Calls for papers


International Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management
International Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management


Special Issue on: "Evolutionary Computation and Related Metaheuristics"

Guest Editors:
Laura Núñez Letamendia, IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
Jose Ignacio Hidalgo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Evolutionary computation has become an essential tool for solving difficult and high-dimensional optimization and classification problems in a broad range of real data management and knowledge discovery problems. Evolutionary computation is associated with systems that use computational models of evolutionary processes (i.e. based to some degree on the evolution of biological life in the natural world) as the key elements in design and implementation.

A number of evolutionary computational and related metaheuristic models have been proposed, including genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, learning classifier systems and other genetics-based machine learning, evolvable hardware, artificial life, adaptive behavior, ant colony optimization, swarm intelligence, etc.

Authors are invited to submit their original and unpublished work (theoretical and empirical contributions) in the areas of evolutionary and other related meta-heuristic algorithms approaches.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Distributed and parallel computation
  • Representation and operators
  • Adaptation and tuning of the control parameters
  • Self- adaptation
  • Constraints handling with EC
  • Population dynamics analysis
  • Fitness landscape analysis
  • Hybrid algorithms
  • Real-world applications
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Combinatorial and numerical optimization
  • Very high-dimensional optimization
  • Classifier systems
  • Industrial and engineering applications
  • Telecommunications and networks
  • Scheduling and planning
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Dynamic and uncertain environments
  • Economic and financial applications

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 was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Full paper submission: 1 December, 2010 (extended)

Notification of Acceptance: 15 January, 2011
(Revise and resubmit notification; only papers with minor review requirements will be accepted)

Resubmit deadline: 30 February, 2011