November 2017: a link to our newest published work on the weighted independent domination problem published in the March issue of European Journal on Operational Research in 2018.
October 2017: a link to our newest published work on the longest arc-preserving common subsequence problem published in the January issue of Applied Soft Computing in 2018.
October 2017: I gave an invited keynote talk at the 5th International Conference on Variable Neighborhood Search (VNS 2017) which took place in Ouro Preto, Brazil.
September 2017: our paper C. Blum, J. Puchinger, G.R. Raidl, A. Roli: Hybrid metaheuristics in combinatorial optimization: A survey. Applied Soft Computing 11(6): 4135-4151 (2011), is listed in the Web of Science as being among the top 1% of the most-cited papers in its field published in 2011.
Information for prospective PhD students
Download some problem instances and/or executables of some of our algorithms.
Keynote Talk at VNS 2017
Keynote Talk at BENELEARN 2016
Keynote Talk at Matheuristics 2016
Charla magistral plenaria en OPTIMA 2015 (in Spanish)
Keynote Talk at INISTA 2015
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