The Workshop is sponsored by: Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research, Sicilian Regional Government, University of Rome ``La Sapienza''.
Constrained and unconstrained optimization
Interior point techniques for nonlinear programming
Large scale optimization
Linear and nonlinear complementarity problems
Neural networks and optimization
Applications of nonlinear optimization
P. Boggs, Sandia National Labs, Livermore, CA, USA
A Software System for PDE-Based Optimization
A. R. Conn, Watson Research Ctr., IBM, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
Small changes - big effects
J. Dennis, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
A Direct Search Filter Method for Nonlinear Constraints
Y. G. Evtushenko, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, RUSSIA
New Perspective on the Theorems of Alternatives
F. Facchinei, University of Rome "La Sapienza", ITALY
The Semismooth Algorithm for Large Scale Complementarity Problems
R. Fletcher, University of Dundee, SCOTLAND
Filter Methods for Solving Nonlinear Systems
J. C. Gilbert, INRIA, Le Chesnay, FRANCE
Using quasi-Newton Techniques in Interior Point Algorithms
P. E. Gill, University of California San Diego, CA, USA
Numerical issues in large-scale optimization by SQP and interior methods
D. Goldfarb, Columbia University, NY, USA
Robust Portfolio Optimization and Second-Order Programming
S. Lucidi, University of Rome "La Sapienza", ITALY
Fruitful Uses of Smooth Exact Merit Functions in Constrained Optimization
J. J. Moré, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA
Reaction pathways and saddle points
S. G. Nash, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
Multigrid Algorithms for Discretized Optimization Problem
E. J. Polak, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Smoothing Techniques for the solution of semi-infinite min-max-min problems
E. Sachs, University of Trier, GERMANY
Preconditioning Tecniques for Large-Scale Optimization Problems
D. Shanno, Rutgers University, Rutcor, NJ, USA
Linear algebra, starting points, and infeasibility detection for large scale interior point methods
Ph. L. Toint, University of Namur, BELGIUM
High Rates of Convergence of a Trust-Region Primal-Dual Interior Point Algorithm for Nonlinear Programming
V. J. Torczon, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA
Asynchronous Parallel Pattern Search
R. J. Vanderbei, Princeton University, NJ, USA
Interior-Point Methods for NLP
M. H. Wright, Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ, USA
Combining Primal-Dual and Sequential Quadratic Programming Methods for Nonlinear Programming
J. Z. Zhang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, CHINA
Efficiency Analysis and Improvement of Newton-PCG Algorithms
Professor Gianni Di Pillo
Università di Roma ``La Sapienza''
via Buonarroti 12
00185 Roma, Italy.
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Application form for participants
The total fee is Euro 800. It includes local transportations, lodging and full board (arranged by the Centre), coffee breaks, one day excursion, social dinner and other social events. Due to the limited number of beds in Erice - a very ancient village - participants are kindly stimulated to share the room, indicating the partner; a single room will have an extra charge of 10%. The fee for accompanying person is Euro 400.
Closing date for application: April 30, 2001
Application by e-mail is strongly encouraged.
A limited number of places is available. If necessary, admission to the Workshop will be decided by the Advisory Committee of the School composed of Professors F. Giannessi, G. Di Pillo, A. Murli with the consultation of the invited lecturers. Admission will be communicated shortly after the closing date for application.
Participants are expected to arrive in Erice on June 30, and to leave on July 8.
For participants to both Workshops the overall fee is 20% discounted.
For further information contact one of the Directors:
Liqun Qi (email@example.com) , Kok Lay Teo (firstname.lastname@example.org) .
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The Director of the School The Directors of the Workshop
Gianni Di Pillo and Almerico Murli