Dec 12,2005

Cordial Invitation
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to

INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION OF
NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING ALGORITHMS
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EURO XXI 2006
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21st European Conference
on Operational Research

in Reykjavik, Iceland,
July 2-5, 2006

http://www.euro2006.org/
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For EURO 2006 a stream "Industrial Application of Nonlinear
Programming Algorithms" is in preparation and you are cordially
invited to participate and present a paper. This stream will
consist of several sessions and they altogether intend to give
a rich overview of recent developments in modern algorithms of
nonlinear optimization, their numerical implementation and
application in the width of industrial practice. In fact, papers on
all aspects of industrial application of codes from nonlinear
programming are welcome.

EURO XXI 2006 wishes to serve as a facility for deepening and
further initiation of scientific exchanges, collaboration and
friendships in industrial use of NLP algorithms as well as with the
other working groups of OR, operating for the benefit of people in
our discipline and a good future.

You are cordially welcome and, wouldn't it be a pleasure to enjoy
together

�  a European conference with an international flavour,
�  the first EURO conference in a Nordic country since Finland 1992,
�  exotic nature, glaciers, volcanic lava and waterfalls,
�  excellent conference facilities,
�  good organisation,  
�  the midnight sun,        
�  valuable satellite events
and, for the football fans among you
�  a screen for watching the World Cup provided.

Stream Organizers and Contacts:
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o   Klaus Schittkowski  (University of Bayreuth, Germny)
     e-mail:    
klaus.schittkowski@uni-bayreuth.de

Two working groups on continuous optimization are
hosting this and related streams at the conference:

o   EURO Working Group on Continuous Optimization  
     (EUROPT):  
http://www.iam.metu.edu.tr/EUROPT/,
o   The Pacific Optimization Research Activity Group
     (POP):    
http://www.polyu.edu.hk/~ama/links/pop/an1.html.

Furthermore, we will have a special theme for the whole
conference: "OR for Better Management of Sustainable Development",
Plenary and Semi-Plenary Lectures, and a
special issue of European Journal of Operational Research
(EJOR) for the conference proceedings.

Important Dates:
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o On-line submission of abstracts:
     now in operation
o Deadline for abstract submission:
     March 1st, 2006
o Deadline for early registration:
     April 1st, 2006
o Deadline for author registration (for inclusion in the programme):
     May 15th, 2006
o Conference:
     July 2-5th, 2006

Pre-Conference Workshops:
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�  5th EUROPT Workshop
     "Advances in Continuous Optimization",
    Reykjavik, Iceland, June 30 - July 1, 2006,
    
http://wwwhome.math.utwente.nl/~stillgj/COPT06/
�  Maximal Software - Optimization Modeling in Practice,
    
http://www.maximalsoftware.com/.

Looking forward to sharing an exciting, and hopefully valuable,
time with you on Iceland,

A. Rubinov, G.-W. Weber  and M. Shutler