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Special Sessions

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1- Metaheuristics for supply chain management organized by Lyes Benyoucef (Marseille) and Lionel Amodeo (UTT) contact:

2- Bi-level optimization organized by Luce Brotcorne (INRIA) and El-Ghazali Talbi (Univ. Lille, France) contact:

3- Dynamic optimization organized by Patrick Siarry (Univ. Paris Est, France) contact:

4- Metaheuristics and green computing, co-chaired by Prof. Samee Khan (NDSU, USA) and Prof. Pascal Bouvry (UL, Luxembourg) contact:

5- Bio-inspired collective intelligence algorithms (ants, bees, termites, etc) and fitting of their parameters chaired by Nicolas Monmarché (University of Tours, LI, France) contact:

6- Modern hyperheuristics for large scale optimization problems chaired by A. Sbihi (Ecole de Management de Normandie, Le Havre, France) contact:

7- Metaheuristics for reliability, security and trust chaired by Gregoire Danoy, Bernabe Dorronsoro, Marcin Seredynski, Johnatan Pecero (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg) contact:

8- Bio-Inspired Mechanisms and Tools in Networks and Telecommunications Fields chaired by A. Mellouk and L. Mokdad (Université Paris-Est, Créteil, France) contact:,

9- Metaheuristics on GPUs chaired by T-V. Luong, E. Taillard (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Switzerland), N. Melab (Université Lille 1, France) contact:,,

10- Optimization and energy chaired by Jean-Yves Lucas (EDF, France) contact:

11- Heuristics in finance and economics chaired by Prof. Pedro Isasi (Univ. Carlos III, Madrid, Spain) and Dr. David Quintana (Univ. Carlos III, Madrid, Spain) contact:,

12- Performance Assessment for Multiobjective Metaheuristics chaired by Dr. Dimo Brockoff (INRIA Lille Nord Europe, France) contact:

13- Metaheuristics and Bioinformatics chaired by Prof. Laetitia Jourdan (University of Lille 1), C. Dhaenens contact:,

14- Geographical Information Systems and Optimization chaired by Saoussen Krichen (LARODEC, University of Tunis & University of Jendouba) and Sami Faiz (LTSIRS, University of Tunis & University of Jendouba) contact:,

15- Metaheuristics for routing and scheduling chaired by Taicir Loukil (LOGIQ, University of Sfax), Sonda Elloumi (LOGIQ, University of Sfax) and Mahdi Khemakhem (LOGIQ, University of Sfax) contact:,,

16- Global optimization for air traffic management chaired by D. Delahaye (Ecole Nationale d'Aviation Civile, Toulouse, France) contact:

17- Metaheuristics for Business, Innovation and Research Management chaired by A. Sbihi (Ecole de Management de Normandie, Le Havre, France) contact:

18- Metaheuristics for Risk Analysis in Power Systems chaired by F. Héliodore (Alstom Grid), Amir Nakib (Univ. Paris Est Creteil), Anne Philippe (Univ. Nantes) contact:


- Metaheuristics in biomedical engineering organized by Amir Nakib (Univ. Paris Est Creteil)

Special track

Multiobjective metaheuristics for production systems

Multiobjective optimization allows being closer to real industrial problems. In the latters, decision makers are generally asked to optimize different criteria simultaneously in order to remain competitive in the market. These criteria are from different natures (economical, technical, environmental …) and often contradictory. The resolution of these problems is not an easy step which explains the continuous interest by the operational research community. In addition to that, metaheuristics are known to be efficient tools to solve hard computational problems in reasonable execution times. This goal of this track is to present the recent trends in the application of multiobjective metaheuristics to solve production systems optimization problems. It gathers the following special sessions:

  1. « Multiobjective production scheduling », proposed by, Frédéric Dugardin, Farouk Yalaoui and Caroline Gagné
  2. « Multiobjective metaheuristics for joint scheduling maintenance optimization », proposed by Mustapha Nour El Fath, Faicel Hnaien and Farouk Yalaoui
  3. « Lines design : multiobjective optimization», proposed by Alexandre Dolgui, Alice Yalaoui and Hicham Chehade
  4. « Multiobjective metaheuristics for reverse logistics problems », proposed by Matthieu Godichaud, Alice Yalaoui and Lionel Amodeo
  5. « Multiobjective optimization of warehouse management problems », proposed by Zaki sari, Farah Belmecheri-Yalaoui and Lionel Amodeo