Joint DIMACS-CMU-Georgia Tech. Workshop on Large Scale Discrete Optimization

May 27-29, 1998
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

R. Ravi, Carnegie Mellon University,
Vijay V. Vazirani, Georgia Tech.,
Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Year on Large Scale Discrete Optimization.

Very large problems in a variety of areas ranging from telecommunications to airline scheduling map to questions in discrete optimization. The aim of this workshop is to bring practitioners and theoreticians with insight into specific areas where large scale discrete optimization methods are used, to talk about central issues as well as outstanding open questions in their respective areas. Examples of such areas include telecommunication network design and routing, airline crew and flight scheduling, scheduling and production. The focus is to identify problems for which fundamental insight into their structure and solution will translate into practical gains in their application areas. Keeping such high impact problems in mind, the goal is to invite a mix of leaders from different application areas. The techniques used to address such problems are expected to transcend the boundaries of discrete mathematics, computer science and operations research. The workshop is also intended to provide the opportunity to bring together members of the only two graduate programs in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization (ACO) in the country, namely Carnegie Mellon University and Georgia Tech.
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