Special sessions

1. Metaheuristics for big data organized by Dr. Amir Nakib, Frederic Heliodore  (Alstom, France)

contact:  frederic.heliodore@alstom.com

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2. Metaheuristics for smart grids and energy systems organized by Dr. Jean-Yves Lucas (EDF, France)

contact:  jean-yves.lucas@edf.fr 

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3.  Hybrid and parallel metaheuristics for optimization and learning organized by Dr. O. Abdelkafi (Univ. Lille & INRIA, France), Dr. M. Brevilliers (Univ. Haute-Alsace, France), Prof. L. Idoumghar (Univ. Haute-Alsace, France), Dr. J. Lepagnot (Univ. Haute-Alsace, France), Prof. N. Melab (Univ. Lille & INRIA, France) 

contact: Omar.Abdelkafi@univlille1.fr mathieu.brevilliers@uha.fr  lhassane.idoumghar@uha.fr  julien.lepagnot@uha.fr  Nouredine.Melab@univ-lille1.fr 

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4.  Nature-Inspired Algorithms: Design, Analysis and Application organized by Prof. A. Salhi (Univ. Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom), Prof. E. Fraga (UCL, London, United Kingdom)

contact:  as@essex.ac.uk, e.fraga@ucl.ac.uk 

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5.  Heuristic and metaheuristic methods for complex systes scheduling organized by Dr. Y. Ouazene (Univ. Technologie de Troyes, France), Prof.. F. Yalaoui (Univ. Technologie de Troyes, France)

contact: yassine.ouazene@utt.fr and farouk.yalaoui@utt.fr 

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6.  Metaheuristics and surrogate modelling organized by Prof. P. Korošec (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia), Dr.  G. Papa (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)

contact:  peter.korosec@ijs.sigregor.papa@ijs.si

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7.  Metaheuristics for signal and image processing organized by Pr. A. Taleb-Ahmed (Univ. Valenciennes, France), Dr. A. Nakib (Paris Est, France)

contact:   abdelmalik.Taleb-Ahmed@univ-valenciennes.frnakib@u-pec.fr 

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8.  Metaheuristics for Electronic Design Automation, Embedded Systems and telecommunication field organized by Prof. B. Benhala (Univ. Meknès, Morocco)

contact: b.benhala@fs-umi.ac.ma 

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9.  Simheuristics: Development, Deployment, and Applications organized by Dr. M. Dehghani (Northeastern University, USA)

contact: M.dehghani@northeastern.edu 

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10.  Metaheuristics for Remanufacturing and Reverse logistics

      Computational intelligence for blockchain systems

      Heuristics for regret, robust and stochastic optimization, organized by Dr. A. Sbihi  (EM Normandie, France)

contact: ASBIHI@em-normandie.fr 

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11.  Metaheuristics for multi-stage systems in reverse logistic organized by Dr M. Godichaud (Université de Technologie de Troyes, France) and Prof. L. Amodeo (Université de Technologie de Troyes, France).

contact: matthieu.godichaud@utt.fr, lionel.amodeo@utt.fr

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12.  Simulation and optimisation for intermodal container terminal organized by Prof. J. Boukachour (Univ. Havre, France)

contact:  boukachour@gmail.com 

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13.  Metaheuristics for Digital Manufacturing Systems & Industry 4.0 organized by  Dr. Taha Arbaoui, ICD- LOSI, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France, Dr. Alice Yalaoui, ICD- LOSI, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France, Farouk Yalaoui, ICD- LOSI, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France

contact:  taha.arbaoui@utt.fr; alice.yalaoui@utt.fr , farouk.yalaoui@utt.fr   

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14.  Metaheuristics for the optimization of production and assembly lines design organized by Dr. Hicham CHEHADE, President CEO of OPTA LP, Dr. Yassine OUAZENE, ICD-LOSI, University of Technology of Troyes, France, Farouk Yalaoui, ICD- LOSI, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France

contact:  chehade@opta-lp.com, yassine.ouazene@utt.fr; farouk.yalaoui@utt.fr   _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

15.  Meta-heuristics and optimization techniques for energy-oriented manufacturing systems organized by DrTaha Arbaoui, ICD- LOSI, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France, Dr. Alice Yalaoui, ICD- LOSI, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France

contact:  taha.arbaoui@utt.fr; alice.yalaoui@utt.fr   ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

16.  Green vehicle routing problem organized  by Prof. A. El Hilali, Prof. Y. Bendada,  University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco

contact: yss.benadada@gmail.com    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

17.  Machine learning for the tuning of metaheuristics organized  by Prof. A. El Afia,  University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco

contact: a.elafia@um5s.net.ma     ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

18. Reliability and optimization of systems of systems organized  by Prof. Prof. A. El Hami (INSA Rouen, France), Prof. M. Itmi (INSA Rouen, France), Prof. B. Radi (Hassan 1er University, Morocco)

contact: Abdelmaled.elhami@insa-rouen.fr, mhamed.itmi@insa-rouen.de, bouchaib.radi@yahoo.fr 

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