Sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization.


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Mobile App
A mobile app for the SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP17) is available for download. Plug www.tripbuildermedia.com/apps/siamevents into your browser. The link will automatically detect the type of device and take you to the right place to download the app. It can also be viewed in HTML5 if you connect using your computer. You will be requested to set up an account to use the mobile app. This will allow you to share your calendar of show events across devices. You can then select OP17 from the list of 2017 SIAM events on the app or mobile site to view the schedule, browse speakers, attendees and exhibitors, view maps and building layouts, sync events with your mobile calendar, create your own show by selecting specific sessions, and more!

Can’t make it to OP17 or missing a talk at the meeting? Tune into the conversation on the SIAM events app. Just go to the sessions that interest you and click on the “Discuss” button to read what attendees are saying about the talks.


Looking for a place to dine? See a Concierge Restaurant Guide and a Local Restaurant Map.


To RSVP to the conference on Facebook and connect with other attendees, find roommates etc., please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/112758755830192/ .

If you are tweeting about the conference, please use the designated hashtag to enable other attendees to keep up with the Twitter conversation and to allow better archiving of our conference discussions. The hashtag for this meeting is #SIAMOP17. SIAM’s Twitter handle is @TheSIAMNews.


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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