EWG EUROPT - The Continuous Optimization Working Group of EURO

NameEWG EUROPT - The Continuous Optimization Working Group of EURO
Websitehttp://europt.iam.metu.edu.tr/
NewsletterThe EUROPT Newsletter is published electronically four times a year.
Online newsletterhttp://europt.iam.metu.edu.tr/h_letters.html
BoardCHAIR: Julius Žilinskas

Vilnius University
Akademijos 4
LT-08663 Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone: +370 5 2109 304
Email: julius.zilinskas@mii.vu.lt
Web page: http://www.mii.vu.lt/index.php?siteaction=personnel.view&id=442&lang=en

WEBSITE EDITOR: Giancarlo Bigi
Dipartimento di Informatica
Universita di Piza, Italia
Tel: +39 050 2213124
Email: giancarlo.bigi@unipi.it
Web page: http://pages.di.unipi.it/bigi/


NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Sonia Cafieri
ENAC - Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile
University of Toulouse, France
Email: sonia.cafieri@enac.fr
Web page: http://www.recherche.enac.fr/~cafieri/


COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR: Edmondo Minisci
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University of Strathclyde Glasgow James Weir Building, UK
Email: edmondo.minisci@strath.ac.uk
Web page: http://www.strath.ac.uk/staff/minisciedmondodr/

EVENT COORDINATOR: Dmitri Kvasov
University of Calabria
Department of Computer Engineering
Modeling, Electronics and Systems
Science (DIMES)
Via P. Bucci, 42C - 87036 Rende (CS), Italy
Tel: +39 0984 494688
Email: kvadim@dimes.unical.it
Webpage: http://si.dimes.unical.it/~kvadim

RELATIONS COORDINATOR: Fabio Schoen
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Infarmazione
Universita degli Studi di Firenze
Via Santa Marta, 3
50139, Firenze, Italy
Email: fabio.schoen@unifi.it
Web page:
http://www.unifi.it/p-doc2-2015-0-A-2b3339313529-0.html


TREASURER: Andreas Grothey School of Mathematics
University of Edinburgh
The King's Buildings
EH9 3JZ, Edinburgh
Phone: +44 131 6505747
Email: A.Grothey@ed.ac.uk
Web page:
http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~agr/

Coordinator Julius Žilinskas
julius.zilinskas@mii.vu.lt
Vilnius University
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
Akademijos 4
LT 08663 Vilnius
Lithuania
Phone: +370 5 2109304
Fax: +370 5 2729209
Url: http://www.mii.vu.lt/index.php?siteaction=personnel.view&id=442&lang=en
Webmaster Giancarlo Bigi
giancarlo.bigi@unipi.it
Universita' di Pisa
Dipartimento di Informatica
Largo B.Pontecorvo 3
56127 Pisa
Italy
Phone: +39 050 2213124
Fax: +39 050 2212726
Url: www.di.unipi.it/~bigig
Webmaster Semih Kuter
semihkuter@yahoo.com
Cankiri Karatekin University
Department of Forest Engineering
Cankiri Karatekin Universitesi
Orman Fakultesi
18200 Cankiri
Turkey
Phone: +90 544 409 15 44
Purpose and historyEUROPT was established at the second IPM Workshop (IPM-2000), organized before the EURO-XVII meeting in Budapest, July 2000. IPM-2000 was the first workshop of EUROPT. There were 58 founding members who joined EUROPT during the EURO-XVII conference. For comparison, our current membership is over 1100.

Purpose:

  • to disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge and to support research in continuous optimization,

  • to contribute to the education of young optimization researchers and students (organizing EURO Summer and Winter Institutes, and by announcing Ph.D. Programs etc.),

  • to assist in gathering the continuous optimization community in Europe organized under the umbrella of EURO,

  • to collaborate with working groups having joint interests inside EURO. Outside EURO, we have good contacts with various special interest groups and
    societies. Furthermore, we want to

  • to participate in interdisciplinary research with colleagues from science, engineering and economy,

  • to establish regular information channels and regular meetings,

  • to build links to users of continuous optimization methodology,

  • to support preparation, refereeing and editing of publications.



MembersOver 1100

International composition: EUROPT has members also from other than European countries including:

Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Moldavia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, TRNC, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Ukraine

Trans-continental members are from

Algeria, Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia,
Gambia, India, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia,Mexico, Morocco, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, South Africa and the USA.

EUROPT has three honorary
chairs: Tamas Terlaky, Tibor Illes and Gerhard Wilhelm Weber.


Please join EUROPT, to pursue our common objectives by registering at the EUROPT homepage http://europt.iam.metu.edu.tr/
Past activities


  • Joint ORSC/EURO International Conference 2015 on Continuous
    Optimization, May 10-12, 2015, Shanghai
    http://orsc-euro2015.csp.escience.cn

  • 13th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization, July
    8-10, 2015, Edinburgh
    http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/hall/EUROPT15/
    The workshop was held in collaboration with 27th European Conference on Operational Research, July 12-15, 2015, Glasgow
    http://www.euro2015.org/

  • 12th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization, Perpignan, France, July 10-12, 2014.
    In the 12th EUROPT workshop Immanuel Bomze was awarded the title of EUROPT Fellow 2014.
    http://europt2014.univ-perp.fr/

    This workshop was a related event to

  • IFORS 2014, Barcelona, Spain, July 13-18, 2014.
    http://www.ifors2014.org/

  • EURO Mini-Conference on Optimization in the Natural Sciences, Aveiro, Portugal, February 5-9, 2014.
    http://minieuro2014.web.ua.pt/

  • 11th EUROPT "Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization" , Florence, Italy, June 26-28, 2013.
    http://www.europt2013.org/

    This workshop was a satellite event of the joint EURO-INFORMS conference:

  • EURO-INFORMS 2013 which took place in Rome, Italy.
    http://euro2013.org/

  • 10th EUROPT "Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization" which took place in Šiauliai, Lituania on July 5-7, 2012. In the 10th EUROPT workshop Joaquim João Júdice was awarded the title of EUROPT Fellow 2012.
    http://www.mii.lt/EUROPT-2012/

    This workshop was a satellite event of EURO conference:

  • EURO XXV 2012 which took place in Vilnius, Lithuania. The chair of the Organising Committee was EUROPT member and former member of EUROPT Managing Board Leonidas Sakalauskas.
    http://www.euro-2012.lt

  • 9th EUROPT “Workshop Advances in Continuous Optimization” which took place in Ballarat, Australia, on July 8-9, 2011. This was the first annual workshop of EUROPT outside Europe. EUROPT is very grateful that by EURO this workshop became recognized in this sense, and with support granted.

    In the EUROPT 2011 workshop Juan Enrique Martinez-Legaz was awarded with the EUROPT Fellow 2011 title.

    This workshop was related event to the following conference which we also supported:

  • IFORS 2011, Melbourne, Australia, July 10-15, 2011.
    http://www.ifors2011.org/

    Furthermore, we co-organized

  • the 5th Global Conference on Power and Optimization - PCO 2011, Dubai, La Meridien Hotel, June 1-3, 2011.
    http://www.pcoglobal.com/dubai/PCO2011DUBAI.htm

  • the 6th Summer School “Achievements and Applications of Contemporay Mathematics, Informatics and Physics” (AACIMP-2010), Kiev, Ukraine, August, 2011.

    EUROPT also was present in the

  • 21st International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, June 13-17, 2011, Jyväskylä, Finland.
    www.jyu.fi/mcdm2011


  • See http://europt.iam.metu.edu.tr/ for more information.


Future activities


  • 11th International Summer School on Risk Measurement and Control, June 6-11, 2016, Rome, Italy
    http://europt.iam.metu.edu.tr/ISS_2016.pdf

    Future special issues:

  • Optimization: Special issue on Advances in Continuous Optimization. Guest editor: Didier Aussel.
    Submission deadline: December 1, 2014.

  • Optimization: Special issue on Advances in Continuous Optimization on the Occasion of EUROPT 2015 (8-10 July, 2015, Edinburgh). Guest editor: Julian Hall
    Submission deadline: November 1, 2015.
    http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/hall/EUROPT15/MMOR.pdf

    EUROPT is supported by EURO.

Publications


  • Optimization Methods and Software 30(2), 2015: Special Issue on Advances in Continuous Optimization on the Occasion of the 11th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization (June 26-28, 2014, Florence, Italy). Guest editors: L. Palagi and F. Schoen

  • Optimization: A Journal of Mathematical Programming and Operations Research 64(6), 2015: Special Issue on Optimization in the natural sciences on the Occasion of the EURO Mini Conference (February 5-9, 2014, University of Aveiro, Portugal). Guest editors: Tatiana, Adelaide Freitas, Alexander Plakhov, Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber

  • Optimization 63(1), 2014: Special Issue on Recent Advances in
    Continuous Optimization on the Occasion of the 25th European
    Conference on Operational Research (EURO XXV 2012)
    . Guest editors:
    Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber, Alexander Kruger, Juan Enrique Martínez-Legaz,
    Boris Mordukhovich & Leonidas Sakalauskas

  • Journal of Global Optimization 60(1), September 2014: Special issue OR: Connecting Sciences Supported by Global Optimization Related to the 25th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO XXV 2012) .
    Issue Editors: Adil Bagirov, Kaisa Miettinen, Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber

  • Central European Journal of Operations Research 22(3), September 2014: Special issue on Recent Advances in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Medicine, and Healthcare by Modern OR. Issue Editors: Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber, Jacek Blazewicz, Marion Sabine Rauner, Metin
    Türkay

  • Optimization 62(11), 2013: Special Issue on Optimization Methods in Mathematical Finance. Guest editors: Devin Sezer, Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber.

  • Optimization 61(4):358-488, 2012: Special Issue 24th Mini-EURO Conference on Continuous Optimization and Information-Based Technologies in the Financial Sector, Izmir, Turkey, June 23-26, 2010. Guest editors: C. Dincer, R. Kasimbeyli and G.-W. Weber.

  • CEJOR 20, 3, 2012: Special Issue on OR in the Financial Sector at the occasion of the 24th European Conference on Operational Research, EURO XXIV, July 11-14, 2010, Lisbon, Portugal. Guest editors: E. Kropat and G.-W. Weber. Feature sample, integrated into CEJOR 20, 3 (2012).

  • Organizacija (Organization - Journal of Management, Information Systems and Human Resources) 45(5), 2012: Advances in Systems, Decision Making, Collaborative Work and Learning. Special issue at the occasion of 23rd Conference on System Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, Baden-Baden, Germany, August 1-5, 2011, in the stream Simulation Based Decision Support (2012). Guest editors: M. Kljajic and G.-W. Weber.

  • Optimization 61(8):901-1073, 2012: Special issue on Discrete-Continuous Control and Optimization Problems - Theory, Methods, and Application on the occasion of the conference EURO 24 in Lisbon, Portugal, July 11-14, 2010. Guest editors: A. Fügenschuh and G.-W. Weber.

  • CEJOR 19(4):391-438, 2011: Feature sample on OR and Environmental Management at the Occasion of EURO 2009. Guest editors: P. Letmathe, A. Tuma and G.-W. Weber.

  • Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (CNSNS) 16(12), 2011: Special issue Nonlinear, Fractional and Complex Systems with Discontinuity and Chaos at the occasion of the 3rd Conference on Nonlinear Science and Complexity (NSC 3rd), July 28-31, 2010, Ankara, Turkey. Guest editors: D. Baleanu and J.A. Tenreiro Machado.

  • AIP Proceedings (American Institute of Physics) of PCO 2010, 3rd Global Conference on Power Control and Optimization, February 2-4, 2010, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia (ISBN: 978-983-44483-1-8).

  • OMS 25(2), 2010 (Optimization - Methods and Software): Special issue at the Occasion of the Joint EUROPT-OMS Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, July 4-7, 2007. Guest editors: R.S. Burachik (University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia) and M. Kocvara (University of Birmingham, UK).

  • DCDIS-B, Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems 17, 1b (Series B) 2010: Special issue on Optimization and Dynamics in Finance. Guest editors: X. Sun, S. Zhu (both from Fudan University, Shanghai, P. R. China), Z. Li (Sun Yat-Sen University Guangzhou, P. R. China) and G.-W. Weber (METU, Ankara).

  • Organizacija 43(3), May-June 2010 (Organization - Journal of Management, Information Systems and Human Resources): Recent Advances in Systems, Decision Making, Education and other Complex Problems, special issue at the occasion of EURO XXIII 2009). Guest editors: M. Kljajic (University of Maribor, Slovania), G.-W. Weber and H. Akar (both from METU, Ankara).

  • AIP Conference Proceedings, Power Control and Optimization, Proceedings of the 3rd Global Conference on Power Control and Optimization, Gold Coast (Australia), 2–4 February 2010, Volume 1239 (2010). Guest editors: N. Barsoum (Curtin University, Malaysia), G.-W. Weber (METU, Ankara, Turkey) and P. Vasant (University Technology Petronas, Malaysia), editors, ISBN: 978-0-7354-0785-5.

  • ISI Proceedings, 24th Mini EURO Conference on Continuous Optimization and Information-Based Technologies in the Financial Sector, MEC EurOPT 2010 (June 23–26, 2010, Izmir, Turkey), selected papers. Editors: R. Kasimbeyli, C. Dinçer, S. Özpeynirci (all from Izmir University of Economics) and L. Sakalauskas (Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Lithuania).

  • TOP (the Operational Research journal of SEIO (Spanish Statistics and Operations Research Society), 18(2), December 2010: Special issue on papers presented at the XXII EURO MC "Continuous Optimization and Knowledge-Based Decisions" (Neringa, Lithuania, May 20-23, 2008). Guest editors: M. Dür, M.A. Lopez-Cerda and L. Sakalauskas.

  • Organizacija (Organization - Journal of Management, Information Systems and Human Recent Advances in Systems, Decision Making, Education and other Complex Problems Resources) 43(3), May-June 2010: Special issue at the occasion of EURO XXIII 2009. Guest editors: M. Kljajic, G.-W. Weber and H. Akar.

  • AIP Conference Proceedings, Power Control and Optimization, Volume 1239 (2010): Proceedings of the 3rd Global Conference on Power Control and Optimization, Gold Coast (Australia), 2–4 February 2010. Editors: N. Barsoum, G.-W. Weber and P. Vasant (ISBN: 978-0-7354-0785-5).

  • Volume 22, Greenhill & Waterfront (publisher), Europe: Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Guilford, UK North-America: Montreal, Canada, ISBN / EAN 978-90-77171-34-9, Version 001, 16 pages (appeared in 2011), Nur 916, Book of Abstracts of State of the Art Workshop LISBON 2010 Operational Research — EUROMSC / EURO MCDA / EUROPT / EURO ORD / Ethics and OR, proceedings, D. DeTombe, C. Brugha, G.-W. Weber and F. Wenstop, editors.

  • State of the Art Workshop Societal Complexity 2009, EURO XXIII Conference Bonn, Germany, Europe, July 5, 2009, 23 European Conference on Operational Research, Volume 19, Greenhill & Waterfront (publisher), Europe: Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Guilford, UK, North-America: Montreal, Canada, ISBN/EAN 978-90-77171-29-5, Version 001 (small book), Nur 916, June 2009. The guest editors are D. DeTombe (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and G.-W. Weber (METU, Ankara, Turkey).

  • Optimization 58(3), 2009: Special issue on Continuous Optimization in Finance. Guest editor: G.-W. Weber (METU, Ankara, Turkey).

  • KORSD-2009 ISI Proceedings at the occasion of 5th International Vilnius Conference and EURO-Mini Conference Knowledge-Based Technologies and OR Methodologies for Strategic Decisions of Sustainable Development (KORSD-2009), Vilnius, Lithuania, September 30 - October 3, 2009. Guest editors: M. Grasserbauer (Wien University of Technology, Austria), L. Sakalauskas (Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius, Lithuania) together and E. Zavadskas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University).

    By the guest editors, EUROPT was or is also engaged in the support of the following special issue:

  • EJOR 193(3), March 16, 2009: Special issue OR for Better Management of Sustainable Development at the Occasion of EURO XXI 2006. Guest editors: U. Leopold-Wildburger (Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria), G.-W. Weber (METU, Ankara, Turkey) and M. Zachariasen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark).

  • Contributions of Workshop on Recent Developments in Financial Mathematics and Stochastic Calculus in Memory of Hayri Körezlioglu, Ankara, Turkey, April, 25-26, 2008 (on the CD of the workshop). Guest editors: Ö. Ugur, D. Sezer G.-W. Weber (METU, Ankara, Turkey).

  • ISI Proceedings at the Occasion of 20th Mini EURO Conference “Continuous Optimization and Knowlegde-Based Technogies”, Neringa, Lithuania, May 20-23, 2008. Guest editors: L. Sakalauskas (Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius, Lithuania), G.-W. Weber (IAM, METU, Ankara, Turkey) and E.K. Zavadskas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University).

  • INFORMATICA: Special issue at the Occasion of 20th Mini EURO Conference “Continuous Optimization and Knowlegde-Based Technogies” Neringa, Lithuania, May 20-23, 2008. Guest editors: K. Miettinen (University of Jyväskylä), L. Sakalauskas (Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius, Lithuania) et al..

  • TOP: Special issue on Continuous Optimization and Knowlede-Based Technogies at the occasion of 20th Mini EURO Conference “Continuous Optimization and Knowlegde-Based Technogies”, Neringa, Lithuania, May 20-23, 2008. Guest editors: L. Sakalauskas (Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius, Lithuania), M. Dür (Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany) and M.A. Lopez (University of Alicante, Spain).

  • Technological and Economic Development of Economy (Baltic Journal on Sustainability): Special issue at the Occasion of 20th Mini EURO Conference “Continuous Optimization and Knowlegde-Based Technogies” Neringa, Lithuania, May 20-23, 2008.

  • A EJOR 191(3), 2008:
    Special issue on Continuous Optimization in the Industry, at the occasion on the 17th EURO Mini Conference "Continuous Optimization in the Industry", Pécs, June 29 – July 1, 2005. Guest editors: T. Illes (Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary), M. Lopez (University of Alicante, Spain), J. Teghem (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium), T. Terlaky (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada), J. Vörös (University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary) and G.-W. Weber (METU, Ankara, Turkey).

  • CEJOR 16(2), 2008: Special issue on Advances in Continuous Optimization at the occasion of the “5th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization”, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 30 - July 1, 2006. Guest editors: O. Stein (University of Karlsruhe, Germany), G. Still (Twente University, Enschede, The Netherlands), T. Terlaky (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada) and G.-W. Weber (METU, Ankara, Turkey).

  • EJOR 181(3), 2007: Special issue on Challenges of Continuous Optimization in Theory and Applications at the occasion of 4th EUROPT "Challenges of Continuous Optimization in Theory and Applications", Rhodes, July 2-3, 2004. Guest editors: M. Dür (Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany), B. Karasözen (METU, Ankara), T. Terlaky (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada) and G.-W. Weber (METU, Ankara).

    By the guest editors, EUROPT was or is also engaged in the support of the following special issue:

  • CEJOR 15(3), 2007: Special issue on OR for Better Management of Sustainable Development at the Occasion of EURO XXI 2006, CEJOR . Guest editors: S.W. Pickl (Universitaet der Bundeswehr, Munich, Germany), G.-W. Weber (METU, Ankara, Turkey) and M. Zachariasen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark).

  • MMOR: Special issue Special Issue of MMOR Devoted to ESI 2006 at the Occasion of the EURO Summer Institute Optimization Challenges in Engineering Methods, Software and Applications, Wittenberg, Germany, August 18- September 2, 2006. Guest editors: M. Dür (Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany), P. Huhn (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany), K. Klamroth (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany) and Chr. Tammer (University of Halle, Germany).

  • EJOR 169(3), 2006: Special issue on the occasion of the 3rd EUROPT Workshop "Advances in Continuous Optimization", Istanbul, Turkey, July 4-5, 2003. Guest editors: B. Karasözen (METU, Ankara), M. Pinar (Bilkent University, Ankara), T. Terlaky (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada) and G.-W. Weber (METU, Ankara).

  • EJOR 173(3), 2006: Special issue on Optimization in Data Mining at the occasion of EURO Summer Institute “Optimization and Data Mining”, ESI XXII in Ankara, July 9-25, 2004. Guest editors: B. Karasözen (METU, Ankara), A. Rubinov (University of Ballarat, Australia), J. Teghem (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) and G.-W. Weber (METU, Ankara).

  • EJOR 157(1), August, 2004: Special issue on Smooth and Nonsmooth Optimization featuring the best contributions to the 2nd EUROPT workshop "Smooth and Nonsmooth Optimization Workshop", Rotterdam, The Netherlands, July 12-13, 2001. Guest editors: J. Brinkhuis (Erasmus University, The Netherlands), J.G.B. Frenk (Erasmus University, The Netherlands), T.Illes (Eötvös University Budapest, Hungary), G. Still (University of Twente, The Netherlands), T. Terlaky (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada) and
    G.-W. Weber (METU, Ankara, Turkey).

  • EJOR 143(2) 2002.: Special issue containing written versions of several excellent featured talks of the IPM-2000 workshop that was organized as our 1st EUROPT workshop. Guest editors: T. Illés (Eötvös University Budapest, Hungary), T. Rapcsák (MTA SZTAKI, Budapest, Hungary) and T. Terlaky (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada).




    EUROPT thanks a list of colleagues who assisted us with their devoted service and collaboration in recent years.

    The Managing Board of EUROPT:
    Julius Žilinskas, Tatiana Tchemisova, Regina Burachik, Sonia Cafieri, Andreas Grothey, Dmitry Kvasov, Oliver Stein
    (http://europt.iam.metu.edu.tr/h_contactyeni.html)



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