Call for papers


Int. J. of Metaheuristics


Special Issue on: "Randomised Heuristics for Communication Networks"


Guest Editor:
Dr. Pablo Romero, Universidad de la República, Uruguay


The goal is to achieve a major understanding in hard combinatorial problems in Communication Networks. Potential contributions should clearly state the problem, main challenges and methodology. The authors should emphasise the effect of randomisation in their analysis. Greedy randomised heuristics, population-based heuristics, nature-inspired solutions, random algorithms and approximation algorithms are especially welcome.


Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Fibre optics communication
  • Wireless systems
  • Traffic engineering
  • Topological network design
  • Communication protocols
  • Resilience in software-defined networking
  • Network reliability
  • Performance evaluation of resilient networks
  • Robust network design for hostile environments
  • Cooperative systems
  • Content delivery networks


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).


All papers are refereed through a peer review process.


All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.


Important Dates


Manuscripts due by: 31 March, 2018


Notification to authors: 15 July, 2018


Final versions due by: 1 September, 2018