XI International Symposium on Generalized Convexity and Monotonicity

IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, August 25 -30, 2014.

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.







Organizing Committee

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)

Program Committee

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:

MAP of the area


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.

Plenarist Speakers

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




Registration Fees

Payment UP TO 15/June/2014 Payment AFTER 15/June/2014
Foreign Students (Ph.D and Master) US$75,00 US$100,00
Brazilian Students (Ph.D and Master) R$100,00 R$150,00
Foreign Participants US$250,00 US$300,00
Brazilian Participants R$300,00 R$400,00

Social Activities

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 eventos@impa.br 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
Main dishes:
Steamed ribs with baked potatoes and broccoli rice
Bahia style fish stew (“moqueca”)
Ricota ravioli with Roquefort sauce
Passion fruit mousse
Included beverages
2 bottles of mineral water or 1 beer (additional beverages must be paid by each participant).

Visa Information

A list of countries whose citizens need no visa for entering Brazil during short periods follows. If you are a citizen of a country not in the list, you should apply for a tourist visa at the Brazilian consulate closest to your city.

In order to avoid bureaucracy delays, I advise you to apply for the tourist visa as soon as possible.

If you need an official letter of invitation please send an e-mail to xiisgcm@impa.br

Countries whose citizens need no visa for entering brazil during short periods:

Germany Malta Slovenia
Austria Greece Mexico South Africa
Bahamas Guatemala Monaco South Korea
Barbados Guyana Morrocco Spain
Belgium Honduras Namibia Sweden
Bosnia and Herzegovina Hong Kong Netherlands Switzerland
Bulgaria Hungary New Zealand Thailand
Costa Rica Iceland Norway Trinidad and Tobago
Croatia Ireland Panama Tunisia
Cyprus Israel Philippines Turkey
Czech Republic Italy Poland Ukraine
Denmark Latvia Portugal United Kingdom
El Salvador Liechtenstein Vatican City
Estonia Lithuania Russia
Finland Luxembourg San Marino
France Macau Slovakia

Countries whose citizens can enter Brazil with identity cards (no passport required):

Bolivia Peru
Chile Uruguay
Colombia Venezuela