Conference Program

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Conference Announcement

Conference on Optimization Control and Applications in the Information Age is organized in honor of the 60th birthday of Panos Pardalos. It will be held on June 15-20, 2014 in Chalkidiki, Greece. This event will feature an excellent selection of talks on a wide range of topics and will provide an excellent forum for exchange of ideas and initiating collaborations between the conference participants.

Call for Participation
Proposals for special sessions, invited speakers and contributed papers and are welcome and may be submitted by email to Sergiy Butenko ( or Athanasios Migdalas (, Researchers and practitioners working in areas related to the conference's theme are invited to submit abstracts for possible conference presentations. The abstracts should describe the contribution in a concise form, similar to a journal paper abstract. The speakers will have approximately thirty minutes to present their talk. Please contact one of the organizers for more information.

Conference Publication
The proceedings of the conference will be published in Springer PROMS series.

Important Dates
Submission of abstracts: March 1, 2014
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2014
Early registration deadline: April 1, 2014
Regular registration deadline: June 1, 2014

Organizing Committee
Sergiy Butenko and Athanasios Migdalas (co-chairs)
Vladimir Boginski
Christodoulos Floudas
Dalila Fontes
Pavlo Krokhmal
Dmytro Matsypura
Oleg Prokopyev
Themistocles Rassias
Mauricio Resende

Confirmed Speakers
Dionne M. Aleman
Ashwin Arulselvan
Mikhail Batsyn
Roman Belavkin
Vladimir Boginski
Sergiy Butenko
Marco M Carvalho
Vyacheslav V. Chistyakov
Monica Cojocaru
Ioannis Demetriou
Sandra D. Eksioglu
Dalila Fontes
Fernando Fontes
Josef Kallrath
Valery Kalyagin
Alla Kammerdiner
Athanasia Karakitiou
Hamid Khorasani
Alexandr Koldanov
Pavlo Krokhmal
Dmitri Kvasov
Yannis Marinakis
Dmytro Matsypura
Athanasios Migdalas
Boris Mirkin
Nenad Mladenovic
Erick Moreno-Centeno
Alexey Myachin
Anna Nagurney
Nina Ovcharova
Fivos Panetsos
Stefan Pickl
Leonidas Pitsoulis
Alexander Ponomarenko
Marios Poulos
Mahdi Pourakbari
Oleg Prokopyev
Steffen Rebennack
Pablo San Segundo
Yaroslav D. Sergeyev
Theodore Trafalis
Luis Nunes Vicente
Anatoly Zhigljavsky
Antanas Zilinskas
Julius Zilinskas


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Registration Fees
Early registration (before April 1, 2014): 500 Euros
Regular registration (before June 1, 2014): 550 Euros
Late registration (after June 1, 2014): 600 Euros

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Travel and Hotel Information

The conference activities will take place at Porto Carras Meliton Hotel, Sithonia, 63081, Halikidiki, Greece. Reservations should be made through Aerogrammi Travel Agency.

The closest airport is Thessaloniki International Airport "Macedonia" (SKG).
The following options are available for getting to the conference hotel from the airport.
  • Reserve a taxi via Aerogrammi Travel Agency or another local company
  • Rent a car (some travel sites, such as Priceline, provide a weekly fare that may be cheaper than taxi).
  • Perhaps the cheapest and most adventurous option is to travel by bus. (1) First take the bus 79 from the airport, then at IKEA change to bus 36 to the bus-station of Chalkidiki in Thessaloniki (it is separate from the main bus-station). See for bus routes. (2) Then at the bus station of Chalkidiki take an appropriate bus to the hotel, see for bus schedules.


Sergiy Butenko

Athanasios Migdalas,

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