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MINO ESR MEETING April 4, 2016



Spring School on Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming and Applications.

The MINO Initial Training Network of the European Union, the ICT COST action TD1207, and the ROADEF announce a school for doctoral students and post-docs of mathematics and computer science. It is intended for people interested in the general field of nonlinear finite dimensional optimization.

Organizers: Claudia D'Ambrosio (CNRS & Ecole Polytechnique), Sourour Elloumi (ENSIEE), Amelie Lambert (CNAM), Leo Liberti (CNRS & Ecole Polytechnique)




Program overview:

The three-day course features distinguished senior lecturers covering the following topics:

  • Semi Definite Programming
  • Copositive Optimization
  • Nonlinear Mixed Integer Optimization



salle des conseils, CNAM


amphi Friedman, CNAM


amphi Friedman, CNAM


amphi Friedman, CNAM


amphi Friedman, CNAM



Copositive Opt


MINLP in practice



Quadratic Progr


Social Activities


Scientific Program:

Monday, April 4, 2016 (salle des conseils, CNAM):
 (for MINO ESRs only) MINO ESR Day.  

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 (amphi Friedman, CNAM):

09:00-10:00 Frederic Roupin
10:00-10:30 coffee break
10:30-11:30 Frederic Roupin
11:30-11:45 short coffee break
11:45-12:15 Delphine Sinoquet (IFPEN): "IFPEN applications of black-box optimization : from fossil energies to renewable marine energies"
12:15-12:45 Paolo Medagliani (Huawei): "Solving bucket-based large flow allocation problems"
12:45-14:30 lunch
14:30-15:00 Jean Maeght (RTE): "Global Optimality for Optimal Power Flow Problem"
15:00-15:30 Wim van Ackooij (EDF): "Unit-commitment with joint probability constraints"
15:30-15:45 short coffee break
15:45-16:45 Frederic Roupin

 Wednesday, April 6, 2016 (amphi Friedman, CNAM):

09:00-10:00 Paula Amaral
10:00-10:30 coffee break
10:30-11:30 Paula Amaral
11:30-11:45 short coffee break
11:45-12:45 Sourour Elloumi
12:45-14:30 lunch
14:30-15:30 Amelie Lambert
15:30-15:45 short coffee break
15:45-16:45 Leo Liberti

Thursday, April 7, 2016 (amphi Friedman, CNAM):

09:00-10:00 Pierre Bonami
10:00-10:30 coffee break
10:30-11:30 Pierre Bonami
11:30-11:45 short coffee break
11:45-12:45 Ruth Misener
12:45-14:30 lunch
14:30-15:30 Ruth Misener
15:30-15:45 short coffee break
15:45-17:45 Emiliano Traversi + Fabio Furini: practical session "BQP formulations, relaxations and formats"
from 18:00 visit to the Musée des arts et métiers (

Friday, April 8, 2016 (amphi Friedman, CNAM):

09:00-10:00 Pietro Belotti: "Solving hard mixed integer quadratic and conic optimization problems"
10:00-10:30 coffee break
10:30-11:30 Andrea Cassioli: "MINLP : a practical, user inspired perspective"
11:30-11:45 short coffee break
11:45-12:45 Ambros Gleixner: "Separation, propagation, heuristics: selected tricks from an advanced MINLP solver"
12:45-14:30 lunch
  • Afternoon: social activity
14:30-16:30 walk from CNAM to Notre-Dame, Saint Michel, la seine, Odéon, etc...
16:30: visit at the Tour Montparnasse with a wonderful view of Paris from the 56th floor.

Social Program:

  • Get together on Sunday for MINO ESRs and ERs.
  • Visit to the Musee des arts et metiers on Thursday evening
  • Walk through Notre-Dame, Saint Michel, Seine, Odeon, etc and visit to the Tour Montparnasse on Friday afternoon

For MINO PhD students only:

On Monday, April 4, the MINO ESR Day takes place. The MINO PhD students will present themselves and their research topics. There is a 30 minutes time slot for each student.



Registration is now closed. If you’re willing to attend the school as non-registered, you will be accepted if the room capacity permits. Note that non-registered people won’t be provided with food/drinks.


The spring school will be held at CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers) located in the  third arrondissement of Paris (France). The closest subway station is « Arts et métiers » on lines 3 or 11. The subway station « Réamur Sebastobol » of line 4 is located a few hundred of meters from the CNAM. (more information is available here : )

The CNAM has several sites, and the rooms of the spring school are located in the : « Annexe Montgolfier , 2 rue Conté, 75003 Paris ». The room « salle des conseil » is located access 39, 1st floor (for monday), and the  lecture hall « amphi Friedman » is located access 33, 2nd floor (for the rest of the week).



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