About Us

The Combinatorial Optimization: Metaheuristics and EXact methods (COMEX) project is an Inter-university attraction pole funded by BELSPO. Its main objectives are to:

  • bring together the available Belgian expertise on combinatorial optimization problems, exploit synergies between the partner research groups, and create a network with a sufficient mass to attract young and experienced top-level scientists in Belgium, and further financing for research in the field,
  • train young researchers in the field of combinatorial optimization,
  • develop new models, algorithmic techniques and implementations for complex, large-scale combinatorial optimizationDevelop new international collaborations with other large teams working in the field of combinatorial optimization.

Here is a short video (in French) made by the communication department of ULB where Bernard Fortz is interviewed about the COMEX project.