[Opt-net] ISMP 2012: First call for participation

Martin Skutella martin.skutella at tu-berlin.de
Wed May 30 15:34:00 MEST 2012


ISMP 2012 will take place in Berlin, Germany, August 19 - 24, 2012. ISMP is the world congress of mathematical optimization and is held every three years on behalf of the Mathematical Optimization Society. At ISMP 2012 there will be more than 1700 talks on all aspects of mathematical optimization and we expect more than 2000 participants!


June 15, 2012: early registration deadline
August 19, 2012: opening ceremony at Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt
August 22, 2012: conference dinner
August 24, 2012: scientific program ends at 18:00h


Please register on our webpage www.ismp2012.org by choosing the menu item "Registration & Login" and following the instructions there.


The symposium will take place at TU Berlin (Str. des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin) in the heart of the city close to the Tiergarten park. 

The opening ceremony will take place on Sunday, August 19, 2012, at the Konzerthaus on the historic Gendarmenmarkt which is considered one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. The opening session will feature the presentation of awards (Beale-Orchard-Hayes Prize, Lagrange Prize, Dantzig Prize, Fulkerson Prize, Tucker Prize, and Tseng Lectureship) by the Mathematical Optimization Society accompanied by symphonic music. This is followed by the welcome reception with a magnificent view on Gendarmenmarkt.

The conference dinner will take place at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt ("House of the Cultures of the World") located in the Tiergarten park with a beer garden on the shores of the Spree river and a view on the German Chancellery.


Nikhil Bansal, TU Eindhoven
Richard G. Baraniuk, Rice University
Dimitris Bertsimas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Xiaojun Chen, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Michael P. Friedlander, University of British Columbia
Jorge Nocedal, Northwestern University
Teemu Pennanen, King's College London
Amin Saberi, Stanford University
Claudia Sagastizabal, CEPEL, Rio de Janeiro
Katya Scheinberg, Lehigh University
Christof Schütte, Freie Universität Berlin
Rekha R. Thomas, University of Washington
Robin Thomas, Georgia Institute of Technology
Rakesh V. Vohra, Northwestern University
Robert Weismantel, ETH Zürich


In addition to the scientific program ISMP 2012 will offer an extensive coverage of the history of optimization. Five special history lectures are scheduled reporting on work of Euler, Leibniz, Weierstrass, Minkowski, and the inventor of the electronic computer Konrad Zuse. Every ISMP participant will receive a free gift, a hard cover book, edited by Martin Groetschel, with about 50 short stories on optimization history. Experts will provide answers to  questions such as "Who invented interior point algorithms or the simplex algorithm?", "Was the TSP invented by an archeologist?", or "What does the cold war have to do with the maximum principle?"


Prior to ISMP 2012, on August 17-18, the Symposium on Discrete Mathematics 2012 (biannual meeting of "Fachgruppe Diskrete Mathematik" of the German Mathematical Society), will take place at TU Berlin. The main speakers are: Sylvia Boyd (University of Ottawa), Michel X. Goemans (MIT), Michael Krivelevich (Tel Aviv University), Angelika Steger (ETH Zürich), and Günter M. Ziegler (FU Berlin). For more information see www3.math.tu-berlin.de/dm/symposium2012.html

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