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 ICVNS 2019
    January 20, 2020
    Conference web site: The purpose of this conference is to provide a stimulating environment in which researchers and practitioners...
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  • Philippe Lacomme has joined the board
    October 16, 2019
    Dr. Philippe Lacomme (University of Clermont-Auvergne, France) has joined the EU/ME board. Please find more information about him here....
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  • Report on EU/MEeting 2019 - Oslo, Norway
    October 3, 2019
    The 20th annual workshop on metaheuristics was hosted by the Optimization Group at SINTEF in Oslo ( on May...
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  • Report on the XIII Metaheuristics International Conference
    September 27, 2019
    The 13th edition of the Metaheuristics International Conference (MIC 2019) was held in Cartagena (Colombia) from July 28 to...
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  • 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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