2018 Optimization Days

HEC Montréal, Québec, Canada, May 7 — 9, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Optimization Days

Optimization Days is an annual conference organized alternately by the Groupe d'Études et de Recherche en Analyse des Décisions (GERAD) and the Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT).

The conference aims to survey theory, numerical methods, and applications of optimization. It provides researchers from around the world the opportunity to exchange and to collaborate.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Conic and polynomial optimization
  • Constraint programming
  • Data-driven mathematical optimization and machine learning
  • Derivative-free optimization
  • Dynamic programming and optimal control
  • Game theory
  • Global optimization
  • Heuristics and metaheuristics
  • Linear and integer optimization
  • Multicriteria decision aid
  • Networks and graphs
  • Nonlinear optimization
  • Simulation
  • Smart grids
  • Statistical methods and data mining
  • Stochastic and robust optimization
  • Applications in all areas, and particularly in:
    • Biology
    • Energy, environment and natural resources
    • Financial engineering and mathematical finance
    • Health
    • Marketing
    • Operations management
    • Robotics
    • Scheduling
    • Telecommunications
    • Transportation

We especially encourage presentations on new methods of optimization and their applications. The conference languages will be French and English. In 2018, Optimization Days will be held at HEC Montréal, 3000 chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, near the Campus of the Université de Montréal.

 Plenary speakers:

  • Miguel F. Anjos, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
    To come

  • Gianpaolo Ghiani, University of Salento, Italy
    To come

  • Martine Labbé, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
    To come

  • Nenad Mladenović, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia
    To come

  • Stefan M. Wild, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
    To come

  • Laurence Wolsey, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
    Cutting planes and simple MIPs


  • Charles Audet, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
    To come

  • Jacques Desrosiers, HEC Montréal, Canada
    To come

  • Roussos Dimitrakopoulos, Université McGill, Canada
    Developing simultaneous stochastic optimization of industrial mining complexes and responding to unveiling information

  • Nadia Lahrichi, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
    To come

  • Denis Larocque, HEC Montréal, Canada
    To come

The preliminary program will be available on our Web site early March 2018.

 Important Dates:

  • March 14, 2018 - Deadline for submission of abstracts for the Optimization Days
  • The notification of acceptance will be sent as abstracts will be submitted.
  • April 13, 2018 - Deadline for the registration fee discount


2018 Optimization Days

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Gilles Caporossi, Fausto Errico et Sébastien Le Digabel
GERAD, HEC Montréal
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal (Québec) Canada H3T 2A7
Telephone: 514 340-6053 / Fax: 514 340-5665
E-mail: congres@gerad.ca
Web page: https://symposia.gerad.ca/jopt2018/