2nd Annual McMaster Optimization
August 1-3, 2002
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** Conference Banquet Photos **
The 2nd annual McMaster Optimization Conference: Theory and Applications
(MOPTA 02) will
be held at the campus of McMaster University in
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, August 1-3, 2002. The conference will be
sponsored by the Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University and the Fields
Institute, and hosted by
the Advanced Optimization Lab at the Department of
Computing and Software.
The conference is planned as an annual event aiming to bring together a diverse group of people from both discrete and continuous optimization, working on both theoretical and applied aspects. The format will consist of a small number of invited talks from distinguished speakers and a set of selected contributed talks, spread over three days. Our target is to present a diverse set of exciting new developments from different optimization areas 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 who do not usually get the chance to interact in the framework of a medium-scale event.
Distinguished researchers will give one-hour long invited talks on topics of wide interest. Confirmed invited speakers include:
Contributions are solicited for presentation at the conference. Each accepted paper will be allotted a 25 minute talk. A volume with the abstracts of the invited and contributed talks will be distributed to all conference attendants.
This conference concerns research on the use, design and analysis of efficient optimization algorithms. Both theoretical and computational studies are welcome. Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest include: interior point methods for linear and nonlinear optimization; semidefinite optimization; engineering applications; sensitivity analysis; quadratic optimization; linear complementarity problems; nonlinear optimization; integer and combinatorial optimization; approximation algorithms; graph and network algorithms; network flows; scheduling theory and algorithms.
Final program is now available in PDF format.
The Organizing Committee Chair is Tamás Terlaky, firstname.lastname@example.org. The full committee consists of:
The conference will take place at McMaster University in the newly renovated Information Technology Building (pictured above), home of the Department of Computing and Software, and Advanced Optimization Lab.
Hamilton is conveniently located in the heart of Southeastern Ontario, one of Canada's most prosperous areas. The Great Lakes and the Niagara region are within easy drives. The flight possibilities are excellent. The McMaster campus is a 45-minute drive from Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Hamilton is also served by its own international airport. Airways Transit provides usually reliable door-to-door shuttle service from the airports. A special conference rate of $32/person from Pearson Airport has been negotiated with Airways Transit, so please be sure to mention "MOPTA" when making your reservation. A special MOPTA reservation form is available to print and fax, or you can register on-line at Airways Transit.
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- Early registration (until June 30, 2002): CAD $180.00 or
Fee includes registration, daily continental breakfast, lunch, conference banquet and G.S.T.
If you have registered, and have not received confirmation, please email Janet Delsey as soon as possible.
Special conference rates have been negotiated at several local hotels. When making your reservation, please mention that you are attending a conference at McMaster University in order to obtain the special rate.
Please note that this is a long weekend in Ontario, so please be sure to book your rooms EARLY!
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