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Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 20-22, 2015.

We cordially invite you to contribute to the fourteenth annual “Modeling and OPtimization: Theory and Applications” (MOPTA) conference, organized at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 20-22, 2015.

MOPTA aims at bringing together a diverse group of people from both discrete and continuous optimization, working on both theoretical and applied aspects. There will be invited plenary talks from distinguished speakers as well as organized sessions and contributed talks, spread over three days. Our target is to provide a diverse set of exciting new developments from different areas of optimization research while at the same time providing a setting which will allow increased interaction among the participants. We aim to bring together researchers from both the theoretical and applied communities in the framework of a medium-scale event who do not usually have the chance to interact in larger meetings.

We welcome contributed talks, and we are also very interested in hearing from people who could organize a session centered around one of their topics of expertise. MOPTA sessions have 3 speakers, with 30 mins per presentation including Q&A’s. Speakers will be kindly asked to submit their abstract on the MOPTA website. The deadline for abstract submission is May 1.

Confirmed plenary speakers:

  • Alper Atamtürk (University of California-Berkeley)
  • Amir Beck (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
  • Mirjam Dür (University of Trier)
  • Eugene Feinberg (SUNY)
  • Ravi Mazumdar (Waterloo)
  • Luis Nunes Vicente (Universidade de Coimbra)
  • Tong Zhang (Rutgers University)

Please contact
Alexander Stolyar ( or
Martin Takac ( if you would like to organize a session for MOPTA.