Friday, February 19, 2010

[DMANET] CFP: Hybrid Metaheuristics 2010 - HM 2010

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Call for Papers

7th International Workshop
Vienna, Austria

October 1-2, 2010


Metaheuristics have received considerable interest in the fields of
applied artificial intelligence and optimization. Many hard
problems in a huge variety of areas, including bioinformatics,
logistics, engineering, business, etc., have been tackled
successfully with metaheuristic approaches. For many problems the
resulting algorithms are considered to be the state-of-the-art

In recent years it has become evident that a skilled combination of
metaheuristics with other techniques for optimization or among
themselves, a so-called hybrid metaheuristic, can provide a more
efficient behavior and a higher flexibility especially when dealing
with real-world and large-scale problems.


The HM 2010 workshop aims at papers describing good examples of
carefully designed and well-analyzed hybrid metaheuristics.

Topics of interest include, but is not limited to:

- novel combinations of components from different metaheuristics,
- hybridization of metaheuristics and AI/OR techniques,
- matheuristics,
- low-level hybridization,
- high-level hybridization, portfolio techniques, expert systems,
- cooperative search,
- automated parameter tuning,
- empirical and statistical comparison,
- theoretical aspects of hybridization,
- parallelization,
- software libraries.


Researchers are invited to submit papers of not more than 15 pages.
Authors are strongly encouraged to typeset their papers with LaTeX
and to submit them in PDF format (see Information for LNCS Authors

Further information on the submission procedure are available on
the workshop website

Every paper will be reviewed by at least two members of the program
committee. Researchers are explicitly encouraged to address
statistical validity of their results, if they compare different
approaches. Source code and problem instances, if relevant, should
be made available on the internet.

The submitted papers must be original works. Simultaneous submission
to other conferences with published proceedings is not permitted.


As in the previous editions of the workshop, accepted papers will be
published as a volume of the LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE series
of Springer.


Submission of papers: May 9, 2010
Notification of acceptance: June 20, 2010
Camera-ready papers: July 2, 2010
Workshop: October 1-2, 2010


HM 2010 shall be a non-profit workshop. The workshop fee will be kept
as low as possible.


Guenther Raidl, Vienna University of Technology, Austria


Maria J. Blesa, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Christian Blum, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Andrea Roli, Universita di Bologna, Italy
Michael Sampels, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium


Mauro Birattari (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Juergen Branke (Warwick Business School, United Kingdom)
Marco Chiarandini (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Carlo Cotta (University of Malaga, Spain)
Luca Di Gaspero (Universita di Udine, Italia)
Karl Doerner (University of Vienna, Austria)
Andreas Ernst (CSIRO, Australia)
Antonio J. Fernandez (Universidad de Malaga, Spain)
Paola Festa (Universita di Napoli Federico II, Italy)
Jose Gallardo (Universidad de Malaga, Spain)
Thomas Jansen (University College Cork, Ireland)
Joshua Knowles (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
Andrea Lodi (Universita di Bologna, Italy)
Manuel Lopez-Ibanez (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Rafael Martì (Universitat de Valencia, Spain)
Daniel Merkle (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Bernd Meyer (Monash University, Australia)
Martin Middendorf (Universitaet Leipzig, Germany)
Jose A. Moreno (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain)
Jose Marcos Moreno-Vega (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain)
Nysret Musliu (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Boris Naujoks (Technische Universitaet Dortmund, Germany)
David Pelta (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
Steven Prestwich (4C, Cork, Ireland)
Christian Prins (TU Troyes, France)
Caroline Prodhon (TU Troyes, France)
Guenter Rudolph (Technische Universitaet Dortmund, Germany)
Andrea Schaerf (Universita di Udine, Italia)
Thomas Stuetzle (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Greet Vanden Berghe (KaHo Sint Lieven, Belgium)


Doris Dicklberger
Bin Hu
Markus Leitner
Mario Ruthmair

Algorithms and Data Structures Group
Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms
Vienna University of Technology

Fax: +43/1-58801-18699

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