Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Call for Papers CEC2015 Special Session "Dynamic Multi-objective Optimization"


Most real-world optimization problems have more than one objective, with at least two objectives that are in conflict with one another. Furthermore, in many real-world situations the environment does not remain static, but is dynamic and changes over time. However, in recent years most research was focussed on either static multi-objective optimization problems (MOOPs) or dynamic single-objective optimization problems (SOOPs). When solving dynamic multi-objective  optimization problems (DMOOPs) an algorithm has to track the changing POF over time, while finding solutions as close as possible to the true POF and maintaining a diverse set of solutions.

Some of the major challenges in the field of dynamic multi-objective optimization (DMOO) are a lack of a standard set of benchmark functions, a lack of standard performance measures, issues with performance measures currently being used for DMOO and a lack of a comprehensive analysis of existing algorithms applied to DMOO.

Therefore, this special session aims to highlight the latest developments in DMOO in order to bring together researchers from both academia and industry to address the above mentioned challenges and to explore future research directions for the field of DMOO.


We invite authors to submit original and unpublished work on DMOO. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • DMOO Benchmark functions
  • Performance measures for DMOO
  • Constrained DMOO
  • New DMOO algorithms
  • Comparative studies of DMOO algorithms
  • Theoretical aspects of DMOO algorithms
  • Real-world applications of DMOO algorithms
  • Approaches to handle outlier solutions

It should be noted that approaches that change the DMOOP to a DSOOP are NOT within the scope of this special session.

Researchers are welcome to evaluate their DMOO algorithms on the benchmark functions of the  associated DMOO competition and to report their results by submitting a paper to this special session. In addition, authors are welcome to submit to both this special session and the DMOO competition.


Paper submission deadline is 19 December 2014.

Information for Authors


Dr. Mardé Helbig
Department of Computer Science, School of Information Technology
University of Pretoria
Pretoria, 0002, South Africa

Prof. Andries Engelbrecht
Department of Computer Science, School of Information Technology
University of Pretoria
Pretoria, 0002, South Africa

Dr. Rui Wang
College of Information Systems and Management
National University of Defence Technology
Changsha, 410073, China

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