The 2nd Mini EURO Conference dedicated to Variable Neighborhood Search (MEC-VNS) will be held in Herceg Novi (Montenegro) October 4-7, 2012.
The Mini EURO Conferences (MEC) constitute one of the instruments provided by EURO (the Association of European Operational Research societies) to promote the research in its field of interest. Each MEC is an specialized conference focusing a particular promising OR theme of research. These events are organized to allow specialists and practitioners of the selected topic of research to effectively screen papers participate in lively debates.
VNS is a metaheuristic based on systematic changes in the neighbour-rhood structure within a search, for solving optimization problems and related tasks. The main goal of the 2nd MEC-VNS is to provide a stimulating environment in which researchers coming from various scientific fields can share and discuss their knowledge, expertise and ideas related to the VNS Metaheuristic and its applications.