“Water-based Optimization” (submission code ui4s4)

for SMC’19

October 6-9, 2019 – Bari, Italy




Session Co-Chairs

Dr. Pablo RabanalUniversidad Complutense, Spain

Dr. Ismael RodríguezUniversidad Complutense, Spain



Session Publicity Chair

Dr. Fernando RubioUniversidad Complutense, Spain



Session description

The last decade has witnessed the emergence of several optimization metaheuristics based on water mechanics. These general purpose methods deal with both continuous optimization (e.g. Water Cycle Algorithm, Water Wave Optimization) and combinatorial optimization (e.g. River Formation Dynamics, Intelligent Water Drops).  Although water-based metaheuristics are relatively new, they have attracted much attention due to their good results when applied to a wide variety of optimization problems (see this survey for details). In addition, other problem-specific optimization algorithms where the water plays a key role have also been proposed in domains such as flood control or river flow management.

The goal of this session is to introduce new research on water-based optimization, emphasizing two main synergies: first, between researchers developing water-based metaheuristics and researchers facing specific water-domain optimization problems; and second, between researchers working on the design of water-based methods and researchers dealing with specific industrial optimization problems.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

·        Definition and evaluation of water-based metaheuristics.

·        Hybridization of water-based metaheuristics with other methods (e.g. other swarm intelligence and evolutionary algorithms, neural networks, fuzzy logic, etc.).

·        Application of water-based metaheuristcs to new domains.

·        Comparison of water-based algorithms.

·        River flow management.

·        Industrial application of water-based methods.




Papers must be submitted electronically for peer review through PaperCept by April 28, 2019: In PaperCept, click on the SMC 2019 link “Submit a Contribution to SMC'19” and follow the steps. Don't forget to use the submission code of the session: ui4s4

All papers must be written in English and should describe original work. The length of the paper is limited to a maximum of 6 pages (in the standard IEEE conference double column format).




April 28, 2019: (extended) deadline for paper submission

June 7, 2019: notification of acceptance/rejection

July 7, 2019: deadline for final camera-ready papers.