Metaheuristics International Conference - Lorient, France - June 4-7, 2024

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                   MIC 2024: 15th Metaheuristics International Conference
                                           Lorient, France, June 4-7, 2024
                                    Proceedings in LNCS series by Springer


The Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC) series was established in 1995 and this is its 15th edition! MIC focuses on the progress of the area of Metaheuristics and their applications and provides an opportunity to the international research community to discuss recent research results, to develop new ideas and collaborations, and to meet old friends and make new ones in a relaxed atmosphere. MIC’2024 strives to propose a high-quality program that will be completed by a number of invited talks, tutorials, workshops and special sessions. This edition merges MIC, ICVNS and EU/ME in a unique conference.

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

  • Regular paper: novel and original research contributions of a maximum of 15 pages  (LNCS format)
  • Short paper: extended abstract of novel research works of 6 pages (LNCS format)
  • Oral presentation: high-quality published or preliminary recent works

Important Dates

  • Submissions / registrations open: December 1st, 2023
  • Submission deadline: January 5th, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: February 2nd, 2024
  • Early registration: March 3rd, 2024
  • Conference dates: June 4th to 7th, 2024

Plenary speakers

  • Laetitia Jourdan - University of Lille, France
  • Rafaël Martí - University of Valencia, Spain
  • Daniele Vigo - University of Bologna, Italy

List of Topics (pertaining to Metaheuristics)

  • Metaheuristic techniques (TS, SA, ILS, VNS, EA, MA, SS, ...)
  • Enhancement techniques (reactive search, self-tuning, offline configuration, algorithm portfolios, parallelization, ...)
  • Empirical and theoretical research (experiments, comparisons, new methodologies, search space analysis, theoretical insights, ...)
  • High-impact applications (bioinformatics, electrical and mechanical engineering, telecommunications, sustainability, scheduling, ...)
  • Hybridization techniques (with e.g. IP, CP, ML, ...)
  • Challenging applications (continuous, mixed discrete-continuous, multi-objective, stochastic, or dynamic problems)

General Chairs

  • Alexandru OLTEANU (Université Bretagne Sud, France)
  • Marc SEVAUX (Université Bretagne Sud, France)

Steering Committee

  • Fred GLOVER (Entanglement Inc., USA)
  • Celso RIBEIRO (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil)
  • Éric TAILLARD (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland)
  • Stefan VOSS (University of Hamburg, Germany)


Accepted regular and short papers will be published as post-proceedings in Lecture Notes in Computer Science series by Springer.

In addition, a post-conference special issue in International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR) will be considered for the significantly extended and revised versions of selected accepted papers.


The registration fees can be found on the conference website (

A limited number of scholarships will be awarded to participants coming from several countries. The deadline for application is set to February 12th, 2024. See website for further details.


The conference will be held in the city of Lorient in France. It is situated on the Atlantic coast in the Brittany region of France.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to [email protected]



 Prof. Marc Sevaux
 EURO Past-President
 Lab-STICC -- CNRS UMR 6285 - +33 297 874 564
 Université de Bretagne-Sud - Lorient, France