The aim of the NEO is to bring together scientists from different fields and countries to discuss recent advances in numerical and evolutionary optimization. The workshop has first been held in 2013 in Tlalnepantla, Mexico, and the
NEO 2014 is the second edition.

NEO 2014 is hosted by the Computer Science Department of the CINVESTAV-IPN (Research and Advanced Studies Center of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico), Campus Zacatenco.