After a busy day with plenty of talks, the participants enjoyed the conference dinner on a boat, cruising through the historic center of Berlin.
Congratulations to Xudong Li for winning the Best Paper Prize for Young Researchers in Continuous Optimization with his contribution "Exploiting second order sparsity in big data optimization". The three other finalists, Amal Alphonse, Yuxin Chen, and Damek Davis were also praised by the best paper Committee.
After a sensational opening ceremony, ICCOPT is underway! Plenary sessions brought to the forefront the latest developments in mathematical optimization. The Best Paper Session showcased four finalists who gave their talks. The result will be announced during today's Conference Dinner. The day ended with a lot of robust discussions during the poster session.
ICCOPT 2019 is hosted by the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS) Berlin. It will include a Summer School (August 3-4) and a Conference (August 5-8) with a series of plenary and semi-plenary talks, organized and contributed sessions, and poster sessions. The scientific contributions of the conference are organized within thematic clusters.
As a cluster chair, you are responsible for the following tasks:
Each session consists of 3-6 talks, and will be scheduled in groups of 3 talks. Minisymposia with more than 6 talks can be suggested by submitting more than one session.
The expected number of sessions depends on the cluster, and is included in our Email (subject "ICCOPT2019 Instruction for Cluster Chairs"). Cluster chairs can also submit their own sessions. In order to submit a session to ICCOPT 2019, organizers need to create their own account, and submit title and abstract of a session, names and email addresses of speakers, and preliminary titles of the talks in the session.
All scientific contributions are managed in the conference management system Converia.