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Important dates
August 3–4

Summer School

August 5–8

Conference

Sun, Aug 4, 2019, 17:00–20:00
Welcome Reception
Mon, Aug 5, 2019, 9:00
Opening Event

News

City tours
Jul 18, 2019

Every day of the conference, thematic guided tours are offered at 2 pm.

Information on city tours
The summer school program is online
Jul 18, 2019

A detailed overview over the program of the summer school is now available.

Summer school program
Welcome reception and registration on sunday
Jul 2, 2019

The Welcome reception on Sunday evening at 6 is the perfect opportunity to start the conference, grab a drink, and do registration early-on.

Welcome reception Registration information
Schedule online
Jun 25, 2019

The tentative schedule for the ICCOPT 2019 is now online available.

Schedule overview Parallel sessions overview (pdf) Detailed schedule
Best paper award
Jun 6, 2019

Best paper committee identified four outstanding submissions for presentation in a dedicated special session at ICCOPT to identify the winner of the 2019 best paper award of ICCOPT.

Best Paper Prize

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General Information

Message from the chair

ICCOPT 2019, the Sixth International Conference on Continuous Optimization, will take place on the campus of the Technical University (TU) of Berlin, August 3-8, 2019. The ICCOPT is a flagship conference of the Mathematical Optimization Society (MOS), organized every three years.

ICCOPT 2019 is hosted by the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) Berlin. It will include a Summer School (August 3-4) and a Conference (August 5-8) with a series of plenary and semi-plenary talks, organized and contributed sessions, and poster sessions.

World-renowned cultural and research institutions, a thriving creative scene and its rich history make Berlin a popular place to live, work and travel. The venue of the conference is located in the City West, one of the main commercial areas in Germany's capital.

We invite researchers and practitioners working in the field of optimization to join us and enjoy Berlin's convenient travel facilities, almost unlimited recreational possibilities, an open-minded and international atmosphere, and a lot of exciting mathematics in the summer of 2019!

Prof. Dr. Michael Hintermüller

Chair of the Organizing Committee
Michael Hintermüller

Committees

Program Committee
  • M. Hintermüller (Germany, Chair)
  • H. Frankowska (France)
  • J. Gondzio (UK)
  • T. Luo (China)
  • J.-S. Pang (US)
  • D. Ralph (UK)
  • C. Sagastizábal (Brasil)
  • D. Sun (Hong Kong)
  • M. Teboulle (Israel)
  • S. Ulbrich (Germany)
  • S. Wright (US)
Organizing Committee
  • M. Hintermüller (WIAS Berlin, Chair)
  • M. Dür (Uni Augsburg)
  • G. Eichfelder (TU Ilmenau)
  • C. Gräser (FU Berlin)
  • R. Henrion (WIAS Berlin)
  • M. Hinze (Uni Hamburg)
  • D. Hömberg (WIAS Berlin)
  • F. Jarre (Uni Düsseldorf)
  • C. Kanzow (Uni Würzburg)
  • C. Löbhard (WIAS Berlin)
  • V. Mehrmann (TU Berlin)
  • C.N. Rautenberg (WIAS/HU Berlin)
  • V. Schulz (Uni Trier)
  • F. Tröltzsch (TU Berlin)
  • M. Ulbrich (TU München)
  • S. Ulbrich (TU Darmstadt)
Local Organizers
  • M. Hintermüller
  • C. Gräser
  • R. Henrion
  • D. Hömberg
  • C. Löbhard
  • V. Mehrmann
  • C.N. Rautenberg
  • F. Tröltzsch

Overview

Schedule overview Parallel sessions overview (pdf, tentative) Detailed schedule

The scientific program of ICCOPT 2019 consists of

Each talk or minisymposium is assigned to a thematic cluster.

Instructions for cluster chairs

Scientific Program

Program overview

Sun, Aug 4

Welcome reception

17:00-20:00

Mon, Aug 5

Opening

9:00-9:30

Parallel sessions

Mon.1, 11:00-12:15

Lunch Break

12:15-13:45

Parallel sessions

Mon.2, 13:45-15:00

Semiplenary talks
Darinka Dentcheva
Amr S. El-Bakry

15:30-16:15

Best paper session

16:20-18:20

Poster session

18:20-20:30

Tue, Aug 6
Parallel sessions

Tue.1, 10:30-11:45

Lunch Break

11:45-13:15

Parallel sessions

Tue.2, 13:15-14:30

Parallel sessions

Tue.3, 14:45-16:00

Parallel sessions

Tue.4, 16:30-17:45

Dinner

19:00-23:00

Wed, Aug 7
Semiplenary talks
Radu I. Boţ
Frauke Liers

10:15-11:00

Parallel sessions

Wed.1, 11:30-12:45

Lunch Break

12:45-14:15

Parallel sessions

Wed.2, 14:15-15:30

Parallel sessions

Wed.3, 16:00-17:15

Semiplenary talks
Heinz Bauschke
Lieven Vandenberghe

17:30-18:15

Thu, Aug 8
Parallel sessions

Thu.1, 9:00-10:15

Parallel sessions

Thu.2, 10:45-12:00

Lunch Break

12:00-13:30

Parallel sessions

Thu.3, 13:30-14:45

Semiplenary talks
Frank E. Curtis
Piermarco Cannarsa

15:15-16:00

Closing

17:15-17:30

Plenary speakers

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Amir Beck

Tel Aviv University, Israel

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Tamara G. Kolda

Sandia National Laboratories, USA

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Uday V. Shanbhag

Pennsylvania State University, USA

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Michael Ulbrich

Technische Universität München, Germany

Semi-plenary speakers

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Heinz Bauschke

University of British Columbia, Canada

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Frank E. Curtis

Lehigh University, USA

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Radu I. Bot

University of Vienna, Austria

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Piermarco Cannarsa

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

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Darinka Dentcheva

Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

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Amr S. El-Bakry

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, USA

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Frauke Liers

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

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Lieven Vandenberghe

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Applications in Economics, Energy, Engineering and Science
Lars Schewe (U Erlangen, Germany),
Peter Schütz (NTNU, Norway),
Golbon Zakeri (U Auckland, New Zealand)
Big Data and Machine Learning
Gitta Kutyniok (TU Berlin, Germany),
Kim-Chuan Toh (NUS, Singapore)
Complementarity and Variational Inequalities
Michael C. Ferris (U Wisconsin, Madison, USA),
Thomas M. Surowiec (U Marburg, Germany)
Conic, Copositive, and Polynomial Optimization
Etienne de Klerk (Tilburg, The Netherlands),
Luis Zuluaga (Lehigh U, USA)
Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
D. Russell Luke (U Göttingen, Germany),
René Vidal (Johns Hopkins U, USA)
Derivative-free and Simulation-based Optimization
Ana Luisa Custodio (NOVA Lisbon, Portugal),
Francesco Rinaldi (U Padua, Italy)
Global Optimization
Ernesto Birgin (USP, Brasil),
Man-Cho So (Chinese U Hongkong)
Multi-Objective and Vector Optimization
Gabriele Eichfelder (TU Ilmenau, Germany),
Alexandra Schwartz (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Nonlinear Optimization
Coralia Cartis (Oxford U, UK),
Sandra A. Santos (U Campinas, Brazil)
Optimization Applications in Mathematics of Planet Earth
Emil Constantinescu (Argonne National Laboratory, USA),
Pedro Gajardo (UTSM, Chile)
Optimization Implementations and Software
Todd S. Munson (Argonne National Laboratory, USA),
Dominique Orban (Polytechnique Montreal, Canada)
PDE-constrained Optimization and Optimal Control
Juan Carlos De los Reyes (EPN Quito, Ecuador),
Denis Ridzal (Sandia National Laboratory, USA)
Robust Optimization
Melvyn Sim (NUS, Singapore),
Wolfram Wiesemann (Imperial College, UK)
Sparse Optimization and Information Processing
Mario Figueiredo (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal),
Shoham Sabach (Technion, Israel)
Stochastic Optimization
René Henrion (Weierstrass Institute, Germany),
Shu Lu (U North Carolina, USA)

Clusters of the conference

Applications in Economics, Energy, Engineering and Science
Lars Schewe (U Erlangen, Germany),
Peter Schütz (NTNU, Norway),
Golbon Zakeri (U Auckland, New Zealand)
Big Data and Machine Learning
Gitta Kutyniok (TU Berlin, Germany),
Kim-Chuan Toh (NUS, Singapore)
Complementarity and Variational Inequalities
Michael C. Ferris (U Wisconsin, Madison, USA),
Thomas M. Surowiec (U Marburg, Germany)
Conic, Copositive, and Polynomial Optimization
Etienne de Klerk (Tilburg, The Netherlands),
Luis Zuluaga (Lehigh U, USA)
Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
D. Russell Luke (U Göttingen, Germany),
René Vidal (Johns Hopkins U, USA)
Derivative-free and Simulation-based Optimization
Ana Luisa Custodio (NOVA Lisbon, Portugal),
Francesco Rinaldi (U Padua, Italy)
Global Optimization
Ernesto Birgin (USP, Brasil),
Man-Cho So (Chinese U Hongkong)
Multi-Objective and Vector Optimization
Gabriele Eichfelder (TU Ilmenau, Germany),
Alexandra Schwartz (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Nonlinear Optimization
Coralia Cartis (Oxford U, UK),
Sandra A. Santos (U Campinas, Brazil)
Optimization Applications in Mathematics of Planet Earth
Emil Constantinescu (Argonne National Laboratory, USA),
Pedro Gajardo (UTSM, Chile)
Optimization Implementations and Software
Todd S. Munson (Argonne National Laboratory, USA),
Dominique Orban (Polytechnique Montreal, Canada)
PDE-constrained Optimization and Optimal Control
Juan Carlos De los Reyes (EPN Quito, Ecuador),
Denis Ridzal (Sandia National Laboratory, USA)
Robust Optimization
Melvyn Sim (NUS, Singapore),
Wolfram Wiesemann (Imperial College, UK)
Sparse Optimization and Information Processing
Mario Figueiredo (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal),
Shoham Sabach (Technion, Israel)
Stochastic Optimization
René Henrion (Weierstrass Institute, Germany),
Shu Lu (U North Carolina, USA)
Applications in Economics, Energy, Engineering and Science
Lars Schewe (U Erlangen, Germany),
Peter Schütz (NTNU, Norway),
Golbon Zakeri (U Auckland, New Zealand)
Big Data and Machine Learning
Gitta Kutyniok (TU Berlin, Germany),
Kim-Chuan Toh (NUS, Singapore)
Complementarity and Variational Inequalities
Michael C. Ferris (U Wisconsin, Madison, USA),
Thomas M. Surowiec (U Marburg, Germany)
Conic, Copositive, and Polynomial Optimization
Etienne de Klerk (Tilburg, The Netherlands),
Luis Zuluaga (Lehigh U, USA)
Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
D. Russell Luke (U Göttingen, Germany),
René Vidal (Johns Hopkins U, USA)
Derivative-free and Simulation-based Optimization
Ana Luisa Custodio (NOVA Lisbon, Portugal),
Francesco Rinaldi (U Padua, Italy)
Global Optimization
Ernesto Birgin (USP, Brasil),
Man-Cho So (Chinese U Hongkong)
Multi-Objective and Vector Optimization
Gabriele Eichfelder (TU Ilmenau, Germany),
Alexandra Schwartz (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Nonlinear Optimization
Coralia Cartis (Oxford U, UK),
Sandra A. Santos (U Campinas, Brazil)
Optimization Applications in Mathematics of Planet Earth
Emil Constantinescu (Argonne National Laboratory, USA),
Pedro Gajardo (UTSM, Chile)
Optimization Implementations and Software
Todd S. Munson (Argonne National Laboratory, USA),
Dominique Orban (Polytechnique Montreal, Canada)
PDE-constrained Optimization and Optimal Control
Juan Carlos De los Reyes (EPN Quito, Ecuador),
Denis Ridzal (Sandia National Laboratory, USA)
Robust Optimization
Melvyn Sim (NUS, Singapore),
Wolfram Wiesemann (Imperial College, UK)
Sparse Optimization and Information Processing
Mario Figueiredo (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal),
Shoham Sabach (Technion, Israel)
Stochastic Optimization
René Henrion (Weierstrass Institute, Germany),
Shu Lu (U North Carolina, USA)

Summer School

The summer school takes place at the weekend before the conference.

Detailed Program

Registration

Registration fees

before May 15, 2019after May 15, 2019
MOS membersEUR 300EUR 350
Non MOS members (includes MOS membership for 2020)EUR 385EUR 435
MOS student or emeritus membersEUR 180EUR 230
Students non MOS members (includes MOS membership for 2020)EUR 200EUR 250
Registration policies
  • Cancellations, if any, must be requested to and generally obey to the following conditions:
    Until May 15, 2019 full refund (bank transfer fee and service charge subtracted)
    After May 15, 2019 no refund.
    Refunds will be arranged before September 15, 2019.
  • All attendees, including cluster and session chairs and speakers, must register and pay the registration fee. One-day registration is not available.
  • Your registration fee includes admission to the summer school (if registered in advance), all technical sessions and plenary presentations, welcome reception and coffee breaks.
  • Your registration fee does not include the banquet. When you register for the conference, you can purchase tickets for yourself and your guest(s).
  • On site registration will be available with an extra service charge of EUR 50.
Registration

Grants

Travel assistance funds and free participation grants will be available for important contributors who would not otherwise be able to attend ICCOPT and for student contributors to ICCOPT upon application.

How to apply for financial support

Deadlines

Mar 17, 2019Abstract submission for mini symposia
Apr 1, 2019Application for financial support
Apr 7, 2019Abstract submission for invited/contributed talks
Apr 15, 2019Abstract submission for posters
May 15, 2019Early bird registration

Registration desk opening times

Sun, Aug 417:00 - 20:00
Mon, Aug 57:00 - 20:00
Tue, Aug 68:00 - 18:00
Wed, Aug 78:00 - 18:30
Thu, Aug 88:00 - 17:30

Travel and Venue

Map of the venue

Visa regulations and invitation letters

Flag of Germany
Information on German Visa Regulation can be found here. We provide invitation letters upon request for participants who have registered the conference with approved scientific contributions. In that case, please check the visa regulations, and send us the necessary data which are explicitly needed (e.g. birth information) in the invitation letters. We need in particular your name and affiliation, and the ID or title of your contribution. Make shure that the payment of conference fees was successful. Please send your requests to .

Technical University of Berlin

The Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) is a research university located in Berlin, Germany. It was founded in 1879 and became one of the most prestigious education institutions in Europe. The university is known for its highly ranked engineering programmes, especially in mechanical engineering and engineering management. The university alumni and professor list include US National Academies members, two National Medal of Science laureates and ten Nobel Prize winners. TU Berlin

Weierstrass Institute Berlin

The Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) is a German research institute within the Leibniz Association with a long tradition. In 1946 it became a member of the German Academy of Sciences in Berlin, following the Prussian Academy of Sciences, which was founded by W.G. Leibniz in 1700. The WIAS conducts project oriented research in applied mathematics with the aim of solving complex problems in technology, science and economy. The institute is located in the city centre of Berlin, and it hosts the permanent office of the International Mathematical Union (IMU). WIAS Berlin

Accommodation

The neighbourhood of TU Berlin offers a high density of hotels with a price range of about EUR 40 - 90 per night. We have reserved room contingents in the hotels below. Please note, that we did not hire any company for the organization of your accommodation. In particular, emails with offers to organize your hotel stay are fake.

For details on how to book hotels at ICCOPT special rates, please answer the following question:

We also encourage you to book your accomodation on your favorite platform.

Social Program

Welcome reception

You are invited to attend our welcome reception on Sun, Aug 4, 2019, 17:00–20:00 at the main building of TU Berlin. The reception will include drinks and light snacks and serves as a good occasion to meet other participants in a casual social atmosphere. Furthermore, it provides an early opportunity to register for the ICCOPT 2019 and to collect your name badges and conference materials.

Sightseeing Tours

At each day of the conference a guided sight-seeing tour is organized.

More Information

Conference dinner

The Conference Dinner will take place on the boat "MS Mark Brandenburg" on the river Spree. Starting point is at Gotzkowskybrücke, a bridge in 20 minutes walking distance from the conference venue, see map above. We will then cruise through the city of Berlin while having dinner from buffet with modern German food.

The menue contains also vegetarian options. If you need a special diet, please inform us in advance via email to .

Dinner Boat
"MS Mark Brandenburg", Stern und Kreisschiffahrt GmbH
Information
Time and Date
Aug 6 (Tuesday), 7 pm - 11 pm
Venue
River Cruise, starting from Gotzkowskybrücke, Berlin
Participation fee
Euro 65,-
Tickets
can be be purchased via the ICCOPT registration at TUBS.
The capacity of the river boat is restricted to 350 places. Please book your dinner participation via the ICCOPT registration at TUBS.

Call for Contributions

Scientific poster session (deadline passed)

The ICCOPT 2019 will schedule a poster session. If you would like to present a poster, please submit its title and abstract via the conference web system Converia. You also need to connect you poster to one of the topic clusters of the conference.

Please note that

  • every poster presenter needs to register for the conference,
  • posters need to be printed, and delivered to the venue. More information on the poster logistics will be available after Apr 26, 2019.

Timeline for posters

Apr 15, 2019
Deadline for submission of posters
Apr 26, 2019
Approval of posters
May 15, 2019
Early bird registration deadline

Best Paper Prize (deadline passed)

Nominations/submissions are invited for the Best Paper Prize for Young Researchers in Continuous Optimization. The submitted papers should be in the area of continuous optimization and satisfy one of the following three criteria:

  1. Passed the first round of a normal refereeing process in a journal;
  2. Published during the year of 2016 or after (including forthcoming);
  3. Certified by a thesis adviser or postdoctoral mentor as a well-polished paper that is ready for submission to a journal.
Papers can be single-authored or multi-authored, subject to the following criterion:
  1. Each paper must have at least one qualifying author who was under age 30 on January 1, 2014, or has not earned a Ph.D before that date. In case of joint authorship involving senior researchers (i.e., those who fail both the age test and the Ph.D. test), one senior author must certify the pivotal role and the relevance of the contribution of the qualifying author in the work.
A selection committee will decide on questions on eligibility in exceptional cases. The selection criteria will be based solely on the quality of the paper, including originality of results and potential impact. The following items are required for submission:
  1. The paper for consideration;
  2. A brief description of the contribution (limited to 2 pages);
  3. A statement about the status of the paper: published in a journal, accepted, under review, not submitted; In the latter case, statement of a thesis advisor or postdoctoral mentor on the quality of the paper;
  4. A certification of the qualifying author’s eligibility in terms of age or Ph.D. (by the qualifying author’s adviser or department chair);
  5. In case of joint authorship involving a senior researcher, a certification by the latter individual about the qualifying author’s pivotal role and relevance of the contribution.

Up to three papers will be selected as finalists of the competition. The finalists will be featured in a dedicated session at ICCOPT 2019, and the prize winner will be determined after the finalist session.

The Best Paper Prize in Continuous Optimization will be presented at the conference banquet.

The finalists will receive free registration to the ICCOPT 2019 and to the conference banquet. Their university or department should cover the travel costs, but finalists can apply for an ICCOPT travel grant. All the three finalists will receive a diploma, and the winner will be presented an award of 1000 EUR.

Organized sessions (deadline passed)

The scientific program of the ICCOPT 2019 consist mainly of organized sessions. You can submit your invited or contributed session via the conference web system Converia. During the process, title and abstract of the session, as well as names and email addresses of the suggested speakers and the preliminary titles of their talks need to be given. Your speakers will be informed about the submission, and can adjust their personal data, and from Mar 22, 2019 to Apr 7, 2019, also their titles and abstracts. Please connect the session to one of the topic clusters of the conference.

Organized sessions will be scheduled in groups of 3 talks. The minimum number of talks in a session is thus 3. You may also compose your session of a multiple of three talks.

Please note that
  • Session organizers are usually expected to participate in the conference, and will be assigned as session chairs during the conference.
  • Session organizers can of course contribute a talk in their own session.
Timeline for session organizers

Mar 17, 2019
Deadline for submission of orgainzed sessions
Mar 22, 2019
Approval/disapproval of sessions, speakers can edit their abstracts
Apr 7, 2019
Deadline for speakers to edit abstracts
May 15, 2019
Early bird registration deadline

Invited and contributed talks (deadline passed)

Submit invited or contributed talks via the conference web system Converia. During the process, title and abstract of the talk, as well as names and email addresses of possible co-authors need to be entered. If applicable, co-authors will be informed about the submission. Please also connect the talk to one of the topic clusters of the conference.

Please note that

  • every speaker needs to register for the conference,
  • every participant is allowed to give at most one talk at the ICCOPT 2019.

Timeline for speakers

Apr 7, 2019
Deadline for submission of talks
Apr 10, 2019
Approval of talks
May 15, 2019
Early bird registration deadline