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ICVNS 2019 : 7th International Conference on Variable Neighborhood Search

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Link: https://www.icvns2019.com
 
When Oct 3, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Where Rabat, Morocco
Submission Deadline Jun 9, 2019
Notification Due Jul 2, 2019
Final Version Due Oct 31, 2019
Categories    metaheuristics   variable neighborhood search   optimization   operations research
 

Call For Papers

The 7th International Conference on Variable Neighborhood Search (ICVNS 2019) will be co-organized by the EURO Working Group on Metaheuristics (EWG EU/ME) and the Laboratory of Information Systems, Intelligent Systems and Mathematical Modeling (SI2M) of the National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (INSEA).
The main goal of the ICVNS 2019 is to provide a stimulating environment in which researchers coming from various scientific fields can share and discuss their knowledge, expertise and ideas related to the VNS Metaheuristic and its applications. The aim of the 7th edition of the ICVNS is to allow specialists and practitioners on Variable Neighborhood Search to effectively screen papers and participate in lively debates.

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Topics
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The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

THEORY AND METHODOLOGY:
Theoretical or empirical analysis of VNS
New variants of deterministic and stochastic VNS
Continuous global VNS
Convergent VNS methods
Matheuristics and VNS
Formulation space VNS
Multi-objective VNS
Parallel VNS
VNS hybrids

APPLICATIONS:
Inventory, Scheduling, Routing, Supply Chains
Clustering, data mining, Location
Graphs, Communication Networks
Discovery Sciences
Packing and Covering
Berth Allocation and Quay Crane Scheduling
Other real world problems

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Paper submission
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The papers submitted for presentation at the conference must be original, not published or being considered elsewhere.
The submission Web page for ICVNS2019 is : https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icvns2019

Submissions (either full papers in .pdf format (12 – 15 pages) or abstracts in plain text) should be uploaded using the the template provided by the LNCS instructions that can be found here.

Accepted abstracts will appear in the book of abstracts (without ISBN).


These special issues will be dedicated to significantly extended and improved versions of the papers presented at the ICVNS 2019 conference. All papers will be, peer reviewed, according to the journal standards:

- EURO Journal on Computational Optimization (I.F.: 1.27, SJR: 0.82)
- Yugoslav Journal of Operations Research (I.F.: 0.53, SJR: 0.27)

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Plenary Speakers
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Martine Labbé, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Panos M. Pardalos, University of Florida, USA
Said Salhi, Kent Business School, United Kingdom

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Please visit the website for more information and do not hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions.
Website: http://www.icvns2019.com/
E-mail : conference@icvns2019.com

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