The 10th International Conference on Optimization: Techniques and Applications (10th ICOTA), which will be held Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia during 23-26 July, 2016.

The first two ICOTA conferences were held in Singapore in 1987 and 1992, respectively. After which, ICOTA has become an important conference series run by a steering committee. The third ICOTA conference was held in Chengdu in 1995, and the fourth ICOTA was held in Perth in 1998. The fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth ICOTA were held, respectively, in Hong Kong in 2001, Ballarat in 2004, Kobe in 2007, Shanghai in 2010, and Taipei in 2013.

The ICOTA conference series is an official conference series of POP (The Pacific Optimization Research Activity Group). Like previous ICOTA conferences, the goal of the 10th ICOTA is to provide an international forum for scientist, researchers, software developers, and practitioners to exchange ideas and approaches, to present research findings and state-of-the-art solutions, to share experiences on potentials and limits, and to open new avenues of research and development, on all issues and topics related to optimization and its applications.

Topics in the 10th ICOTA include, but not limited to, those listed in the following:

Optimization theory and numerical algorithms: linear programming, nonlinear programming, integer programming, network programming, semi-definite programming, stochastic programming, dynamic programming, optimal control, global optimization, nonsmooth optimization, semi-infinite programming, multi-objective optimization, variational inequalities, complementarity problems, mathematical programs with equilibrium constraint.

Algorithm: design, analysis, implementation of traditional mathematical programming methodology, modern techniques such as meta-heuristic for combinatorial and continuous optimization.

Application: engineering, nonlinear systems, stochastic system control, data/text mining from large databases, intelligent information and technology, systems science, knowledge management, information and communication networks, transportation, scheduling, logistics, finance, game theory, industrial engineering, management science, operations research.

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by referees and accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings in CD form. Authors of papers with great quality will be encourage to prepare full versions of their papers and submit them to appropriate special journal issues for consideration for publications.

We look forward to your participation of the conference. Please submit the abstracts of your papers or papers via the EasyChair located within the conference home page. If you are organizing a special session, please submit the title of your session and the estimated number of the participants of your session also via the EasyChair. The participants of the special session should submit their papers or the abstracts of their papers with a statement showing the title of the special session.

Call for paper

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline:2016-06-30

Topics of submission

Parallel Sessions

  • Linear and nonlinear programming

  • Combinatorial optimization and integer programming

  • Conic optimization

  • Equilibrium problems

  • Global optimization

  • Nonsmooth optimization

  • Stochastic programming and dynamic programming

  • Multi-objective optimization

  • Heuristic methods

  • Optimal control

  • Applications of mathematical modeling and optimization theory and methods in various areas

  • Optimization in management science


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  • B.Barysbyek
  • 976-94531134
  • Changjun Yu
  • Changzhi Wu