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CFP- EvoCOP 2008 - 8th European Conference on EC in Combinatorial Optimisation

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  • Anna Esparcia
    *** Apologies for multiple copies of this message *** =================================================================== CALL FOR PAPERS EvoCOP
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      CALL FOR PAPERS

      EvoCOP 2008

      Eighth European Conference on Evolutionary Computation
      in Combinatorial Optimization

      Naples, Italy, 26-28 March 2008

      http://www.evostar.org
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      Topics
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      Metaheuristics have often been shown to be effective for difficult
      combinatorial optimization problems appearing in various industrial,
      economical, and scientific domains. Prominent examples of
      metaheuristics are evolutionary algorithms, simulated annealing, tabu
      search, scatter search and path relinking, memetic algorithms, ant
      colony and particle swarm optimization, variable neighborhood search,
      iterated local search, greedy randomized adaptive search procedures,
      estimation of distribution algorithms, and hyperheuristics.
      Successfully solved problems include scheduling, timetabling, network
      design, transportation and distribution problems, vehicle routing,
      traveling salesman, graph problems, satisfiability, packing problems,
      planning problems, and general mixed integer programming.

      The EvoCOP series, started in 2001 and held annually since then, was
      the first event specifically dedicated to the application of
      evolutionary computation and related methods to combinatorial
      optimization problems. Following the general trend of hybrid
      metaheuristics and diminishing boundaries between the different
      classes of metaheuristics, EvoCOP broadened its scope in 2006, and now
      explicitly invites submissions on any kind of metaheuristic for
      combinatorial optimization. Each accepted paper will be presented
      orally at the conference and printed in the proceedings published by
      Springer in the LNCS series (see LNCS volumes 2037, 2279, 2611, 3004,
      3448, 3906, and 4446 for the previous proceedings).

      Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

      - Applications of metaheuristics to combinatorial optimization problems
      - Representation techniques
      - Neighborhoods and efficient algorithms for searching them
      - Variation operators for stochastic search methods
      - Constraint-handling techniques
      - Hybrid methods and hybridization techniques
      - Parallelization
      - Theoretical developments
      - Search space analyses
      - Comparisons between different (also exact) techniques

      The conference will be held in conjunction with the 11th European
      Conference on Genetic Programming (EuroGP2008), the 6th European
      Conference on Evolutionary Computation (EvoBIO2008) and
      EvoWorkshops2008, a collection of application-oriented workshops in
      the field of evolutionary computation.


      Submission
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      Submit your manuscript (PDF or postscript, max. 12 pages, Springer LNCS
      style) electronically using the online submission service (available
      soon) no later than November 1, 2007. IMPORTANT: The reviewing process
      will be double-blind, so please omit information about the authors in
      the submitted paper. The submissions will be peer reviewed by at least
      three members of the program committee.

      Authors will be notified on the results of the review around December
      15, 2007. The authors of accepted papers will have to improve their
      paper on the basis of the reviewers' comments and will be asked to
      send a camera ready version of their manuscripts by January 8, 2008.


      Important Dates
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      Submission deadline: 1 November 2007
      Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2007
      Camera ready papers due: 8 January 2008
      Events: 26-28 March 2008


      Program Chairs
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      Carlos Cotta (Universidad de Malaga, Spain)
      Jano van Hemert (National e-Science Institute, University of
      Edinburgh, UK)


      More Information
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      More detailed information on the event, including venue, committees,
      contact addresses, etc., can be found at the Evo* homepage:

      http://www.evostar.org
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