Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization.


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Organizing Committee

Conference Co-Chairs
Michael Friedlander, University of British Columbia, Canada
Juan Meza, University of California, Merced, USA

Organizing Committee
Karen Aardal, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Alexandre d’Aspremont, École Normale Supérieure, France
Samuel A.  Burer, The University of Iowa, USA
Erika T. Camacho, Arizona State University, USA
Coralia Cartis, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Jacek Gondzio, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Anthony Man-Cho So, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Michael L. Overton, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, USA
Jong-Shi Pang, University of Southern California, USA
Andy Philpott, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Stefan Wild, Argonne National Laboratory, USA



The SIAM Conference on Optimization will feature the latest research in theory, algorithms, software and applications in optimization problems. A particular emphasis will be put on applications of optimization in health care, biology, finance, aeronautics, control, operations research, and other areas of science and engineering. The conference brings together mathematicians, operations researchers, computer scientists, engineers, software developers and practitioners, thus providing an ideal environment to share new ideas and important problems among specialists and users of optimization in academia, government, and industry.


Funding Agency


SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the U.S. National Science Foundation for their support of this conference.






Important Deadlines

October 24, 2016 Deadline Extended: November 7, 2016: Minisymposium Proposal Submissions
November 21, 2016: Contributed Lecture, Poster and Minisymposium Presentation Abstracts

November 11, 2016: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel Award Applications

April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017


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