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Evento: 'VIII Brazilian Workshop on Continuous Optimization'

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Data: Sunday, March 15, 2009 At 08:00
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VIII Brazilian Workshop on Continuous Optimization

Celebrating Alfredo Iusem's 60th birthday

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

ATTENTION: NEW ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2009

THE WORKSHOP POSTER CAN BE VISUALIZED AT OUR WEBSITE. IF YOU WANT A PRINTED VERSION, SEND YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS TO optim09@impa.br

1. BASIC INFORMATION
The VIII Brazilian Workshop on Continuous Optimization will take place at Hotel do Bosque, in Mambucaba, near Angra dos Reis (about 200 km from Rio de Janeiro), between July 13 and 17, 2009. 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 workshop will consist of plenary lectures of 45 minutes each. together with 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 March 15, 2009. Acceptation of the contributed talks will be informed no later than March 31, 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 South 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 Fux 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 forthcoming announcement.

4. ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
I) On Wednesday, July 15, a full day excursion will take place. We will depart Mambucaba at 9:00 AM, tour Paraty (a colonial city, included in UNESCO World Heritage list) from 10:00 to 12:00 AM, and shortly afterward we will board the Bucaneros ship, with which we will visit the near-by islands. Lunch will be served on board, and the ship will stop at the Praia Vermelha beach and at the Ilha Rasa island, with time for swimming and diving. We will be back at Mambucaba around 6:00 PM.
This excursion is not included in the registration fee. Its price will be informed in forthcoming announcements.

II) On Thursday, July 16, at 8:30 PM, the workshop dinner will take place at La Pignatta Restaurant, Rua do Comercio no. 8, Paraty. Transportation from and to Mambucaba will be provided. The dinner fee will be informed in forthcoming announcements.

Information on tours anywhere in Brazil either before or after the workshop can be found in the site of the following travel agency: http://www.cmoeventos.net or requested from Michele Leite at micheleleite@cmoeventos.com.br

5. INFORMATION ON MAMBUCABA.
Mambucaba is located in the so called Costa Verde (Green Coast) in the South West of Rio de Janeiro State, near the boundary with Sao Paulo State. In this region the Serra do Mar mountain range meets the sea, and all the mountain slopes are covered by a luxuriant vegetation, part of one of the few extant large extensions of subtropical forest (Mata Atlantica) in the country. The weather is humid and tropical. The meeting will take place in winter, which is relatively drier, but participants should be prepared for some rain. Daily temperatures in July fluctuate between 22 and 32 degrees Celsius (72 and 90 degrees Farenheit), but night lows can go down to 15 Celsius (59 degrees Farenheit).

6. HOTEL RESERVATIONS
The meeting will take place at the Hotel do Bosque resort, in Mambucaba, a beach district of Angra dos Reis county, about 200 km from the city of Rio de Janeiro. Transportation from Rio to Mambucaba on Sunday, July 12, and from Mambucaba to Rio on Saturday,July 18, will be provided free of charge by the meeting organizers. Those willing to arrive or depart Mambucaba at other times should contact the Organizing Committee. The fully secluded Hotel do Bosque offers both a spectacular landscape and a wide range of leisure options, as well as a magnific wide strip of private beach. For more information, please access http://www.hoteldobosque.com.br
Participants staying at Hotel del Bosque will be able to take advantage of the following special rates:
Single rooms: R$ 381 + 10% service tax
Double rooms: R$ 477 + 10% service tax
These rate include breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Other lodging options are available at the near-by locations of Pequere, Vila Historica de Mambucaba and Praia Vermelha. A daily free shuttle will take participants staying in these locations to and from the Hotel del Bosque.
We describe next these options.
a) Vila Historica de Mambucaba: Located 2 km from Hotel del Bosque, it is a small beach town (about 500 inhabitants), whose central section was built in the colonial period, and includes a very pretty XVIII century baroque church. The three inns described below are at less than 100 m from the beach.
I) Pousada Vila Historica: Simple but charming rooms with air conditioning, fridge and TV. Daily rates with breakfast:
Single rooms: R$ 80
Double rooms: R$ 90
Phone: 55-24-3362-2091, e-mail: pousadavilahistorica@hotmail.com
url: http://www.pousadavilahistorica.com.br

II) Pousada das Flores: Higher lever accomodation, also with air conditioning, fridge and TV. Daily rates with beakfast:
Single rooms: R$ 130
Double rooms: R$ 150
Phone: 55-24-3362-2089, e-mail: reservas@pousadaflores.com.br
url: http://www.pousadasflores.com.br

III) Pousada Mauri: Basic accomodation. Rooms with TV and ventilator.
Daily rates with breakfast:
Single, double or triple rooms: R$ 80.00
Phone: 55-24-9276-2417

b) Praia Vermelha. Secluded beach 3 km from Hotel do Bosque.
IV) Pousada das Flores: It belongs to the same owner as the inn with the same name in Vila Historica (see option II above). The inn is upon the sea, and has direct access to a semi-private beach. Rooms with air conditioning, fridge and TV. Daily rates with breakfast:
Single rooms: R$ 150
Double rooms: R$ 180
Phone: 55-24-3362-2089, e-mail: reservas@pousadaflores.com.br
url: http://www.pousadaflores.com.br

c) Pereque: Middle size town, across the highway from Hotel do Bosque.
No access to the beach, and devoid of touristic attractions.
V) Pousada JB. Less than 1 km from Hotel do Bosque. Basic accomodations.
Rooms with ventilator and TV. Daily rates with breakfast:
Single rooms: R$ 60
Double rooms: R$ 80
Phone: 55-24-3362-3310

On-line reservations at the Hotel do Bosque are available through the site of CMO,the travel agency working in connection with the meeting: http://www.cmoeventos.net/eng/congressos/conteudo_work.html For reservations at the remaining inns, please write to Michele Leite at micheleleite@cmoeventos.com.br

Since the value of the Brazilian currency, the Real, has fluctuated wildly since mid September 2008, we refrain from mentioning exchange rates at this point.
You can check the current value at any time at http://www.xe.com/ucc/

7. REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
Registration procedures are already operational. 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, the travel agency working with the workshop. Following its directions, you can pay your registration "on line", with your credit card.

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).

8. 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 address: 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, UniSA
Ana Friedlander, UNICAMP
Clovis Gonzaga, UFSC
Jose Mario Martinez, UNICAMP
Claudia Sagastizabal, CEPEL
Susana Scheimberg, UFRJ
Hugo Scolnik, UBA
Mikhail Solodov, IMPA
Wilfredo Sosa, IMCA
Benar Fux Svaiter, IMPA
Yuan Jin Yun, UFPR

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


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