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CfP: Special Issue on "STOCHASTIC SEARCH ALGORITHMS" of Annals of Operations Res

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    [Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this email] Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research Special Issue on STOCHASTIC SEARCH ALGORITHMS Guest
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 22, 2004
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      Call for Papers

      Annals of Operations Research

      Special Issue on "STOCHASTIC SEARCH ALGORITHMS"

      Guest Editors: Holger H. Hoos and Thomas Stuetzle

      (extended deadline)


      Stochastic search algorithms strongly use randomised decisions while
      searching for solutions to a given problem. They play an important
      role for practically solving hard combinatorial problems from various
      domains of Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence, such as
      scheduling, routing, constraint satisfaction, satisfiability,
      planning, and many other application areas. Over the past few years
      there has been considerable success in developing stochastic local
      search algorithms as well as randomised systematic search methods for
      solving these problems. To date, for many problem domains, the best
      known algorithms are based on stochastic search techniques. The
      increasing relevance and popularity of these methods in OR and AI is
      reflected by the large number of publications in journals and at major
      conferences.

      This special issue will comprise publications on topics in stochastic
      search techniques, including the following:

      - stochastic local search algorithms
      - randomised systematic search methods
      - metaheuristics, learning techniques, and self-tuning algorithms
      - design and implementation of stochastic search algorithms
      - parallelisation and portfolios of stochastic search algorithms
      - empirical analysis and evaluation of stochastic search algorithms
      - theoretical results on stochastic search algorithms
      - new applications of stochastic search

      General information on Annals of Operations Research can be found
      at http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/0254-5330.

      Up-to-date information on the special issue is available from
      http://www.stochastic-local-search.net/anor-04.html


      Deadline
      ========

      The deadline for submission is October 31, 2004.

      Please note that all papers will be thoroughly refereed according to
      the high standards of AOR.

      Submission
      ==========

      To submit a paper, email it (or a URL pointer to it) in pdf format to
      hoos no@spam cs.ubc.ca and stuetzle no@spam informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
      before October 31, 2004.

      Electronic submission is strongly preferable over submission of
      hardcopies.Only if electronic submission is not possible out of any
      reasons, please mail 4 copies of it to either

      Prof. Holger H. Hoos
      Department of Computer Science
      The University of British Columbia
      2366 Main Mall
      Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
      Canada

      or

      Dr. Thomas Stuetzle
      Department of Computer Science
      Darmstadt University of Technology
      Alexanderstr.10
      64283 Darmstadt
      Germany

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