6th Workshop on Variational Analysis and Optimization, Mariánská

Workshop on Variational Analysis and Optimization is an annual workshop organized by members of the Czech Academy of Sciences. It is an informal meeting of people interested in various topics of optimization theory. It combines a mathematical program in the afternoon/evening with a free program in the morning/early afternoon, when one can enjoy the beautiful scenery, go hiking, skiing or just discuss mathematics. Because of its location on the Czech-German border, it is suited mainly for Czech and German researchers.

Useful information
  • Date: Thursday 28nd February - Sunday 3rd March 2019 (the scientific programme will take place on Friday and Saturday afternoon).
  • Registration deadline: 10th January 2019. Either via my email or Google Docs. Please specify how long you want to stay and the title of your talk.icon
  • Location: The workshop takes place at Máriánská in the Czech republic. It is close to Karlovy Vary (Karlsbad) or Chemnitz (see map below).
  • Presentation: Each participant is invited to give a presentation in duration of approximately 25-30 minutes.
  • Fee: The workshop (including accommodation) is free of charge.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation is provided in a mountain cottage with shared kitchen and toilet facilities. Internet is provided via Eduroam. Even though the accommodation is good, please note that it is not a hotel.
  • Other information: Please bring your own slippers and something to eat for breakfast. We plan to have joint dinners.

Past workshops

5th Workshop on Variational Analysis and Optimization, Mariánská 2018

Program (22nd - 25th February 2018)
    Friday16:05 - 17:45Mirek PištěkNon-transitive Choice Rule
      Lukáš AdamRobust multi-objective optimization: Application to plastics separation
      Jirka VomlelHidden Markov models for classification of sleep stages
      Martin BrandaRecent progress on cardinality and chance constrained problems
     18:00 - 19:00Michal KřížekA criticism of the standard cosmological model
    Saturday16:00 - 17:15Robert BaierComputation of (control) Lyapunov functions with (mixed integer) linear programming
      Stefan KrömerFunctionals with lin. growth: Concentration effects at the boundary and Robin-type boundary conditions
      Patrick MehlitzSolving simple inverse optimal control problems via value functions
     17:30 - 19:10Tomáš RoubíčekVariational methods in dynamical continuum-mechanical systems with long-range interactions
      Helmut GfrererOn a piecewise programming approach for disjunctive programming
      Matúš BenkoDirectional limiting normal cones and coderivatives - basics, calculus and applications
      Jiří OutrataOn some applications of the directional limiting calculus

4th Workshop on Variational Analysis and Optimization, Mariánská 2017

Program (16th - 19th February 2017)
    Friday15:00 - 16:15Gerd WachsmuthA guided tour of polyhedric sets
      Patrick MehlitzVariational geometry of pointwise defined sets in Lebesgue spaces - with application to complementarity programming in Lebesgue spaces
      Felix HarderLimiting normal cone in Sobolev spaces
     16:30 - 17:45Alexandra SchwartzConvergence of a relaxation method for a complementarity reformulation of cardinality constrained optimization problems
      Michal Červinka 
      Petr LachoutOn uniformly monotone functions
     18:00 - 19:15Jirka VomlelSolving trajectory optimization problems by influence diagrams
      Mirek PištěkIs it clear, "Pay-as-clear"?
      Martin BrandaA few words about distributionally robust scheduling - bad and (hopefully) good ways how to solve such problems
      Lukáš AdamOptimal control in engineering: Give me a solution. And be fast.
    Saturday15:00 - 16:15Marian Fabián 
      Radek CibulkaDifferential Generalized Equations
      Tomáš RoubalDifferential Generalized Equations, Part II
     16:30 - 17:45Christian Meyer 
      Constantin ChristofHow to Calculate the Subdifferential of the Solution Operator to a Nonsmooth PDE. A Model Problem and Applications in Optimal Control.
      Tomáš RoubíčekOpen mathematical problems in the continuum mechanics of solids
     18:00 - 19:15Robert BaierDirectional Subdifferentials and Quasidifferentials Applied to Mean-Value Theorems
      Matúš BenkoNew verifiable stationarity concepts for a class of mathematical programs with disjunctive constraints
      Jiří Outrata

3rd Workshop on Variational Analysis and Optimization, Mariánská 2016

Speakers (18th - 21th February 2016)
  • L. Adam: A multi-material phase-field approach for the optimal design of a Ge-on-Si microlaser
  • M. Benko
  • M. Branda: Fixed interval scheduling problems with random delays
  • M. Červinka: Cournot-Walras-Nash equilibria and their computation
  • R. Cibulka: Iterative methods and metric regularity
  • M. Fabian
  • H. Gfrerer
  • J. Outrata
  • M. Pištěk: Nash Equilibrium in Pay-as-bid Electricity Market
  • T. Roubíček: Variational methods for steady-state Darcy/Fick flow in swelling-exhibitting or poro-elastic solids
  • M. Tam: Convergence rates of Hölder regular fixed point iterations
  • J. Vomlel: Influence diagrams for vehicle speed profile optimization
  • G. Wachsmuth: Optimization problems with complementarity constraints in absence of polyhedricity

2nd Workshop on Variational Analysis and Optimization, Mariánská 2015

  • L. Adam: Computation of limiting normal cone to union of convex polyhedra
  • M. Branda: Exact penalization in stochastic programming - applications, sufficient conditions and future steps
  • M. Červinka: Optimality conditions for optimization problems with cardinality constraints
  • R. Cibulka: Convergence theorems for iterative schemes based on (strong) metric (sub)regularity
  • M. Fabian: On primal regularity estimates for singlevalued mappings
  • J. Outrata: Combining complementarity with contact shape optimization with Coulomb friction
  • M. Pištěk: Limiting Normal Operator in Quasiconvex Analysis
  • T. Roubíček: Abstract thermodynamics on duals to unital Banach algebras
  • G. Wachsmuth: Mathematical Programs with Complementarity Constraints in Banach Spaces

1st Workshop on Variational Analysis and Optimization, Mariánská 2014

Unfortunately, no information is available so far.