18th French - German - Italian Conference on Optimization

September 25 - 28, 2017


General Information

This conference is the 18th of the series of French-German meetings which started in Oberwolfach, Germany, in 1980. Since 1998, the conference has been organized under the participation of a third European country. This time it is jointly organized with Italy, and takes place at the Paderborn University. The conference will consist of invited plenary talks, minisymposia, and contributed talks.

The conference will address all aspects of optimization and its applications, including:

  • continuous optimization (smooth and nonsmooth)
  • optimal control and calculus of variations
  • optimization with PDE
  • numerical methods for mathematical programming
  • robust optimization
  • mixed integer optimization
  • differential inclusions and set-valued analysis
  • stochastic optimization
  • multicriteria optimization
  • optimization techniques for industrial applications

The programme committee of FGI 17 strongly supports the organization of minisymposia dedicated to specific topics of interest, and organized by individuals who are well positioned within the respective fields. A minisymposium comprises four talks, each with a 30 minutes slot (including discussion).

Prospective minisymposium organizers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a title and a description (not to exceed 150 words), as well as contact information. The program committee will referee the proposals.

The minisymposium participants should submit abstracts of their presentations as indicated in the Abstract Submission section, with an annotation into which particular minisymposium the presentation should be included.

Relevant deadlines are the following:

    submission of abstracts and minisymposia proposals: April 30th, 2017
    notification of acceptance: June 12th, 2017
    early registration fee: July 1st, 2017

Invited Speakers: 
  • Pierre Apkarian, ONERA Toulouse
  • Christoph Buchheim, Technische Universität Dortmund
  • Michelangelo Conforti, Univerità di Padova
  • Jacek Gondzio, University of Edinburgh
  • Helmut Harbrecht, Universität Basel
  • Daniel Kuhn, EPFL
  • Karl Kunisch, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz and RICAM
  • Quentin Mérigot, Université Paris-Sud
  • Gianluigi Rozza, SISSA Trieste
  • Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb, University of Cambridge
  • Alexandra Schwartz, Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Marco Sciandrone, Universita di Firenze
  • Andrei A. Agrachev, Trieste, Italy

  • Stefania Bellavia, Firenze, Italy

  • Dorin Bucur, Chambéry, France

  • Francisco Facchinei, Roma, Italy

  • Maurizio Falcone, Roma, Italy

  • Matteo Fischetti, Padova, Italy

  • Rida Laraki, Paris, France

  • Alexander Martin, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

  • Helmut Maurer, Münster, Germany

  • Dominikus Noll, Toulouse, France

  • Sabine Pickenhain, Cottbus, Germany

  • Filippo Santambrogio, Orsay, France

  • Emmanuel Trélat, Paris, France

  • Michael Ulbrich, München, Germany

  • Andrea Walther, Paderborn, Germany