Dear EUROPT members,
friendly regards! We hope you feel fine. With this e-mail and the attached documents we, Florian Jarre and Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber, would like to give to you some basic and recent information about our EUROPT, EURO Working Group on Continuous Optimization. More details you can find in EUROPT annual report for 2004 which we wrote together with our Honorary Coordinators Tamas Terlaky and Tibor Illes; please find europt2004.doc enclosed. Furthermore, in enclosed optimiz. price for young researchers.doc, you find a call for nominations.
Now, our EUROPT homepage is hosted by Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM) of Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. The new internet address is
This home-page contains valuable information related to the various scientific activities of EUROPT and its members in continuous optimization and related topics from OR. All those who are interested in EUROPT and would like to participate in the activities of EUROPT can register here via internet. Başak Akteke became the new webmaster and helped to update the homepage information of EUROPT, and Mr. Köksal Yücesoy takes care of the data base. Furthermore, our EUROPT representation at EURO homepage, http://www.euro-online.org/, is supervised now by C. Vogelbusch from Chair of Mathematical Optimization, University of Düsseldorf, Germany.
The new year 2004 will contain a number of highlights which EUROPT
is looking and working for. These scientific meetings will take place in Greece and Turkey in July 2004, and they are, in chronological order: Workshop on Challenges of Continuous Optimization in Theory and Applications, Rhodes, Greece, July 2-3, 2004, EURO XX Conference in Rhodes, Greece, July 5-7, 2004, and, last but not least, our long event EURO Summer Institute 2004 - ESI XXII Optimization and Data Mining in Ankara, Turkey, July 9-25, 2004. Closer information about all these three meetings can be found by links under the Scientific Events page of our EUROPT homepage. As the preparations for these meetings proceed very well, information about invited lectures and committees may already be given:
For our annual EUROPT workshop to which we invite you very much,
http://www.iam.metu.edu.tr/contopt04/index.html, we are glad that the
following colleagues accepted to become invited speakers:
Organization Committee consists of
Homepage and data administration of both workshop and ESI 2004, are
in the good hands of A. Dogan, A.G. Sagdicoglu, A. Tezel and C.
Vakifahmetoglu, respectively. The members of Scientific Committee of
our workshop are
Mathematical Sciences, Ballarat, Australia),
This important EUROPT
event on the beautiful and unique
At EURO conference, http://www.euro-rhodes2004.org/, EUROPT
will be contributing by a semi-plenary lecture given by our friend from
EUROPT and POP, A. Rubinov (School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, Ballarat, Australia) and by 5-7 sessions to three fields modern fields of modern continuous optimization. These are Semi-Infinite Optimization and Related Topics, organized in a devoted way already by M. Goberna, M.A. Lopez (both from University of Alicante, Spain), M. Todorov (Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico), Optimization of Biosystems (Computational Biology), organized by S.W. Pickl (University of Cologne, Germany), B. Karasözen (METU, Ankara, Turkey), M. Türkay (Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey), G.-W. Weber (METU, Ankara, Turkey), and a third attractive session about further fields, e.g., global optimization, which will organized by M. Dür (TU Darmstadt, Germany).
Finally, there will be a special EUROPT event, valuable for the young
generation and famous speakers: our ESI 2004,
http://www.iam.metu.edu.tr/esi04/index.html. This summer institute in Ankara is a joint scientific project of EUROPT, Operational Research Society of Turkey (ORST), EURO, and IAM of METU. On the wide and modern campus of METU, we will welcome about 25 young people from all over Europe and their teachers, the invited speakers
Also a further of our
EUROPT friends and founding members, J. Krarup (
The organization team furthermore includes a number of students from the renowned local universities METU and Bilkent, who want to take care of the awaited participants with Turkish hospitality. The members of Scientific Committee are
The organizers want to
please the guests by a rich program settled in the historical landscape of
Finally, we would like to express our gratitude to all our members, colleagues, friends and institutions who work with us to keep our group EUROPT developing so well, valuable and promising for us and other ones. We sincerely invite you for fruitful collaboration also in future. In case you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us.
With friendly regards
and best wishes,
Florian Jarre G.-W. Weber
Coordinator of EUROPT Vice Coordinator of EUROPT
Düsseldorf, Ankara, February 14, 2004
optimiz. price for young researchers.doc