SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP21)

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HAPPENING VIRTUALLY: SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP21)

July 20 - 23, 2021

Virtual Conference


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A searchable abstract document for AN21, ACDA21, CT21, DM21, and OP21 is available below.

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About the Conference

About the Conference


The SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP20), originally scheduled to take place May 26 - 29, 2020 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom Campus, Hong Kong, has been rescheduled due to COVID-19. It will now take place virtually July 20 - 23, 2021.

This is the meeting of the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization.

The following meetings will be held jointly:

SIAM Annual Meeting (AN21)
SIAM Conference on Applied and Computational Discrete Algorithms (ACDA21)
SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications (CT21)
SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM21)
SIAM Conference on Optimization (OP21)

The SIAM Conference on Optimization will feature the latest research on the theory, algorithms, software, and applications of optimization. A particular emphasis will be put on applications of optimization in AI and data science, quantum computing, health care, finance, aeronautics, control, operations research, and other areas of science and engineering. The conference brings together mathematicians, operations researchers, computer and computational 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.

Included Themes

Included Themes
  • Applications in Health Care
  • Applications in Energy Networks and Renewable Resources
  • Applications in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Combinatorial and Mixed Integer Nonlinear Optimization
  • Conic Linear Optimization
  • Derivative-free Optimization
  • Discrete and Combinatorial Optimization
  • Equilibrium Programming
  • Graphs and Networks
  • Nonlinear Optimization
  • Optimization in Engineering
  • PDE Based Optimization
  • Polynomial and SoS Optimization
  • Quantum Computing Optimization
  • Stochastic and Robust Optimization

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Funding Agency

SIAM and the Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the U.S. National Science Foundation and DOE Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research for their support.

Ways to Sponsor

SIAM invites you to show support of this meeting through sponsorship opportunities ranging from support of receptions, audio-video needs, to awards for student travel, and more.

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Thank you to our sponsors

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