Technical program
Invited and Tutorials
Venue, Hotels and Social
Paper Submission
Special Sessions
Program Committee


Please note that hotel reservations have to be taken care of directly by the participants.
We suggest that you book your hotel immediately to ensure low prices and avoid reservation problems, see Venue and hotels .

We ask of authors of accepted papers to register by Monday February 10th, 2014 by sending an email (header: LION 8 Registration) to either jwalteros(at)ufl(dot)edu or chvogiat(at)ufl(dot)edu to inform us in order to ensure timely deliverance of all conference material. The registration fee can be paid on site by check (payable to the University of Florida Research Foundation) or cash. Unfortunately, no electronic payment can be accepted at the moment. For any questions, please feel free to contact us in the above emails; we will be happy to help you.

Regular Registration

  • Registration fee: 700 USD (deadline Feb 17, 2014)
  • Late registration fee: 850 USD

PhD Student Registration

(to be confirmed by sending a valid certificate scanned by email or equivalent verification forms to: lion8conference@gmail.com)
  • Registration fee: 600 USD (deadline Feb 17, 2014)
  • Late registration fee: 700 USD

Registration Information

Payments should be made via check or money order only, payable to the ”University of Florida Research Foundation.” All checks should be in US dollars. Payments can also be made by check or cash the first morning of the conference. To pay by mail, send registration fee to:

Panos M. Pardalos
Distinguished Professor and Co-Director, Center for Applied Optimization
Industrial and Systems Engineering Department
303 Weil Hall, University of Florida
PO Box 116595
Gainesville, FL 32611-6595

Registration Form

Please fill in the following form if you are interested in attending the conference, but not presenting your work. Authors presenting their work should submit their papers following the Paper Submission instructions.