Workshop on Computational Optimization (WCO'2012)
Wrocław, Poland, September 9-12, 2012
Many real world problems arising in engineering, economics, medicine and other domains can be formulated as optimization tasks. These problems are frequently characterized by non-convex, non-differentiable, discontinuous, noisy or dynamic objective functions and constraints which ask for adequate computational methods.
The aim of this workshop is to stimulate the communication between researchers working on different fields of optimization and practitioners who need reliable and efficient computational optimization methods.
We invite original contributions related to both theoretical and practical aspects of optimization methods.
The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:
- unconstrained and constrained optimization
- combinatorial optimization
- global optimization
- multiobjective optimization
- optimization in dynamic and/or noisy environments
- large scale optimization
- parallel and distributed approaches in optimization
- random search algorithms, simulated annealing, tabu search and other derivative free optimization methods
- nature inspired optimization methods (evolutionary algorithms, ant colony optimization, particle swarm optimization, immune artificial systems etc)
- hybrid optimization algorithms involving natural computing techniques and other global and local optimization methods
- optimization methods for learning processes and data mining
- computational optimization methods in statistics, econometrics, finance, physics, medicine, biology, engineering etc
Paper Submission and Publication
- Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
- Only papers presented at the conference will be included in the IEEE Xplore® database and submitted for indexation in: DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Google Scholar, Inspec, Scirus, SciVerse Scopus and Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation Index
- Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of MSWord file)
- The total length of a paper should not exceed 8 pages (IEEE style). IEEE style templates are available here.
Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference will be will be considered for a
- Volume in the Springer series Studies in Computational Intelligence,
- and Special Issue(s) of journals that will be announced later.
- Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.
All papers submitted to the WCO workshop will be considred for the Zdzislaw Pawlak Award for the Best Paper and the Best Student Paper. Furthermore, papers matching the focus of the award wil be considered for the International Fuzzy Systems Association Award for Young Scientist.
- Paper submission: May 14, 2012
- Author notification: June 17, 2012
- Final submission and registration opening: July 8, 2012
- Conference date: September 9-12, 2012