Call for Participation

NEO 2018
6th International Workshop on

Numerical and Evolutionary Optimization
September 26 + 28, 2018

Mexico City, Mexico 

See here the banner of the NEO 2018.

Scope of the NEO

The  development of powerful search and optimization techniques is of great importance in science and engineering, particularly in today's
world that requires researchers to tackle a variety of real-world problems. In general, we see two well-established fields that are addressing these issues, (i) traditional numerical optimization techniques and (ii) bio-inspired meta-heuristic methods. Both general approaches have unique strengths and weaknesses, allowing researchers to solve some challenging problems but still fail in others.

The goal of NEO is to bring together people from both fields to discuss, compare and merge these complimentary perspectives, to help
in the development of collaborative work that might allow researchers to maximize the strengths and to minimize the weaknesses of both paradigms. Moreover, NEO intends to help researchers in these fields understand real-world problems that might benefit from such algorithms,
particularly in pressing issues that affect us all:  health care, smart cities, big data, among others.

NEO invites researchers to present their work, encouraging original contributions but also accepting presentations of previously-published works that fit into the NEO´s objective.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

A) Search and Optimization:
- Single- and multi-objective optimization
- Advances in evolutionary algorithms and genetic programming
- Hybrid and memetic algorithms
- Set oriented numerics
- Stochastic optimization

B)  Real World Problems:
- Health systems
- Computer vision and pattern recognition
- Energy conservation and prediction
- Modeling and control of real-world systems
- Smart cities

Invited Speakers (to be continued)

Kalyanmoy Deb, Michigan State University, USA
Jian-Qiao Sun, UC Merced, USA
David Romero, UNAM, Mexico



The NEO 2018 will accept extended abstracts that will be published in the book of abstracts. The latest submission date is September 10th 2018, but authors are encouraged to do so earlier.

Additionally, the NEO 2018 will offer a post proceedings that will be published in the "Studies in Computational  Intelligence" book series of Springer. Deadline for submissions is in December 2018.

Further, the NEO 2018 offers a special issue in hte open access journalMathematical and Computational Applications (MCA). The SI is already open for submissions, and the deadline is December 31, 2018. For more information see

Special Sessions

Researchers interested in holding a special session at the NEO 2018 are encouraged to submit a short proposal to

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This proposal should contain the title of the special session, the name and affiliations of the special session chair and  a short description (1/2 page) of its content.


Important Dates

May 15: deadline for special session proposals
(Sep. 10) Sep. 14: deadline for abstract submissions
(Sep. 12) Sep. 15: notification of acceptance
Sep. 26 - 28: NEO 2018
(Dec. 15, 2018) Mar. 1, 2019: deadline for submission of chapters for the post proceedings with Springer
(Dec. 31, 2018) Mar. 1, 2019: deadline for submission of manuscripts for the specialissue in MCA

Conference Location

The workshop will be held in the CEC Eugenio Mendez

which is located in the center of Mexico City.

Further Information

Details and up-to-date information can be found on the webpage of the event: