Montréal, May 10-12, 2010

and the book launch of L'Agrapheur by Alain Hertz

Optimization Days is an annual conference organized alternately by the Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur les Réseaux d’Entreprise, la Logistique et le Transport (CIRRELT) and the Groupe d'Études et de Recherche en Analyse des Décisions (GERAD). The aim of the meeting is to survey current research trends in optimization methods and their applications, and to provide an opportunity for interaction between various research groups from around the world. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Mathematical programming;
  • heuristics;
  • constraint programming;
  • optimal control theory;
  • numerical methods of optimization;
  • statistical methods;
  • applications to engineering, management science, transportation, economics, urban and environmental problems, resource management, biology, telecommunications networks, robotics, expert systems, energy modeling, etc.

All those interested in optimization methods and their present or potential applications are invited to participate. We are especially interested in talks on new methods of optimization and their applications. The languages of the conference will be English and French.

In 2010, Optimization Days will be held at HEC Montréal, 3000 Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, near the Campus of the Université de Montréal. Here is a list of the invited speakers:


    • Michel Gendreau, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
    • Eva K. Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
    • Andrea Lodi, Università di Bologne, Italy
    • Nelson Maculan, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


    • Irène Abi-Zeid, Université Laval, Canada
    • Miguel F. Anjos, University of Waterloo, Canada
    • Jean-Marc Frayret, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
    • Pierre L'Écuyer, Université de Montréal, Canada
    • Luca Quadrifoglio, Texas A&M University, U.S.A.
    • Willem-Jan van Hoeve, Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A.

    Please use the online submission system (click on Directives) to submit a 50 word abstract containing no mathematical notation before March 22, 2010. All abstracts should contain the authors' full postal address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. The preliminary program should be available on our Web site in early April 2010.


    Louis-Martin Rousseau and Angel Ruiz
    P.O. Box 6128, succursale Centre-ville, Montreal CANADA H3C 3J7
    Telephone : 514-343-7575 / Fax : (514) 343-7121
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