Innovative optimization approaches have attracted many research scientists, decision makers, managers, executives, engineers, academicians, officers and practicing researchers in recent years as powerful intelligent computational techniques for solving several complex real-world problems.

The International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Optimization (ICO2018) highlights the latest research innovations and applications of algorithms designed for optimization applications within the fields of Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Management, Finance and Economics, Focusing on a variety of methods and systems as well as practical examples, this conference is a significant resource for post graduate-level students, decision makers, and researchers in both public and private sectors who are seeking research-based methods for modelling uncertain and unpredictable real-world problems.


All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through Springer-Link Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries.

Conference Topics


Intelligent Computing and Applications:

Artificial intelligence, Quantum computing, Artificial Neural Networks, Self-Organizing, Fuzzy logic, Membrane computing, Evolutionary computation, Learning theory, Probabilistic methods, Image processing Computer vision, Speech recognition, Big data, Evolutionary algorithm, Randomness Monte Carlo methods, Algorithmic probability, chaos theory, Cryptography, Game Theory, Information theory, Pattern recognition, Natural computing, Evolutionary robotics Knowledge-based system, Machine learning, Unsupervised learning, Computational finance, Computational economics, and DNA computing.

Optimization and Applications: 

Ant colony optimization, Artificial bee colony, Artificial immune systems, Artificial neural networks, Automatic computing, Bacterial foraging, Biological computing, Chaos optimization, Cloud Computing, Combinatorial Optimization, Computational intelligence, continuous optimization, Cultural algorithms, Differential evolution, Direct Search, Evolutionary computing, Fuzzy optimization, Genetic algorithms, Granular computing, Hybrid algorithms, Local and global search, Memetic algorithms, Meta-heuristic methods, Particle swarm optimization, Pattern search, Simulated annealing, Simulation and modelling, Soft Computing techniques, Support vector machines, Swarm intelligence, Tabu search, and Variable neighborhood search.

Keynote Speaker
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Professor Valina Geropanta

Keynote Speaker
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Professor Ivan Zelinka

Keynote Speaker

Professor Jose Joaquin Lizardi Del Angel

Keynote Speaker

Professor Panagiotis Parthenios

Keynote Speaker

Professor Denis Sidorov



Steering Committee

Dr. Pandian Vasant, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia

Prof. Gilberto Perez Lechuga, Universidad Autonma del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico

Prof. Igor Litvinchev, Nuevo Leon State University, Mexico

Honorary Chairs

Prof. Gerhard Wilhelm Weber, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Prof. Rustem Popa, "Dunarea de Jos" University in Galati, Romania

Prof. Goran Klepac, Raiffeisen Bank Austria D.D., Croatia

Prof. Ivan Zelinka, VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Prof. Wonsiri Punurai, Mahidol University, Thailand

Prof. Vitezslav Benda, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

Prof. Monica Chis, RO PLANET - Planet Group International, Romania

TPC Chairs

Dr. Roman Rodriguez Aguilar, Universidad Anahuac, Mexico

Prof. Jose A Marmolejo, Panamerican University, Mexico

Special Sessions Committee Chairs

Prof. Ala Aldeen Al-Janabi, Ahmed Bin Mohammed College, Qatar

Dr. Pinar Karagoz, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

PhD Track Chairs & Panels Chair

Prof. Herman Mawengkang, University of Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

Prof. Milun Babic, University of Kragujevac, Serbia

Publicity Chairs

Dr. Bazeer Ahamed, Balaji Institute of Technology & Science, India 

Dr. Kwok Tai Chui, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Workshops & Tutorials Chairs

Prof. Gilberto Perez Lechuga, University of Autonomous of Hidalgo State, Mexico

Dr. Gerardo Mendez, Instituto Tecnologico de Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Posters & Demos Chairs

Dr. Joshua Thomas, KDU PENANG University College, Malaysia

Dr. Sunarin Chanta, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand

Sponsorship & Exhibits Chairs

Dr. Ugo Fiore, Federico II University, Italy

Dr. Ashish Laxman Guruji, M. S. University of Baroda, India

Publications Chairs

Prof. Igor Litvinchev, Nuevo Leon State University, Mexico

Dr. Pandian Vasant, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia

Resident Manager

Ms. Weng Porral, Baywater Resort Samui, Thailand

Baywater Resort: 

88/18 Moo 5 T. Bophut, A. Koh Samui
Suratthani 84320 Thailand
Tel : +66 (0) 77 243888
Reservation : +66 (0) 77 243889
Fax : +66 (0) 77 243889
Email : info@baywaterresort.com
Day 1 - 3rd October 2019
08:30                  Registration Opens
 08:45 - 9:00       Opening Session and Photo Session
09:00 - 10.30      Keynote 1 
                            Keynote 2  
10:30 - 10:45      Tea Break
10:45 - 12:45      Session 1 (Room A)
12:45 - 13:35      LUNCH
13:45- 15:15      Keynote 3  
                          Keynote 4  
15:15 - 17:05     Session 2 (Room A)
17:05 - 17:20     Tea Break

17:20 – 19:00     Session 3 (Room A)

        20:00          Gala Dinner

                            Best Papers Award


Day 2 - 4th October 2019
08:30 - 10:00        Keynote 5  
                              Tutorial/Work shop  
10:00 - 10:15         Tea Break
10:15 – 12:30       Session 4 (Room A)
12:30 – 13:30        Lunch
13:30 – 15:30        Session 5 (Room A)
15:30 – 15:45        Tea Break
17:45 – 18:30        Panel Session/Poster Session
18:30 – 18:45        Conference Close
5 Oct 2019            Koh Samui Tour
15:45 – 17:45        Session 6 (Room A)

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