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International Journal of Metaheuristics
International Journal of Metaheuristics


Special Issue on: "Recent Advances in Bio-inspired Metaheuristics and their Engineering Applications"

Guest Editor:
Dr. Ahmad Rezaee Jordehi, Ayandegan University, Iran

Optimisation problems can be found in every area of science and technology. Real-world optimisation problems are typically constrained, multi-modal, multi-objective and have mixed discrete-continuous decision variables.

From an optimisation perspective, solving such complex optimisation problems is very formidable and demanding. Among different strategies, metaheuristics are the most commonly used techniques for solving real-world optimisation problems, and they generally lead to satisfactory outcomes. Most metaheuristic optimisation algorithms take inspiration from natural phenomena.

A large amount of research effort is being put into developing advanced efficient metaheuristic optimisation algorithms for solving optimisation problems. This special issue mainly aims to cover novel metaheuristic optimisation algorithms and their applications to real-world problems.

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

  • Novel bio-inspired metaheuristic optimisation algorithms
  • Engineering applications of bio-inspired metaheuristic optimisation algorithms
  • Constraint handling strategies in bio-inspired metaheuristic optimisation algorithms
  • Handling multimodal problems with metaheuristic optimisation algorithms
  • Parameter selection in bio-inspired metaheuristic optimisation algorithms
  • Hybrids of metaheuristic optimisation algorithms
  • Performance of metaheuristic optimisation algorithms in uncertain environments
  • Comparison of the performance of metaheuristics in engineering optimisation problems
  • Reviews on metaheuristic optimisation algorithms
  • Swarm intelligence-based optimisation versus evolutionary-based optimisation

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

Full paper submission due: 7 April, 2016