industrial problems.
- Multi-objective optimization in real-world industrial problems.
- Meta-heuristics in very constrained industrial optimization problems.
- Reduction of computing times through parameter tuning and surrogate modelling.
- Parallelism and/or distributed design to accelerate computations.
- Algorithm selection and configuration for complex problem solving.
- Advantages and disadvantages of metaheuristics when compared to other techniques.
- New research topics for academic research inspired from industrial applications.


Authors can submit:
- Short contributions including position papers of up to 4 pages - and/or
- Regular contributions of up to 8 pages.

In both cases, it is mandatory to follow the official GECCO paper formatting guidelines. Please see the GECCO 2017 information for authors for further details, accessible through http://gecco-2017.sigevo.org/index.html/HomePage. Papers do not need to be anonymised. Software demonstrations will also be welcome.

Please submit your paper in pdf format to iam2017@iridia.ulb.ac.be.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: March 27, 2017
Authors notification: April 15, 2107
Camera-ready submission: May 1, 2017
Workshop dates July 15 or 16, 2017
GECCO Conference, Berlin, Germany: July 15-19, 2017

Workshop Chairs

Silvino Fernandez Alzueta (ArcelorMittal)
Pablo Valledor Pellicer (ArcelorMittal)
Thomas Stuetzle (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, ULB)

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