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TitleTrends in Mathematical Optimization [electronic resource] : 4th French-German Conference on Optimization / edited by Karl-Heinz Hoffmann, Jochem Zowe, Jean-Baptiste Hiriart-Urruty, Claude Lemarechal
ImprintBasel : Birkhรคuser Basel, 1988
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Descript 392 p. online resource


This volume contains a collection of 23 papers presented at the 4th French-German Conference on Optimization, hold at Irsee, April 21 - 26, 1986. The conference was aUended by ninety scientists: about one third from France, from Germany and from third countries each. They all contributed to a highly interesting and stimulating meeting. The scientifique program consisted of four survey lectures of a more tutorical character and of 61 contributed papers covering almost all areas of optimization. In addition two informal evening sessions and a plenary discussion on further developments of optimization theory were organized. One of the main aims of the organizers was to indicate and to stress the increasing importance of optimization methods for almost all areas of science and for a fast growing number of industry branches. We hope that the conference approached this goal in a certain degree and managed to continue fruitful discussions between -theoryยญ and -applications-. Equally important to the official contributions and lectures is the -nonmeasurableยญ part of activities inherent in such a scientific meeting. Here the charming and inspiring atmosphere of a place like Irsee helped to establish numerous new contacts between the participants and to deepen already existing ones. The conference was sponsored by the Bayerische Kultusministerium, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Universities of Augsburg and Bayreuth. Their interest in the meeting and their assistance is gratefully acknowledged. We would like to thank the authors for their contributions and the referees for their helpful comments


Rate of convergence for the saddle points of convex-concave functions -- Optimal control of ODE systems with hysteresis nonlinearities -- Equivalent perturbations and approximations in optimal control -- On locally polyhedral convex functions -- Recent results on generalized conjugate functions -- Affine and projective transformations in nondifferentiable optimization -- A general result of Farkas type -- Parametric semi-infinite optimization in certain lattices: Continuity of the feasible set -- Inverse problems -- Shorted operators through convex analysis -- About the finite convergence of the proximal point algorithm -- Coupling optimization methods and variational convergence -- Approximate solutions for two-level optimization problems -- On lower subdifferentiable functions -- On the usage of bundle methods in optimal control of nondifferentiable systems -- On extensions of the second-order derivative -- Another duality scheme for quasiconvex problems -- Duality in D. C. (Difference of convex functions) optimization. Subgradient methods -- Solving constrained nonlinear least squares problems by a general purpose SQP-method -- New algorithms in convex programming based on a notion of โ{128}{156}centreโ{128}{157} (for systems of analytic inequalities) and on rational extrapolation -- A few examples of least squares optimization in physical chemistry and astronomy -- Duality in generalized fractional programming -- On recent developments in linear programming

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