Thursday, July 9, 2015

[DMANET] Winter School in Network Optimization , January 2016 - 1st Announcement

The 5th edition of the Winter School on Network Optimization will take place at the Hotel Sana, Estoril, from the 11th to the 15th of January 2016. Its main objective is to provide an opportunity for PhD students to get together and attend high level courses in the field of Network Optimization. Non-PhD students are welcome to attend the school, but the number of participants is limited and priority will be given to PhD students. In this edition of the school, the lecturers and subjects to be addressed are:

Karen Aardal (Univ. Delft): Algorithms for facility location problems
Tolga Bektas (Univ. Southampton): Compact formulations, projections and some polyhedral results for the vehicle routing problem
Elena Fernandez (Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya): Hub location and optimum communication spanning trees: models, formulations and solution techniques
Martine Labbé (Univ. Libre de Bruxelles): Bilevel programming: Stackelberg games and pricing problems
Ivana Ljubic (Univ. Vienna): Solving (uniform) Steiner trees and related problems to optimality

Since the first edition in 2009, the school has been part of the activities of the CIO (Centro de Investigação Operacional) University of Lisbon as well as of the ENOG (European Network Optimization Group).
Recently, CIO has been merged with the Centro de Matemática e Aplicações Fundamentais (CMAF). The event will become part of the activities of the new CMAF+CIO and is also endorsed by the EURO (the Association of European Societies)
and APDIO (the Portuguese OR society).
Candidates are invited to submit their CVs to<> before the 30th of October 2015.
After a short period of evaluation, the participants will be notified and be invited to register.
More information is available at<>.

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