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Paper Submissions

Authors are encouraged to submit  unpublished and outstanding original contributions in one of the above topics (Techniques, Empirical and Theoretical Research, Industrial Applications, Interface of Metaheuristics and Challenging New Problems). Submission is only electronic, in PDF format, using the easychair system.

S1) Original research contributions for publication in the conference proceedings of a maximum of 10 pages.

S2) Extended abstracts of work-in-progress of a maximum of 3 pages.

S3) High-quality manuscripts that have recently, within the last six months, been submitted or accepted for journal publication.

All contributed paper submissions will be peer reviewed. All submitted papers must follow the submitted guidelines below. Accepted papers will be published in the online proceedings that will be available at the conference. Accepted contributions of categories S1 and S2 will be published in the MIC 2017 conference proceedings.  Accepted contributions of category S3 will be orally presented at the conference, but not be included into the conference proceedings.

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit papers to both the general and the special sessions. During submission authors will be required to specify which track they are submitting their paper to. Submitted papers (both regular and special sessions) must be formatted according to MIC/MAEB 2017 guidelines. Full instructions including formatting guidelines and electronic templates (both LaTeX and Microsoft Word) will be available soon. Submission is only electronic, in PDF format, using the easychair system link:



At least one author of each accepted paper and poster is required to attend the conference to present the work. Authors will be required to agree to this requirement at the time of submission.  Only one paper or poster per registered author will be accepted (one author cannot present a paper and a poster at the conference, only one type of presentation)

All papers are due electronically by the deadline reported above. Submissions that do not meet the length or formatting requirements will not be accepted for review. No email or fax submissions will be accepted. Notification of receipt of an electronically submitted paper will be emailed to the designated contact author soon after receipt. If there are problems with the electronic submission, the program chairs will contact the designated author by email.

Final version submission

The final version in PDF format should be upload via EASY CHAIR. There is no copyright.

Electronic templates

The electronic templates for formatting the papers are available in the following formats. Please follow the formatting guidelines for correctly typesetting the paper.

  • File mic2017Latex.zip contains all the necessary files to generate the pdf manuscript with Latex. Specifically,
    • Class file (mic2017.cls): This file requires also additional files (graphicx.sty, geometry.sty, times.sty, babel.sty, fancyhdr.sty), which are usually included in the most common LaTeX distributions.
    • Example LaTeX template (example.tex).
    • Example BibTeX file (example.bib).
    • Example graphics (mic.eps / mic.pdf).


  • File mic2017Word.zip contains all the necessary files to generate the pdf manuscript with Microsoft Word. Specifically:
    • Template (mic2015.dot).
    • Document (mic2015.doc)
    • Example graphics (mic.eps / mic.pdf)

Poster Session and Ph.D Colloquium

A Poster Session will be held during the conference where posters will exhibited for informal browsing with opportunities for individual discussion with their authors.
The Ph.D. Colloquium addresses Ph.D. students that are within one year of their graduation (planning to graduate around July 2018). Students close to graduation will be given an opportunity to showcase their work during a short presentation session in the Colloquium, and in this way obtain valuable feedback and introduce yourself to a network that can be of important relevance in your career.

The submission for the Poster Session and the Ph.D Colloquium should be of format S2) Extended abstracts of work-in-progress of a maximum of 3 pages.