Call for Participation

NEO 2016
4th International Workshop on

Numerical and Evolutionary Optimization
September 20 + 21, 2016: NEO 2016
September 22 - 24, 2016: NEO Cities 2016

Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico, Mexico 

Scope of the NEO

The  development of powerful search and optimization techniques is of great importance in science and engineering, particularly in today's
world that requires researchers to tackle a variety of real-world problems. In general, we see two well-established fields that are addressing these issues, (i) traditional numerical optimization techniques and (ii) bio-inspired meta-heuristic methods. Both general approaches have unique strengths and weaknesses, allowing researchers to solve some challenging problems but still fail in others.

The goal of NEO is to bring together people from both fields to discuss, compare and merge these complimentary perspectives, to help
in the development of collaborative work that might allow researchers to maximize the strengths and to minimize the weaknesses of both paradigms. Moreover, NEO intends to help researchers in these fields understand real-world problems that might benefit from such algorithms,
particularly in pressing issues that affect us all:  health care, smart cities, big data, among others.

NEO invites researchers to present their work, encouraging original contributions but also accepting presentations of previously-published works that fit into the NEO´s objective.

Topics of interest include:

A) Search and Optimization:
- Single- and multi-objective optimization
- Advances in evolutionary algorithms and genetic programming
- Hybrid and memetic algorithms
- Set oriented numerics
- Stochastic optimization

B)  Real World Problems:
- Health systems
- Computer vision and pattern recognition
- Energy conservation and prediction
- Modeling and control of real-world systems
- Smart cities

NEO Cities 2016

The NEO Cities 2016 is a satellite event to the NEO 2016 to be held at September 22 to 24, 2016, that will focus on optimization aspects of future and smart cities. Participants of the NEO 2016 will have free access to the NEO Cities 2016 event. See here

for more information about the event. See also here

for the call for participation for the NEO Cities 2016.

Invited Speakers (to be continued)

Enrique Dunn, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Gerardo Hernández Del Valle, Bank of Mexico, Mexico
Raul Cortes Mateos, RACOM Microelectronics, Mexico
Jian-Qiao Sun, UC Merced, USA
El-Ghazali Talbi, University Lille 1, France
Maxim Ivanov Todorov, UDLAP Puebla, Mexico
Massimiliano Vasile, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Carlos A. Coello Coello, Cinvestav-IPN, Mexico (NEO Cities 2016)

General Chairs

Dr. Leonardo Trujillo Reyes, Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana (ITT), Mexico
Dr. Massimiliano Vasile, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Dr. Oliver Schuetze, Cinvestav-IPN, Mexico
Dr. Annalisa Riccardi, U. of Strathclyde, Scotland

Submission, Participation and Publication (UPDATED)

The NEO 2016 will accept extended abstracts that will be published in the book of abstracts. Abstracts should be submitted with complete author and institution information by email to:
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The latest submission date is September 10th, but authors are encouraged to do so earlier. Acceptance will be notified September 12th.

Additionally, the NEO 2016 will offer a post proceedings that will be published in the "Studies in Computational Intelligence" book
series of Springer.

Finally, one or more special issues in international journals for substantially extended versions of the presentations will be offered. More information about the special issues to come soon.

Registration Fee (UPDATED)

There will be a fee to cover the expenses of the event:

Registration: 3,000 MX
-  participation at the workshops (NEO 2016 and NEO Cities 2016)
-  welcome bag
-  coffee-breaks and lunches
-  gala dinner

A "factura" can be generated for the Mexican participants. In that case, 16 percent of the amount will be added for taxes. Participants are requested to indicate that a factura is required at the time of payment. Details of how to make the payments will be published in the NEO 2016 home page in the Registration section:

Further, additional hard copies of the NEO 2015 post proceedings can be ordered until Aug. 15, 2016.

Importand Dates (UPDATED)

Sep. 10: deadline for abstract submission (please send before this date if possible to )
Sep. 12: notification of acceptance
Sep. 20 + 21: NEO 2016
Sep. 22 - 24: NEO Cities 2016
Dec. 2016: submission of chapters for the post proceedings and the manuscripts for the special issue(s).

Conference Location

The venue is the hotel Mandarin Carton

in Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico, Mexico, which is in the north (and very close to)  Mexico City.

Further Information

Details and up-to-date information can be found on the webpage of the event: