Special Issue "Metaheuristic Algorithms in Optimization and Applications (volume 2)"

A special issue of Algorithms (ISSN 1999-4893).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Yun-Chia Liang

Industrial Engineering and Management Department, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
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Interests: combinatorial optimization; meta-heuristic; neural network; production scheduling; supply chain management
Guest Editor
Dr. Mehmet Fatih Tasgetiren

Industrial Engineering Department, Yasar University, Turkey
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Interests: heuristic optimization; scheduling; real parameter optimization
Guest Editor
Dr. Quan-Ke Pan

State Key Lab of Digital Manufacturing Equipment & Technology, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
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Interests: intelligent optimization theory, algorithms and applications modeling, optimization and scheduling for production manufacturing systems
Guest Editor
Dr. Angela Hsiang-Ling Chen

Business Administration Department, Nanya Institute of Technology, Taiwan
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Interests: project management; logistics and supply chain management; decision analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metaheuristic algorithms have attracted a great deal of attention in artificial intelligence, engineering design, data mining, planning and scheduling, logistics and supply chains, etc. This Special Issue focuses on the recent developments of metaheuristic algorithms and their diverse applications, as well as theoretical studies. Both combinatorial and continuous optimization problems are welcome.

We invite authors to contribute original research articles as well as review articles on recent advances in these active research areas. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Swarm intelligence such as Artificial Bee Colony, Ant Colony Optimization, Particle Swarm Optimization, and Virus Optimization Algorithm, etc.
  • Nature-inspired metaheuristic algorithms such as Evolutionary Algorithm, Genetic Algorithm, etc.
  • Neighborhood search algorithms such as Iterated Local Search, Simulated Annealing, Tabu Search, Variable Neighborhood Search, etc.
  • New metaheuristic frameworks/approaches/operators
  • Parallelization of metaheuristics
  • Hybridized algorithms
  • Empirical and theoretical research of metaheuristics
  • High-impact applications of metaheuristics
  • Challenging problems such as multi-objective, stochastic, or dynamic problems
  • Automatic configuration of metaheuristics

Dr. Yun-Chia Liang
Dr. Mehmet Fatih Tasgetiren
Dr. Quan-Ke Pan
Dr. Angela Hsiang-Ling Chen
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 850 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Meta-heuristics
  • Optimization
  • Evolutionary Algorithm
  • Swarm Intelligence

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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