Welcome to the
9th International Workshop on
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
Main scopes of this
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