Thursday, March 12, 2015

[DMANET] CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Optimization & Big Data (Edinburgh, May 6-8, 2015)

Optimization & Big Data (Workshop, Trek & Colloquium)
Edinburgh, Scotland, May 6-8, 2015 <http:/=

1) Call for abstracts:=20

A call for contributed presentations is open
There is a Best Contribution Prize (certificate + 500 EUR), sponsored by Am=
azon Berlin
Prize Committee: Arkadi Nemirovski and Rodolphe Jenatton (Amazon)

2) Dates:

April 18, 2015: Submission of abstracts + Early Bird registration (the Earl=
y Bird fee is =C2=A330)
April 20, 2015: Notification of acceptance (acceptance of abstracts will be=
done on a rolling basis - if you want to get=20
confirmation of acceptance sooner to help you plan for the event, submit so=
April 25, 2015: Submission deadline for deluxe posters

3) Confirmed invited speakers:

Coralia Cartis (Oxford)
Jonathan Eckstein (Rutgers)
Garud Iyengar (Columbia)
Rodolphe Jenatton (Amazon Berlin)
Jakub Konecny (Edinburgh)
Francois Glineur (Louvain)
Donald Goldfarb (Columbia)
Robert Gower (Edinburgh)
Arkadi Nemirovski (Georgia Tech) - keynote speaker
Zheng Qu (Edinburgh)
Peter Richtarik (Edinburgh)
Katya Scheinberg (Lehigh)=20

4) Programme:=20

The first two days are devoted to the scientific programme (invited and con=
tributed talks & poster sessions). On the last day we=20
will have a trek to Arthur's Seat: a 350m years old extinct volcano in the =
city centre. The workshop will end with a colloquium talk=20
by the keynote speaker and a reception.=20


Kind regards,

Zheng Qu and Peter Richtarik (organizers)


Peter Richtarik
The School of Mathematics
University of Edinburgh <>

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