First Workshop on Nonlinear Optimization:

``Interior-Point and Filter Methods''

Center for Mathematics - University of Coimbra

October 27-30, 1999
Hotel Quinta das Lágrimas
Coimbra, Portugal

Scope Participants Organizers General Information Program Sponsors 2nd Workshop


The workshop will last for three and a half days. The schedule will consist of 45-75min talks and will provide the time for participants to discuss their latest research. The organizers have brought together an excellent group of nonlinear optimizers interested in the new developments in the field of interior-point and filter methods.

Charles Audet Rice University, USA
Álvaro F.M. Azevedo University of Oporto, Portugal
Richard Byrd University of Colorado - Boulder, USA
Domingos M. Cardoso University of Aveiro, Portugal
John E. Dennis Jr. Rice University, USA
Edite Fernandes University of Minho, Portugal
Luís Merca Fernandes ESTT, Portugal
Roger Fletcher University of Dundee, UK
João Gândara University of Coimbra, Portugal
Jean Charles Gilbert INRIA-Rocquencourt, France
Philip E. Gill University of California San Diego, USA
Nick Gould CSED and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Matthias Heinkenschloss Rice University, USA
Florian Jarre University of Notre Dame, USA
Joaquim Júdice University of Coimbra, Portugal
Friedemann Leibfritz University of Trier, Germany
Sven Leyffer University of Dundee, UK
Yuying Li Cornell University, USA
M. Teresa Monteiro University of Minho, Portugal
Nuno Oliveira University of Coimbra, Portugal
Dominique Orban Cerfacs, France
Francisco J. Prieto Carlos III University, Spain
Cornelis Roos Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Mário Rosa University of Coimbra, Portugal
Ekkehard Sachs University of Trier, Germany
David F. Shanno Rutgers University, USA
Olena Sinkevich Rice University, USA
João Luís Soares University of Coimbra, Portugal
Philippe Toint Facultés Univ. ND de la Paix, Belgium
Paul Tseng University of Washington, USA
Michael Ulbrich Technical University of Munich, Germany
Stephan Ulbrich Technical University of Munich, Germany
António Ismael Vaz University of Minho, Portugal
Luís N. Vicente University of Coimbra, Portugal
Andreas Wächter Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Stephen J. Wright Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Hiroshi Yabe Science University of Tokyo, Japan
Yin Zhang Rice University, USA

Philippe Toint Facultés Univ. ND de la Paix, Belgium
Luís N. Vicente University of Coimbra, Portugal

General information:

Coimbra is 200 km to the north of Lisbon and 100 km to the south of Oporto. Both Lisbon and Oporto have international airports.
The best way to get to Coimbra is to take the train. Both in Lisbon and in Oporto one has to take a taxi from the airport to the train station. In Lisbon, if you are already in the city, there is a subway line to Gare do Oriente, a modern train station where all northbound trains stop. (Note that the subway does not reach the airport.)
You can check the train schedules here. Due to extensive rebuilding of the Lisbon-Porto railway line, some delays are to be expected.
In Coimbra, please exit at the train station Coimbra B and get a taxi to Hotel Quinta das Lágrimas.
The bus schedules are available here.

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Center for Mathematics, UC
Department of Chemical Engineering, FCTUC
Department of Mathematics, FCTUC
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Fundação Luso Americana para o Desenvolvimento
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Project PRAXIS 2/2.1/MAT/346/94


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Wednesday 27: Filter Methods

9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks
9:15-10:30 Roger Fletcher (University of Dundee, UK)
11:30-12:30 Sven Leyffer (University of Dundee, UK)
14:30-15:30 Stephan Ulbrich (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
(Derivative Free Optimization)
16:00-17:00 Charles Audet (Rice University, USA)
17:00-18:00 Philippe Toint (Facultés Univ. ND de la Paix, Belgium)

Thursday 28: Interior-Point Methods

9:00-10:15 Philip E. Gill (University of California San Diego, USA)
(Trust Regions Subproblems)
11:00-11:45 Richard H. Byrd (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
11:45-12:30 Nick Gould (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK)
(Affine Scaling)
14:30-15:15 Matthias Heinkenschloss (Rice University, USA)
15:15-16:00 Yuying Li (Cornell University, USA)
16:30-17:15 Dominique Orban (Cerfacs, France)
17:15-18:00 Stephen J. Wright (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)

Friday 29: Interior-Point Methods

(Nonlinear Semidefinite Programming)
9:00-9:45Florian Jarre (University of Wuerzburg, Germany)
9:45-10:30Yin Zhang (Rice University, USA)
11:00-11:45 Paul Tseng (University of Washington, USA)
11:45-12:30 Friedemann Leibfritz (University of Trier, Germany)
14:30-15:15 Jean Charles Gilbert (INRIA, France)
15:15-16:00 Andreas Wächter (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
16:30-17:15 Cornelis Roos (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
17:15-18:00 Michael Ulbrich (Technical University of Munich, Germany)

Saturday 30: Interior-Point Methods

(Line Searches)
10:00-10:45 Hiroshi Yabe (Science University of Tokyo, Japan)
10:45-11:30 Francisco J. Prieto (Carlos III University, Spain)
11:45-12:30 David F. Shanno (Rutgers University, USA)

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