12-16 Jun 2023 Villeneuve d'Ascq (France)


Join us for the Summer School on Automatic Algorithm Design, organized by the ORKAD team at the CRIStAL laboratory on the University of Lille's Cité Scientifique campus in Villeneuve d'Ascq, France.

This one-week program in June 2023 is designed for young researchers, and provides an opportunity to connect with experienced professionals in the field of automated design of high-performing metaheuristics for single and multi-objective optimization. Don't miss out on this unique learning experience – registration will open soon!


  • 150€ for students
  • 200€ for other attendees

Registration is now open. The fee includes lunches and social activities, but not travel costs, accommodation or evening meals outside of the social activities.


  • Start of Registration - 13 March
  • Summer School - 12-16 June


Our confirmed speakers are:


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Monday 12/06

  • Afternoon - Registration
  • Afternoon - Welcome by Prof. Clarisse Dhaenens (University of Lille) and Prof. Laetitia Jourdan (University of Lille)
  • Afternoon - Introduction to Optimization and Automatic Algorithm Design by Dr. Marie-Eléonore Kessaci (University of Lille)
  • Evening - Welcome Reception

Tuesday 13/06

  • Morning - Automatic Algorithm Configuration by Dr. Manuel Lopez-Ibanez (University of Manchester)
  • Afternoon - Practical lab session

Wednesday 14/06

  • Morning - Search Landscape Analysis by Prof. Gabriela Ochoa (University of Stirling)
  • Afternoon - Practical lab session

Thursday 15/06

  • Morning - Automatic Algorithm Selection Dr. Pascal Kerschke (TU Dresden)
  • Afternoon - Practical lab session
  • Evening - Social Event

Friday 16/06

  • Morning - Dynamic Algorithm Selection and Configuration by Dr. Carola Doerr (CNRS, Sorbonne University)
  • Closing Session


Situated in the north of France, Lille is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country and the capital of French Flanders. The Summer School will be hosted on the Cité Scientifique Campus in Villeneuve d'Ascq, a short 15 minute ride by metro from Lille city center. As a major international crossroads, the Lille is 30 minutes away from Brussels, 60 from Paris and 80 from London by train. It also has easy access to four airports (including Roissy Charles de Gaulle and Brussels' airports). Lille’s own international airport is only 20 minutes away from the historic city center that features a gorgeous blend of French and Flemish architecture. As a flourishing cultural hub, Lille also takes pride in the friendliness of its people and in its thriving culinary scene that includes great local craft beers.



Lille features a wide range of accommodation options. Here are some of the most affordable ones :


If you require extra information, please contact ssaad2023@sciencesconf.org

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