April 09, 2006

Dear members of EUROPT,

friendly regards! A cordial greeting and welcome to those
ones of us who joined us recently, to the dear new members!
Personally and by your contribution, your being with us is
sincerely appreciated and needed. Please do not hestitate
to participate in all fields of our group's life.

By this e-mail, our attention may be drawn to

a)  Call for Papers to the Special Issue of the journal
     Discrete Applied Mathematics:
     "Networks in Computational Biology";

     please find the CfP enclosed.

b)  The information and recommendation of the book
     "Global Optimization: Scientific and Engineering Case Studies"
     by our friend Prof. Dr. Janos Pinter;

     please find it subsequently following this letter.

c)  EURO 2006:

     At April 12, 2006, there will be the
     Deadline for Author Registration
     (for inclusion in programme);

     in case of your interest, please do not miss this deadline.
     If you haven't yet dealt with conference participation but
     wish to be with us in Iceland, please contact one of our
     valuable Stream Organizers in the very next days
     (visit http://www.euro2006.org/, Program, Call for Papers).

     At this conference, the part of EUROPT (also with our friends
     from POP) will be very extraordinary.

d)  For the EJOR Special Issue proceeding EURO 2006, we
     are warmly invited. If you are coming to EURO 2006,
     interested and directly or indirectly working on the
     "development" theme, please submit your precious paper.

     Please find the CfP enclosed.

e)  Let us not forget about our precious EUROPT workshop
     right before EURO conference:

     http://wwwhome.math.utwente.nl/~stillgj/COPT06/ !

Thank you very much!

With best wishes
and kind regards,
yours sincerely,
Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber
vice-coordinator


On a) and d):   cf. the enclosure.

On b):

Global Optimization: Scientific and Engineering Case Studies

Pintér, János D. (Ed.)

Series: Nonconvex Optimization and Its Applications, Vol. 85
Hardcover
ISBN: 0-387-30408-8
Available: April 2006
Approx.  US$99.95

http://www.springer.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,4-10042-72-107949654
-0,00.html


*** Please contact the Publisher for further
information and ordering details. ***


About this book

Optimization models based on a nonlinear systems
description often possess multiple local optima.
The objective of global optimization (GO) is to
find the best possible solution of multiextremal
problems. This volume illustrates the
applicability of GO modeling techniques and
solution strategies to real-world problems.

The contributed chapters cover a broad range of
applications from agroecosystem management,
assembly line design, bioinformatics, biophysics,
black box systems optimization, cellular mobile
network design, chemical process optimization,
chemical product design, composite structure
design, computational modeling of atomic and
molecular structures, controller design for
induction motors, electrical engineering design,
feeding strategies in animal husbandry, the
inverse position problem in kinematics, laser
design, learning in neural nets, mechanical
engineering design, numerical solution of
equations, radiotherapy planning, robot design,
and satellite data analysis. The solution
strategies discussed encompass a range of
practically viable methods, including both
theoretically rigorous and heuristic approaches.

Written for: Researchers and practitioners in academia,
research and consulting organizations, and industry

Keywords: Global optimization; Models and methods;
Real-world applications.


Table of contents

Preface and Acknowledgments (J. D. Pintér)

1. Global Optimization in Solvent Design (L. E.
K. Achenie, G. M. Ostrovsky and M. Sinha)

2. Feeding Strategies for Maximising Gross Margin
in Pig Production (D. L. J. Alexander, P .C .H. Morel and
G. R. Wood)

3. Optimized Design of Dynamic Networks with
Heuristic Algorithms (S. Allen, S. Hurley, V. Samko and
R. Whitaker)

4. A New Smoothing-based Global Optimization
Algorithm for Protein Conformation Problems (A.
M. Azmi, R. H. Byrd, E. Eskow and R. B. Schnabel)

5. Physical Perspectives on the Global
Optimization of Atomic Clusters (J. P. K. Doye)

6. Efficient Global Geometry Optimization of
Atomic and Molecular Clusters (B. Hartke)

7. Computational Analysis of Human DNA Sequences:
An Application of Artificial Neural Networks (A.
G. Hatzigeorgiou and M. S. Megraw)

8. Determination of a Laser Cavity Field Solution
Using Global Optimization (G. Isenor, J. D. Pintér and
M. Cada)

9. Computational Experience with the Molecular
Distance Geometry Problem (C. Lavor, L. Liberti and N.
Macaulan)

10. Non-linear Optimization Models in Water
Resource Systems (S. Liberatore, G. M. Sechi and
P. Zuddas)

11. Solving the Phase Unwrapping Problem by a
Parameterized Network Optimization Approach (P. Maponi
and F. Zirilli)

12. Evolutionary Algorithms for Global Optimization
(A. Osyczka and S. Krenich)

13. Determining 3-D Structure of Spherical
Viruses by Global Optimization (O. Ozturk, P. C. Doerschuk
and S. B. Gelfand)

14. A Collaborative Solution Methodology for
Inverse Position Problem (C. S. Pedamallu and L. Özdamar)

15. Improved Learning of Neural Nets through
Global Search (V. P. Plagianakos, G. D. Magoulos and
M. N. Vrahatis)

16. Evolutionary Approach to Design Assembly
Lines (B. Rekiek, P. De Lit and A. Delchambre)

17. Agroecosystem Management (R. Seppelt)

18. Finding the Minimal Root of an Equation ­
Applications and Algorithms Based on Lipschitz Condition
(Ya. D. Sergeyev)

19. Optimization of Radiation Therapy Dose
Delivery with Multiple Static Collimation (J.
Tervo, P. Kolmonen, J. D. Pintér and T. Lyyra-Lahtinen)

20. Parallel Triangulated Partitioning for Black
Box Optimization (Y. Wu, L. Özdamar and A. Kumar)

21. A Case Study: Composite Structure Design
Optimization (Z. B. Zabinsky, M. E. Tuttle and
C. Khompatraporn)

22. Neural Network Enhanced Optimal Self-tuning
Controller Design for Induction Motors (Q. M. Zhu, L. Z. Guo
and Z. Ma)

Attachment:
- DAM Special Issue - Networks in Computational Biology
- EJOR special issue (EURO XXI 2006)