The First International Conference on
Optimization Methods and Software

December 15-18, 2002
Hangzhou, China

First Announcement


TOPICS INCLUDE

MAIN SPONSORS

City University of Hong Kong, Zhejiang University, and The National Natural Science Foundation of China.
 

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE


LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


INVITED SPEAKERS

Dingzhu Du (USA)
Yuri Evtushenko (Russia)
Masao Fukushima (Japan)
Andreas Griewank (Germany)
Luigi Grippo (Italy)
Horst Hamacher (Germany)
Toshihide Ibaraki (Japan)
Florian Jarre (Germany)
Christian Kanzow (Germany)
Leonid Khachiyan (USA)
Zhi-Quan Luo (Canada)
Panos Padarlos (USA)
Florian Potra (USA)
Michael Powell (UK)
Cornelis Roos (Holand)
Ekkehard Sachs (Germany)
Stefan Scholtes (UK)
Naum Shor (Ukraine)
Emilio Spedicato (Italy)
Tamas Terlaky (Canada)
Paul Tseng (USA)
Takashi Tsuchiya (Japan)
Andrew Yao (USA)
Yinyu Ye (USA)
Ya-Xiang Yuan (China)
 
 

CONFERENCE VENUE

The New Building of the Center for Mathematics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
 
 

HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS

A block reservation with discount rates has been made in the Jinxi Hotel of Hangzhou.  The three-star hotel is within a walking distance to the conference venue, and is near the West Lake, one of the most beautiful places of the city.  Shuttle bus service between the hotel and the university will be available during the conference period.  More details on room reservation will be given in the second announcement.
 
 

ABOUT HANGZHOU

Hangzhou is located in the Yangtse River Delta of China, about 150 km southwest of Shanghai.  Hangzhou is the capital city of Zhejiang Province, and the population of the city is about two million.  Hangzhou is well-known for its picturesque scenery.  After touring Hangzhou, which had been the capital of China's Southern Song Dynasty, the renowned 13th century Italian traveler Marco Polo exclaimed in admiration that it was the most beautiful city in the world.  "Up in the sky there is the paradise, down on the land there are Suzhou and Hangzhou."  This is how Chinese people have described Hangzhou's fame for hundreds of years.  Each year, over 17 million tourists visit Hangzhou.  The detailed traveling information via air or train will be included in the second announcement.
 
 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Those interested in participating the conference are invited to submit abstracts of their papers by email to oms@math.zju.edu.cn.  Abstracts should not exceed one page and should be written in either LaTeX or Microsoft Word format according to the sample files which are attached herewith:-

Download Abstract Information in MS Word Format

Download Abstract Information in LaTeX Format
 

It is preferable for the participants to submit their abstracts as an attached file, together with an email containing the following information:

1.    Contact author's name, affiliation, mailing and email address.
2.    Name of the speaker if the paper is a co-authored one.
3.    Name of the session organizer if the paper is for an organized session.
4.    One or two research topics most closely related to the paper.
 
 

SESSION ORGANIZATION

Proposals of organizing sessions on various topics are welcome and can be sent to J. Sun of the Scientific Committee by email: jsun@nus.edu.sg
 
 

SOFTWARE EXHIBITION

Optimization software developers are invited to participate in the software exhibition.  The basic computer facility for software demonstration will be provided by the conference.


CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in a peer-reviewed proceedings which will appear as a special issue of the journal Optimization Methods and Software.  The co-editors of the special issue are Cornelis Roos and Jian-Zhong Zhang.  All papers should be submitted in electronic form (PS, PDF or DVI file) by email to maopt@math.cityu.edu.hk by 31 January 2003.  To prepare a manuscript, please follow the "Instructions for Authors" which is available on the journal's web site:

http://www.journals.tandf.co.uk/authors/g-authors/191/191-nfc.htm
 
 

DATES AND DEADLINES

Deadline for abstract submissions: 31 August 2002.
Notification of acceptance: 30 September 2002.
Deadline for early registration: 31 October 2002.
Deadline for hotel-booking at the special rate: 30 November 2002.
 

REGISTRATION FEE

Early registration fee on or before 31 October 2002: US$200.
Late registration fee: US$250.
Student registration fee: US$150.

The registration fee includes reception, banquet, working lunches, refreshments, transportation expenses and tickets for a one-day tour.
 

CONFERENCE WEB AND EMAIL ADDRESSES

Web address: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/ma/conference/oms2002.html
Email address: maopt@math.cityu.edu.hk