XI International Symposium on Generalized Convexity and Monotonicity
The XI International Symposium on Generalized Convexity and Monotonicity will take place at the Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 25 to August 30, 2014.
The Symposium is sponsored by the Working Group on Generalized Convexity, and is the 11th meeting in a series which started in Vancouver, Canada, in 1980, and continued in Canton, USA (1986), Pisa, Italy (1988), Pecs, Hungary (1992), Luminy-Marseille, France (1996), Karlovassi-Samos, Greece (1999), Hanoi, Vietnam (2002), Varese, Italy (2005), Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2008) and Cluj, Romania (2011). See the Working Group’s site (www.genconv.org) for more information on other activities.
The symposium will consist of plenary lectures, offered by invited speakers, as well as contributed talks, of 25 minutes each.
Alfredo Iusem (IMPA), Chair
Rolando Garciga Otero (UFRJ)
Luis Mauricio Grana Drummond (UFRJ)
Welington de Oliveira (IMPA)
Fernanda Maria Pereira Raupp (PUC)
Claudia Sagastizabal (IMPA)
Susana Scheimberg (UFRJ)
Boris Mordukhovich (Detroit, USA), Chair
Qamrul Hasan Ansari (Aligarh, India)
Didier Aussel (Perpignan, France)
Riccardo Cambini (Pisa, Italy)
Fabian Flores-Bazan (Concepcion, Chile)
Nicolas Hadjisavvas (Hermoupolis, Syros, Greece)
Alfredo Iusem (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Dinh The Luc (Avignon, France and Hanoi, Vietnam)
Siegfried Schaible (Riverside, USA)
How to get to IMPA
IMPA is located in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, near the Tijuca Forest and the Botanical Gardens, 20 minutes from major hotels of Leblon and Ipanema. You can find our address and some practical information about how to get to the institution below.
On leaving the airport we suggest that you take a taxi. There are several companies that have booths located inside the airport facilities, on the way out. A ride to South Zone costs around R$120 to R$150 and takes about 50 minutes. There are also special buses leaving from Terminals 1 and 2, whose routes you can find here.
How to get to IMPA:
From the airport
There are three bus lines running near the Institute:
- 409 – Saens Peña – Horto (via Lapa)
- 416 – Saens Peña – Jardim Botânico (Horto) (via Túnel Rebouças)
You can check which buses line is the best for you by clicking here.
The passenger must pay as they enter, using the front door to get on the bus and the rear door to get off the bus. The bus fare is R$ 3,80 and the maximum change given is for a R$ 20,00 bill.
Should you prefer to use a taxi, we suggest the following companies:
A selection of recommended hotels can be found in the syposium site http://impa.br/opencms/en/institucional/informacoes_hoteis/index.html at the “Accommodation” link. Participants should make their hotel reservations directly with the hotels.
Regina S. Burachik (University of Southern, Australia)
co Jonathan M. Borwein and Lingjin Yao (University of Newcastle, Australia)
Conditions for zero duality gap in convex programming
Marco Antonio López Cerda (University of Alicante, Spain)
Some glimpses of convex subdifferential calculus
Francisco Facchinei (University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy)
Paralell methods for big data optimization
Ralph E. Steuer (University of Georgia, USA)
On exactly expanding Markowitz mean-variance portfolio to a third criterion
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I) A welcome cocktail, will be offered free of charge to all participants and spouses on Monday, August 25, at 6:00 PM, at the IMPA premises.
II) On Wednesday, August 27, there will be a full day excursion, sailing on a boat across the tropical islands of the Sepetiba Bay. The excursion fee is US$55.00 or R$125,00 and it includes transportation and lunch at Araçá Beach at the Jaguanum Island. A bus will leave Acapulco Hotel http://www.acapulcohotel.com.br/ located at Rua Gustavo Sampaio, 854 – Copacabana – at 9:00h sharp and will return to the hotel after the tour. Those participants that would like to join the excursion please inform in advance through the e-mail address email@example.com and pay the fee until Tuesday , August 26, at noon.
III) On Thursday, August 28, at 8:30 pm the workshop dinner will take place at Restaurante Americana, Av. Rainha Elizabeth 100, Copacabana. http://americanarestaurante.com.br/ The dinner is free for registered participants and the price for spouses will be R$80.00 (US$40.00). Please confirm your participation in the dinner until Tuesday August 26, at noon.
Appetizers: Heart of palms salad
Steamed ribs with baked potatoes and broccoli rice
Bahia style fish stew (“moqueca”)
Ricota ravioli with Roquefort sauce
Passion fruit mousse
2 bottles of mineral water or 1 beer (additional beverages must be paid by each participant).
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