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Organization

Conference and Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Panos Pardalos, Center for Applied Optimization, University of Florida (USA) and Giuseppe Nicosia, University of Catania (Italy)

Technical Program Committee:
Hernan Aguirre, Shinshu University (Japan)
Ethem Alpaydin, Bogazici University (Turkey)
Dirk Arnold, Dalhousie University (Canada)
Luigi Barone, SolveIT Software , Adelaide (Australia)
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)
Dimo Brockhoff, INRIA, Lille (FR)
Mauro Brunato, Università di Trento (Italy)
Philippe Codognet, University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6) (France)
Carlos Coello Coello, CINVESTAV-IPN (Mèxico)
Pierre Collet, Université de Strasbourg (France)
Carlos Cotta, Universidad de Málaga (Spain)
Clarisse Dhaenens Flipo, Laboratoire LIFL / INRIA Villeneuve d'Ascq (France)
Luca Di Gaspero, Università degli Studi di Udine (Italy)
Federico Divina, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville (Spain)
Karl F. Doerner, University of Vienna (Austria)
Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Talbi El-Ghazali, Polytech'Lille (France)
Michael Emmerich, LIACS Leiden University (NL)
Andries Engelbrecht, University of Pretoria (South Africa)
Valerio Freschi, University of Urbino (Italy)
Xavier Gandibleux, The University of Nantes (France)
Pablo García Sánchez,University of Granada (Spain)
Rubén Ruiz García, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
Deon Garrett, Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines (Iceland)
Michel Gendreau, École Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada)
Tobias Glasmacher, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)
Martin Charles Golumbic, CRI Haifa (Israel)
Salvatore Greco, Universita' di Catania (Italy)
Walter J. Gutjahr, University of Vienna (Austria)
Youssef Hamadi, Microsoft Research (UK)
Jin-Kao Hao, University of Angers (France)
Simon Harding, University of Bristol (UK)
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)
Hisao Ishibuchi,Osaka Prefecture University (Japan)
Yaochu Jin, University of Surrey (UK)
Laetitia Jourdan, LIFL University of Lille 1 (France)
Narendra Jussien, Ecole des Mines de Nantes (France)
Tanaka Kiyoshi, Shinshu University, Nagano (Japan)
Zeynep Kiziltan, University of Bologna (Italy)
Dario Landa-Silva, University of Nottingham (UK)
Antonio J. Fernández Leiva, Universidad de Málaga (Spain)
Arnaud Liefooghe, INRIA, Villeneuve d’Ascq (France)
Manuel López-Ibáñez, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Antonio Lopez-Jaimes, CINVESTAV-IPN (Mexico)
Thibaut Lust, Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
Dario Maggiorini, University of Milan, (Italy)
Ogier Maitre, Univèrsitè de Strasbourg (France)
Vittorio Maniezzo, University of Bologna (Italy)
Francesco Masulli, University of Genoa (Italy)
Basseur Matthieu, LERIA Angers (France)
Jj Merelo, Universidad de Granada (Spain)
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)
Antonio M. Mora García, University of Granada (Spain)
Amir Nakib, University Paris Este Créteil (France)
Giuseppe Nicosia, University of Catania (Italy)
Gabriela Ochoa, University of Nottingham (UK)
Yew-Soon Ong, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
Djamila Ouelhadj, University of Portsmouth (UK)
Patricia Paderewski, University of Granada (Spain)
Natalia Padilla-Zea, LIVE - GEDES, University of Granada (Spain)
Luis Paquete, CISUC, Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra (Spain)
Panos M. Pardalos, University of Florida (USA)
Andrew Parkes, University of Notthingham (UK)
Marcello Pelillo, University of Venice (Italy)
Diego Perez, University of Essex (UK)
Vincenzo Piuri, Universita' degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
Silvia Poles, Enginsoft Srl (Italy)
Mike Preuss, TU Dortmund (Germany)
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)
Florian Richoux, University of Nantes (France)
Laura Anna Ripamonti, University of Milan (Italy)
Andrea Roli, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna (Italy)
Eduardo Rodriguez-Tello, CINVESTAV-Tamaulipas (Mexico)
Samuel Rota Bulò, Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Italy)
Wheeler Ruml, University of New Hampshire (USA)
Ilya Safro, Argonne National Laboratory (USA)
Horst Samulowitz, National ICT Australia (Australia)
Hiroyuki Sato, Faculty of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Frédéric Saubion, University of Angers (France)
Andrea Schaerf, University of Udine (Italy)
Marc Schoenauer, INRIA Saclay (France)
Oliver Schettze, CINVESTAV-IPN (Mexico)
Yaroslav D. Sergeyev, Università della Calabria (Italy)
Patrick Siarry, Université Paris-Est Créteil (France)
Ankur Sinha, Aalto University, Helsinki(Finland)
Christine Solnon, Université de Lyon (France)
Theo Stewart, University of Cape Town (South Africa)
Giovanni Stracquadanio, Johns Hopkins University (USA)
Thomas Stützle, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Ke Tang, University of Science and Technology of China (China)
Julian Togelius, IDSIA, Lugano (Switzerland)
Shigeyoshi Tsutsui,Hannan University (Japan)
Pascal Van Hentenryck, Brown University (USA)
Sébastien Verel, INRIA (France)
Stefan Voß, University of Hamburg (Germany)
Markus Wagner, University of Adelaide (Australia)
Toby Walsh, NICTA and UNSW (Australia)
David L. Woodruff, University of California, Davis (USA)
Petros Xanthopoulos, University of Central Florida (USA)
Ning Xiong, Stockholm (Sweden)

LION Steering Committee:

Roberto Battiti (head), Holger Hoos, Youssef Hamadi, Mauro Brunato, Thomas Stuetzle, Christian Blum, Martin Charles Golumbic, Xin Yao, Benjamin W. Wah

Scientific liaison with Springer Verlag Thomas Stuetzle.
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