LION 2020 : Learning and Intelligent Optimization

  in Conferences   Posted on December 9, 2019

Conference Information

Submission Deadline Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates May 24, 2020 - May 28, 2020
Conference Address ATHENS, Greece
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Conference Ranking & Metrics (This is a TOP Conference)

Guide2Research Overall Ranking: 397
Category Rankings
Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence 88
Software Engineering & Programming 129
Number of Editions: 14 ( since 2007 )
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Conference Call for Papers

The large variety of heuristic algorithms for hard optimization problems raises numerous interesting and challenging issues. Practitioners using heuristic algorithms for hard optimization problems are confronted with the burden of selecting the most appropriate method, in many cases through expensive algorithm configuration and parameter tuning . Scientists seek theoretical insights and demand a sound experimental methodology for valuating algorithms and assessing strengths and weaknesses. This effort requires a clear separation between the algorithm and the experimenter, who, in too many cases, is \”in the loop\” as a motivated intelligent learning component. LION deals with designing and engineering ways of \”learning\” about the performance of different techniques, and ways of using past experience about the algorithm behavior to improve performance in the future. Intelligent learning schemes for mining the knowledge obtained online or offline can improve the algorithm design process and simplify the applications of high-performance optimization methods. Combinations of different algorithms can further improve the robustness and performance of the individual components.

This meeting explores the intersections and uncharted territories between machine learning, artificial intelligence, mathematical programming and algorithms for hard optimization problems. The main purpose of the event is to bring together experts from these areas to discuss new ideas and methods, challenges and opportunities in various application areas, general trends and specific developments. We are excited to be bringing the LION conference in Greece for the third time.