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Call for Papers

The 12th Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC 2017) will be held from July 4-7, 2017, at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. The MIC conference series was established in 1995 and this will be its twelfth edition. MIC is a leading academic event focusing on progress in the field of Metaheuristics and the resulting applications. As in previous editions, MIC 2017 will provide an opportunity for the international Metaheuristics research community to discuss recent research results, to develop new ideas and collaborations, and to meet old colleagues and make new connections in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. For more information about the event, please visit the conference website at: mic2017.upf.edu/

Presentations covering all aspects of Metaheuristic research are welcome, including: new algorithmic developments, industrial applications, new research challenges, theoretical developments, implementation issues, in-depth experimental studies, hybrid metaheuristics, and related topics.

MIC 2017 will be organized jointly with the MAEB 2017: 12th Metaheurísticas, Algoritmos Evolutivos y Bioinspirados Conference.


Both MIC 2017 and MAEB 2017 events will be held at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) Ciutadella campus, located in the center of Barcelona, Spain.

Dates and Deadlines for Contributed and Invited Papers

Call for papers: October 1, 2016
Submission deadline: January 23, 2017
Notification of acceptance: February 27, 2017
Camera-ready papers: March 6, 2017
Early registration due date: March 31, 2017
Conference: July 4-7, 2017

Papers Submission webpage:


Organization Committee: General Chairs

Helena Ramalhinho Lourenço (UPF – Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Angel A. Juan (UOC – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
Abraham Duarte (URJC – Universidad Rey Juan Carlos) 

Contact mail: mic2017@upf.edu

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