MOPTA 04 Preliminary Program

Presenter is indicated in boldA: and B: denote parallel sessions.

Wednesday, July 28

7:30   Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:50   Opening Remarks
9:00 Invited Linear Complementarity Systems
J. Pang
, RPI, Troy, NY
10:00 Coffee  


1-1 A Semidefinite Optimization Approach for the Single-Row Layout Problem with Unequal Dimensions
M. Anjos
, A. Kennings and A. Vannelli
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
1-2 An Efficient Placement Strategy for Genetic Algorithm Based Layout Optimization
A. Ahmad
, O. Basir*, and K. Hassanein
Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada and
*Michael G. DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
11:15 1-3 A Coupled-Adjoint Method for High-Fidelity MDO
J.R.R.A. Martins
University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, Toronto, ON, Canada
11:45 1-4 An Adaptive Large Neighborhood Self-Regular Predictor-Corrector IPM for LO
M. Salahi
and T. Terlaky
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
12:15 Lunch  
13:15 2-1 Direct Transcription Solution of Higher-Index Optimal Control Problems
S. Campbell and A. Engelsone
North Carolina State University, NC, USA
13:45 2-2 Optimizing RF Pulses in MRI via Optimal Control
S. Stoyan, T. Terlaky and C. Anand
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
14:15 2-3 Convex Relaxations for Minimimum Energy Orbit Transfer Problem
D. Preda and J. Noailles
LIMA-ENSEEIHT INP, Toulouse, France
14:45 Coffee  
15:00 Invited Large-scale Nonlinear Programming in Chemical Process Engineering
L. Biegler, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
16:00 Break  
16:15 3-1 Machine-Part Cell Formation
M.F. Baki and Y.P. Aneja
University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
16:45 3-2 A Combinatorial Auction-Based Approach to the Location Routing Problem
Y. Yang and C. Lee*
KAIST, Daejon, Korea and *University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
17:15 3-3 Product Storage Assignments to Maximize Inter-Replenishment Times
E. Hassini
DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Thursday, July 29 a.m.

8:00   Continental Breakfast
9:00 Invited Response Surface Optimization for Computationally Expensive Non Convex Functions Including Environmental Applications
C. Shoemaker
Cornell University, NY, USA
10:00 Coffee  


4-1 A Space Mapping Interpolating Surrogate Optimization Algorithm for Engineering Design
J.W. Bandler, D.M. Hailu, Kaj Madsen* and Frank Pedersen*
Simulation Optimization Systems Research Laboratory, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and *Informatics and Mathematical Modelling, Technical University of Denmark
4-2 The Optimization Of Lighting-Emitting Diodes Disposition
F. Ivanauskas, A. Zukauskas and J. Dabulyte
Vilnius University; Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Lithuania
11:15 4-3 Some Results on Training an ANN using a Homotopy Approach for an Application in Manufacturing
C. MacDonald and E.A. Gunn
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
11:45 4-4 Constrained Minimization of Energy and Error Functionals by Sobolev Gradients
S. Sial,
J. Neuberger, T. Lookman, A. Saxena
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
12:15 Lunch  
13:15 5A-1 A New Special Case Of The TSP With An Application To Scheduling
D. Shabtay and M. Kaspi
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  5B-1 Optimality Condition For Nonsmooth Problems On Riemannian Manifolds
M. R. Pouryayevali
University of Isfahan, Iran
13:45 5A-2 Stochastic Scheduling of Perishable Jobs under an Uncertain Delivery Time
X. Cai and X. Zhou
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  5B-2 Price-Inventory Decisions in a Periodic-Review System: Optimality and Optimization of (s, S, p) Policy
Y. Chen and Y. Feng
The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
14:15 5A-3 Computing And Minimizing the Relative Regret in Combinatorial Optimization
with Interval Data

I. Averbakh
University of Toronto at Scarborough, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
  5B-3 Nondifferentiable Multiobjective Programming Under Generalized Convexity
S. Nobakhtian
University of Isfahan, Iran
14:45 Coffee  
15:00 Invited Maximum-Entropy Sampling
J. Lee, IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre, NY
16:00 Break  
16:15 6-1 Towards A Practical Simplex Method For Second Order Cone Programming
K. Krishnan, N. Gupta, G. Pataki and T. Terlaky
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
16:45 6-2 Models and Algorithms of the Entropy Programming
T. Nagy, University of Miskolc, Hungary
17:15 6-3 TBA
18:00   MOPTA Banquet, Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Friday, July 30 a.m.

8:00   Continental Breakfast
9:00 Invited Industrial Optimization: Status and Prospects
G. Vanderplaats, Vanderplaats R&D Inc., Colorado Springs, CO
10:00 Coffee  


7-1 A Tabu Search Environment for Engineering Design Optimisation
A. Connor and S. MacDonell
Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
7-2 Topology Optimization Using A Hybrid Cellular Automaton Method With Local Control Rules
A. Tovar and J.E. Renaud
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA
11:15 7-3 Parallel Hierarchical Evolutionary Algorithms and its Applications for Optimization Problems in Aerodynamics
Y.Z. Wu and J.F. Wang
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, PR China
11:45 7-4 Towards Adaptive Multi-Scale Framework for Adjoint-Based Optimization of Pde Systems
B. Protas
Department of Mathematics & Statistics, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
12:15 Lunch  
13:15 Invited Adjustable Robust Optimization: Analysis and Application
A. Ben Tal, Technion, Haifa, Israel
14:15 Break  
14:30 8-1 Sensitivity Analysis In Linear Optimization: Invariant Active Constraint Set and Invariant Partition Intervals
A. Ghaffari Hadigheh, K. Mirnia and T. Terlaky*
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Imam Hossain University, Thehran, Iran and *McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
15:00 8-2 Risk Aversion in Inventory Management
X. Chen, M. Sim, D. Simchi-Levi and P. Sun
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, NC, USA
15:30 8-3 A New Robust Method for Probabilistically Constrained Linear Programs
K. Ponnambalam, Payam Hanafizadeh*, and Abbas Seifi*
Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada and *Department of Industrial Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
16:00 Coffee  
16:15 Invited Robust Optimization: A Tractable Theory of Stochastic Optimization
D. Bertsimas, Sloan School of Management, MIT, MA
17:15 Closing Remarks