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Multi/Many-core computing for parallel Metaheuristics (McM'2015)

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In conjunction with the 11th Metaheuristics International Conference MIC'2015

Multi/Many-core computing for parallel Metaheuristics (McM'2015)

7-10 June, 2015

Agadir, Morocco

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.  

Submission Deadline: Feb 6, 2015


  • 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 6, 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
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Mohand Mezmaz
University of Mons
Phone: +32 65 37 46 91
Fax: +32 65 37 46 45
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