Monday, May 20
1:30-3:30 PM
Salon A

Recent Developments in General-purpose Optimization Software
(Invited Minisymposium)

Optimization problems from such diverse areas as meteorology, astronomy, engineering, economics and medicine can be solved using generalpurpose software. With the growing utilization of powerful computers and the increasing sophistication of optimization users, generalpurpose software is being applied to problems that are larger and harder than ever before. The speakers in this minisymposium will review recent developments in the theoretical and practical aspects of optimization software. They will describe new packages, and also provide some perspectives on the evolution of existing packages.

Organizers: Philip E. Gill, University of California, San Diego; and
Philippe Toint, Facultes Universitaires ND de la Paix, Belgium

Computational Experience With A Sparse Nonlinear Program
John T. Betts, The Boeing Company
An SQP Method for Large-Scale Optimization
Philip E. Gill, Organizer; Walter Murray and Michael A. Saunders, Stanford University
Optimization Methods Appropriate for Large Problems with Expensive Functions
Todd D. Plantenga and Juan Meza, Sandia National Laboratories
Planning the Second Version of LANCELOT
Andrew R. Conn, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center; Nick Gould, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,
United Kingdom, Philippe L. Toint, Organizer

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LMH, 3/15/96