6th Workshop on Computational Optimization (WCO'13)
Kraków, Poland, September 8-11, 2013
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, Publication and Indexation
- Authors should submit full papers in English (as Postscript, PDF, MSWord, or ODF file).
- The total length of a paper must not exceed 8 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). IEEE style templates are available here.
- Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the conference.
- Submitted papers must be unpublished and not under review in any other conference or journal (submissions that violate this requirement will be regarded as self-plagiarism).
- Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.
- Only papers presented at the conference will be included in the IEEE Xplore® database and submitted for indexation.
- Proceedings of the FedCSIS 2012 conference were indexed in the Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation Index, where they will also be submitted in 2013.
- Furthermore, FedCSIS proceedings will be submitted for indexation to: DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Inspec, Scirus, and other repositories.
- Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference will be published as Special Issue(s) in Studies of Computational Intelligence of Springer.
- Paper submission: May 21, 2013
- Author notification: June 21, 2013
- Registration opening (regular registration fee): July 5, 2013
- Final paper submission system opening: July 5, 2013
- Submission of the final version of the paper deadline: July 12, 2013
- Deadline for fee payment to assure paper publication: August 12, 2013
- Higher registration fee comes to effect: August 25, 2013
- Conference date: September 8-11, 2013