School on Convex Optimization and
Initial Training Network of the
European Union and the ICT COST action TD1207 announce a school for
doctoral students and post-docs of mathematics and computer science. It
is intended for people interested in the general field of nonlinear
finite dimensional optimization.
Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt (click on image to enlarge)
three-day course features distinguished senior lecturers covering
the following topics:
- Semidefinite Optimization (April 8)
- Convex Analysis (April 9, morning)
- Real World Applications of
Optimization (April 9, afternoon)
- Nonlinear Mixed Integer
Optimization (April 10)
Slides from the talks can be found on the COST website
- Monday: (for MINO ESRs only) MINO ESR
Day (see below). Room z-1.29 (Omansaal)
- Tuesday: "Semidefinite Optimization", Room K-0.01 (Stiftungssaal)
Lectures by Miguel F. Anjos (Montreal) and Angelika Wiegele
9:15-10:15: lecture (Anjos)
11:00-11:45: lecture (Anjos)
14:00-15:00: lecture (Wiegele)
15:30-16:15: lecture (Wiegele)
16:15-16:30: short break
16:30-17:00: problem session
- Wednesday: "Convex Analysis" 9-12 a.m. Room HS 8 (Mensagebaeude)
Lectures by Jean-Baptiste
Industry session, 2-5 p.m. Room z-1.29 (Omansaal):
- Gregor Brandt, ORTEC
- Andrea Tramontani, IBM
- Michael Diekerhof, E.ON Energy Research Center
- Benjamin Hiller, ZIB
- Thursday: "Mixed-Integer Nonlinear
Optimization", Room HS B
Lectures by Jon Lee
(Michigan) and Andrea Lodi (Bologna)
9:15-10:15: lecture (Lee): Introduction to MINLP // Complexity of MINLP: Hardness and polynomial tractability
11:00-12:00: lecture (Lodi): General-purpose algorithms for convex and non-convex MINLP
14:15-15:00: lecture (Lee): Non-convex quadratic MINLP
15:30-16:15: lecture (Lodi): Software and computational advances
16:15-16:30: short break
16:30-17:00: problem session
on Sunday, 7 p.m. in town (tba).
Reception on Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Cafe Como on the Campus.
- Hike on Friday:
hike takes place at the mountain "Dobratsch" at almost any weather
conditions (some information:
and http://www.naturparkdobratsch.info/de/ (German only).
by bus from the university to the starting point "Rosstratte". The easy
hike lasts about approx. 1,5 hours to the summit, where there is a
little restaurant ("Dobratsch Gipfelhaus").
We plan to be back in Klagenfurt around 4 p.m.
there will still be some snow on the top of the mountain. Therefore, we
recommend to bring sturdy shoes (possibly waterproof) and a warm
jacket. Bring also sun glasses since we're sure the weather will be
Meeting point: 9 a.m. at the bus station in front of the main entrance of the University!
from Tuesday to Thursday we meet for a 1-hour gentle morning run.
Meeting point: 7.30 a.m. in front of the USI
(university sports institutes). There are changing rooms, lockers
(bring a 1-Euro coin for deposit), and showers inside the USI building
for participants free of charge.
ends on Friday, late afternoon.
For MINO PhD
April 7, the MINO ESR Day takes place. The MINO PhD students will
present themselves and their research topics. There is a 30 minutes
for each student.
a.m. and 2 - 5 p.m., room: z-1.29
The COST meeting takes place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 11 to 14 in room
In case you wish to attend, please send a CV to email@example.com which should include
the following information:
- Name, Affiliation, PhD
student/post-doc/senior, Research focus, Name of
supervisor (if applicable).
Deadline: 14.02.2014 !
The school is
open to all participants interested in optimization, but as the number
of participants is limited, preference will be given to participants
coming from the COST TD1207 network.
There is no
registration fee and there will be limited funding available.
The spring school will be held at the Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt,
Austria, which is located at the beautiful lake "Woerthersee".
For accomodation see e.g. Klagenfurt
is not in the city center, however, there are reasonable bus
connections from the city center to the University, online bus schedule. Furthermore, it is very
convenient to go around by bike, for bike rental check here
for the price and here
for the places to rent a bike.
Also, some of
the hotels offer bikes to rent.
Travelling to Klagenfurt:
For travelling to Klagenfurt by train, see OEBB
airport has direct flights from/to Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin (germanwings, not daily!) and Vienna (austrian airlines).
The timetable for busses from Ljubljana airport to Klagenfurt can be found here (a one-way ticket is 16 EUR): http://www.alpeadrialine.com/de/fahrplaene.html
You may also consider arriving at one of the neighboring airports Ljulbjana, Graz,
Triest, Venice Marco Polo, Treviso and booking a shared taxi via www.flughafentransfer.at (website in german only). www.flughafentransfer.at offers an airport shuttle from several destinations to Klagenfurt. Prices are as follows:
- Graz - Klagenfurt: 58 EUR / person (97 EUR both directions)
- Ljubljana - Klagenfurt: 48 EUR / person (76 EUR both directions)
- Munich - Klagenfurt: 128 EUR / person (236 EUR both directions)
- Trieste - Klagenfurt: 70 EUR / person (120 EUR both directions)
- Venice - Klagenfurt: 90 EUR / person (160 EUR both directions)
- Vienna - Klagenfurt: 84 EUR / person (148 EUR both directions)
information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and don't forget to bring adequate shoes for the hike on Friday.