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Evento: 'VIII BRrazilian Workshop on Continuous Optimization'

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Data: Friday, May 01, 2009 At 08:00
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VIII BRrazilian Workshop on Continuous Optimization

Frade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 13-17, 2009

1. BASIC INFORMATION
The VIII Brazilian Workshop on Continuous Optimization will take place at a resort in Frade, near Angra dos Reis (about 200 km from Rio de Janeiro) between July 13 and 17, 2008. Subjects to be discussed encompass theoretical, computational and implementation issues, in both linear and non-linear programming, including variational inequalities, complementarity problems, nonsmooth optimization, vector optimization, generalized equations, etc.

The backbone of the workshop will consist of plenary lectures, offered by invited speakers, of 45 minutes each. There will be also a limited number of contributed talks, of 25 minutes each. Those interested in contributing a talk should send an abstract, either by regular or electronic mail, to the addresses below, no later than February 28, 2009. Acceptation of the contributed talks will be informed no later than March 15, 2009.

Registration fees for foreign participants will be as follows:
EARLY REGISTRATION (until May 1, 2009): US$ 180.00
LATE REGISTRATION (after May 1, 2009): US$ 240.00

2. FULL LIST OF PLENARY SPEAKERS
The following plenarists have already agreed to attend the workshop:
Hedy Attouch (Universite de Montpelier, France)
Alfred Auslender (Universite de Lyon, France)
Regina Burachik (University of Southern Australia, Australia)
Alvaro de Pierro (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil)
Jonathan Eckstein (Rutgers University, USA)
Clovis Gonzaga (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil)
Andreas Griewank (Humboldt Universitat, Germany)
Alexei Izmailov (Moscow State University, Russia)
Jose Mario Martinez (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil)
Renato Monteiro (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Boris Mordukhovich (Wayne State University, USA)
R.T. Rockafellar (University of Washington, USA)
Alberto Seeger (Universite de Avignon, France)
Mikhail Solodov (Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada, Brazil)
Benar Svaiter (Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada, Brazil)
Yuan Jin Yun (Universidade Federal de Parana, Brazil)

3. SCHEDULE SCHEME
Scientific sessions will be held on Monday, July 13, Tuesday, July 14, Thursday, July 16 and Friday, July 17. There will be no scientific activities on Wednesday, July 15.

On each of the working days, from 9:00 AM to 12:15 AM there will be three 45' plenary talks, with coffee-breaks in between. Lunch will be served from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. In the afternoon, from 2:15 PM to 6:15 PM, there will be two 75' sessions for contributed presentations, with a 45' plenary talk in between, also separated by coffee breaks. If needed, there will parallel sessions for the contributed presentations. When ready, the full workshop program will be posted in the workshop site, and will also be included in a future announcement.

4. ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
I) On Wednesday, July 15, a full day excursion will take place. It will begin with a tour of Paraty (a colonial city, included in UNESCO World Heritage list). In the afternoon, there will be a boat trip to the near-by islands. The excursion is not included in the registration fee. Its price will appear in forthcoming announcements.

II) On Thursday, July 16, at 8:30 PM the workshop dinner will take place at a restaurant in Paraty. The venue and the dinner fee will appear in forthcoming announcements.

5. HOTEL RESERVATIONS
Special rates for workshop participants will be secured in the workshop resort, as well as in some budget inns and hotels located near-by. A daily free shuttle will take participants staying in these inns and hotels to and from the workshop venue. Details on the resort, as well as on the cheaper hotels and inns, including prices and on-line reservation procedures, will appear in forthcoming announcements.

6. REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
Registration procedures will be operational starting September 15, 2008. For on line registration, through which it is possible to take advantage of the early registration fee, please enter
http://www.impa.br/opencms/pt/eventos/store/evento_0902

After filling the registration form, you will receive your registration confirmation, together with a link to CMO, a travel agency which is taking care of registration for the workshop, excursions, hotel reservations and the workshop dinner. Following its directions, you can pay your registration "on line", with your credit card. It will also be posible to make hotel reservations, as well as reservations for the excursion and the workshop dinner, through this site. Directions for doing so will appear in future announcements.

Participants willing to take advantage of the early registration fees, but unwilling or unable to use credit cards, can make a deposit or send a money order to the following bank account:
Banco do Brasil
Branch No. 0598-3
Account No. 23953-4
Account holder: CEMAT OPTIM
Bank swiftcode: BRASBRRJRJ1

Unfortunately, when using this option a surcharge of US$ 20 must be added to the registration fee, corresponding to banking taxes in Brazil (of course, any banking taxes in the country of origin must also be covered by the sender).

7. ADDRESSES
Additional information on the workshop will appear in forthcoming announcements and will be posted in the workshop site:
http://www.impa.br/opencms/pt/eventos/store/evento_0902

e-mail address: optim09@impa.br
postal adress: VIII Brazilian Workshop on Continuous Optimization
Estrada Dona Castorina 110, Jardim Botanico,
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, CEP 22460-320, Brazil
FAX: (55)-(21)-2529-5129

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Regina Burachik, USO
Ana Friedlender, UNICAMP
Clovis Gonzaga, UFSC
Jose Mario Martinez, UNICAMP
Claudia Sagastizabal, CEPEL
Susana Scheimberg, UFRJ
Hugo Scolnik, UBA
Misha Solodov, IMPA
Wilfredo Sosa, IMCA
Benar Svaiter, IMPA
Yuan Jin Yun, UFPR

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Rolando Garciga Otero, UFRJ
Mauricio Grana Drummond, UFRJ
Fernanda Raupp, PUC/RJ
Benar Svaiter, IMPA
Yuan Jin Yun, UFPR


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