Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Applied Evolutionary Computation (IJAEC)

Special Issue On: Modern Hybrid Heuristic Optimization Techniques

Submission Due Date

Guest Editors
Dr. Tarun Kumar Sharma
Associate Professor, Amity School of Engineering & Technology
Amity University Rajasthan
Jaipur, India

Dr. Millie Pant
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Science and Engineering
IIT Roorkee, India

Prof. Ajith Abraham
Director, Machine Intelligence Research Lab (MIR), USA

Dr. Sebastian Basterrech
Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Czech Technical University
Prague, Czech Republic

Several heuristic tools have evolved in the past decades that facilitate solving optimization problems that were previously difficult or impossible to solve. These tools include Evolutionary computation, Simulated annealing, Tabu search, Genetic Algorithms, Differential Evolution, Particle Swarms, Ant Colony, Memetic Computing, Bacterial Foraging, Artificial Bees, and so forth. Developing solutions with these tools offers two major advantages: (1) development time is much shorter than when using more traditional approaches, and (2) the systems are very robust, being relatively insensitive to noisy and/or missing data.

The primary objective is to provide a good understanding of the design issues involved in tailoring hybrid heuristic algorithms to real-world problems, to compare and judge the efficacy of modern hybrid heuristic optimization techniques with other more classic methods of optimization, and to program fundamental evolutionary algorithms and other heuristic optimization routines.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of presented research contribution at the International Conference on 2nd International Conference on Soft Computing: Theories and Applications (SoCTA2017:, however this issue is also open for all.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Computer vision
  • Signal processing
  • Military
  • Surveillance
  • Robotics
  • Medicine
  • Pattern recognition
  • Face recognition
  • Finger print recognition
  • Finance and marketing
  • Stock market
  • Education
  • Emerging applications

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Modern Hybrid Heuristic optimization techniques on or before 10 January 2018. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Tarun Kumar Sharma
Guest Editor
International Journal of Applied Evolutionary Computation

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