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CIME-EMS Summer School on "Centralized and Distributed Multi-agent Optimization: Models and Algorithms" - Cetraro (Italy)

Registration is open (and early registration is strongly suggested) for the

CIME-EMS Summer School in applied mathematics on 

Centralized and Distributed Multi-agent Optimization: Models and Algorithms 
June 23-June 28, 2014

Directors of the School 
Francisco Facchinei, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy 
Jong-Shi Pang, University of Southern California, U.S.A

Multi-agent optimization is at the forefront of modern optimization theory and has recently undergone a dramatic development, stimulated by new applications in a host of diverse disciplines. Multi-agent optimization, including new modelling paradigms and both centralized and distributed solution algorithms, lies at the intersection of classical optimization, game theory, and variational inequality theory. Since the area has undergone such an explosive growth in recent years, this summer school aims at providing an overview that describes in detail ongoing research and important trends, with emphasis on the mathematical problems arising in telecommunications. The school is organized around 4 series of lectures that will be delivered by well-known world experts:

 Differential Variational Inequalities
Jong-Shi Pang, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Optimization Methods for Resource Management: Complexity, Duality and Approximation
Zhi-Quan Luo, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Distributed Optimization over Networks
Angelia Nedich, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

Advanced Decomposition Algorithms for Multi-agent Systems
Gesualdo Scutari, University of Buffalo, New York, USA.

The course, will appeal to mathematically oriented engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists interested in optimization, game theory, operations research, communication, and signal processing. It will serve both as a state-of-the-art report of current research and a source of inspiration for Ph.D. students and junior researchers.

Practical Information. This is a residential school, taking place in Grand Hotel S. Michele in Cetraro (Calabria, Italy). Grand Hotel S. Michele is a very beautiful and secluded place which favors interaction among students and professors. There will be around 18 hours of formal lectures plus ample opportunity for interaction and discussion.

The school is free. Participants only have to pay for their accommodation (and travel to the site). The hotel provides a vary convenient full-board fee that can be found, along with additional information, at http://php.math.unifi.it/users/cime/Cetraro/Cetraro.html. A very limited number of grants covering local expenses, mainly intended for participants coming from financially-weak countries, is available. Registration is open until May 15, 2014, but early application is strongly advised. You may register online from the official web-page of the coursehttp://php.math.unifi.it/users/cime/Courses/2014/course.php?codice=20143.

 
 
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Adjunct professor of Operations Management 

 
The EUROPT2013 workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization was held in Florence, June 26-28, 2013
 

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