May 27, 2006

Dear members of EUROPT,

we are cordially invited to the conference VOCAL-2006,
coorganized by valuable members and friends of our group.
Included please find the 2nd CfP which our friend Prof. Tamas
Terlaky sent to us!

With best wishes,
yours sincerely,
Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber


The Veszprém Optimization Conference: Advanced Algorithms
    December 13-15,  Veszprém, Hungary
Faculty of  Information Technology, Pannon University (previously
University of Veszprém)

The Veszprém Optimization Conference: Advanced Algorithms will
be held at the Regional Centre of the Hungarian Academy of
Sciences in Veszprém
(VEAB <>),  Hungary, December 13-15,
2006. The conference will be hosted by the Faculty
of Information Technology, Pannon University.

SCOPE: The VOCAL conference focuses on recent advances on optimization
algorithms: continues and discrete; complexity and convergence
properties, high performance optimization software
and novel applications are reviewed as well. We aim to bring
together researchers from both the theoretical and applied communities
in the framework of a medium-scale event. The
VOCAL conference marks the foundation of the Faculty of
Information Technology of the Pannon University.

Distinguished researchers will give featured invited talks on topics
of wide interest. Confirmed invited speakers include:
Lorenz T. Biegler, Carnegie Mellon University
Hans Georg Bock, IWR, University of Heidelberg
J. Frederic Bonnans, INRIA., France
Dorit S. Hochbaum, University of California, Berkeley
Etienne de Klerk, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Yurii Nesterov, CORE, Catholic University of Louvain la Neuve
Annick Sartenaer, Notre-Dame de la Paix University ,FUNDP,

Each accepted paper will be allotted a 25 minutes talk. Authors
wishing to speak should submit an abstract via the conference
WEB page by June 15, 2006.

Deadline for abstract submission: June 15, 2006.
Notification of acceptance / Program available July 30 2006.
Deadline for early registration: October 1, 2006.
Conference begins on December 13 at 7:30 a.m. and ends December 15 at
6:00 p.m., 2006.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Tamas Terlaky, (Chair, McMaster University)
Please send enquiries to: Botond Bertok <>

We are happy to inform you that following the enactment of the new
higher education law, our institution, the University of Veszprém, has
changed its name to PANNON UNIVERSITY, preserving its former address
as well as all its fields of activity and administrative data.

Prof. Tamás Terlaky, Canada Research Chair in Optimization
Director, McMaster School of Computational Engineering and Science
Department of Computing and Software, Office: ITB 110
McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1
Phone: +1-905 525-9140 ext. 27780, FAX: +1-905 524-0340
URL: www:
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