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MESS 2020 ~ Learning & Optimization from Big Data ~ Catania, 27-31 July 2020

From: Mario Pavone <mpavone@dmi.unict.it>
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 23:21:35 +0100
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To: Metaheuristics School <mess.school@ANTs-lab.it>

Call for Participation (apologies for multiple copies)

MESS 2020 - Metaheuristics Summer School
- Learning & Optimization from Big Data -
27-31 July 2020, Catania, Italy


** APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5th March 2020 **

MESS 2020 is aimed at qualified and strongly motivated MSc and PhD  
students; post-docs; young researchers, and both academic and  
industrial professionals to provide an overview on the several  
metaheuristics techniques, and an in-depth analysis of the  
state-of-the-art. The main theme of the 2020 edition is ?Learning and  
Optimization from Big Data?, therefore MESS 2020 wants to focus on (i)  
Learning for Metaheuristics; (ii) Optimization in Machine Learning;  
and (iii) how Optimization and Learning affect the Metaheuristics  
making them relevant in handling Big Data.

All participants will have plenty of opportunities for debate and work  
with leaders in the field, benefiting from direct interaction and  
discussions in a stimulating environment. They will also have the  
possibility to present their recently results and/or their working in  
progress through oral or poster presentations, and interact with their  
scientific peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.

Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance indicating  
the number of hours of lectures (36-40 hours of lectures). In  
according to the academic system all PhD and master students attending  
to the summer school will may get 8 ECTS points.


+ Swagatam Das, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
+ Luca Maria Gambardella, IDSIA Istituto Dalle Molle for Artificial  
Intelligence, Switzerland
+ Salvatore Greco, University of Catania, Italy & University of Portsmouth, UK
+ Emma Hart, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
+ Mauricio Resende, AMAZON, USA
+ Roman Slowinski, Pozna? University of Technology, Poland
+ El-Ghazali Talbi, University of Lille 1, France
+ Daniele Vigo, University of Bologna, Italy

More Lecturers will be announced soon.


+ Pascal Bouvry, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
+ Salvatore Greco, University of Catania, Italy
+ Ender Ozcan, University of Nottingham, UK
+ Mario Pavone, University of Catania, Italy
+ El-Ghazali Talbi, University of Lille 1, France
+ Daniele Vigo, University of Bologna, Italy


All participants to the school will be involved in the ?Metaheuristics  
Competition?, where each of them will must develop a metaheuristic  
solution on the given problem. The top three of the competition  
ranking will receive the MESS 2020 prize. Students whose algorithm  
will rank in the first five top of the competition ranking, will be  
invited to submit a report/manuscript of their work to be published in  
the special MESS 2020 Volume of the AIRO Springer Series.


+ Raffaele Cerulli, University of Salerno, Italy
+ Andrea Schaerf, University of Udine, Italy


All participants may submit an abstract of their recent results, or  
works in progress, for presentation and having the opportunities for  
debate and interact with leaders in the field. Mini-Workshop  
Organizers and Scientific Committee will review the abstracts and will  
recommend for the format of the presentation (oral or poster). All  
abstracts will be published on the electronic hands-out book of the  
summer school.

The Abstracts must be submitted by *March 5, 2020*.


+ Vincenzo Cutello, University of Catania, Italy
+ Paola Festa, University of Naples ?Federico II?, Italy
+ Isaac Triguero, University of Nottingham, UK

*See Previous Edition - MESS 2018*


https://www.ANTs-lab.it/mess2020/   --   mess.school@ANTs-lab.it
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