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Editor-in-Chief
    Dr. Panagiotis G. Asteris
    Computational Mechanics Laboratory.
    School of Pedagogical & Technological Education,
    Athens, Greece

Associate Editor
    Dr. Danial J. Armaghani
     Department of Civil,Engineering,
     Faculty of Engineering, University
     of Malaya,
     Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Managing Editor
    Prof. Chang-Koon Choi
    Korea Adv. Inst. of Sci. & Technol.
    Daejeon 305-701, Korea


ISSN: 2713-5519(Print) ISSN: 2733-8053(Online)
Volume 2, Number 1, March 2021
Aims and Scope

The focus of Metaheuristic Computing and Applications (MCA) journal is on the development and application of computational algorithms, methods and techniques for solving problems in the fields of engineering. The areas covered by MCA journal include, but not limited to, multidisciplinary research in:
I. Artificial neural Networks(ANNs)
III. Computational Biology/Bioinformatics
V. Computational Science and Engineering
VII. Evolutionary multimodal optimization
IX. Fuzzy set theory and hybrid fuzzy models
XI. Genetic algorithm and genetic programming
XIII. Hybrid intelligent systems

II. Computational Biology/Bioinfomatics
IV. Machine Learning Techniques
VI. Multicriteria decision making (MCDM)
VIII. Multiexpression programmingn
X. Multivariate adaptive regression splines (MARS)
XII. Neural networks and deep neural networks
XIV. Optimization algorithms
[structural optimization; topology optimization]


    Editorial Board


    Dr. Amir H. Alavi
    Department of Civil and Environmental
    Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
    USA


    Prof. Amir H. Gandomi
    Faculty of Engineering & Information
    Technology, University of
    Technology Sydney
    Australia


    Dr. Binh Thai Pham
    University of Transport Technology,
    Ha Noi
    Viet Nam


    Dr. Dieu Tien Bui
    University of South-Eastern Norway
    Norway


    Dr. Gai-Ge Wang
    Department of Computer
    Science and Technology
    Ocean University of China
    China


    Dr. Hossein Nezamabadi-pour
    Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
    Iran


    Dr. Jian Zhou
    School of Resources and Safety
    Engineering, Central South University
    China


Dr. Liborio Cavaleri
Department of Civil,
Environmental, Aerospace
and Materials Engineering
(DICAM), University of
Palermo, Viale delle Scienze,
90128 Palermo
Italy


Dr. ¨©ukasz Sadowski
Faculty of Civil Engineering,
Wroc©©aw University of Science and
Technology
Poland


Dr. Mahdi Shariati
University of Malaya
Malaysia


Dr. Manoj Khandelwal
Faculty of Science and
Technology, Federation
University Australia, PO Box
663, Ballarat, VIC 3353,
Australia


Dr. Mahdi Hasanipanah
University of Kashan, Kashan
Iran


Dr. Ozgur Kisi
Ilia State University
Georgia




Dr. Masoud Monjezi
Tarbiat Modares University
Tehran, Iran


Dr. Mohsen Hajihassani
Urmia University, Urmia,
Iran


Dr. Nagesh Kumar
Indian Institute of Science
India


Dr. Pijush Samui
National Institute of
Technology Patna
Patna, India


Dr. Paulo Davim
Department of Mechanical
Engineering, University
of Aveiro, Portugal


Dr. Trilok Nath Singh
Indian Institute of Technology
Bombay, India
Introductions to Authors (Last updated: Jan 16, 2020)

Introduction: This Instruction to Authors is to provide help for authors who wish to submit their papers in the "Metaheuristic Computing and Applications", A multi-disciplinary journal in computational engineering.


1. Submission of the paper
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2. Preparation of the manuscript
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3. Review
All the submitted papers that have passed the preliminary check by the manuscript editors will undergo a rigorous peer-review process to judge their significance and originality. Those papers positively recommended by at least two expert reviewers will be finally accepted for publication in the ¡°Metaheuristic Computing and Applications¡±, An International Journal.

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5. Copyright
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