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EU/ME 2016

Workshop on Design and Analysis of Metaheuristics

March 17 – 18, 2016
University of Antwerp (Belgium)

The Antwerp Operations Research Group ANT/OR is looking forward to welcome you at the 17th EU/ME workshop on Design and Analysis of Metaheuristics.The conference will be held on March 17th – 18th, 2016 in Antwerp (Belgium).

We invite all researchers, practitioners, and students from the field of metaheuristics, to participate in this EU/ME-workshop. Authors are encouraged to contribute by submitting an extended abstract (max. 3 pages). We are especially looking for research in all fields of methodology and applications with a focus on best practices in design of metaheuristics. Furthermore, we encourage research that includes (but is not limited to) a proper analysis of the algorithmic performance, parameter tuning, the setup of a good experiment, ... The main questions of this EU/ME workshop will be:

  • What is a good metaheuristic design?
  • Which metaheuristic framework to use?
  • How to make the developed solution approach robust, reliable and efficient?
  • What with parameters in the model and how to tune them?

Important dates for submission and registration to the conference are:

Abstract submission: Friday, February 5, 2016.
Abstract acceptance: Friday, February 12, 2016.
Registration: Friday, March 4, 2016.
Conference: March 17-18, 2016.

For more information, registration or abstract submission, go to the conference website:

We look forward to meeting you in Antwerp, on 17 and 18 March 2016. May the force be with you!