14th International Workshop on Computational Optimization (WCO'21)

online, 2 - 5 September, 2021


Best Paper Award - Past Winners

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:

  • combinatorial and continuous global optimization
  • unconstrained and constrained optimization
  • multiobjective and robust optimization
  • optimization in dynamic and/or noisy environments
  • optimization on graphs
  • large-scale optimization, in parallel and distributed computational environments
  • meta-heuristics for optimization, nature-inspired approaches and any other derivative-free methods
  • exact/heuristic hybrid methods, involving natural computing techniques and other global and local optimization methods
  • numerical and heuristic methods for modeling
The applications of interest are included in the list below, but are not limited to:
  • classical operational research problems (knapsack, traveling salesman, etc)
  • computational biology and distance geometry
  • data mining and knowledge discovery
  • human motion simulations; crowd simulations
  • industrial applications
  • optimization in statistics, econometrics, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, and engineering
  • environment modeling and optimization

Best Paper Award

The best WCO'21 paper will be awarded during the social dinner of FedCSIS 2021.
The best paper will be selected by WCO'21 co-Chairs by taking into consideration the scores suggested by the reviewers, as well as the quality of the given oral presentation.

Paper submission

  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF or MSWord file).
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 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 workshop.
  • Preprints containing accepted papers will be published on a USB memory stick provided to the FedCSIS participants.
  • Only papers presented at the conference will be published in Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® database.
  • Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers and posted at the conference WWW site.
  • Conference proceedings will be submitted for indexation according to information here.
  • Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference will be published as a volume in the Studies in Computational Intelligence Springer series.
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.

Past editions

Important dates

Paper submission (sharp / no extension): May 24, 2021
Position paper submission: June 14, 2021
Author notification: July 5, 2021
Final paper submission, registration: July 26, 2021
Payment: August 19, 2021
Conference date: September 2-5, 2021

FedCSIS 2021 is organized by

Institute of Information and Communication Technologies

Polish Information Processing Society

Warsaw University of Technology

Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Wrocław University of Economics

IEEE Computer Society Polish Section Chapter


Strategic Partner

QED Software