Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Call for Papers WCCI 2016 Special Session "Evolutionary Algorithms for Mixed-Integer Optimization Problems"


Many real-world applications are based on both: continuous and discrete parameters. Optimization models that consider these two kind of parameters simultaneously are referred to as mixed-integer problems and are exceptionally difficult to solve. While there exists comprehensive analysis of deterministic algorithms for mixed-integer problems, evolutionary algorithms for this kind of problem is still a young and emerging field. Considering the robustness of evolutionary algorithms and their often existing capability for parallelization and multi/many-objective optimization, evolutionary algorithms can offer a significant new potential for the class of mixed-integer problems. In the context of evolutionary computing, this will be the first session especially dedicated to mixed-integer problems.

Scope and Topics

This special session intends to bring together researchers who apply evolutionary algorithms and other search heuristics on mixed integer optimization problems.

Aim of this session is to provide a forum, where experience and new techniques in solving mixed-integer problems via such methods is shared and discussed. The main topics include but are not limited to:
  • Evolutionary algorithms and other search heuristics
  • Hybrid approaches combining various methods
  • Computational comparisons
  • Theoretical analysis
  • Single and multi/many-objective problems
  • Constraint and unconstrained optimization
  • Real-world applications
  • Academic benchmark sets
  • Parallelization techniques for mixed-integer algorithms
  • Large-scale mixed integer problems
  • Mixed-integer problems with stochastic noise

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: Mar. 15, 2016
Final Paper Submission: Apr. 15, 2016

Contact Information

For any inquires on this special session, please feel free to contact:

Martin Schlueter
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Tel +81-50-3362-5040, Fax +81-42-759-8461

Hernan Aguirre
Associate Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Shinshu University, JAPAN
Tel. +81-26-269-5253, Fax. +81-26-269-5220

Akira Oyama
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Tel 050-3362-4172, Fax 042-759-8461

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