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2014-09-12: Course on Global Optimization Models, Algorithms, Software, and Applications

 

Course on Global Optimization Models, Algorithms, Software, and Applications

 

See some updated information here

 

Presented by
János D. Pintér, PhD, DSc
PCS Inc., Canada
www.pinterconsulting.com

 

The course takes place in 12 and 13 of September, 2014, at the University of Aveiro, Department of Mathematics (room to be announced) with the following schedule.

 

  September,
12th
September,
13th
 
9:00-11:00 Lecture Lecture 9:30-11:30
11:00-11:30 Coffee-break Coffee-break 11:30-12:00
11:30-13:00 Lecture Lecture 12:00-13:30
13:00-14:00 Lunch Lunch 13:30-End
14:00-16:00 Lecture    
16:00-16:30 Coffe-break    
16:30-18:00 Lecture    

 

 

Timetable for the 1.5 days: each hour is an academic 45- or 50-min unit + 10-min break

 
Topic Duration
Introduction and Discussion of Course Objectives 0.5 hour
Operations Research, Optimization Models, and Solution Techniques

0.5 hour [or less as suitable]

The Relevance of Nonlinear and Global Optimization 1 hour
Local Nonlinear Optimization: A Review of the Key Concepts 1 hour [or less as suitable]
The Global Optimization Model and Several Important Special Cases 1 hour
Exact and Heuristic Algorithms for Global Optimization 1 hour
Modeling Environments and Solver Engines 1 hour
Global (and Local) Nonlinear Optimization Software Implementations including Software Demonstrations 1 hour
Modeling Tips and Solver Tuning for Better Performance 1 hour
Numerical Tests and Benchmarking of Optimization Software 0.5 hour
A Review of Existing and Prospective GO Applications 1 hour
Illustrative Case Studies 1 hour
References and Further Information Sources 0.5 hour

 

The course requests a minimal number of participants: 7.

 

Price for participant: 50 Euros for academic staff and students; 75 euros for industrial participants.

Lunches and coffee-breaks are included in the fee.

 

Participants are requested to register, until July 1st, until July 10th, by email to Tatiana Themisova.

 

Organization:

- Center for Research & Development in Mathematics and Applications (CIDMA) - Department of Mathematics of the University of Aveiro.

- Department of Mathematics, UAveiro

- APDIO

Acknowledgement: The course was partially supported by Portuguese funds through the CIDMA- Center for Research and Development in Mathematics and Applications, and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology ("FCT-Fundação para a Ciência e a Technologia") within project PEst-OE/MAT/UI4106/2014.