The field of optimization involves a powerful combination of theoretical analysis, algorithm and software development and scientific computing. The practical scope and utility of optimization continues to grow.
The Seventh SIAM Conference on Optimization will address the most important recent advances in linear, nonlinear, and discrete optimization. The meeting will feature the latest research in algorithms and software for the solution of optimization problems. It will also feature important applications of optimization in control, networks, manufacturing, medicine, finance, aeronautical engineering, operations research, and other areas of science and engineering. The conference will bring together mathematicians, operations researchers, computer scientists, engineers, and software developers. The gathering will provide an excellent opportunity for sharing ideas and problems among specialists and users of optimization in academia, government, and industry.
Immediately preceding the conference, on Sunday May 19, 2002, there will be two concurrent short courses:
5:00 PM-7:00 PM Technical Sessions
7:30 PM-10:30 PM Banquet ($55 per person)
Chairs: Sanjay Mehrotra and Jorge Nocedal, Northwestern University
Friends and colleagues of Professor Don Goldfarb are organizing a special one-day celebration, honoring his 60th birthday. The celebration will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2002, immediately preceding the SIAM Conference on Optimization and will consist of 2 hours of technical presentations by former students and collaborators of Professor Goldfarb, followed by an evening banquet. All SIAM conference attendees are welcome to attend the technical sessions at no additional charge. All attendees, and their spouses or guests, are welcome to attend the banquet, but there will be a fee to cover costs. During the banquet, there will be an opportunity for toasts, tributes, and anecdotes. The organizers hope many conference attendees will join in this tribute to one of the leaders in the field of optimization.
There will be a Cash Bar featuring local microbreweries from 7:15 PM- 8:00 PM.
From 7:30 PM- 10:30
PM, dinner will be served and includes:
Wild Mushroom & artichoke soup
Mesclun Greens, oven dried tomatoes, basil pesto vinaigrette
Herb & Dijon Crusted Capon
Vegetables- chef's choice
Baked Lemon & Blueberry tart
Red & White wine
Coffee, Decaffinated and Tea
The cost is $55 USD per person for the dinner.
The organizers for
this event are:
Sanjay Mehrotra, Northwestern University
Jorge Nocedal, Northwestern University
Michael Overton, New York University
Katya Scheinberg, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
*If you would prefer a vegetarian meal, please see the registration form
This is a subscription dinner in honor of Don Goldfarb on Sunday, May 19th, from 7:30 PM- 11:00 PM. Please indicate on Registration Form if you wish to attend this event!
Tickets wil be available on location until 12:00PM on May 19th.
The themes of the conference include, but are not limited to:
|Thomas Coleman (Co-chair),Cornell University|
|Ariela Sofer (Co-chair), George Mason University|
|Masakazu Kojima, Tokyo Institute of Technology|
|Trond Steihaug, University of Bergen|
|Virginia Torczon, College of William and Mary|
|David P. Williamson, IBM Almaden Research Center|
|Henry Wolkowicz, University of Waterloo|
SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee are proud to announce that the following mathematicians and scientists have accepted their invitations to speak at the conference.
|Chris Bishof,||Technical University of Aachen, Germany|
|Ron Dembo,||Algorithmics, Toronto, Canada|
|Toshihide Ibaraki,||Kyoto University, Japan|
|Tim Kelley,||North Carolina State University|
|Anna Nagurney,||University of Massachusetts|
|John Straub,||Boston University|
|Eva Tardos,||Cornell University|
Argonne National Laboratory
Thematic Year Optimization Visitors to the Fields Institute
There will be a group of visitors (in optimization) before/during/after the upcoming Seventh SIAM Conference on Optimization. The group will be visiting the Fields Institute. Toronto, Ontario.
Information on SIAM publications, conferences, activity groups, and programs can be accessed from SIAM's Web site at www.siam.org. Information on SIAM membership can be accessed at www.siam.org/about/member.htm.
Important Reminder: The Organizing Committee reserves the right to limit the number of presentations an individual speaker may present in contributed sessions or minisymposia. Any submission for a contributed presentation in lecture format received after the November 1, 2001 deadline will not be considered as such, but only as a poster presentation.
Standard AV Set-Up in Meeting Rooms
Every PLENARY SESSION ROOM will have TWO OVERHEAD PROJECTORS and TWO SCREENS, AND A DATA PROJECTOR.
All other breakout rooms will have one overhead projector, one screen, and a data projector. Speakers may order additional audio/visual equipment, other than the standard AV set-up listed above, by contacting [email protected].
Publishers, software and hardware suppliers, and service organizations, having products to offer to conference participants and attendees, are invited to participate in the exhibition. For additional information and exhibit fees, contact the SIAM Marketing Representative at [email protected]