9th International Workshop on Computational Optimization (WCO'16)

Gdansk, Poland, 11 - 14 September, 2016

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
  • continues 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
  • computational biology and optimization
  • distance geometry and applications
  • optimization methods for learning processes and data mining
  • application of optimization methods on real life and industrial problems
  • computational optimization methods in statistics, econometrics, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering etc.

Paper submission

  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of 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 indexed in BazEkon and submitted for indexation in: Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation Index, SciVerse Scopus, InspecIndex CopernicusDBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar
  • Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference will be published as a volume in the Studies in Computational Intelligence series.
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.


Past Conferences

Important dates

  • Call for event proposals: October 30, 2015
  • Call for dissemination event proposals: December 15, 2015
  • Paper submission: April 18, 2016
  • Position paper submission: May 30, 2016
  • Acceptance decision: June 13, 2016
  • Final version of paper submission: July 04, 2016
  • Final deadline for discounted fee: July 31, 2016
  • Conference dates: September 11-14, 2016

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