Slides of Selected Presentations

Anna Nagurney

Conference Program

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Conference Announcement

The third Yalta Optimization Conference will take place on August 2-4, 2010 in Yalta, Ukraine. This year the main theme of the conference is "Network Science". This 3 day event will feature up to 30 talks and will provide an excellent forum for exchange of ideas, sharing the latest advances, understanding the challenges and discussing the role optimization will play in the emerging discipline of network science. A special issue of Optimization Letters (OPTL) will be devoted to the conference.

Call for Participation

Proposals for special sessions, invited speakers and contributed papers and are welcome and may be submitted by email to Sergiy Butenko ( or Oleg Prokopyev ( Researchers and practitioners working in areas related to theory and applications of optimization in network science are invited to submit abstracts for possible conference presentations. The abstracts should describe the contribution in general terms and should not exceed 1 page (i.e., it should be similar to a journal paper abstract). Accepted abstracts will be printed in the conference program. The speakers will have approximately thirty minutes to present their talk. Please contact one of the organizers for more information.

Important Dates

Submission of abstracts: May 20, 2010
Notification of acceptance: May 25, 2010
Early registration deadline: June 1, 2010
Regular registration deadline: July 1, 2010
Submission of papers to special issue of OPTL: November 1, 2010


Sergiy Butenko, Texas A&M University, USA
Oleg Prokopyev, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Volodymyr P. Shylo, Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics, Ukraine

Advisory Committee

Balabhaskar Balasundaram, Oklahoma State University, USA
Vladimir Boginski, University of Florida, USA
Dmytro Boyarchuk, Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics, Ukraine
Fred Glover, University of Colorado, USA
Gary Kochenberger, University of Colorado at Denver, USA
Ilias Kotsireas, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Dmytro Matsypura, University of Sydney, Australia
Mauricio Resende, AT&T Labs, USA
Valentyna O. Roschyn, Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics, Ukraine
Yaroslav D. Sergeyev, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy

Confirmed Speakers

Ashwin Arulselvan, Warwick Business School, UK
Oleg Burdakov, Linköping University, Sweden
Vasyl Gorbachuk, Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics, Ukraine
Ilias Kotsireas, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Alla Kammerdiner, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Pavlo Krokhmal, University of Iowa, USA
Botond Molnár, Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania
Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts, USA (keynote)
Joaquin Pacheco, University of Burgos, Spain
Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, USA (keynote)
Mikhail Posypkin, Institute for System Analysis, Russia
Yaroslav D. Sergeyev, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy
Oleg Shcherbina, University of Vienna, Austria
Vitaliy Yatsenko, Space Research Institute, Ukraine


A special issue of Optimization Letters will be edited after the conference. Manuscripts should be prepared in LaTeX. Please use Springer’s LaTeX macro package and choose the formatting option “smallextended”. The final submission should include the original source (including all style files and figures) and a PDF version of the compiled output. The paper submission deadline is November 1. The page limit is 10 pages. All papers will go through a regular peer review process.


You can now register and pay registration fees using a credit card through the online secure system provided by Texas A&M College of Engineering. Click here to register.

Registration Fees

Early registration (before June 1, 2010): $250
Regular registration (before July 1, 2010): $300
Late registration (after July 1, 2010): $350

Travel Information

The conference will be held in Yalta, a resort in southern Crimea, Ukraine, with the population of about 100 thousand people. The closest airport to Yalta is Simferopol International Airport (SIP). There are flights between Simferopol and Kyiv, Frankfurt, Tel-Aviv, Istanbul, Moscow, Saint Petersburg among others. The distance between Simferopol and Yalta is around 86 km (54 miles), and the journey by taxi will normally take under an hour and will cost $30-$70. The organizers will assist the registered participants with travel arrangements if needed.


Citizens of the following countries will not need a visa to enter Ukraine for trips lasting up to 90 days: All European Union countries, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, USA, Canada, Japan. More information can be found at


The conference will take place at the Yalta Hotel Complex. Please make your reservation directly through the hotel website: Note that July-August is the peak of the tourist season in Crimea and the room availability may be limited. Other housing options will be suggested, if needed. Please email the conference organizers with any further questions.


Sergiy Butenko

Oleg Prokopyev

Volodymyr Shylo

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