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McM (+Special issue in CCPE) 2015 : CFP Multi/Many-core computing for parallel Metaheuristics


When Jun 7, 2015 - Jun 10, 2015
Where Agadir, Morocco
Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2015
Notification Due Mar 20, 2015
Final Version Due Apr 10, 2015
Categories    metaheuristics   optimization   parallel computing   multi/many-core computing

Call For Papers

*Multi/Many-core computing for parallel Metaheuristics(McM'2015)
*In conjunction with
*The 11th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC'2015)
*7-10 June, 2015
*Agadir, Morocco

Submission Deadline: Feb 28, 2015
Selected best papers of McM’2015 will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Wiley’s journal of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (CCPE).

Plenty of hard problems in a wide range of application areas, including engineering design, telecommunications, logistics, etc. have been modelled and tackled successfully with metaheuristics (evolutionary algorithms, scatter or swarm search, simulated annealing, Tabu search, etc.).
Nowadays, optimization problems become increasingly large and complex, forcing the use of parallel computing for their efficient and effective resolution. On the other hand, parallel computing has recently undergone a significant evolution in terms of performance and energy consumption with the emergence of multi-core and many-core computing technologies (GPU, MIC, etc.). Indeed, accelerators and coprocessors have powered many parallel and/or distributed environements including high-performance workstations, hybrid clusters among them the top ranked Top500 and Green500 ones, and computational grids and clouds.
The design and implementation of parallel metaheuristics for the above environments raise several issues related in the same time to the characteristics of these hardware execution machines and those of the parallel models of metaheuristics. This workshop seeks to provide an opportunity for the researchers to present their original contributions on the joint use of advanced (discrete or continuous, single or multi-objective, static or dynamic, deterministic or stochastic, hybrid) optimization methods and distributed and/or parallel multi/many-core computing, and any related issues.

Parallel models (island, master-worker, multi-start, etc.) for metaheuristics revisited for multi-core and/or many-core (MMC) environments.
Parallel mechanisms for hybridization of metaheuristics on MMC environments.
Implementation of parallel metaheuristics on MMC workstations, MMC clusters, MMC grids/clouds, etc.
Software frameworks for the design and implementation of parallel and/or distributed MMC metaheuristics.
Computational/theoretical studies reporting results on solving challenging problems using MMC computing.
Performance metrics for MMC parallel and/or distributed metaheuristics.
Energy-aware optimization for/with MMC parallel and/or distributed metaheuristics.

Authors are invited to submit papers to the McM'2015 workshop. During submission authors will be required to specify which track they are submitting their paper to. Submitted papers to McM'2015 must be formatted according to MIC 2015 guidelines and submitted electronically through the MIC 2015 paper submission site. Full instructions including formatting guidelines and electronic templates (both LaTeX and Microsoft Word) are available on the MIC 2015 website. Submission is only electronic, in PDF format, using the easychair system.
At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop to present the work. Authors will be required to agree to this requirement at the time of submission.
All papers are due electronically by the deadline reported above. Submissions that do not meet the length or formatting requirements will not be accepted for review. No email or fax submissions will be accepted. Notification of receipt of an electronically submitted paper will be emailed to the designated contact author soon after receipt. If there are problems with the electronic submission, the program chairs will contact the designated author by email.
If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please feel free to contact the workshop organizers.

In addition, a special issue of an appropriate journal (to be announced later) is planned to be published. Participants will be invited to submit extended versions of their work for consideration.

Submission deadline: Feb 28, 2015
Notification of acceptance: March 20, 2015
Camera ready copy: April 10, 2015
Early registration: April 10, 2015
Conference: June 7-10, 2015

Nouredine Melab
Université Lille 1 / INRIA Lille - Nord Europe / CNRS LIFL
Phone: +33 3 59 57 78 86
Fax: +33 3 28 77 85 37

Mohand Mezmaz
University of Mons
Phone: +32 65 37 46 91
Fax: +32 65 37 46 45

International Program Committee (To be extended)
Ahcène Bendjoudi, CERIST, Algeria
Didier El Baz, LAAS-CNRS, France
Bertrand Le Cun, Université de Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense, France
Andrew Lewis, Griffith University, Australia
Pierre Manneback, University of Mons, Belgium
Malika Mehdi, University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria
Nouredine Melab, Université Lille 1, France
Mohand Mezmaz, University of Mons, Belgium
Sanaz Mostagim, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
Celso C. Ribeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brasil
Catherine Roucairol, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Franciszek Seredynski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
El-Ghazali Talbi, Université Lille 1, France
Daniel Tuyttens, University of Mons, Belgium

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