International Conference on Optimization and Decision Science, September 10-13, 2018, in Taormina, Italy

 

ODS2018 – International Conference on Optimization and Decision Science
XLVIII Annual Meeting of AIRO – Italian Operations Research Society
Hotel Villa Diodoro, Taormina, Italy
September 10-13, 2018

www.airoconference.it/ods2018

 

Dear Colleague,

ODS2018, the international conference on Optimization and Decision Science, is organized by AIRO, Italian Operations Research Society, in cooperation
with DMI (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science) of the University of Catania.

It will be held at Hotel Villa Diodoro, September 10-13, 2018, in Taormina, Italy.

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Talk by Kate Smith-Miles, Aged Care Workshop and Deadlines

Dear Optimisation Group Members,

Tomorrow we are having the Operations Research in Aged Care Planning workshop. All RMIT-affiliated members and students are cordially invited to participate.

On Monday 6 November 3:30pm we will have Professor Kate Smith-Miles talking about Optimization in the Darkness of Uncertainty. Please note the unusual day and time.

Thanks to Marc Demange for pointing out the upcoming deadline for 7th ICORES conference.

The abstract submission and registration deadlines are also fast approaching for JOC 2017 in Perth and the meeting of the Australian Maths Society.

If you are planning to participate in WoMBaT at RMIT (30 November – 2 December) please register on the web-page.

Warmest regards,
Vera Roshchina.

Kate Smith-Miles: Optimization in the Darkness of Uncertainty: when you don’t know what you don’t know, and what you do know isn’t much!

Kate Smith-Miles: Optimization in the Darkness of Uncertainty: when you don’t know what you don’t know, and what you do know isn’t much!

Speaker: Prof. Kate Smith-Miles
University of Melbourne
Title: Optimization in the Darkness of Uncertainty: when you don’t know what you don’t know, and what you do know isn’t much!
Date and time: Monday 6 November 2017, 3:30–4:30pm
Location: Building 8 Level 9 Room 66 (AGR) RMIT City campus

Abstract:
How do we find the optimal solution for a constrained multiobjective optimisation problem when we have no analytical expression for the objective functions, and very limited function evaluations within the huge search space due to the expense of measuring the objective functions? Calculus can’t help you, and trial and error is not an option! This talk will describe a common practical optimisation problem found in many industrial settings with these challenges, and introduce some methods for expensive black-box optimisation. Finally, we will address the question of how best to evaluate the performance of such methods by generating new test instances with controllable characteristics. Read more

7th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems

7th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems

Dear Optimisation group members, the following Operations Research conference announcement in Madeira, Portugal may be of your interest. Note a stellar selection of speakers. Thanks to Marc Demange for the information.

7th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems

Late-Breaking Submission Deadline:  November 2, 2017

Conference venue: Madeira, Portugal.

http://www.icores.org/


Dear Colleague,

Deadline approaching: ICORES 2018 offers the research community a chance to submit late breaking results, by November 2. This is a hard deadline and will not be extended

We would like to highlight the fact that all papers accepted at ICORES 2018 will be published in the SCITEPRESS DLIB and submitted for indexation by:
DBLP, Thomson-Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, EI and SCOPUS.

Furthermore, all authors of papers accepted as full papers will be offered the possibility to publish extended revised versions in a post-publication book by Springer.

Finally, it is important to note that the technical program of this international conference will include several special sessions, workshops, tutorials and will count on contributions from remarkable distinguished speakers, such as:

Aharon Ben-Tal, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Aaron Burciaga, Accenture, United States

Abdelkader Sbihi, EM Normandie, France

Looking forward to receiving your paper submission by November 2.

To submit go to the conference website(http://www.icores.org/) and click on “Submit Paper”.

 

Kind regards,

Vera Coelho

ICORES Secretariat

 

Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A 2Esq, 2910-595 Setubal, Portugal

Tel: +351 265 100 033

Web:   http://www.icores.org/

e-mail: icores.secretariat@insticc.org

CIAO seminar this week and some upcoming deadlines

Dear Optimisation Group Members,

Dr James Saunderson will talk at CIAO on Thursday 10am on Hyperbolic polynomials and semidefinite programming (connect via Visimeet from RMIT).

We are having Operations Research for Aged Care Planning workshop at RMIT on 27 October (for RMIT participants only).

Our full schedule is here.

Also the recording of Rubinov oration is now online for those who missed it.

Please note the following upcoming deadlines

29 November–2 December 2017, WoMBaT at RMIT
http://www.wombat.rmitopt.org/
We will appreciate it if you register by 20 November or so.

4–10 December 2017, JOC in Western Australia (three conferences in one week)
http://scieng.curtin.edu.au/science/mathematics-and-statistics/joc-2017/
Abstract deadline 1 November, registration deadline 10 November.

12–15 December 2017, 61st AustMS meeting, “Mathematical and Computational Optimisation” special session
http://www.austms.org.au/tiki-calendar.php?calitemId=727
The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 10 November.

Warmest regards,
Vera Roshchina.

CIAO seminar: Hyperbolic polynomials and semidefinite programming

Speaker: Dr James Saunderson
Monash University

Time and Location: Thursday, 19 October, 10:30 AM, T121, T Building, Mt Helen Campus (Federation University)

Title: Hyperbolic polynomials and semidefinite programming

Abstract: Hyperbolic polynomials are multivariate homogeneous polynomials with certain real-rootedness properties, such as the determinant restricted to symmetric matrices. First identified in the context of PDEs, they now play a role in numerous areas, including theoretical computer science, probability theory, and optimisation. Associated with any hyperbolic polynomial is a convex `hyperbolicity’ cone. The resulting conic optimisation problems are called hyperbolic programs.

Please contact Julien Ugon regarding the Visimeet connection. RMIT crowd please make your own arrangements with AGR booking/Visimeet connection.

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Two talks tomorrow and seminar on Friday

Dear Optimisation group members,

Tomorrow (Thursday 12 October) we will have two talks in AGR 8.9.66 that may of interest to some of you,
12:30 – 13:00 Mariona Borràs Ruiz-Peinado, The Pau Costa Foundation for Fire Ecology and Management, together we make the difference (RMITOpt meeting)
13:00 – 14:00 Nigel Clay, Approximate Bayesian Computation (Statistics and Analytics Seminar, contact Dr Anil Dolgun for info)

Please also note the seminar talk by Prof. Reinout Quispel on Friday.

Warmest regards,
Vera.

Mariona Borràs Ruiz-Peinado: The Pau Costa Foundation for Fire Ecology and Management, together we make the difference

Speaker: Mariona Borràs Ruiz-Peinado
Pau Costa Foundation

Title: The Pau Costa Foundation for Fire Ecology and Management, together we make the difference

Abstract: Scientists have evidence of the important role of fire on the dynamic evolution of Mediterranean ecosystems. However for decades, society has moved from rural to urban areas, and has evolved under a policy of zero fires. Years of erroneous messages promoted by the media, that have then been proved by science and experience to be false. Consequently, the gap between society, fire ecologists and managers has been increasing for decades. There is no fire culture to manage ecosystems using fire and, with the climate change threatening, societies from different world regions will have to learn how to live with new fire regimes.

In this context, the Pau Costa Foundation (PCF) was established in 2011 as a platform to capitalise and exchange knowledge on fire ecology and management, contributing to bring together the fire community and give voice to fire ecologists, managers and practitioners. PCF actively contributes to changing the fire perception at a European level. The path followed, the mission and values shared will be presented together with an overview of the contribution done to foster knowledge-sharing, results from participation in international R+D+I projects, lessons learnt-exchanges between practitioner organizations, fire-analyst training, communication campaigns and educational programs for children and youth.

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