Program

New! City Center Tour will be at 19:30. See you in the meeting point: Puerta de Purchena

A more detailed PDF version of the program is available: euro2018-program or a short version euro2018-short-program. For rooms locations details, see map below.

Wednesday, 11 of July

Agenda

21:00
|
23:00

Welcome Reception
Place: LaMarca, Calle San Francisco de Asís, 16, 04001 Almería

Thursday, 12 of July

Agenda

8:30
|
9:00

TA-1: Opening Session
Room: Aula Magna

 9:00
|
9:50

TB-1: Plenary I : Coralia Cartis
Room: Aula Magna

10:00
|
10:50

TC-1: EUROPT Fellow Lecture
Room: Aula Magna

11:00

Coffee Break
(Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences I – Bioclimatic room)

11:30
|
13:00

TD-1: Efficient Bounding and Approximation in Conic Optimization and Copositivity
Room 5
TD-2:
Convex optimization
Room 6
 TD-3: Optimal Control and optimization in Economics and Finance I
Room 7
 TD-4: Numerical Methods and Software I
Room 8
 TD-5: Multiobjective Optimization: Outer Approximation Techniques
Room 9
TD-6: Variational problems and applications I
Room 10

13:00

Lunch
(University Canteen)

14:30
|
16:00

TE-1: Copositive Optimization – Models and Applications
Room 5
TE-2:
Continuous Location I
Room 6
TE-3: Optimal Control and Optimization in Economics and Finance II
Room 7
TE-4: Numerical Methods and Software II
Room 8
TE-5: Multiobjective Optimization: Numerical Methods
Room 9
TE-6:Variational Inequalities in
Economic Problems I
Room 10

16:00

Coffee Break
(Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences I – Bioclimatic room)

16:30
|
18:00

TF-1: Mathematical optimization in the real world
Room 5
TF-2:
Continuous Location II
Room 6
TF-3: Data Science and
MINLP  & Applications
Room 7
TF-4: Numerical Methods and Software III
Room 8
TF-5: Multiobjective Optimization: Robustness and Set-Valued Optimization
Room 9
TF-6: Derivative-Free Optimization
Room 10

 

21:00

Gala Dinner
(Puerto Deportivo de Almería, Playa de las Almadravillas, s/n, 04007 Almería)

Friday, 13 of July

Agenda

 9:00
|
9:50

FA-1: Plenary II: Angelika Wiegele
Room: Aula Magna

10:00
|
10:50

FB-1: Plenary III. Frederic Messine
Room: Aula Magna

11:00

Coffee Break
(Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences I – Bioclimatic room)

11:30
|
13:00

FC-1: Multi-objective optimization and applications I
Room 5
FC-2: Progress in interior-point methods and their applications
Room 6
FC-3: Decomposition in MINLP
Room 7
FC-4: Machine Learning and Optimization  and Applications I
Room 8
FC-5: Multiobjective Optimization: Scalarizations and Location Problems
Room 9
FC-6: High Performance Computing in Global Optimization I
Room 10

13:00

Lunch
(University Canteen)

14:30
|
16:00

FD-1: Multi-objective optimization and applications II
Room 5
FD-2: Advances in Interior Point Methods and Linear Complementarity Problems
Room 6
FD-3: Global Optimization and Semidefinite Programming
Room 7
FD-4: Machine Learning and Optimization and Applications II
Room 8
FD-5: Facility Layout and Related Problems
Room 9
FD-6: High Performance Computing in Global Optimization II
Room 10

16:00

Coffee Break
(Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences I – Bioclimatic room)

16:30
|
17:00

FE-1: Closing Session
Room: Aula Magna

 

19:30

City Center Tour (on foot)
Meeting point:
Puerta de Purchena

21:30

Flamenco Dancing Show
Place:
Peña el Taranto, Calle Tenor Iribarne, 20, 04001 Almería

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is already open. The process is through the EURO abstract submission system for EurOPT 2018. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 31th of March 2018.

The abstract submission process is managed by EURO. If you do not yet have a EURO login account, please create one. If you already have an account, for example from the previous EURO or IFORS conferences, you will be able to login using your credentials.

Abstracts must be written in English.
Each registered attendee is allowed to present one paper at the conference. The notification of acceptance will be sent at the end of March 2018.

Link to the abstract submission system for EurOPT 2018.

About Almería

Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, on the Mediterranean Sea.  It is the capital of the province of the same name.  It has a Subtropical arid climate as annual precipitation is below 200mm; it is the only major European city with this type of climate. The average annual temperature is above 19 °C (66 °F). Almería has hot summers and warm winters; it has one of the sunniest, warmest and driest climates in Europe.
The New York Times defines Almeria’s beaches as the most beautiful ones in Europe.  The ideal beach is one that you come upon after a hilly, rocky hike over scrub-covered hills. It’s a half-moon cove of ashen sand flanked at either end by rock formations that look like giant Impressionistic sand castles. Instead of palms, occasional yellow and purple wildflowers dot the nearby hills…
Don’t miss in Almería city

Its Moorish castle, the Alcazaba of Almería, is the second largest among the Muslim fortresses of Andalusia, after the Alhambra and the biggest of the citadels built by the Arabs in Spain.  The Alcazaba of Almería can be seen from any part of the city. Its construction was begun in 955 by Abderramán III and finished by Hayrán, “taifa” king of Almeria, in the XI century. After the Christian conquest it was reformed by the Catholic Monarchs and Carlos I. Schedule (From June 16 to September 15): From Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am. to 3 pm. and it will open for activities from 7 pm.  to 10 pm. Sundays and bank holidays from 9 am. to 3 pm. Duration: 1.5 hours. (Free entrance) Resultado de imagen de alcazaba almeria

Source: https://www.turismodealmeria.org

Unique example of its kind, as it is a 17th century cathedral-fortress, in Gothic style with Renaissance façades, built for praying and also to defend the city against Berber pirate attacks. Duration: 40 min. Schedule: From Monday to Saturday from 10 am. to 7 pm. Sunday from 1:30 to 7 pm. Visiting days: 5 €

Imagen relacionada

Source: http://www.aytoalmeria.es

Raid shelters: Almería suffered up to 52 bombings from air and sea, with a total of 754 bombs dropped during the Spanish Civil War. This led to the decision to create a system of underground shelters for the protection of, approximately, 40,000 civilians. These shelters measure more than 4.5 km long, and they are equipped with a surgery room and a food storage room. They were designed by the local architect Guillermo Langle Rubio, being today the most important and better preserved shelters in all Europe. Schedule: Closed Monday. Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 13:30 and from 18:00 to 21:00. Guided visits: 10:00, 11:30, 12:30, 18:00 y 19:30 h . Buy tickets. Price: 3-5 €

http://www.amigosdelaalcazaba.es/wp-content/2012/02/refugios-1-w.jpg

Source: http://www.amigosdelaalcazaba.es

Museums in Almería: Almería as one of the eight provincial capitals of Andalucia houses various museums (Archaeological Museum of Almería, Doña Pakita Art Museum, etc.). True historians will appreciate the Almeria Museum which contains numerous objects discovered by the well-known Belgian mining engineer, Louis Siret. The contemporary art museum is well worth visiting.

Don’t miss in Almería province

The Natural Park of Cabo de Gata offers visitors marvellous beaches with a volcanic, moonlike  environment. A great diversity of flora and fauna marina attract diver  enthusiasts from all over Europe. The 175-square-mile park commonly known as Cabo de Gata is Europe’s most arid region, according to Unesco, which has named it a Biosphere Reserve.

The Tabernas Desert is one of Spain’s semi-deserts, located within Spain’s southeastern province of Almería. It is located in the interior, about 30 kilometers (19 mi) north of the provincial capital, Almería, in the Tabernas municipality. It is protected as a wilderness area (paraje natural) spanning 280 square kilometres (110 square miles).

Resultado de imagen de desierto de tabernas almeria

Source: http://www.ayuntamientodetabernas.es

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Electricity supply
Electricity is supplied at 220V – 50 Hz AC with European norm plugs.

Climate
Almería enjoys year-round sunshine with an average annual temperature of 20ºC (68ºF). Summers are pretty warm (32ºC max – 24ºC min) and humid due to its Mediterranean location; however it cools by night.

Credit Cards
Most hotels, restaurants and shops in Almería accept the main credit cards such as American Express, VISA, Mastercard, 4B, Access y Diners Club.Currency: € Euro

The official language in Almería is Spanish. You will find that most people are not fluent in English, except hotel staff, but they will do their best to communicate with you.

Shopping
There is a good range of shops in the city centre and also big suburban shopping centres. Shops are generally open from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:30, Mondays to Saturdays. Department stores and shopping centres stay open during lunch time and close around 21:00 to 22:00.

Eating
Spanish eating habits are characterised by late hours, we normally have lunch around 14:00 and dinner around 22:00. Most restaurants open from 14:00 to 16:00 for lunch and from 21:00 to 23:00 for dinner. However some tourist and informal places have longer opening hours.

Registration

Registration to the Conference

Close on May 15th

Registration form is available here.

The following table shows the registration costs.

Early registration: 175 €
Standard registration: 220 €
Early PhD students: 150 €
Standard PhD student: 180 €
Include: Lunches, Coffee breaks, Welcome Cocktail, Gala dinner, Tour, Proceedings, bus tickets from city to the University.

Accompanying person: 100 €
Additional Gala dinner: 50€
Bus Valencia-Almería: 20 €
Bus Valencia-Almería-Valencia: 40€

Committees

Program Committee

Miguel Anjos (Polytechnique Montréal, Canada)
Giancarlo Bigi (University of Pisa, Italy)
Immanuel Bomze (University of Vienna, Austria)
Sonia Cafieri (ENAC, France)
Emilio Carrizosa (University of Seville, Spain) chair
Leocadio G. Casado (University of Almeria, Spain)
Claudia d’Ambrosio (LIX, France)
Gabriele Eichfelder (TU Ilmenau, Germany)
José Fernández Hernández (University of Murcia, Spain)
Jacek Gondzio (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Andreas Grothey (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Eligius Hendrix (Universidad de Málaga, Spain)
Tibor Illés (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
Dmitri Kvasov (University of Calabria, Italy)
Sébastien Le Digabel (Polytechnique Montréal, Canada)
Marco López (University of Alicante, Spain)
Kaisa Miettinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Edmondo Minisci (Strathclyde University, UK)
Ruth Misener (Imperial College London, UK)
Pilar M. Ortigosa (University of Almeria, Spain)
Laura Palagi (U. Roma La Sapienza, Italy)
János D. Pintér (Lehigh University, USA)
Fabio Schoen (University of Florence, Italy)
Oliver Stein (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Tatiana Tchemisova (U. Aveiro, Portugal)
Tamás Terlaky (Lehigh University, USA)
Boglárka G.-Tóth (University of Szeged, Hungary)
Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber (Poznan University of Technology, Poland)
Julius Žilinskas (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

Organizing Committee

Pilar Martínez Ortigosa (University of Almería) Chair
Leocadio González Casado (University of Almería) Chair
Ester Martín Garzón (University of Almería)
Vicente González Ruíz (University of Almería)
José Antonio Martínez García (University of Almería)
Juan Francisco Sanjuan Estrada (University of Almería)
Juana López Redondo (University of Almería)
Eligius M.T. Hendrix (University of Málaga)
Inmaculada García Fernández (University of Málaga)
Gloria Ortega López (University of Málaga)
Cristobal Medina López (University of Almería)
José Manuel García Salmerón (University of Almería)
Nicolas Calvo Cruz (University of Almería)
Miriam Ruiz Ferrández (University of Almería)
Savins Puertas Martín (University of Almería)
Juan José Moreno Riado (University of Almería)
Francisco José Orts Gómez (University of Almería)

Vennue and Accommodation

Venue

University of Almería
Carretera de Sacramento s/n 04120
La Cañada de San Urbano
Almería, Spain

  • Almería International Airport is connected to various Spanish and European destinations by regular and charter flights.
  • Málaga International Airport offers many additional flight options.
  • For EURO 2018 participants, a shuttle service between Valencia and Almería will be available the 11 th of July.
  • A bus for the conference attendees is available:
  • Other regular bus lines connecting Almería city with the campus:
    • Line 18 operates every day of the week
    • Line 12 stops at campus just on workdays
    • Line 11 stops at campus just on workdays

    Are you waiting the bus? You can check the waiting time at the precise stop.

Plano Almeria

Accommodation

There exist an agreement between University of Almería and hotels.
In the agreement, booking is completely managed by ATiempo travel agency. Please, contact with  isabel@viajesatiempo.es saying you will assist to EUROPT’18 conference.

Hotel Nuevo Torreluz (web page)

  • Double room, individial use, with breakfast 55 €.
  • Double room with breakfast 62 €.

Hotel NH Ciudad de Almería (web page) Special price is not longer available

  • Please, check availability and rates at web page
  • Double room, individual use with breakfast: 65,12€.
  • Double room, with breakfast: 75,24€.

Hotel AC Almería (web page) (all rooms with double bed) Not available on July 11

  • Accommodation only 60.50 €. With breakfast 65 €.
  • Doble room (twin).  Accommodation only 71.50 €. With  breakfast 77 €.

Hotel Catedral (web page)

  • Double room with individual use. Accommodation only  90€. With breakfast 100€.

Hotel Plaza Vieja (web page)

  • Basic double room with breakfast 115 €
  • Standar double room with breakfast 145 €
  • Junior suite with breakfast  155 €

Call for Sessions

Researchers interested in organizing a 3-talk session are invited to contact the Program Chair, europt18@ual.es before December 18th.

Scope

The scope of the EUROPT 2018 includes, but is not restricted to, the following areas (listed alphabetically):

  • Applications of mathematical optimization to the real world
  • Conic and semidefinite optimization
  • Convex optimization
  • Complementarity and variational problems
  • Complexity and efficiency of optimization algorithms
  • Derivative-free optimization
  • Global optimization
  • Huge-scale optimization
  • Implementation of optimization algorithms
  • Linear and nonlinear continuous local optimization
  • Mixed integer nonlinear optimization
  • Multi-objective optimization
  • Non-smooth optimization
  • Optimal control
  • Robust optimization
  • Semi-infinite programming
  • Simulation-based optimization
  • Stochastic optimization