WCAMA 2018

9th Workshop of Applied Computing for the Management of the Environment and Natural Resources

When Jul 22, 2018 – Jul 26, 2018
Where Natal, RN, Brazil
Submission Deadline Mar 19, 2018
Notification Due Apr 23, 2018
Final Version Due Apr 30, 2018


Exact and Heuristic Solutions for Optimization Problems

Special Issue on
"Exact and Heuristic Solutions for Optimization Problems”
RITA – Revista de Informática Teórica e Aplicada

Many real-world problems may be formulated as optimization problems, and high-quality solutions for solving hard optimization problems are required. This Special Issue on Exact and Heuristic Solutions for Optimization Problems focuses on publishing original and high-quality papers that significantly contribute to the areas of Combinatorial Optimization, Continuum Optimization and with the design and Application of algorithms for solving real-life optimization problems.

Papers must be written in English, according to the RITA formatting guidelines. Only full papers are accepted for submission. Papers will be refereed through a blind process for technical merit and content.

Topics of Interest (not limited to):

Operational Research Applications
Combinatorial Optimization Methods
Continuous Optimization Methods
Dynamic Optimization Problems
Constraint Programming
Exact, metaheuristic, and matheuristic methods
Multi-objective optimization
Valid inequalities and decompositions
Heuristics combined with Machine Learning Techniques ▷ Parallel and cooperative metaheuristics
Evolutionary algorithms

Papers will be submitted to the journal in the normal way but authors should select the Special Issue – ”Exact and Heuristic Solutions for Optimization Problems”.


Paper Submission Deadline:
Feb, 15, 2018

First Round Notification:
Apr 19, 2018

May 3, 2018

Final Decision:
Jun 7, 2018

Publication Date:
Jul 12, 2018

Prof. Dr. Márcio Dorn
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
E-mail: mdorn

Guest Editors:

Prof. Dr. Regina Berretta
University of Newcastle, Australia
E-mail: regina.berretta

Prof. Dr. Luciana S. Buriol
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
E-mail: buriol

Full details of submission procedures and requirements are available at