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Optimization and Big Data

Edinburgh, Scotland, May 6-8, 2015.

Optimization and Big Data (Workshop, Trek & Colloquium)
Edinburgh, Scotland, May 6-8, 2015

Call for abstracts:

A call for contributed presentations is open. There is a Best Contribution Prize (certificate + 500 EUR), sponsored by Amazon Berlin. Prize Committee: Arkadi Nemirovski and Rodolphe Jenatton (Amazon).


April 18, 2015: Submission deadline for abstracts

April 18, 2015: Early Bird registration deadline (the Early Bird fee is £30 and is £45 afterwards)

April 20, 2015: Notification of acceptance (acceptance of abstracts will be done on a rolling basis - if you want to get confirmation of acceptance sooner to help you plan for the event, submit sooner)

April 25, 2015: Submission deadline for deluxe posters

Keynote speaker:

Arkadi Nemirovski (Georgia Tech)

Confirmed invited speakers:

Coralia Cartis (Oxford)
Patrick Louis Combettes (Paris 6)
Jonathan Eckstein (Rutgers)
Garud Iyengar (Columbia)
Rodolphe Jenatton (Amazon Berlin)
Jakub Konecny (Edinburgh)
Francois Glineur (Louvain)
Donald Goldfarb (Columbia)
Robert Gower (Edinburgh)
Arkadi Nemirovski (Georgia Tech) - keynote
Zheng Qu (Edinburgh) - organizer
Peter Richtarik (Edinburgh) - organizer
Katya Scheinberg (Lehigh)
Mark Schmidt (UBC)



The first two days are devoted to the scientific programme (invited and contributed talks & poster sessions). On the last day we will have a trek to Arthur’s Seat: a 350m years old extinct volcano in the city centre. The workshop will end with a talk by the keynote speaker and a reception.