The 7th International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing META’18 will held at Marrakech in Morocco on the Oct 27-31 2018. All selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Following the tradition, selected long papers will be published in a postponed Springer book as in META'2014 and META'2016.


At least, 2 special special issues for ISI and SCOPUS journals are also confirmed:

- Special issue in "Optimization and learning" in Wiley Journal ITOR - International Journal on Operational Research (deadline for submission: 31 May 2019)


- Special issue in "Metaheuristics for 4.0 industry" in  Elsevier Journal Swarm-and-Evolutionary-Computation (submission already open, deadline for submission: 31 May 2019)


Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis published by Wiley and edited by Hatem Masri ( and El-Ghazali Talbi ( issue on “MCDM models for Economic Development

Algorithms, published by MDPI and edited by Fouad Ben Abdelaziz ( Special issue on “Swarm Intelligence for Operations and Supply Chain Management

Annals of Operations Research, published Springer and edited by med Kacem (, Davide La Torre (, and Hatem Masri (  Special issue on “New Trends in Multiobjective Optimization Techniques and Applications

META is one of the most popular conference focusing in the area of metaheuristics and their applications. As in the previous six editions, META’2018 will provide an opportunity to the international research community in metaheuristics for optimization and machine learning to discuss recent research results, to develop new ideas and collaborations, and to meet researchers from diverse countries in a friendly and excellent atmosphere.

META'2018 welcomes submissions that cover any aspects of metaheuristic research such as new algorithmic design and implementation, real-life and academic applications in science and industry, theoretical developments, and experimental analysis. META'2018 strives for a high-quality program completed by a number of tutorials, workshops and special  sessions.



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Important dates

- Special session, tutorial, workshop proposals: March 30, 2018

- Paper Submission deadline extended : Monday May 15, 2018

- Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2018

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