BML Munjal University
4th International Conference on Harmony search, Soft Computing and Applications
February 7-9, 2018
Korea University   SCRS
All accepted papers will be published in proceedings of AISC seriers of Springer, SCOPUS Indexed (approval awaited)
Selected papers will be published in Special Issue of Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence (Taylor & Francis), SCI Indexed, Impact Factor 1.384” (approval recieved)
SCRS Travel Grant and Registartion Fee Support
Abstract Submission Deadline (Extended): 30th November, 2017










ICHSA is a four year old international conference. ICHSA was first held in 2014 at Korea University, Seoul, South Korea and attracted a large number of researchers from different part of the world. The second and third series of ICHSA were then organized in South Korea and Spain, respectively with a grand success.

About Theme

Optimization problems are ubiquitous in all areas of science, engineering, mathematics, economics and medicine. The term soft computing refers to the collection of computational techniques which are developed to provide solutions to real world problems, which are not modelled or too difficult to model mathematically. In contrast to analytical methods, soft computing methodologies mimic consciousness and cognition in several important aspects: they can learn from experience; they can universalize into domains where direct experience is absent; and, through parallel computer architectures that simulate biological processes, they can perform mapping from inputs to the outputs faster than inherently serial analytical representations.

The harmony search algorithm (HSA) is one of the most well-known techniques in the field of soft computing, motivated by the behavioural patterns observed in music composition. The HSA was developed in 2001, since then the algorithm is showing its dominance to other optimization solvers in a plethora of application scenarios. Since the worldwide scientific and research community is witnessing an upsurge of new ground breaking innovations in all areas of computational intelligence, more focused on bio-inspired optimization, evolutionary computation and soft computing techniques.  This conference will fill the bridge by gathering the most notable individuals researching in the field of Soft computing, Harmony search algorithm and their related applications.

Previous ICHSA

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The First Symposiumon Harmony Search Algorithm was held on 13th - 14th of February 2014 at Anam campus of Korea University in Seoul, South Korea.

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The Second International Conference on Harmony Search Algorithm (ICHSA2015) is held on 19th - 21st of August 2015 at Anam campus of Korea Universityin Seoul, South Korea.

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The third international conference on Harmony Search was organized at Tecnallia, Bilbao Spain. The participants around the globe praticipated in the conference and the Keynote speakers were invited from India, China and South Korea.

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