General Chair

Program Chairs

Program Committee

Organizing Committee

Important Dates

Submission Due:

February 19, 2013
23:59 GMT+1


March 22, 2013
23:59 GMT+1

Final Papers Due:

March 29, 2013
23:59 GMT+1

Call For Papers

Aims & Scope

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. The preceding Workshops were held in Vienna (HM 2010), Udine (HM 2009), Malaga (HM 2008), Dortmund (HM 2007), Gran Canaria (HM 2006), Barcelona (HM 2005), and Valencia (HM 2004).

HM2013 is organized as a single-track conference and a non-profit event.

Topics of Interest

Contributions solicited cover a variety of topics including but not limited to:

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit a full paper describing original, unpublished research with at most 15 pages (in LNCS style). Proofs omitted due to space constraints must be put into an appendix to be read by the program committee members at their discretion. Electronic submissions should be formatted in pdf. The proceedings will be published in Springer's LNCS series. Simultaneous submission to other conferences or workshops with published proceedings is not allowed. See the conference website or contact the workshop organizers for further information.

Journal Special Issue

Selected papers from HM2013 will be considered for a special issue of the International Transactions of Operational Research (ITOR).

Contact Information

Paola Festa (
Dept. of Mathematics and Applications R. Caccioppoli
University of Napoli Federico II
Compl. M.S.A. - Via Cintia,
80126 Napoli - Italy
Tel/Fax +39 081 675605