As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
Nenad Mladenović (Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Andrei Sleptchenko (Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Angelo Sifaleras (University of Macedonia, Greece)
Mohammed Omar (Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2021
Although this special issue is linked to the ICVNS 2021 conference, this Call for Papers is open to the entire community of academics and practitioners. This special issue is devoted to the most recent advances in the VNS methodology that are of theoretical or applicable interest. We solicit contributions covering a wide range of topics, including the following: theoretical or empirical analysis of VNS, new variants of deterministic and stochastic VNS, VNS and machine learning, VNS matheuristics, multi-objective VNS, parallel VNS.
The Best Paper Award for Optimization Letters is awarded annually to honor the authors of the best paper published in the journal in the previous year.