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)

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).


Postal Address: Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada 
Estrada Dona Castorina 110, Jardim Botânico
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, CEP 22460-320, Brasil 
E-mail: eventos@impa.br