International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing (META) 2014

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Special Session: "Metaheuristics in Clustering and Classification"

Classi cation and clustering are examples of the more general problem of pattern recognition, which is the assignment of some sort of output value to a given input value. Moreover, classi cation and clustering are related with many more speci c problems such as regression, sequence labeling, routing, forecasting, scheduling, pattern recognition, parsing; etc.

From a practical perspective, clustering and classi cation play an outstanding role in data mining applications such as scienti c data exploration, information retrieval and text mining, spatial database applications, Web analysis, marketing, medical diagnostics, computational biology, and many others.

The aim of this special session is to present and discuss on the most recent advances in this eld, both from a theoretical and an practical point of view, and to give researchers an oportunity to discuss about new metaheuristic methods, the capabilities of metaheuristics to solve classi cation and clustering problems, the analysis of the di erent domains of application, and the adaptation of some methods to new aspects of classi cation and clustering.

CFP for META 14 Special Issue




Instructions for authors

Submissions are only 2 pages abstracts in English. Only PDF is accepted.

Please use the following format le to submit: Word or Latex. Submit your paper through the following link:


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  •  Classi cation in real-world problems
  •  Spatio-temporal clustering
  •  Dynamic classi cation
  •  Multiple classi cation
  •  Comparison of classi cation methods
  •  Multi-objective classi cation
  •  Classi cation of imbalanced data
  •  Classi cation of noised data
  •  Big data classi cation
  •  Binary classi cation
  •  Feature extraction for classi cation
  •  Probabilistic classi cation
  •  Classi cation rule discoveriy


Special Session Organizers

Dr. Pedro Isasi
Department of Computer Science
University Carlos III de Madrid
Tel: +34 91 624 9455

Dr. Bernard Manderick
Free University of Brusels
Tel: +34 91 624 8456


  • Paper Submission: May 9th, 2014
  • Invited session, workshops, tutorials: April 26th, 2014
  • Conference: October 27th-31st, 2014