IWR School 2018, October 8-12, 2018

October 08 - 12, 2018


General Information

The IWR School 2018 focuses on important modern methods in the field of mathematical optimization. We target young researchers who want to deepen their knowledge of the methods that play a crucial role in solving demanding optimization problems in many application domains in science and engineering, economics, medicine, data analysis and increasingly in industrial and societal problems. The IWR School 2018 covers fundamental concepts, latest innovations and many practical applications of continuous, discrete and mixed-integer optimization as well as optimal control and game theory.

The IWR School 2018 is taught in a series of courses by:

  • Tobias Achterberg, Gurobi
  • Hans Georg Bock, Heidelberg University
  • Christian Kirches, Technical University of Braunschweig
  • Ekaterina Kostina, Heidelberg University
  • Martine Labbé, Université Libre de Bruxelles and INRIA
  • Gerhard Reinelt, Heidelberg University
  • Andrea Tramontani, CPLEX Optimization, IBM Italy
  • Stephen J. Wright, University of Wisconsin‐Madison


Application Process

Application of the IWR school „Advances in Mathematical Optimization“ is open to postgraduate students, postdocs and young researchers. Please apply with your current CV and a letter of motivation (for MSc/PhD students also signed by the supervisor).

Please note that the number of participants is limited. Confirmation of registration is based on the evaluation of your application.

>REGISTRATION< Deadline: August 31, 2018 (150,- EURO)

>EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION< Deadline: July 31, 2018 (130,- EURO)

After your participation is confirmed we will send you an invoice for the registration fee. The fee covers the attendance to the IWR school, class materials, welcome reception, lunch and coffee breaks on the course days as well as the social program.

Mobility Program

The IWR school offers a mobility program to support participants to attend the event. In case you want to apply to the program, please indicate and explain this in your letter of motivation. The mobility program covers the participation cost and provides partial support to travel and accommodation.



The participants are kindly requested to make hotel reservations individually. Accommodation cost is not covered by the registration fee. Our guest often stay at the following hotels:

You can find additional information on available hotels at the official tourism webpage of Heidelberg.