First Call for Abstracts
The Organizers of the 10th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization (EUROPT-2012) have a pleasure inviting you to take part in this workshop to be held in Šiauliai, Lithuania on 5-7 July, 2012, http://www.mii.lt/EUROPT-2012
Topics
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The programme of our Workshop consists of tutorials, invited and contributed papers. We encourage those interested in e.g. the following topics to participate:
• convex optimization and generalized convexity;
• local nonlinear optimization;
• global nonlinear optimization;
• optimal control - theory and applications;
• multiobjective optimization;
• conic optimization and semidefinite programming;
• semiinfinite optimization;
• robust optimization;
• stochastic optimization;
• large-scale methods in global search;
• optimization in data mining;
• data visualization for optimal decisions;
• applications of continuous optimization to combinatorial problems;
• optimization in industry, business and finance;
• supply chain management;
• analysis and engineering of algorithms;
• software development.
Abstracts must be written in English and contain no more than 600 characters (no formulas or mathematical notations are allowed). Each attendee is allowed to present ONE paper at the conference. To submit an abstract, use the abstract submission system of EURO-Online at http://www.euro-online.org/conf/europt2012/?page=welcome.
Location and Venue
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The workshop will be held in Šiauliai city (http://www.maps.lt/map), located about 250 km from Vilnius. Livonian Order Chronicles describe the battle of Saulė between ancient Lithuanians and crusaders that took place not far from Šiauliai and later on gave the name for the city.
The Workshop will be hosted by Šiauliai University. The registration will take place in the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (P.Višinskio st. 19, Šiauliai). The Sessions will take place in the Library of Šiauliai University (Vytauto st. 84, Šiauliai).
Deadlines:
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• Deadline for abstract submission: April 30, 2012.
• Notification of acceptance / rejection: May 15, 2012.
• Deadline for early registration: May 25, 2012.
• Workshop: July 5-7, 2012.

Participants of EUROPT-2012 can submit paper to the journal "Optimization" special issue on Recent Advances in Continuous Optimization.
Submission deadline of full papers: September 1, 2012.  
The format of manuscripts for “Optimization” as well as guidelines and templates can be found on the web page of Taylor & Francis, the publisher of the journal: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/02331934.asp.
Each manuscript has to be submitted via Manuscript Central System (MCS) http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gopt. 

Registration fee:
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till May 25, 2012
after May 25, 2012
For regular participants
160 Eur
190 Eur

For students (Phd, Master)  

70 Eur

90 Eur

PAYMENT INFORMATION
Bank transfers in EUR should be made to the following account:  

Account holder:

Lithuanian Operational Research Society

Address:

Akademijos str. 4, LT-2600 Vilnius, Lithuania

Bank Account (IBAN):

LT964010042403581442

Bank Name:

DNB bank

Bank address:

J. Basanaviciaus str. 26, 03601 Vilnius-6, Lithuania

Bank Code

40100

Bank Swift Code:

AGBLLT2X

Reference:

EUROPT-2012, <participant(s) name(s)>

 If you have any questions please mail them to europt2012@mii.vu.lt 

 IMPORTANT: Make sure that you are paying both the sender's and receiver's charges!

Conference fee includes a get-together party, conference dinner, coffee breaks, meals, participant’s package, volume of abstracts, participation in the sessions and tutorials.
Travel
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The participants who wish will be transferred from Vilnius to Šiauliai and back to Vilnius by bus (about 3 hours). The bus departs from Vilnius on July 4, at 18:00, and comes back from Šiauliai on July 7, at 12:00. Vilnius is directly connected by plane and other means of transport with many cities in Europe.
Accommodation
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We have reserved quotas of rooms in in several guest houses: guest house "Dvarkiemis", countryside tourism homestead "Azuolu slenis", Siauliai University guest house, the youth hostel (http://www.mii.vu.lt/europt-2012).
For accomodation please contact us at the email address  europt2012@mii.vu.lt   then we will reserve your  place at the guest houses and we will send you an invoice to make the money transfer. 
The transportation to and from the conference place will be offered.
Social Programme
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The social program of the Conference includes
- a get-together party (Countryside tourism homestead "Azuolu slenis"), July 5, 2012;
- conference dinner - banquet (Guest house "Dvarkiemis"), July 6, 2012;
- excursion to the Hill of Croisses, July 7, 2012;
Organizing institutions
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- EURO Working Group on Continuous Optimization (EUROPT);
- Lithuanian Operational Research Society (LitORS);
- Šiauliai University, Šiauliai, Lithuania;
- Vilnius University Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius, Lithuania.
International Programme Committee
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Adil Bagirov  (University of Ballarat, Australia)
Mirjam Dür (University of Trier, Germany) - Chair
Nelson Maculan  (University Federal Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
Kaisa Miettinen (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland)
Arkadi Nemirovski (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Yurii Nesterov (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Leonidas Sakalauskas (Vilnius University Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Lithuania)
Fabio Schoen (University of Florence, Italy)
Tatiana Tchemisova (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Tamas Terlaky (Lehigh University, USA)
Otu Vaarman (Institute of Cybernetics, Estonia)
Gerhard Wilhelm Weber (Middle East Technical University, Turkey)
Julius Žilinskas (Vilnius University, Lithuania) - Co-chair
Organizing Committee
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Vaida Bartkutė-Norkūnienė (Vilnius University Institute of Mathematics and Informatics) - Co-Chair
Valerijonas Dumskis (Šiauliai University, Lithuania)
Gražvydas Felinskas (Šiauliai University, Lithuania)
Donatas Jurgaitis (Šiauliai University, Lithuania) - Chair
Liudvikas Kaklauskas (Šiauliai University, Lithuania)
Sigita Turskienė (Šiauliai University, Lithuania) - Co-chair
Gerhard Wilhelm Weber (Middle East Technical University, Turkey, EWG EUROPT)
Ingrida Vaičiulytė (Vilnius University Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Lithuania)
Kęstutis Žilinskas (Šiauliai University, Lithuania)
Contacts
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Secretariat of EurOPT-2012
Vilnius University, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics
Akademijos 4, LT-08663 Vilnius
Lithuania
Tel. +3705 2109323
Fax: +3705 2729209
E-mail: europt2012@mii.vu.lt 
http://www.mii.vu.lt/europt-2012
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Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of Vilnius university, Vilnius, Lithuania
iauliai University, iauliai, Lithuania
The Continuous Optimization Working Group of EURO
The Association of European Operational Research Societies
Lithuanian operational reserch society