Variable Neighborhood Search

6th International Conference, ICVNS 2018, Sithonia, Greece, October 4–7, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

  • Angelo Sifaleras
  • Said Salhi
  • Jack Brimberg
Conference proceedings ICVNS 2018

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11328)

Also part of the Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues book sub series (LNTCS, volume 11328)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sergio Consoli, Jan Korst, Steffen Pauws, Gijs Geleijnse
    Pages 1-12 Open Access
  3. Rodrigo Randel, Daniel Aloise, Nenad Mladenović, Pierre Hansen
    Pages 13-27
  4. Mathias Bourel, Eduardo Canale, Franco Robledo, Pablo Romero, Luis Stábile
    Pages 28-40
  5. Jesús Sánchez-Oro, J. Manuel Colmenar, Enrique García-Galán, Ana D. López-Sánchez
    Pages 52-63
  6. Panagiotis Karakostas, Angelo Sifaleras, Michael C. Georgiadis
    Pages 64-76
  7. Vitor Nazário Coelho, Igor Machado Coelho, Nenad Mladenović, Helena Ramalhinho, Luiz Satoru Ochi, Frederico G. Guimarães et al.
    Pages 77-88
  8. Sergio Gil-Borrás, Eduardo G. Pardo, Antonio Alonso-Ayuso, Abraham Duarte
    Pages 89-100
  9. Ulisses Rezende Teixeira, Marcone Jamilson Freitas Souza, Sérgio Ricardo de Souza, Vitor Nazário Coelho
    Pages 101-113
  10. Juan David Quintana, Jesús Sánchez-Oro, Abraham Duarte
    Pages 114-124
  11. Ana Anokić, Zorica Stanimirović, Đorđe Stakić, Tatjana Davidović
    Pages 125-140
  12. Sergio Pérez-Peló, Jesús Sánchez-Oro, Abraham Duarte
    Pages 141-151
  13. Sinaide Nunes Bezerra, Marcone Jamilson Freitas Souza, Sérgio Ricardo de Souza, Vitor Nazário Coelho
    Pages 167-181
  14. Rachid Benmansour, Oliver Braun, Saïd Hanafi, Nenad Mladenovic
    Pages 202-215
  15. Dhekra Rezgui, Hend Bouziri, Wassila Aggoune-Mtalaa, Jouhaina Chaouachi Siala
    Pages 216-231
  16. Issam Krimi, Afaf Aloullal, Rachid Benmansour, Abdessamad Ait El Cadi, Laurent Deshayes, David Duvivier
    Pages 232-242
  17. Alexandre Frias Faria, Sérgio Ricardo de Souza, Marcone Jamilson Freitas Souza, Carlos Alexandre Silva, Vitor Nazário Coelho
    Pages 243-258
  18. Andromachi Taxidou, Ioannis Karafyllidis, Magdalene Marinaki, Yannis Marinakis, Athanasios Migdalas
    Pages 274-286
  19. Christos Papalitsas, Theodore Andronikos, Panagiotis Karakostas
    Pages 287-302
  20. Manel Kammoun, Houda Derbel, Bassem Jarboui
    Pages 303-314
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 315-315

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Variable Neighborhood Search, ICVNS 2018, held in Sithonia, Greece, in October 2018.

ICVNS 2018 received 49 submissions of which 23 full papers were carefully reviewed and selected.

VNS is a metaheuristic based on systematic changes in the neighborhood structure within a search for solving optimization problems and related tasks. The main goal of ICVNS 2018 was to provide a stimulating environment in which researchers coming from various scientific fields could share and discuss their knowledge, expertise, and ideas related to the VNS metaheuristic and its applications.


artificial intelligence combinatorial optimization computational results computer networks discrete optimization genetic algorithms global optimization graph theory heuristic algorithms heuristic methods integer programming metaheuristics problem solving simulated annealing tabu search telecommunication networks telecommunication traffic variable neighborhood search

Editors and affiliations

  • Angelo Sifaleras
    • 1
  • Said Salhi
    • 2
  • Jack Brimberg
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MacedoniaThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.University of KentCanterburyUK
  3. 3.Royal Military College of CanadaKingstonCanada

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