ISMP 2009 Chicago
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Opening Ceremony and Reception
Plenary speakers
Academic prizes


  • Sunday, August 23, 6PM, Opening Ceremony, Orchestra Hall.
  • Tuesday, August 25, MPS Business Meeting.
  • Wednesday, August 26, Conference Banquet, Field Museum.
  • Friday, August 28, 5PM, Conference Conclusion.

Program Schedule

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Plenary and semi-plenary speakers


[Printable PDF of invited cluster chair list]
Papers on all theoretical, computational and practical aspects of mathematical programming in one of the clusters listed below will be presented. The list of the clusters and associated cluster organizers is the following:

Cluster Organizers
Combinatorial Optimization András Frank Tom McCormick
Integer and Mixed-Integer Programming Andrea Lodi, Robert Weismantel
Nonlinear Programming Philip E. Gill, Philippe Toint
Nonlinear Mixed-Integer Progamming Sven Leyffer, Andreas Wächter
Complementarity and Variational Inequalities Masao Fukushima, Danny Ralph
Conic Programming Kim-Chuan Toh, Raphael Hauser
Nonsmooth and Convex Optimization Michael Overton, Marc Teboulle
Stochastic Optimization Shabbir Ahmed, David Morton
Robust Optimization Aharon Ben-Tal
Global Optimization Christodoulos A. Floudas, Nick Sahinidis
Logistics and Transportation Xin Chen, Georgia Perakis
Game Theory Asu Ozdaglar, Tim Roughgarden.
Telecommunications and Networks Martin Skutella, Mauricio Resende
Approximation Algorithms Cliff Stein, Chandra Chekuri
Optimization in Energy Systems Andy Philpott, Claudia Sagastizábal
PDE-constrained optimization Matthias Heinkenschloss, Michael Hintermüeller
Derivative-free and simulation-based optimization Jorge Moré, Katya Scheinberg
Sparse Optimization Michael Saunders, Yin Zhang
Finance and Economics Tom Coleman, Kenneth Judd
Implementations and Software Erling Andersen Michal Kocvara
Variational Analysis Boris Mordukhovich, Shawn Wang



The following prize will be awarded during the symposium:

  • Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize: For excellence in computational mathematical programming
  • Fulkerson Prize: For outstanding papers in discrete mathematics
  • Dantzig Prize: For original research having a major impact on mathematical programming
  • Tucker Prize: For an outstanding paper by a student
  • Lagrange Prize: For outstanding works in the area of continuous optimization



    Opening Ceremony & Reception - Orchestra Hall & Marriott
    Sunday, August 23
    6:00pm - 9:30pm
    (5:30pm - Buses begin departure from Marriott to Orchestra Hall)

    We welcome you to Chicago and ISMP 2009 with an opening ceremony at famed Orchestra Hall, followed by a reception at the Marriott Magnificent Mile. Orchestra Hall, home of the Chicago Symphony, is a national landmark building opened in 1904 and the site of thousands of performances by musical legends from Toscanini to B.B. King.

    The welcome ceremony will feature the presentation of awards by the Mathematical Programming Society. In addition, the Midwest Young Artists Big Band will perform and narrate a program on Chicago jazz - a combination of history and performance that will introduce you to the city's unique musical heritage.

    Following the ceremony, we invite you to enjoy the Welcome Reception, held at the Marriott Magnificent Mile Hotel.

    Bus transportation will be provided between the Marriott Hotel and Orchestra Hall. Some people may prefer to take the ten-minute walk, and directions will be provided.

    Conference Banquet - Field Museum
    Wednesday, August 26
    (6:30pm - Buses depart Marriott Hotel for the Field Museum)
    Tickets - $95

    A Chicago icon, the Field Museum is one of the premier natural history museums in the United States. Our banquet will take place in Stanley Field Hall, a stunning architectural space with gleaming marble interiors and "Sue," the largest, most complete and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex specimen in the world. Key exhibits will be open for our exclusive viewing, including The Ancient Americas, a new installation that tells the 13,000-year story of human life on the American continents. Other open exhibits are: The Hall of Jade, Evolving Planet, Traveling the Pacific, and Pacific Spirits.

    Busing will be provided between the Marriott Hotel and the Field Museum. You can purchase ticket(s) for the banquet when you register for the conference. If you have registered already and would like to add the banquet, please contact Jessica Bennett: Email; 443-757-3591 or 443-757-3500 (800-446-3676).

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Leadership Sponsors

General Algebraic Modeling System - GAMS

Microsoft Solver Foundation


Government Sponsors

National Science Foundation

Advanced Scientific Computing Research

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

Corporate and University Sponsors

The MOSEK Optimization Software


Gurobi Optimization

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

LINDO Systems


OptiRisk Systems


FICO[tm] Xpress Optimization Suite

Organizational assistance for ISMP2009 is being provided by INFORMS