CfP HM 2016 - 10th International Workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics, 8-10 June 2016, Plymouth, UK

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CfP HM 2016 - 10th International Workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics, 8-10 June 2016, Plymouth, UK

Mario Pavone

CALL FOR PAPERS
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** Please forward to anybody who might be interested. **

HM 2016 - 10th International Workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics
June 8-10, 2016 - Plymouth, United Kingdom

http://www.dmi.unict.it/hm2016/
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hm2016
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*** You are invited to submit papers to this exciting event! ***

**** SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 18th January 2016
http://www.dmi.unict.it/hm2016/dates.html


** General Information **

The HM Workshops are intended to be an international forum for  
researchers in the area of design, analysis, and experimental  
evaluation of metaheuristics. Metaheuristics, such as simulated  
annealing, evolutionary algorithms, tabu search, ant colony  
optimization, scatter search and iterated local search, are considered  
state-of-the-art methods for many problems. In recent years, however,  
it has become evident that the concentration on a sole metaheuristic  
is rather restrictive. A skilled combination of concepts from  
different optimization techniques can provide a more efficient  
behavior and a higher flexibility when dealing with real-world and  
large-scale problems. Hybrid Metaheuristics are such techniques for  
optimization that combine different metaheuristics or integrate AI/OR  
techniques into metaheuristics.

HM 2016 is organized as a non-profit event.


** Plenary Speakers **
http://www.dmi.unict.it/hm2016/plenary-speakers.html

Carlos A. Coello Coello, CINVESTAV, Mexico
?Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization using Hybrid Approaches?

Jin-Kao Hao, University of Angers, France
?Hybrid Methods for some Knapsack Problems: lessons learnt?

More plenary speakers will be announced!


** Paper Submission **
http://www.dmi.unict.it/hm2016/call.html

Authors are encouraged to submit novel and unpublished original  
contributions in one of the topics of the Workshop, and explain how  
their work sheds light on the fundamental properties of hybrid  
metaheuristics field, and makes progress on the important open  
questions. Please prepare your paper in English using the Lecture  
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) template.

HM 2016 includes two different types of submission:
1) *regular paper*: 15 pages maximum length in Springer LNCS format,  
including figures, table & references, and should report on new and  
unpublished work;
2) *work for oral or poster presentation only* (no page restriction;  
any format): It should discuss works in progress; new research ideas;  
works previously published elsewhere (it is essential that a reference  
to the previous article is clearly cited); and all that may be  
relevant and fruitful for soliciting discussions at the workshop.

All submissions will be subject to peer review by the program  
committee, and all accepted submissions are allocated either an oral  
presentation slot or a poster slot with no distinction being made  
between the submission options.


** Important Dates **

- Paper submission deadline: January 18th, 2016
- Paper Notification:     February 18th, 2016
- Camer-ready papers deadline: March 18th, 2016
- Early registration: March 18th, 2016


** Proceedings **

All accepted *regular* papers will be published in a volume of the  
series on LNCS - Lecture Notes in Computer Science - from Springer.  
All the other kind of submissions (short papers, abstract of the oral  
presentations, poster presentations) will be published in an  
electronic book on the HM 2016 web site.

Significantly extended versions of selected papers from the LNCS  
proceedings of HM 2016 will be considered for a special issue of an  
indexed international journal (TBA).


** Special Sessions **

?Hybrid Metaheuristics for Bioinformatics?
organizers: Laetitia Jourdan and Julia Handl

?Hybrid Metaheuristics for Dynamic Environments?
organizers: Amir Nakib and Mario Pavone

more special sessions will be announced!
http://www.dmi.unict.it/hm2016/special-sessions.html

** Program Committee **
http://www.dmi.unict.it/hm2016/committee.html


** Organizing Team **

- General Chairs: Angelo Cangelosi & Vincenzo Cutello
- Program Chairs: Christian Blum, Mario Pavone & El-Ghazali Talbi
- Publication Chair: Maria J. Blesa
- Local Chair: Alessandro Di Nuovo
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http://www.dmi.unict.it/hm2016/
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Looking forward to welcoming you to Plymouth in June 2016.
The HM 2016 organizing team!

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Dr. Mario Pavone (PhD)
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Catania
V.le A. Doria 6 - 95125 Catania, Italy
tel: 0039 095 7383038
fax: 0039 095 330094
Email: [hidden email]
http://www.dmi.unict.it/mpavone/
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