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The Eleventh International Conference
on Computational Structures Technology
Dubrovnik, Croatia
4-7 September 2012
Derivative-Free Methods for Engineering Optimization
organised by Prof. J.F. Aguilar Madeira
IDMEC/IST and ISEL, Portugal
and Prof. H. Pina
IDMEC/IST, Portugal
Session Aims and Scope
The purpose of this session is to bring together researchers who successfully develop techniques for solving optimization problems (single and multi-objective) using derivative-free methods such as: Evolutionary Computing , Genetic Algorithms, Simulated Annealing, Pattern Search, Tabu Search, Swarm Optimization, Ant Colonies, etc. We encourage new theoretical developments in Derivative-Free Optimization algorithms for single or multi-objective optimization as well as their application for solving real engineering problems. Submissions presenting novel developments or critical reviews are welcome.
For specific questions regarding the scope of this session please contact the organiser:
  • Prof. J.F. Aguilar Madeira
    IDMEC/IST and ISEL, Portugal
    (jaguilar AT
  • Prof. H. Pina
    IDMEC/IST, Portugal
    (hpina AT

Please note that papers that are found to fall outside the scope of this session may be considered for other sessions.

Abstract Submission
To submit abstracts for this special session, please follow the normal abstract submission procedure but please select "CST2012-S16" when asked "Is this paper part of a special session?"
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