Friday, February 19, 2010

[DMANET] Toulouse Global Optimization workshop 2010 (TOGO10): 2nd CfP

Toulouse Global Optimization workshop 2010 (TOGO10)

Celebrating Pierre Hansen's 70th birthday

Global Optimization (GO) is a discipline aimed at finding global
optima for hard nonconvex optimization problems. The workshop aims at
bringing together researchers dealing with this topic. Depending on
the number of submissions, we shall have either a single stream or
two/three parallel streams. Accordingly, only a limited number of
contributions will be accepted. A special issue of the Journal Of
Global Optimization will contain (fully refereed) papers derived from
works presented at the workshop (or on close topics).

Conference venue: ENSEEIHT, 2 rue Camichel, 31071 Toulouse, France
Conference dates: 31 August - 3 September 2010
(participants should arrive on monday 30)
Conference fees will be kept as low as possible. We shall cover costs
but we do not aim to make a profit!

Submission instructions:
Submit a 4-page extended abstract formatted using the LaTeX style
through the EasyChair website
Note that we do not accept submissions in .doc format.

Important dates:
Deadline for the submission of abstracts: April 15th, 2010
Notification of acceptance: June 15th, 2010
Deadline for reduced fee: June 30th, 2010
Welcome reception: August 30th, 2010
Start of conference: August 31st, 2010

Invited speakers:
Pierre Hansen, GERAD and HEC, Montreal, Canada
Emilio Carrizosa, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Charles Audet, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada
Pietro Belotti, Lehigh University, USA

Scientific Committee:
Robert Baker Kearfott, Lafayette, Lousiana
Sonia Cafieri, Toulouse, France
Tibor Csendes, Szeged, Hungary
Chris Floudas, Princeton, New Jersey
Inmaculada Garcia, Almeria, Spain
Eligius Hendrix, Malaga, Spain
Jean-Baptiste Hiriart-Urruty, Toulouse, France
Jean-Bernard Lasserre, Toulouse, France
Sven Leyffer, Chicago, Illinois
Leo Liberti, Paris, France
Jeff Linderoth, Madison, Wisconsin
Marco Locatelli, Turin, Italy
Nelson Maculan, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Frederic Messine, Toulouse, France
Panos Pardalos, Gainesville, Florida (chair)
Fabio Schoen, Florence, Italy
Hanif Sherali, Blacksburg, Virginia
Fabio Tardella, Rome, Italy
Tapio Westerlund, Abo, Finland

Local Organising Committee:
Sonia Cafieri, Toulouse, France
Nicolas Durand, Toulouse, France
Sylvie Eichen, Toulouse, France
David Gianazza, Toulouse, France
Eligius Hendrix, Malaga, Spain
Didier Henrion, Toulouse, France
Leo Liberti, Paris, France (co-chair)
Kader Merakeb, Toulouse, France
Frederic Messine, Toulouse, France (co-chair)
Marcel Mongeau, Toulouse, France
Antonio Mucherino, Lille, France
Giacomo Nannicini, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jordan Ninin, Toulouse, France
Evelyne Rayssac, Paris, France
Boglarka Toth, Budapest, Hungary

For more details, see the conference website at
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