9th international workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics8th international workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics

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Welcome to the

9th International Workshop on
Hybrid Metaheuristics


at Esplanade 36, 20345 Hamburg, Germany

The workshop will be held from June 11-13, 2014, back to back with our 5th International Workshop on Model-Based Metaheuristics,
the "
Matheuristics 2014"

The HM Workshops are intended to be an international forum for researchers in the area of design, analysis, and experimental evaluation of metaheuristics. Metaheuristics, such as simulated annealing, evolutionary algorithms, tabu search, ant colony optimization, scatter search and iterated local search, are considered state-of-the-art methods for many problems. In recent years, however, it has become evident that the concentration on a sole metaheuristic is rather restrictive. A skilled combination of concepts from different optimization techniques can provide a more efficient behavior and a higher flexibility when dealing with real-world and large-scale problems. Hybrid Metaheuristics are such techniques for optimization that combine different metaheuristics or integrate AI/OR techniques into metaheuristics. The preceding Workshops were held in Ischia Island (HM 2013), Vienna (HM 2010), Udine (HM 2009), Malaga (HM 2008), Dortmund (HM 2007), Gran Canaria (HM 2006), Barcelona (HM 2005), and Valencia (HM 2004).

HM2014 is organized as a single-track conference and a non-profit event.


HM 2014 accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series, LNCS No. 8457. Please contact Maria Blesa for questions. The Proceedings are now published (link updated June 5, 2014, 2:00 pm):



NEW! Follow-up Event: PhD-Course on

Stochastic Programming and Progressive Hedging

Following the Hybrid Metaheuristics workshop there will be a PhD-Course held by

Prof. David L. Woodruff, PhD
University of California at Davis, Davis, California, USA

Main scopes of this course are:

Optimization Under Uncertainty
Stochastic Programming: abstract formulations
   Examples from logistics and operations
Basic Progressive Hedging
Chance Constrained Formulations

Risk Measures
Implementation Issues

 The course will take place on:

June 14, 2014, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, room no. 4011/13, Esplanade 36, 20345 Hamburg

June 16, 2014, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, room no. 4011/13, Esplanade 36, 20345 Hamburg

June 17, 2014, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, room no. 4030, Von-Melle-Park 5, 20148 Hamburg

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