International Conference on Bilevel Optimization and Related Topics

We are very happy to announce the International Conference on Bilevel Optimization and Related Topics in honor of Stephan Dempe’s 60th birthday, which will be held in Dresden (Saxony, Germany) from May 4th to May 6th, 2016.

We want to celebrate the extraordinary research accomplishments of Stephan Dempe and his great influence on optimization and particularly bilevel programming.

It is our intention to bring together former and current scholars, collaborators, colleagues and friends of Stephan Dempe in order to get to know each other, to strengthen existing relations and to provide a basis for future cooperation.

We are looking forward to an excellent scientific program devoted to the exchange of the latest results of the top researchers in the field of bilevel optimization, mathematical programs with equilibrium or complementarity constraints, set-valued optimization as well as optimal control. On behalf of the Organizing Committee of our conference, we cordially invite you to come to Dresden in May 2016 and actively contribute to the success of our meeting.

The conference will take place at the InterCityHotel Dresden, Wiener Platz 8, 01069 Dresden.

The programme is now available, you can download it here.

Please do not miss the Call for Chapters for the ebook Bilevel Programming: Theory and Applications of the Lead Guest Editor Vyacheslav Kalashnikov and the Guest Editors Stephan Dempe, Boris Mordukhovich and José Fernando Camacho Vallejo.

Organizing Committee

  • Susanne Franke (TU Bergakademie Freiberg)
  • Alain B. Zemkoho (University of Southampton)
  • Kim Berude (TU Bergakademie Freiberg)

Plenary talks

  • Boris Mordukhovich (Wayne State University, Detroit)
  • René Henrion (Weierstraß Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin)
  • Daniel Ralph (University of Cambridge, Cambridge)

Information for participants

Conference fee: 180 Euro

Information for speakers

Presentations will be 25 minutes plus 5 minutes time for discussion.

The following equipment is at your disposal:

  • laptop (no PowerPoint)
  • beamer
  • flip chart

The speakers are asked to download their slides to the provided laptop from a USB drive before their respective session starts.

Social program

In the afternoon of May 4th, 2016, we will visit the beautiful historic city of Dresden.

Travel guide

The conference hotel, InterCityHotel Dresden, Wiener Platz 8, 01069 Dresden, is within walking distance from Dresden Hauptbahnhof (Central Station), Wiener Platz 4, 01069 Dresden.

By Air:

The Dresden Airport is 13 km (approximately 25 minutes by train) from the InterCityHotel Dresden.

Ground transportation from the airport:

Taxi service. The average taxi fare from the airport to the InterCityHotel Dresden is about 27 Euro (plus gratuity). There are typically cabs available outside the airport.

Train. There is a train station (the terminal is in the basement of the airport). The S-Bahn S2 in Richtung Dresden Hauptbahnhof leaves every half hour. The trip to Dresden Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) lasts about 25 minutes and costs approximately 3 Euros. Tickets can be purchased at the information centre of the airport or at the vending machines at the train station terminal.