|Submission:||Extended to Feb 28th, 2015|
|Notification of acceptance:||March 20th, 2015|
|Camera-ready papers:||April 10th 2015|
|Early registration:||April 10th 2015|
|Conference:||June 7-10th 2015|
Call for paper
The Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC) is a forum for the exchange of new algorithmic developments, high-impact and novel applications, new research challenges, theoretical developments, implementation issues, and in-depth experimental studies in metaheuristics.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Techniques such as tabu search, simulated annealing, iterated local search, variable neighborhood search, memory-based optimization, evolutionary algorithms, memetic algorithms, ant colony optimization, particle swarm optimization, scatter search, path relinking, etc.
- Techniques that enhance the usability and increase the potential of metaheuristic algorithms such as parallelization of algorithms, reactive search mechanisms for self-tuning, offline metaheuristic algorithm configuration techniques, algorithm portfolios, etc.
- Empirical and theoretical research in metaheuristics including large-scale experimental analyses, algorithm comparisons, new experimental methodologies, engineering methodologies for stochastic local search algorithms, search space analysis, theoretical insights into properties of metaheuristic algorithms.
- High-impact applications of metaheuristics in fields such as bioinformatics, data mining, planning and scheduling, telecommunications, logistics and supply chains, etc. Particularly welcome are innovative applications of metaheuristics that have a potential of widening research frontiers.
- Contributions on the interface of metaheuristics with other disciplines, such as agent-based models, integer programming, constraint programming, machine learning, etc.
- Challenging problems such as multi-objective, stochastic, or dynamic problems.
MIC2015 will feature refereed and invited presentations and panels on emerging issues that bring academic and industry participants together in dialogue.
Submission is only electronic, in PDF format, using the easychair system.
S1) Original research
contributions for publication in the conference proceedings of
a maximum of 10 pages
S2) Extended abstracts of work-in-progress and position papers on an important research aspect of a maximum of 3 pages
S3) High-quality manuscripts that have recently, within the last six months, been submitted or accepted for journal publication
Accepted contributions of categories S1 and S2 will be published in the MIC 2015 conference proceedings. Accepted contributions of category S3 will be orally presented at the conference, but not be included into the conference proceedings (neither in the post-conference proceedings).
All submitted papers must follow the submitted guidelines below. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings that will be available at the conference.
Participants will be invited to submit extended versions of their work for consideration in:
- Edited book in Springer
- special issue of the International Journal of Metaheuristics
Key Dates and Deadlines
Electronic paper submission deadline: Extended
to Feb 28th, 2015
Notification of acceptance: March 20th, 2015
Camera-ready papers: April 10th 2015
Workshops, tutorials proposals: Feb 6th, 2015
Workshops notification: Feb 15th 2015
Workshop and tutorial date: June 7-10th 2015
Main conference: June 7-10th 2015
Authors are invited to submit papers to both the general and
the special sessions. During submission authors will be
required to specify which track they are submitting their
paper to. Submitted papers (both regular and special sessions)
must be formatted according to MIC 2015 guidelines and
submitted electronically through the MIC 2015 paper submission
site. Full instructions including formatting guidelines and
electronic templates (both LaTeX and Microsoft Word) are
available on the MIC 2015 website. Submission is only
electronic, in PDF format, using the easychair
At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference to present the work. Authors will be required to agree to this requirement at the time of submission.
All papers are due electronically by the deadline reported above. Submissions that do not meet the length or formatting requirements will not be accepted for review. No email or fax submissions will be accepted. Notification of receipt of an electronically submitted paper will be emailed to the designated contact author soon after receipt. If there are problems with the electronic submission, the program chairs will contact the designated author by email.