Contribute to the ICCOPT 2019
Important dates

Summer School
Aug 3-4, 2019
Conference
Aug 5-8, 2019
Deadlines
Feb 22, 2019
Abstract submission for mini symposia
Mar 22, 2019
Abstract submission for invited/contributed talks
Apr 15, 2019
Abstract submission for posters
May 15, 2019
Early bird registration

News

Invited speakers are confirmed
Jan 28, 2019

All plenary and semi-plenary speakers for the ICCOPT 2019 have been confirmed.

Plenary speakers Semi-plenary speakers
Warning on fake hotel service offers
Jan 15, 2019

During the last weeks, participants of the conference have received fake offers for hotel reservations asking for credit card information. Please note, that we did not hire any company for the organization of your accommodation. In particular, do not send your payment data via email.

Cluster chairs confirmed
Jan 14, 2019

Cluster chairs are confirmed for most of the clusters.

Clusters of the conference
Summer School
Dec 29, 2018

The topics and speakers for the summer school are confirmed.

Summer School
Semiplenary speakers confirmed
Dec 28, 2018

Semiplenary speakers for the ICCOPT 2019 have been confirmed.

Semiplenary speakers

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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! Please keep updated -- we will announce more information on this webpage soon.

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. Sagastizabal (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 (Uni 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

The scientific program of ICCOPT 2019 consists of

  • plenary talks,
  • semi-plenary talks,
  • invited minisymposia,
  • contributed minisymposia,
  • contributed talks,
  • a poster session.
Each talk or minisymposium is assigned to a thematic cluster. When submitting your contribution, please choose the most relevant topic from the list of available clusters at ICCOPT 2019.

Instructions for cluster chairs

Call for Contributions

Organized sessions

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 1, 2019 to Mar 22, 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 not 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

Feb 22, 2019
Deadline for submission of orgainzed sessions
Mar 1, 2019
Approval/disapproval of sessions, speakers can edit their abstracts
Mar 22, 2019
Deadline for speakers to edit abstracts
May 15, 2019
Early bird registration deadline

Invited and contributed talks

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

Mar 22, 2019
Deadline for submission of talks
Apr 1, 2019
Approval of talks
May 15, 2019
Early bird registration deadline

Scientific poster session

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

Scientific Program

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

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
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
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 from Aug 3-4, 2019 at TU Berlin is a part of the ICCOPT 2019. To participate in the summer school, check the respective button during the registration and payment process.
Large scale and PDE constrained optimization
Juan Carlos De los Reyes
Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Ecuador
Todd S. Munson
Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Optimization and Machine Learning
Peter Richtarik
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology - KAUST, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Stephen J. Wright
University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

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

Feb 22, 2019Abstract submission for mini symposia
Mar 15, 2019Application for financial support
Mar 22, 2019Abstract submission for invited/contributed talks
Apr 15, 2019Abstract submission for posters
May 15, 2019Early bird registration

Travel and Venue

Map of the venue

Links and information

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.

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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
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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