July 20, 2005

Dear members of EUROPT,
dear friends,

cordial regards! Two and a half months ago, a number
of us participated at precious 17th EURO Summer
Institute "Continuous Optimization in the Industry"
in Pecs, and enjoyed Hungarian hospitality very much.
For them the enclosed report may serve as a little
refreshment of memory about our EURO MC, for the
other friends it may give a small impression about this
special event which we celebrated.

And there is one more good news: Since yesterday
we also know that our application of a EJOR special
issue at the occasion of 17th EURO MC became
accepted by EJOR. This is a bit honour! Thanks to
our several friends: Tibor Illes et al. for their readiness
to serve as guest editors here, Tamas Terlaky for having
done the correspondence, and EJOR, especially,
Jacques Teghem, for confidence and support. Closer
information (Call for Papers) will go out in the next time.

Some weeks ago, the EJOR special issue "Optimization
in Data Mining" became finalized. There are many
valuable contributions. Our special gratituded go to our
friends Bülent Karasözen and Alexander Rubinov who
with G.-W. W. served as guest editors; thanks to all the
authors and anonymous referees! Please find our report
and preface of this special issue included also.

These EJOR special issues and, as we hope, EUROPT
may be helpful and attractive for us and other friends.

With best wishes,
sincerely yours,
Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber

vice coordinator

· EJOR-special-issue-Optimization in Data Mining-preface