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Conference General Chair: Xin Yao , The University of Birmingham (UK)
Local Organization Co-Chairs: Marco Schaerf and Laura Palagi, Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy)
Technical Program Committee Chair: Carlos Artemio Coello Coello CINVESTAV-IPN (Mexico)

Technical Program Committee:
Ethem Alpaydin, Bogazici University (Turkey)
Hernan Aguirre, Shinshu University (Japan)
Julio Barrera, CINVESTAV-IPN (Mexico)
Roberto Battiti, University of Trento (Italy)
Mauro Birattari, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Christian Blum, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Juergen Branke, University of Warwick (UK)
Mauro Brunato, Università di Trento (Italy)
Carlos Cotta, Universidad de Málaga (Spain)
Luca Di Gaspero, Università degli Studi di Udine (Italy)
Karl F. Doerner, University of Vienna (Austria)
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Andries Engelbrecht, University of Pretoria (South Africa)
Valerio Freschi, University of Urbino (Italy)
Rubén Ruiz García, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
Deon Garrett, Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines (Iceland)
Michel Gendreau, École Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada)
Martin Charles Golumbic, CRI Haifa (Israel)
Walter J. Gutjahr, University of Vienna (Austria)
Youssef Hamadi, Microsoft Research (UK)
Jin-Kao Hao, University of Angers (France)
Richard Hartl, University of Vienna (Austria)
Geir Hasle, SINTEF Applied Mathematics (Norway)
Alfredo G. Hernández-Díaz, Pablo de Olavide University (Spain)
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada (Spain)
Tomio Hirata, Nagoya University (Japan)
Frank Hutter, University of British Columbia (Canada)
Márk Jelasity, University of Szeged (Hungary)
Yaochu Jin, University of Surrey (UK)
Narendra Jussien, Ecole des Mines de Nantes (France)
Zeynep Kiziltan, University of Bologna (Italy)
Antonio J. Fernández Leiva, Universidad de Málaga (Spain)
Manuel López-Ibáñez, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Antonio Lopez-Jaimes, CINVESTAV-IPN (Mexico)
Vittorio Maniezzo, University of Bologna (Italy)
Francesco Masulli, University of Genoa (Italy)
Bernd Meyer, Monash University (Australia)
Zbigniew Michalewicz, University of Adelaide (Australia)
Nenad Mladenovic, Brunel University (UK)
Marco A. Montes de Oca, IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Pablo Moscato, The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Gabriela Ochoa, University of Nottingham (UK)
Yew-Soon Ong, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
Djamila Ouelhadj, University of Portsmouth (UK)
Panos M. Pardalos, University of Florida (USA)
Andrew Parkes, University of Notthingham (UK)
Marcello Pelillo, University of Venice (Italy)
Vincenzo Piuri, Universita' degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
Silvia Poles, Enginsoft Srl (Italy)
Günther R. Raidl, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
Franz Rendl, Institute of Mathematics, Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt (Austria)
Celso C. Ribeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brazil)
Andrea Roli, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna (Italy)
Eduardo Rodriguez-Tello, CINVESTAV-Tamaulipas (Mexico)
Wheeler Ruml, University of New Hampshire (USA)
Ilya Safro, Argonne National Laboratory (USA)
Horst Samulowitz, National ICT Australia (Australia)
Frédéric Saubion, University of Angers (France)
Andrea Schaerf, University of Udine (Italy)
Marc Schoenauer, INRIA Saclay (France)
Meinolf Sellmann, Brown University (USA)
Yaroslav D. Sergeyev, Università della Calabria (Italy)
Patrick Siarry, Université Paris-Est Créteil (France)
Kate Smith-Miles, Monash University (Australia)
Christine Solnon, Université de Lyon (France)
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Ke Tang, University of Science and Technology of China (China)
Pascal Van Hentenryck, Brown University (USA)
Stefan Voß, University of Hamburg (Germany)
Toby Walsh, NICTA and UNSW (Australia)
David L. Woodruff, University of California, Davis (USA)

Steering Committee: Roberto Battiti (head), Holger Hoos, Mauro Brunato, Thomas Stuetzle, Christian Blum, Martin Charles Golumbic
Scientific liaison with Springer Verlag Thomas Stuetzle.
Web Chair: Franco Mascia, University of Trento (Italy)
Support to the local organization by: Reactive Search srl