Aug 18, 2006

Dear members of EUROPT,

a special and cordial welcome to all new EUROPT members,
experienced teachers and young people as well who joined
us in the last weeks! Among of them there are also many
participants of

1st Summer School "Achievements and Applications of
Contemporary Informatics, Mathematics and Physics",
Kiev, Ukraine, August 4-20, 2006

http://ssa.ntu-kpi.kiev.ua/ss/ .

This event is supported by us from EUROPT and the two new
EURO Working Groups ("OR for Development" and "OR in
Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine"). There
is a big potential of friendship, mutual encouragement and
collaboration related with our friends from wonderful Kiev
and the Ukraine at all. (A report about that summer school
will be prepared and sent to you in some weeks.)

There are events beginning today or on sunday! These are

a) EURO Summer Institute (ESI) 2006 -
Optimization Challenges in Engineering:
Methods, Software and Applications,
Wittenberg, Germany, August 18 - September 2, 2006

http://wwwopt.mathematik.tu-darmstadt.de/events/esi2006/ ,

which is one of our great highlights in the scientific life of
EUROPT, GOR (German OR Society) and EURO in 2006!

Thanks to all of friends who have served for this! Special
gratitude to Mirjam, Kathrin, Petra and Christiane!

b) GO V Meeting Leukerbad,
Switzerland, August 20-24, 2006

http://rose.epfl.ch/page60468.html ,

prepared for our 70 years "birthday children" Professor Peter
Hammer and Professor Jakob Krarup! Happy and Blessed
Birthday to both great teachers and supporters of our
scientific activities and EURO WGs.

Following this e-mail please find a common research and
"fun" proposal made an another of our great teachers, Professor
Saul Gass. Please enjoy it!

With best wishes,
sincere regards,
Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber
chair
http://www.iam.metu.edu.tr/EUROPT/

PS: We may keep and mind and note or "double" in Prague
next year:

A Joint EUROPT-OMS Meeting 2007:
2nd Conference on Optimization Methods & Software and
6th EUROPT Workshop
Advances in Continuous Optimization" (July 4-7, 2007)
and
EURO XXII 2007 (July 8-11, 2007; http://euro2007.vse.cz/ ).

Now, to Prof. Saul Gass question (thank you, dear Saul!):
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... I am interested in getting the following:

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Stories: Sudoku and OR
by F. Della Croce
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Following the description of Wikipedia the free encyclopedia,
Sudoku can be described as a logic-based placement puzzle.
The aim of the classic version of the puzzle is to enter a numerical
digit from 1 through 9 in each cell of a 9 X 9 grid made up of
3 X 3 subgrids, starting with various digits given in some cells
(the givens); each row, column, and region must contain only
one instance of each numeral.

This article models Sudoku as an ILP.

Visit http://www.euro-online.org/newsletter.php?issue=7&aid=52
for more.

Can you help?????
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