The metaheuristics community


EWG EU/ME, the EURO Working Group on Metaheuristics (formerly referred to as “EU/ME – the metaheuristics community”) is a working group the main purpose of which is to provide a platform for communication among researchers in the field of metaheuristic optimization, practitioners interested in applying metaheuristic optimization techniques in practice, developers of optimization software, and the general public. EU/ME is the largest working group on metaheuristics worldwide, uniting over 1400 members from over 80 countries.

EU/ME is a EURO Working Group, officially sanctioned and financially supported by EURO, the Association of European Operational Research Societies.

We have a lively discussion forum on LinkedIn.

Recent news

  • Report on Matheuristics 2018
    February 4, 2019
    7th International Workshop on Matheuristics After successful editions held in Bertinoro (2006 and 2008), Vienna (2010), Rio de Janeiro (2012),...
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  • Report on ICVNS 2018
    October 25, 2018
    6th International Conference on Variable Neighborhood Search This conference ( is an established event attended by Operational Research (O.R.) scientists...
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  • Website for EU/ME 2018 is online
    June 13, 2017
    EU/ME 2018 will take place in Geneva. More information can be found on the website:
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Upcoming events

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