Tuesday, April 24, 2018

[DMANET] CFP Numerical search and optimization

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we invite you to participate in
the special session (workshop) on "Numerical Search and Optimization"
at the
9th Conference on Numerical Methods and Applications NM&A'18,
to be held 20-24 August 2018 in Borovets, Bulgaria.
The session is organized by:
Prof. Stefka Fidanova (stefka@parallel.bas.bg)
from the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Prof. Gabriel Luque (gabriel@lcc.uma.es) from University of Malaga, Spain, and
Prof. Kalin Penev, (kalin.penev@solent.ac.uk) School Media Arts and
Technology, Southampton Solent University, UK.


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
- Scalable search and optimization methods
- Scalable numerical tests
- parallel and distributed approaches in optimization
- random search algorithms
- adaptive search algorithms
- nature inspired optimization methods
- hybrid optimization algorithms involving natural computing
techniques and other global and local optimization methods
- optimization methods for learning processes and data mining
-classical operational research problems (knapsack, traveling salesman, etc)
-computational biology and distance geometry
-data mining and knowledge discovery
-human motion simulations; crowd simulations
-industrial applications
- 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 30, 2018
Notification of acceptance of the talks on the basis of the
submitted abstract
May 07, 2018
Deadline for submission of full papers
June 10, 2018 (strict deadline)
Notification of acceptance of full papers
July 10, 2018
Submission of accommodation forms
July 15, 2018
Final version of paper submission
September 30, 2018

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 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).

Paper submission, notification, and reviews will be realized through
the Springer OCS (Online Conference Service).
OCS for NM&A'18 is already set up on:


Information about abstract and paper preparation, accommodation,
transportation, registration form and conference location you can find
at the conference web page http://nma18.fmi.uni-sofia.bg/

Special session organizers
Prof. S. Fidanova (stefka@parallel.bas.bg) , Institute of Information
and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Prof. Gabriel Luque (gabriel@lcc.uma.es), University of Malaga, Spain.
Prof. Kalin Penev (penev@solent.ac.uk), School Media Arts and
Technology, Southampton Solent Universi

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