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   

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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   

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

contact: yss.benadada@gmail.com    

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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     

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