About the conference
The 8th International Conference on Variable Neighborhood Search (initially called ICVNS2020) will be co-organized by the EURO Working Group on Metaheuristics (EWG EU/ME). The main goal of the 8th ICVNS conference is to provide a stimulating environment in which researchers coming from various scientific fields can share and discuss their knowledge, expertise and ideas related to the VNS Metaheuristic and its applications. The aim of the 8th International Conference on VNS is to allow specialists and practitioners on Variable Neighborhood Search to effectively screen papers and participate in lively debates.
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Revised selected, peer reviewed, papers that were presented in 8th ICVNS will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series
Submissions (either full papers in .pdf format or abstracts in plain text) should be uploaded using the
Springer Online Conference Service (OCS).
Please, note that you will need to create an account in the OCS manuscript submission system, if you have not already done so.
A full paper (12 - 15 pages).
The paper is required to be formatted using the template provided by the LNCS instructions that can be found here.
A short abstract (up to half page).
Accepted abstracts will appear in the book of abstracts (without ISBN). In order to include your abstract in the book of abstracts of the conference, it must be carefully checked to avoid any English mistake. Additionally, abstract length must be set to a number of words between 150 and 200. A short acknowledgement is welcome under your abstract, if necessary. Finally, we encourage you to carefully review the affiliations and names of the authors.
|Notification to authors:||September 25, 2020|
|Extended deadline for Abstract submission:||January 15, 2021|
|Early registration deadline:||January 15, 2021|
|Preliminary program schedule notice:||February 15, 2021|
|Conference dates:||March 15, 2021 - March 20, 2021|
Exact conference location will be updated later.
The conference organizers will prebook some hotels closer to the registration date
Arriving to Abu Dhabi
There are two large aiports (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) that have direct connections to most of the large cities in the world. The conference venue can be reached by taxi for about $25-$30 (from Abu Dhabi airport) or $90-$100 (from Dubai). The organizers can also arrange shuttle transporation from the airport if multiple participants arrive at the same time.
Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi has a large number of hotels starting from $50 per night. Organizers will arrange corporate tarifs in the hotels near the conference venue, when the registration date approaches.