Program: This year the focus will be on "Black Box Optimization, Machine Learning, and No-Free Lunch Theorems":


Aug 5: Opening remarks and general discussions by P.M. Pardalos
Aug 6: Black Box Optimization and Data Analysis
Aug 7: Deterministic Black Box Optimization
Aug 8: Stochastic Approaches for Black Box Optimization
Aug 9: Open Problems in Black Box Optimization
Aug 10: Discussions on Applications
Aug 11: Black Box Optimization and Data Analysis
Aug 13: Machine Learning
Aug 14: No-Free Lunch Theorems and Black Box OPtimization
Aug 15: Final Remarks and Conference Dinner