Overview of the workshop

The yearly Cargese workshop aims to bring together researchers in combinatorial optimization around a chosen topic of current interest. It is intended to be a forum for the exchange of recent developments and powerful tools, with an emphasis on theory. Other goals include: the promotion of interactions between participants and discussion of open problems. This year the workshop will have about 70 participants, including PhD students and postdocs (see the Participants section for more details). There will be morning and afternoon sessions. Morning sessions will be dedicated to longer survey-type talks or open problems. The afternoon sessions will be dedicated to discussions as well as shorter talks on related topics. In their spare time, we encourage researchers to enjoy the beautiful landscape and opportunities of the island (besides solving a few open questions).

The 2013 edition

The fourth Cargese Workshop on Combinatorial Optimization, which will be held on September 30th - October 5th, 2013, will be focused on Submodular Functions.

Previous editions

Distinguished speakers

  • Francis Bach, Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
  • Satoru Iwata, Department of Mathematical Informatics, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Tom McCormick, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Seffi Naor, Computer Science Department, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Steering committee

  • Fritz Eisenbrand, Discrete Optimization Group, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Michel Goemans, Department of Mathematics, MIT, USA
  • Monique Laurent, Networks and Optimization group, CWI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • R. Ravi, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Organizing committee

  • Samuel Fiorini, Département de Mathématiques, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Gianpaolo Oriolo, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile ed Ingegneria Informatica, Università di Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy
  • Gautier Stauffer, G-SCOP - Grenoble INP, France
  • Paolo Ventura, Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica "Antonio Ruberti" del CNR, Roma, Italy

Mathematicians are known to be the only ones that can lay down in a sofa, close their eyes and pretend to work.

We propose to swap the sofa for a hammock... do you want to join ?