This year the annual MOPTA conference will be combined with an NSF-TRIPODS sponsored three day summer school for doctoral students and the NSF-DIMACS sponsored workshop on Optimization in Machine Learning which is a part of the DIMACS/Simons Collaboration on Bridging Continuous and Discrete Optimization.
The summer school will be held during the three days preceding the conference and is designed 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 presentations.
The MOPTA part of the conference this year will include a variety on exciting new developments from different optimization areas with a special focus on applications in energy. It will aim to bring together researchers from both 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 the mountain-top location are aimed to enhance interaction among the participants during breaks, catered lunches, a poster session with a cocktail reception and the conference banquet.