Date: Friday, March 14 - Sunday, March 16, 2008
Location: Georgia Institute of Technology
Optimization has long been a cornerstone for advancement of various industrial, government, and military applications. To highlight and support the role of optimization in current advances, and to promote interaction between researchers, the INFORMS Optimization Society launched a biannual conference starting in 2006. The 2006 Conference was held in San Antonio on February 3-5, 2006, and focused on "Optimization and HealthCare." The event featured plenary speakers Arkadi Nemirovski, Ronald Rardin, and Sorin Istrail, and had over one hundred attendees. The themes for the INFORMS Optimization Conference 2008 are theory, computation and emerging applications. The conference is to be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel and hosted by the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering in Atlanta, GA (USA).
Gradient methods for minimizing composite objective function