Friday, April 22, 2016

[DMANET] MOPTA 2016 - Call for participation

Dear Friends and Colleagues
With apologies for cross-postings...

We cordially invite you to contribute to the fourteenth annual
"Modeling and OPtimization: Theory and Applications" (MOPTA) conference,
organized at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, August 17-19, 2016.

MOPTA aims at bringing together a diverse group of people from both
discrete and continuous optimization, working on both theoretical and
applied aspects. There will be invited plenary talks from distinguished
speakers as well as organized sessions and contributed talks, spread
over three days. Our target is to provide a diverse set of exciting new
developments from different areas of optimization research while at the
same time providing a setting which will allow increased interaction
among the participants. We aim to bring together researchers from both
the theoretical and applied communities in the framework of a
medium-scale event who do not usually have the chance to interact in
larger meetings.

We welcome contributed talks, and we are also very interested in hearing
from people who could organize a session centered around one of their
topics of expertise. MOPTA sessions have 3 speakers, with 30 mins per
presentation including Q&A's. Speakers will be kindly asked to submit
their abstract on the MOPTA website. The deadline for abstract
submission is May 20.

Confirmed plenary speakers:
* Sem Borst (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
* Gerard P. Cornuejols (Carnegie Mellon University)
* Michael P. Friedlander (University of California, Davis)
* Jacek Gondzio (The University of Edinburgh)
* David Simchi-Levi (MIT)
* Michael Pinedo (New York University)
* Robert Shorten (University College Dublin)

Please contact
Alexander Stolyar (
Martin Takac (
if you would like to organize a session for MOPTA.

Alexander Stolyar, Martin Takac
Organizing Committee Co-Chairs

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Tamás Terlaky, George N. and Soteria Kledaras '87 Endowed Chair Professor.
Chair, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
Lehigh University, Harold S. Mohler Laboratory
200 West Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1582
Phone: (610) 758-4050
Fax: (610) 758-4886

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