Tuesday, January 24, 2012

[DMANET] 4th AIMMS/MOPTA International Optimization Modeling Competition

4th AIMMS/MOPTA International Optimization Modeling Competition

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the fourth AIMMS/MOPTA
Optimization Modeling Competition. The competition is jointly
organized by the conference organizers of MOPTA and Paragon Decision
Technology (http://www.aimms.com). Finalists are expected to attend
and present their results at the 2012 MOPTA Conference to be held
July 30-August 1, 2012 at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA.

Teams of at most three students can participate. The team leader has to
be a graduate student, though the other members of the team can be
advanced undergraduate students. Each member of the team must be
registered as a full-time student at a recognized educational institution
during the Spring term of the 2011-2012 academic year. Students with a
background in optimization, regardless of their actual field of study, are
eligible. Collaboration between students from different departments is
strongly encouraged. Each team must declare a team advisor with which
the team may consult about the problem and their solution. It is the team
advisor's responsibility to ensure that the students have appropriate
knowledge for the competition. The team advisor should not be involved
as a participant in the solution process.

As the conference is international, so is the competition. Teams from all
over the world can participate, as long as at least one team member can
come to the conference, should the team make it to the final round. The
official language of the competition is English.

The competition problem has been posted; please visit:


for a description of the problem and further details.

All teams must *register* for the competition in order to participate.

Important Dates:
Registration Due: 31 May 2012
Solutions Due: 31 May 2012
Finalists Chosen: 21 June 2012
Conference Begins: 30 July 2012

For questions, please contact Frank E. Curtis, frank.e.curtis@lehigh.edu


Luis F. Zuluaga, Chair
Organizing Committee,
MOPTA 2012
July 30 - August 1, 2012
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
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