Extended formulations

Extended formulations was the topic of the First Cargese Workhshop on Combinatorial Optimization, held in 2010. At that time, the subject was beginning to attract more attention from the combinatorial optimization community, e.g., thanks to the survey by Conforti, Cornuéjols and Zambelli and the "revival" works by Goemans, and Kaibel, Pashkovich and Theis. We like to think that the first Cargese workshop facilitated the spectacular results on the topic that followed in the next few years.

In this fifth edition of the Cargese workshop we would like to duly celebrate these recent breakthroughs, give the opportunity to many to catch up with the latest ideas and techniques, and stimulate further progress.