Important Date

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

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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:

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                          

Submission Guidelines

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 system.

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.