PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT

HPSNO 97

Short Conference on
HIGH PERFORMANCE SOFTWARE FOR NONLINEAR OPTIMIZATION:
STATUS AND PERSPECTIVES


Ischia, Italy 4 - 6 June 1997

The Centro di ricerche per il calcolo Parallelo e i Supercalcolatori (CPS), a joint research center of the CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) and the University of Naples ``Federico II'', will host a short conference entitled ``High Performance Software for Nonlinear Optimization on 4-6 June 1997 in Ischia (which is one of the islands in the bay of Naples), Italy.
The Conference will follow the HPSNO95 Conference that was held in Capri in 95, whose main contributions were published in a special issue of Computational Optimization and Applications.
The focus of the conference is the current state-of-the-art in optimization software and, in particular, optimization software for high performance computers. The conference will provide an authoritative overview of the nonlinear optimization field, including algorithms, software evaluation, implementation issues, applications and future areas of research.

TOPICS OF INTEREST include: (Parallel) Computational experiments, Large-Scale Constrained and Unconstrained Problems, Global Optimization, Quadratic Programming, Automatic Differentiation, Linear and Nonlinear Least Squares, Semidefinite Programming, Numerical Linear Algebra problems arising in Optimization, Solution of Large Nonlinear Systems, Linear Complementary Problems, Nonsmooth Optimization, Combinatorial Optimization, Applications in Sciences, Management and Engineering.


INVITED SPEAKERS (Preliminary list)
Chris H. Bischof (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
Nick Gould (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
Jorge J. More' (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
Panos Pardalos (University of Florida, Gainesville, USA)
Mauricio G.C. Resende (AT&T Research, Murray Hill, USA)
Margaret Wright (AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, USA)

CONTRIBUTED PRESENTATIONS
A selected number of contributed presentation and posters will be selected for the conference.
A subsequent announcement with deadlines and more details about the conference will be made available by September 15 for the Organizing Committee:
Prof. Almerico Murli
or to
Prof. Gerardo Toraldo
Universita` di Napoli "Federico II", Dip. di Matematica e Appl.,
Complesso Monte S.Angelo, Via Cintia 80126, Napoli - ITALY.

E-MAIL:
murli@matna2.dma.unina.it
toraldo@matna2.dma.unina.it