Proceedings of the VIII International Conference on Optimization and Applications (OPTIMA-2017), Petrovac, Montenegro, October 2-7, 2017.
This volume contains proceedings of the 8th International Conference ”Optimization and Applications” (OPTIMA-2017) that was held in Petrovac, Montenegro, during October 2-7, 2017. The Conference brought together researchers and practitioners working in the field of optimization theory, methods, software and related areas. Optimization is now a rapidly growing area in computer science. It is widely applied in various fields, e.g. data analysis and processing, image recognition, robotics, material sciences, design, logistics etc. Thus it was not surprising that OPTIMA-2017 attracted a significant number of participants. This year about 90 researchers participated in the conference.