Workshop PCO 2013


Third Workshop on

Parallel Computing and Optimization


In conjunction with IEEE IPDPS 2013, Boston USA,

May 24, 2013



INVITED PLENARY SPEAKER: Professor Dimitri P. Bertsekas, LIDS, MIT

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The workshop on new trends in Parallel Computing and Optimization aims at providing a forum for scientific researchers and engineers on recent advances in the field of parallel or distributed computing for difficult combinatorial optimization problems, like 0-1 multidimensional knapsack problems and cutting stock problems, large scale linear programming problems, nonlinear optimization problems and global optimization problems. Emphasis will be placed on new techniques for the solution of these difficult problems like cooperative methods for integer programming problems and polynomial optimization methods. Aspects related to Combinatorial Scientific Computing (CSC) will also be treated. Finally, the use of new approaches in parallel computing like GPU or hybrid computing, peer to peer computing and cloud computing will be considered. Application to planning, logistics, manufacturing, finance, telecommunications and computational biology will be considered.

* Integer programming, linear programming, nonlinear programming.
* Global optimization, polynomial optimization.
* Exact methods, heuristics
* Parallel algorithms for combinatorial optimization.
* Parallel metaheuristics.
* Distributed optimization algorithms.
* Graph partitioning, preconditioning, Combinatorial Scientific Computing,
* Hybrid computing and the solution of optimization problems.
* Peer to peer computing and optimization problems.
*Applications: planning, logistics, manufacturing, finance, telecommunications, computational biology, combinatorial algorithms in high performance computing.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: January 11, 2013
Notification of acceptance: February 19, 2013
Camera ready due: February 28, 2013

May 24, 2013

Prospective authors should submit their papers through Workshop PCO'13 submission system, i.e. EDAS conference management service:

Abstract and paper can be uploaded on January 11, 2013.
Authors should preferably follow the manuscript specifications of IEEE IPDPS,
submitted manuscripts may not exceed 10 single-spaced double-column pages using 10-point size font on 8.5x11 inch pages (IEEE conference style), including figures, tables and references.
Style templates are available at the IPDPS 2013 web page.

Previous Editions:

PCO'11, PCO'12


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Toulouse France