4th International Conference on Variable Neighborhood Search

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 06:21 Marc Sevaux

The 4th International Conference dedicated to Variable Neighborhood Search (IC on VNS) will be held in Málaga (Spain), 3 - 5 October 2016. More information on http://www.vnsconference2016.com

VNS is a metaheuristic based on systematic changes in the neighborhood structure within a search, for solving optimization problems and related tasks. The main goal of the IC on 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.

The aim of the 4th International Conference on VNS is to allow specialists and practitioners on Variable Neighborhood Search to effectively screen papers and participate in lively debates.

Conference themes

Theory and methodology:



Conference proceedings and Book of Abstracts


Publication in Special Issues

Conference chairs and Program Committee chairs are currently working in order to confirm special issues of prestigious journals, directly connected to papers presented at this conference. 

Previous editions of this conference already had special issues directly related to the conference from some of the following journals:


Participation fee

Participation fee covers:

Participation fee amount:


Submission system is open

The submission system is open now! You can submit your paper through:

Please, find further instructions for your submission in the following link:


Malaga is a beautiful city situated in the South of Spain. Placed by the sea it is high tourist destination surrounded by beautiful beaches. Its heritage makes this city attractive from a cultural perspective.

Get in
No visa is required for European Union, USA, Canadian, some other European citizens and some South America countries.

By plane
Malaga has an international airport placed next to the city. It is also possible to flight to Madrid and then reach Malaga by train or by bus.

By train
There is a fast train connecting Madrid-Malaga in about 2,5 hours. The train runs about 10 times per day in both directions. Train fares, timetables and tickets can be check and bought in advance at RENFE.

By bus
It is also possible to reach Malaga by bus from Madrid. Buses are much cheaper but the ride might take up to 6 hours.

Important dates

  • May 01, 2016 Paper and/or Abstract submission
  • May 22, 2016 Extended deadline
  • June 01, 2016 Final Deadline extension
  • July 01, 2016 Acceptance notice
  • July 15, 2016 Early registration ends
  • July 15, 2016 Submission of papers for the proceedings ends
  • September 12, 2016 Preliminary program schedule notice
  • October 03, 2016 - October 05, 2016 Conference Date


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