VINEPA 2018 Reggio Calabria, Italy, March 8-9, 2018

VINEPA International Workshop on Variational Inequalities, Nash Equilibrium Problems and Applications  (VINEPA 2018)
Reggio Calabria, Italy, March 8-9, 2018



Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 January 2018
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 31 January 2018
Registration Deadline: 10 February 2018


VINEPA 2018 aims at presenting the state-of-the-art and current research on variational inequalities, Nash equilibrium problems and applications.
Recently, there has been a sharp increase in interest in variational inequalities. They are now one of the most challenging and dynamic topics of mathematics, and represent excellent tools in the study of real world problems. In fact, they cover a large variety of applications of extreme importance related to computer science, mathematical physics, engineering, statistics, economics, financial networks and generalized complementarity problems.
In addition, Nash equilibrium problems, naturally associated with variational inequalities, experienced a surprising development. This leads to finding effective solutions to until now unsolved problems in numerous real life situations, such as oligopoly models, environmental problems, network problems, multiuser communication systems and infrastructure problems.
Variational methods and game theory are also used in computer vision, machine learning and pattern recognition, in order to obtain intelligent systems able to reconstruct the geometric structure of a scene starting from images; to infer the motion of objects in videos; to make the semantic partitioning of pixels in an image, and make it possible to learn and infer visual data using Bayesian models based on graphs.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together scholars working on both theoretical and computational issues, present results having the potential of solving concrete problems, and thus try to fill the gap between theory and practice.

Papers are solicited in, but not limited to, the following TOPICS:

Variational and quasi-variational inequalities
Nash and generalized Nash equilibrium problems
Equilibrium problems on networks both in the static and dynamic case
Generalized complementarity problems
Infinite dimensional duality theory
Approximation and algorithms
Variational methods in computer vision
Variational methods in machine learning and pattern recognition
Variational methods in artificial intelligence
Game theory in computer vision
Game theory in machine learning and pattern recognition
Game theory in artificial intelligence
Applications to computer science, engineering, management science, transportation, economics, environmental problems, biology, telecommunications networks, etc.


Samir Adly, Université de Limoges, FR
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Gianluigi Greco, Università della Calabria, IT
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Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
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Marcello Pelillo, Università Ca’Foscari Venezia, IT
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All registrations and submissions will be handled electronically via the conference’s Website (link will be provided soon). The registration fee is 150 euros before 10 February. The fee for registrations made after 10 February is 200 euros.

Abstract submission deadline: 20 January 2018
Registration deadline: 10 February 2018


More information will be soon available.


Sebastiano Battiato, DMI, Università di Catania, IT

Patrizia Daniele, DMI, Università di Catania, IT

Giovanni M. Farinella, DMI, Università di Catania, IT

Sofia Giuffrè, DIIIES, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, IT

Gianluca Lax, DIIIES, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, IT

Laura R.M. Scrimali, DMI, Università di Catania, IT


DMI – Università di Catania

MICRON Foundation

DIIES – Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria

GIRPR – Gruppo Italiano Ricercatori in Pattern Recognition



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