Workshop on Global Optimization Methods: Theory, Techniques, and MatLab Simulations

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Organizers: Andrea Massa, George Karagiannidis, Sotirios Goudos, Traianos Yioultsis, Zaharias Zaharis

The upcoming workshop will be held at the Aristotle University Dissemination Center, Thessaloniki, Greece, 7-10 November, 2022. The event is organized by the Electron Devices/Microwave Theory and Techniques/Antennas and Propagation Joint Chapter of the IEEE Greece Section.

The workshop covers topics of Global Optimization, such as theoretical foundations of Global Optimization, Genetic Algorithms, Differential Evolution, Particle Swarm Optimization, and finally applications and future trends. The event will be hybrid and will support access through zoom link to registered participants.

More information about schedule, syllabus, activities, registration and the venue can be found on the website of the event:

  Date and Time




  • Start time: 07 Nov 2022 08:30 AM
  • End time: 10 Nov 2022 02:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+02:00) Athens
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The event will be hybrid and will support access through zoom link to registered attendees.

The registration fee is the same for either onsite or online participation:

  • 30 €, for Students (Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Ph.D. Students)
  • 60 €, for Non – Students (Professors, Postdoctoral Researchers, Professionals, Graduates)
  • 3is Septemvriou - Panepistimioupoli
  • Thessaloniki, Macedonia
  • Greece GR 54636
  • Building: Aristotle University Research Dissemination Center
  • Room Number: Conference Hall Ι
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  • Co-sponsored by ELEDIA Research Center and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Andrea Massa Andrea Massa


Theoretical Foundations of Global Optimization - Genetic Algorithms


Andrea Massa (IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, Electromagnetic Academy Fellow) received the “laurea” degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, in 1992 and Ph.D. degree in EECS from the same university in 1996. From 1997 to 1999, he was an Assistant Professor of Electromagnetic Fields at the Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering (University of Genoa). From 2001 to 2004, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Trento. Since 2005, he has been a Full Professor of Electromagnetic Fields at the University of Trento, where he currently teaches electromagnetic fields, inverse scattering techniques, antennas and wireless communications, wireless services and devices, and optimization techniques.

At present, Prof. Massa is the director of the network of federated laboratories “ELEDIA Research Center” [ELEDIA@UTB in Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei), ELEDIA@UniCAS in Cassino (Italy), ELEDIA@UESTC in Chengdu (China), ELEDIA@USIL in Lima (Perù), ELEDIA@UniNAGA in Nagasaki (Japan), ELEDIA@L2S in Paris (France), ELEDIA@CTU in Prague (Czech), ELEDIA@AUTH in Tessaloniki (Greece), ELEDIA@UniTN in Trento (Italy), ELEDIA@TSINGHUA in Beijing (China), ELEDIA@Innov'COM in Tunis (Tunisia)]. Moreover, he is Adjunct Professor at Penn State University (USA), Professor @ CentraleSupélec (France), and UC3M-Santander Chair of Excellence at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain). He has been holder of a Senior DIGITEO Chair at L2S-CentraleSupélec and CEA LIST in Saclay (France), Visiting Professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (USA), the Nagasaki University (Japan), the University of Paris Sud (France), the Kumamoto University (Japan), and the National University of Singapore (Singapore). It has been appointed IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer (2016-2018).

Prof. Massa serves as Associate Editor of the “IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation” and Associate Editor of the “International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies” and he is member of the Editorial Board of the “Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications”, a permanent member of the “PIERS Technical Committee” and of the “EuMW Technical Committee”, and a ESoA member. He has been appointed in the Scientific Board of the “Società Italiana di Elettromagnetismo (SIEm)” and elected in the Scientific Board of the Interuniversity National Center for Telecommunications (CNIT). He has been appointed in 2011 by the National Agency for the Evaluation of the University System and National Research (ANVUR) as a member of the Recognized Expert Evaluation Group (Area 09, ‘Industrial and Information Engineering’) for the evaluation of the researches at the Italian University and Research Center for the period 2004-2010. Furthermore, he has been elected as the Italian Member of the Management Committee of the COST Action TU1208 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar”.

His research activities are mainly concerned with inverse problems, analysis/synthesis of antenna systems and large arrays, radar systems synthesis and signal processing, cross-layer optimization and planning of wireless/RF systems, semantic wireless technologies, system-by-design and material-by-design (metamaterials and reconfigurable-materials), and theory/applications of optimization techniques to engineering problems (tele-communications, medicine, and biology).

Prof. Massa published more than 700 scientific publications (partial list available at: among which about 300 on international journals and more than 450 in international conferences where he presented more than 150 invited contributions. He has organized more than 70 scientific sessions in international conferences and has participated to several technological projects in the European framework (20 EU Projects) as well as at the national and local level with national agencies (more than 150 Projects/Grants).

Paolo Rocca Paolo Rocca


Differential Evolution - Particle Swarm Optimization


Paolo Rocca received the MS degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Trento in 2005 (summa cum laude) and the PhD Degree in Information and Communication Technologies from the same University in 2008. He is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (University of Trento) and a member of the ELEDIA Research Center. Prof. Rocca is the author/co-author of over 230 peer reviewed papers on international journals and conferences. He has been a visiting Ph.D. student at the Pennsylvania State University (U.S.A.), at the University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria (Italy), and a visiting researcher at the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systémes (L2S@ Supélec, France) in 2012 and 2013. Moreover, he has been an Invited Associate Professor at the University of Paris Sud (France) in 2015. He has been awarded from the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society and the Italy Section with the best PhD thesis award IEEE-GRS Central Italy Chapter.

His main interests are in the framework of antenna array synthesis and design, electromagnetic inverse scattering, and optimization techniques for electromagnetics. He serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters.


Course Schedule:
    Day 1 - Monday    07-11-2022 - 08:30-14:00
    Day 2 - Tuesday   08-11-2022 - 09:30-14:00
    Day 3 - Wednesday 09-11-2022 - 09:00-16:00
Electronic Assesment
    Day 4 - Thursday 10-11-2022 - 09:30-14:00

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