[Opt-net] Reminder cfp Matheuriwstics 2010

Vittorio Maniezzo maniezzo at csr.unibo.it
Fri Dec 18 10:26:45 MET 2009

Call for Papers Matheuristics 2010 



The Matheuristics 2010 workshop is proposed as a primary

forum for researchers working either on exploiting mathematical

programming (MP) techniques in a (meta)heuristic

framework or on granting to mathematical programming

approaches the cross-problem robustness and constrained-

CPU-time effectiveness which characterize metaheuristics.

Discriminating landmark is some form of exploitation of the

mathematical formulation of the problems of interest.

Metaheuristic algorithms and frameworks, such as tabu search,

genetic algorithms, VNS, etc., were in fact usually proposed in

years when Mixed Integer Programming (MIP) was seldom a

viable option for solving real-world problem instances, or

significant subproblems thereof.

However, research on mathematical programming, and in

particular on discrete optimization, has led to a state of the art

where MIP solvers or customized MP codes can be effective

even in a heuristic context, both as primary solvers or as


Matheuristics 2010 will help defining the state of the art for the

computational effectiveness and efficiency or theoretical

properties of integrated metaheuristics/MIP codes (MH codes).

Matheuristics 2010 will be entirely dedicated to this new

research option, the conference program will consist only of

plenary presentations.


Topics of interest include:

- Dual information and metaheuristics

- Decompositions and lower/upper bounds in MH codes

- Upper and lower bounds interacting evolutions

- Stochastic programming and heuristic search

- Metaheuristics for stochastic problems

- Model-based metaheuristics

- MIP solvers as search components (local branching, RINS, ...)

- Hybridizing (meta)heuristics and exact methods

- Experimental analysis and modeling of algorithms

- Real world case histories of successful MH applications


Matheuristics 2010 is not interested in heuristics tailored to a

specific problem that have no element which can be generalized

to other problems – no matter how mathematically sophisticated

they are – nor in metaheuristics variants which are not

justified by a mathematical model.


Paper submission

Submitted papers must be between 8 and 12 pages long, written in English,

typeset in LaTeX2e.


Important Dates

Deadline paper submission: February 15, 2010

Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2010

Deadline of the final paper: May 15, 2010

Conference: June 28–30, 2010


Conference Chair

Pierre Hansen HEC Montréal (Canada)

Vittorio Maniezzo University of Bologna (Italy)

Stefan Voss University of Hamburg (Germany)


Steering and Local Committee

Karl F. Doerner University of Vienna (Austria)

Matteo Fischetti University of Padova (Italy)

Michel Gendreau CIRRELT, Université de Montréal (Canada)

Richard F. Hartl University of Vienna (Austria)

Martin Savelsbergh Georgia Tech (USA)

Thomas Stuetzle ULB Bruxelles (Belgium)



University of Vienna

Department of Business Administration

Bruenner Strasse 72

A-1210 Wien, Austria

Phone: +43 1 4277–38092

Fax: +43 1 4277–38094

Email: matheuristics2010 at univie.ac.at





Vittorio Maniezzo, prof.           || vittorio.maniezzo at unibo.it

Department of Computer Science     || tel. +39 0547 338821

University of Bologna              || fax. +39 0547 338890

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