This year the annual MOPTA conference will be combined with an NSF-TRIPODS sponsored three day summer school for soctoral students and the DIMACS/NSF sponsored workshop on Optimization in Machine Learning. The workshop is parts of the DIMACS/Simons Collaboration on Bridging Continuous and Discrete Optimization.
The summer school will be held for three days prior to the conference and is designed to for doctoral students interested in improving their theoretical and practical skills related to optimization approaches in machine learning. The DIMACS sponsored workshop will bring together invited lectures by top experts in the field as well as contributed poster presentation.
The MOPTA part of the conference will include a variety on exciting new developments from different optimization areas. It will aim to bring together researchers from both the theoretical and applied communities who do not usually have the chance to interact in the framework of a medium-scale event.
The conference schedule and mountain-top setting is aimed to allow increased interaction among the participants with increased break time, catered lunch, poster session with cocktail reception and conference banquet.