Exploratory Workshop on Mixed Integer Non-Linear Programming.  Sevilla, December 1-3 2010.
Organized by the Mathematical Research Institute of the University of Sevilla (IMUS)

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"This Exploratory Workshop is oriented to the presentation of theory, algorithms and applications for the solution of mixed integer (convex and nonconvex) onlinear problems (MINLP). This type of problems appears in numerous application areas where the modelization of nonlinear phenomena with logical constraints is crucial. Important sources of nonlinearity are the production planning in companies with complex technologies such as air traffic control agencies, electric power generation companies or chemical complex design, etcetera. Another important source of nonlinear problems are, for example, the product design in industrial environments, the analysis of financial products usually associated with risk dealing, the algorithms in the statistical field and artificial intelligence as artificial neural networks, or supporting vector machines.

This workshop is open to PhD and post-doc students interested in gaining expertise in this field, as well as to senior researchers that wish to reorient their research field. Lecturers are worldwide leaders on this challenging field of mathematical optimization."


Workshop structure:

1.    Three plenary talks. 

2.    Three discussion panels leaded.

3.    Twelve invited talks.

 

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Pierre Bonami. Universidad de Marsella, (Francia).
Ignacio Grossmann. Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburg, (USA).
Monique Guignard. Wharton School, Univ. de Pensilvania, Filadelfia, (USA).
Pierre Hansen. HEC, Montreal (Canada).
Jean Bernard Lasserre. LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, (France).
Jon Lee.  IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY, (USA).
Sven Leyffer. Argonne National Lab., Chicago, (USA).
Leo Liberti. LIX, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, (France).
Andrea Lodi. Univ. de Bolonia, (Italy).
Shmuel Onn. Faculty of IE & M, Technion (Israel).
Mike Powell. Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University, (UK).
Francisco Santos, Universidad de Cantabria (España).
Xiaoling Sun. School of Management, Fundan University, Shanghai, (China).
Mohit Tawarmalani, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, (USA).
Philippe Toint. Univ. de Namur, (Belgium).
Robert Weismantel. Institute for Mathematical Optimization · Faculty of Mathematics, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg (Germany)


ORGANIZERS:

Emilio Carrizosa. Universidad de Sevilla.
Laureano Escudero. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Marco A. López-Cerdá. Universidad de Alicante.
Justo Puerto. Universidad de Sevilla.

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