Second Workshop on Nonlinear Optimization:

``Theoretical Aspects of Surrogate Optimization''

Center for Mathematics - University of Coimbra

May 16-17, 2002
Hotel Quinta das Lágrimas
Coimbra, Portugal

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This second workshop will focus on the design and convergence of algorithms for nasty optimization problems where function evaluation (objective and/or constraints) is problematic (expensive, unavailable, etc.). The schedule will consist of 30-60min talks and will provide the time for participants to discuss their latest research.

Mark Abramson US Air Force and Rice University, USA
Charles Audet École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
John W. Bandler McMaster University, Canada
Ruud Brekelmans Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Ana Luísa Custódio New Univ. of Lisbon, Portugal
Thierry Dalon Siemens, Germany
John E. Dennis Rice University, USA
Joerg Fliege University of Dortmund, Germany
Anthony A. Giunta Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, USA
C. T. Kelley North Carolina State University, USA
Joaquim J. Júdice University of Coimbra, Portugal
Kaj Madsen Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
El-Sayed Mostafa University of Coimbra, Portugal; Univ. of Alexandria, Egypt
Chris J. Price University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Humberto Rocha Catholic University of Viseu, Portugal
Jacob Søndergaard Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
David Stewart University of Iowa, USA
Ismael F. Vaz Minho University, Portugal
Luís N. Vicente University of Coimbra, Portugal

John E. Dennis Rice University, USA
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.
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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Department of Mathematics, FCTUC
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Thursday 16

9:00-10:00 Anthony A. Giunta (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, USA)
11:00-11:45 John E. Dennis (Rice University, USA)
11:45-12:30 Charles Audet (École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada)
15:00-15:30 Mark Abramson (US Air Force and Rice University, USA)
15:30-16:00 Thierry Dalon (Siemens, Germany)
16:30-17:30 Chris J. Price (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
17:30-18:30 Ruud Brekelmans (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

Friday 17

9:00-10:00 John W. Bandler (McMaster University, Canada)
11:00-11:45 Kaj Madsen (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
11:45-12:30 Jacob Søndergaard (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
15:00-16:00 Joerg Fliege (University of Dortmund, Germany)
16:00-17:00 C. T. Kelley (North Carolina State University, USA)

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