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International Journal of Metaheuristics
International Journal of Metaheuristics


Special Issue on: "Application of Metaheuristics in the Field of Mechanical Engineering"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Kapil Kumar Goyal and Dr. Rakesh Kumar Phanden, M. M. University, India

This special issue aims to collect high-quality research articles with a solid background in both theoretical and practical aspects of developing and applying state-of-the-art heuristics/metaheuristics to the diverse set of problems in mechanical engineering. Today, computation costs have drastically reduced and a fast pace of development is witnessed in the field of heuristics/metaheuristics, which have come to rescue industries in terms of finding realistic solutions and reducing processing times significantly.

The challenges posed by industrial competitiveness, customer-driven markets, global economies and rapid development in product and process technology could certainly be resolved through the application of artificial intelligence and soft computing. This issue is a step towards integrating computer science, information technology and mechanical engineering to harness the unprecedented benefits of heuristics/metaheuristics.

Subject Coverage
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Application of heuristics/metaheuristics to the following:
    • Manufacturing systems
    • Manufacturing and machining parameter optimisation
    • Production planning and control
    • Engineering design
    • Supply chain management
    • Quality and reliability
    • Thermal engineering
    • CAD/CAM and robotics
  • Multiple objective optimisations through metaheuristics
  • Hybridisation of metaheuristics with classical techniques to solve mechanical engineering problems
  • Heuristics (ant colony optimisation, artificial immune systems, genetic algorithms, particle swarm intelligence, simulated annealing, tabu search, etc.)

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, 2015

Notification to authors: 30 June, 2015

Final versions due by: 31 August, 2015