Call for papers
Learning and Intelligent OptimizatioN Conference - LION (II) 2007.
December 8-13, 2007 - Trento, Italy.
Building on the success of the first LION meeting in February, 2007, the LION II conference aims at bringing together experts actively engaged in research at the intersection of machine learning, artificial intelligence, mathematical programming, and algorithm analysis to discuss novel approaches to understanding and solving challenging optimization problems. The conference program will consist of plenary presentations, introductory and advanced tutorials, technical presentations, and discussion sessions. Authors of all accepted original presentations will be invited to submit their work to a conference post-proceedings volume. Additionally, a special journal issue dedicated to intelligent optimization will follow publication of the post- proceedings volume. The publication outlets for both the post-proceedings volume and journal special issue are currently under negotiation.
Please see the conference web site for full and up-to-date information.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Stochastic local search methods and meta-heuristics
- Reactive search (online self-tuning methods)
- Supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning applied to heuristic search
- Hybridizations of constraint and mathematical programming with meta-heuristics
- Memory-based optimization
- Model-based meta-heuristics
- Prohibition-based methods (tabu search)
- Memetic algorithms and evolutionary / local search hybrids
- Penalty-based methods and dynamic local search
- Variable neighborhood search
- Evolutionary algorithms and swarm intelligence methods
- Adaptation of discrete optimization methods to continuous optimization problems
- Algorithm portfolios and racing algorithms
- Experimental analysis and modeling of algorithms
- Original novel and unpublished work (max. 15 pages), for publication in Springer LNCS if accepted.
- An extended abstract of work-in-progress or a position statement (max. 4 pages). A limited set of work-in-progress abtracts shall be invited for the submission of a complete paper after the conference, to undergo an additional review process as for the complete papers above.
- Manuscripts that have recently been accepted for publication or appeared within the last 6 months in a peer-reviewed journal or which are currently under review (max. 15 pages), only for oral presentation.
- Tutorial proposals (max. 1 page to be submitted directly to prof. David Woodruff)
Statements of interests, position statements, and extended abstracts will not appear in the conference post-proceedings volume. All submissions will appear in informal proceedings, to be distributed at the conference.
Submissions will be handled according to the following schedule:
September 15, 2007: (Hard) Deadline for submissions.
November 10, 2007: Notification of acceptance.
January 31: Deadline for post-proceedings submissions.