[hpc-announce] CFP-McM'2015+Special issue: Multi/Many-core computing for parallel Metaheuristics

Mohand MEZMAZ mohand.mezmaz at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 07:03:31 CST 2014

Please accept our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this CFP.

*Multi/Many-core computing for parallel Metaheuristics(McM'2015)
*In conjunction with
*The 11th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC'2015)
*7-10 June, 2015
*Agadir, Morocco

Submission Deadline: Feb 6, 2015

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.

Parallel models (island, master-worker, multi-start, etc.) for
metaheuristics revisited for multi-core and/or many-core (MMC)
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

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
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
Email: nouredine.melab at lifl.fr

Mohand Mezmaz
University of Mons
Phone: +32 65 37 46 91
Fax: +32 65 37 46 45
Email: mohand.mezmaz at umons.ac.be

International Program Committee (To be extended)
Ahcène Bendjoudi, CERIST, Algeria
Didier El Baz, LAAS-CNRS, France
Bertrand Le Cun, Université de Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense, France
Andrew Lewis, Griffith University, Australia
Pierre Manneback, University of Mons, Belgium
Malika Mehdi, University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria
Nouredine Melab, Université Lille 1, France
Mohand Mezmaz, University of Mons, Belgium
Sanaz Mostagim, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
Celso C. Ribeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brasil
Catherine Roucairol, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Franciszek Seredynski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
El-Ghazali Talbi, Université Lille 1, France
Daniel Tuyttens, University of Mons, Belgium

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