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3rd International Conference on Variable Neighborhood Search

The 3rd International Conference dedicated to Variable Neighborhood Search (IC on VNS) will be held in Djerba (Tunisia) October 8-11,2014.

VNS is a metaheuristic based on systematic changes in the neighborhood structure within a search, for solving optimization problems and related tasks. The main goal of the IC on VNS is to provide a stimulating environment in which researchers coming from various scientific fields can share and discuss their knowledge, expertise and ideas related to the VNS Metaheuristic and its applications.

The aim of the 3rd International Conference on VNS is to allow specialists and practitioners on Variable Neighborhood Search to effectively screen papers and participate in lively debates.

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Conference Chairs

Honorary Chair of the Conference:

  • Pierre Hansen, GERAD and HEC Montreal, Canada.

General chair:

  • Nenad Mladenovic, Valenciennes University, France and JUPIM, Serbia.

Conference chairs:

  • Bassem Jarboui, Sfax University, Tunisia.
  • Abdelwaheb Rebai, Sfax University, Tunisia.

Program Committee Chairs:

  • Saïd Hanafi, University of Valenciennes, France.
  • Abraham Duarte, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain.
  • Dragan Urosevic, Mathematical Institute SASA, Belgrade, Serbia.

 

Conference Themes

Theory and Methodology:

  • Theoretical or empirical analysis of VNS
  • New variants of deterministic and stochastic VNS
  • Continuous global VNS
  • Convergent VNS methods
  • Matheuristics and VNS
  • Formulation space VNS
  • Multi-objective VNS
  • Parallel VNS
  • VNS hybrids

Applications:

  • Mixed integer programming
  • Graphs, communication networks
  • Clustering, data mining, location
  • Inventory, routing, supply chains
  • Packing and covering
  • Discovery sciences
  • Other real world problems

 

Conference Proceedings and Book of Abstracts:

  • All papers accepted for presentation will be published in Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics, before the conference starts.
  • All accepted papers will be published in Book of abstracts. Participants are allowed to send just abstract of their presentation.

 

Important dates

  • June 8, 2014 Paper and/or Abstract submission
  • July 01, 2014 Acceptance notice
  • August 19, 2014 Early registration ends
  • August 31, 2014 Submission of papers for the Proceedings ends
  • September 04, 2014 Preliminary program schedule notice
  • October 08, 2014 - October 11, 2014 Conference date

 

Organizers and Partners

Organizer

  • Modeling and Optimization for Decisional, Industrial and Logistic Systems Laboratory (MODILS Lab), Tunisia.
  • OPTImization in MAnagement and Logistics Association

Partners

  • Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of Sfax
  • Mathematical Institute SANU, Belgrade
  • Université de Valenciennes
  • GERAD, Group for Research in Decision Analysis
  • EU/ME (EURO metaheuristic group) EURO

 

 

Important Dates

June 8, 2014

Paper and/or

Abstract submission

deadline extended

 

 

July 01, 2014

Acceptance notice

 

August 19, 2014

Early registration

ends

 

August 31, 2014

Submission of

papers for the

Proceedings ends

 

September 04,

2014 Preliminary

program schedule

notice

 

October 08, 2014 -

October 11, 2014

Conference date

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