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:
- Novel combinations of components from different metaheuristics
- Hybridization of metaheuristics and AI/OR techniques
- Low-level hybridization
- High-level hybridization, portfolio techniques, expert systems
- Cooperative search
- Automated parameter tuning
- Empirical and statistical comparison
- Theoretical aspects of hybridization
- Software libraries
Authors are invited to submit a full paper describing original, unpublished research with at most 15 pages (in LNCS style).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 IssueSelected papers from HM2013 will be considered for a special issue of the International Transactions of Operational Research (ITOR).
Paola Festa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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