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1st Call for Participation (apologies for multiple copies)

MESS 2018 - Metaheuristics Summer School
- from Design to Implementation -
21-25 July 2018, Taormina, Italy
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** APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15th April 2018 **

MESS 2018 is aimed at qualified and strongly motivated MSc and PhD  
students; post-docs; young researchers, and both academic and  
industrial professionals to provide an overview on the several  
metaheuristics techniques, and an in-depth analysis of the  
state-of-the-art. As first edition, MESS 2018 wants to analyze all  
metaheuristics from its designing to its implementation. In  
particular, in MESS 2018 will be analyzed modern heuristic methods for  
search and optimization problems, as well as the classical exact  
optimization methods, seen also in the metaheuristics context.

All participants will have plenty of opportunities for debate and work  
with leaders in the field, benefiting from direct interaction and  
discussions in a stimulating environment. They will also have the  
possibility to present their recently results and/or their working in  
progress through oral or poster presentations, and interact with their  
scientific peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.

** Confirmed Speakers

+ Christian Blum, IIIA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

+ Salvatore Greco, University of Catania, Italy & University of Portsmouth, UK

+ Gunther Raidl, Technische Universitat Wien, Austria

+ Celso Ribeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil

+ El-Ghazali Talbi, University of Lille 1, France

+ Daniele Vigo, University of Bologna, Italy

More Speakers will be announced soon!!

** Short Talk and Poster Presentation

All participants may submit an abstract of their recent results, or  
works in progress, for presentation and having the opportunities for  
debate and interact with leaders in the field. Mini-Workshop  
Organizers and Scientific Committee will review the abstracts and will  
recommend for the format of the presentation (oral or poster). All  
abstracts will be published on the electronic hands-out book of the  
summer school.

The Abstracts must be submitted by *April 15, 2018*.

** School Directors

+ Salvatore Greco, University of Catania, Italy
+ Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, USA
+ Mario Pavone, University of Catania, Italy
+ El-Ghazali Talbi, University of Lille 1, France
+ Daniele Vigo, University of Bologna, Italy

** Oral & Poster Presentation Organizers

+ Luca Di Gaspero, Unviersity of Udine, Italy
+ Paola Festa, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy   --   [log in to unmask]
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Dr. Mario Pavone (PhD)
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Catania
V.le A. Doria 6 - 95125 Catania, Italy
tel: 0039 095 7383034
fax: 0039 095 330094
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MESS 2018 - Metaheuristics Summer School
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