Held in conjunction with the
11th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving From Nature (PPSN 2010)
Interest in cooperative search has risen considerably due to its success to provide novel ways to combine different search algorithms. Current research has shown that cooperative search which involves the parallel execution and cooperation of several (meta/hyper-) heuristics and/or exact methods can improve the performance of the algorithms, especially when dealing with large scale combinatorial optimisation problems. Moreover, parallel cooperative search can be used to provide more powerful problem solving environments in a variety of fields, ranging, for example, from finance to bio- and health-informatics. The goal of the workshop is to bring international researchers and practitioners together to cover the most recent trends in this emerging area, complementing it with practical implementations and demonstrations in this field.
Workshop structure and invited Speakers
We are planning a half-day workshop (4.5 hour long) with two main sessions: invited talks and presentations. The invited speakers will be announced soon. The submissions will go through a review process and accepted contributions will be presented in the workshop. The presentation format (oral or poster) will be decided later, depending on the number of accepted contributions. We are aiming a rich and lively workshop to share new ideas.
Call for Abstracts
We invite submissions as extended abstracts of three pages without exceeding 1000 words in LNCS style (here sample template in Word) addressing a relevant topic provided below. The abstracts should be submitted in PDF format directly to the following e-mail address: djamila.ouelhadjATport.ac.uk
Authors of accepted contributions will have the opportunity to write extended versions of their papers for submission to a respected journal which will be announced soon.
Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
· Deadline for abstract submission
July 10, 2010
· Notification of Acceptance
August 10, 2010
September 11, 2010