Monday, February 14, 2022

[DMANET] CfP ACM GECCO Workshop: 7th Industrial Application of Metaheuristics (IAM) @GECCO 2022

*******************CfP: Call For Papers**********************
************************* IAM 2022 ***************************
*********** 7th GECCO Workshop on Industrial ***********
************** Applications of Metaheuristics ***************
********** Boston(hybrid), USA, July 9-13, 2022 **********

IAM is held as part of the 2022 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2022), July 9-13, Boston (hybrid), USA.

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 large-scale 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 2022 information for workshop authors for further details regarding formats and how to submit, accessible through
Software demonstrations will also be welcome (please write to organizers for more info).

Important Dates

- Paper Submission deadline: April 11, 2022
- Notification of paper acceptance: April 25, 2022
- Camera ready submission: May 2, 2022
- Author registration deadline: May 2, 2022
- Conference dates: July 9-13, 2022

Note: The conference will be held in hybrid mode, with all events facilitating online participation.

Workshop Chairs

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


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