14th Metaheuristics International Conference

11-14 July 2022, Ortigia-Syracuse, Italy

Welcome to MIC 2022

  

News:
The registration system will open on May 23, 2022.

  

  

The Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC) conference series was established in 1995 and this is its 14th edition!

MIC is nowadays the main event focusing on the progress of the area of Metaheuristics and their applications. As in all previous editions, provides an opportunity to the international research community in Metaheuristics to discuss recent research results, to develop new ideas and collaborations, and to meet old and make new friends in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

MIC'2022 is focus on presentations that cover different aspects of metaheuristic research such as new algorithmic developments, high-impact and original applications, new research challenges, theoretical developments, implementation issues, and in-depth experimental studies. MIC'2022 strives a high-quality program that will be completed by a number of invited talks, tutorials, workshops and special sessions.

Althought the emergency status in Italy ended last 30th March, to facilitate the participants given the particular moment, MIC 2022 offers the opportunity to attend also in online mode. Anyway, the organizing committee strongly encourages attendance in person.



Relevant Research Areas

MIC'2022 solicits contributions dealing with any aspect of metaheuristics. Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest are:

  • Metaheuristic techniques such as tabu search, simulated annealing, iterated local search, variable neighborhood search, memory-based optimization, dynamic local search, evolutionary algorithms, memetic algorithms, ant colony optimization, variable neighborhood search, particle swarm optimization, scatter search, path relinking, etc.
  • Techniques that enhance the usability and increase the potential of metaheuristic algorithms such as reactive search mechanisms for self-tuning, offline metaheuristic algorithm configuration techniques, algorithm portfolios, parallelization of metaheuristic algorithms, etc. 
  • Empirical and theoretical research in metaheuristics including large-scale experimental analyses, algorithm comparisons, new experimental methodologies, engineering methodologies for metaheuristic algorithms, search space analysis, theoretical insights into properties of metaheuristic algorithms, etc. 
  • High-impact applications of metaheuristics in fields such as bioinformatics, electrical and mechanical engineering, telecommunications, sustainability, business, scheduling and timetabling. Particularly welcome are innovative applications of metaheuristic algorithms that have a potential of pushing research frontiers.
  • Contributions on the combination of metaheuristic techniques with those from other areas, such as integer programming, constraint programming, machine learning, etc. 
  • Contributions on the use of metaheuristic techniques in machine learning and deep learning for finetuning and neural architecture search, etc. 
  • Challenging applications areas such as continuous, mixed discrete-continuous, multi-objective, stochastic, or dynamic problems.



Schedule


New Submission Deadline: April 30th, 2022

Notification of acceptance: June 3rd, 2022

Camera-ready copy: June 13th, 2022

Early Registration: June 13th, 2022

Late Registration: from June 14th, 2022



Plenary Speakers


Christian Blum

Christian Blum

Spanish National Research
Council, Spain

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Kalyanmoy Deb

Kalyanmoy Deb

Michigan State University
USA

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Fred Glover

Fred Glover

Entanglement, Inc.
USA

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Salvatore Greco

Salvatore Greco

University of Catania
Italy

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Holger H. Hoos

Holger H. Hoos

Leiden University
The Netherlands

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Gary Kochenberger

Gary Kochenberger

Entanglement, Inc.
USA

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El-Ghazali Talbi

El-Ghazali Talbi

University of Lille 1, CNRS
INRIA, France

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Venue

  

  

            MIC 2022 will be held at the Department of Architecture, which is placed in an old military barracks located at the extreme southern tip of the Ortigia island.

The Department's prestigious and wonderful location is also enhanced by being close to the one of the most important Sweban monument which is Castello di Maniace (the Castle of Maniace), built between 1232 and 1240 by Frederick II. It is one of the best known Frederick's castles, made up of a strictly plan square and circular towers, and it is a magnificant example of the military architecture of Frederick II.






Past Editions


Hamburg 2009

Montréal 2007

Vienna 2005

Kyoto 2003

Porto 2001

Angra Dos Reis 1999

Sophia-Antipolis 1997

Colorado 1995