ICCOPT 2022 will be at Lehigh!

Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Professors Daniel P. Robinson and Frank E. Curtis are proud to announce that Lehigh University will host the 2022 International Conference on Continuous Optimization (ICCOPT) scheduled for Summer 2022. The ICCOPT is an international flagship conference of the Mathematical Optimization Society (MOS) that is organized every three years. 

This is a huge opportunity for the ISE Department, RCEAS, and all of Lehigh. The conference will allow Lehigh University to share its beautiful campus with nearly 1000 optimization researchers and practitioners from around the globe, all while advancing the field of optimization. Guests will also enjoy exploring Bethlehem’s rich history and contemporary culture where they can experience an array of diverse offerings in food, shopping, entertainment and more.

ICCOPT 2022 will be the seventh offering of the conference. The main portion of the conference will include a series of plenary and semi-plenary talks, organized and contributed sessions, and a main poster event. A Summer School on Continuous Optimization will be held the weekend prior to the conference, which will be attended by approximately one hundred Ph.D. students from around the world.  

The conference organizing committee consists of Industrial and Systems Engineering faculty. Serving as co-chairs are Daniel P. Robinson and Frank E. Curtis. Committee members Boris Defourny, Aida Khajavirad, Ted Ralphs, Martin Takáč, Tamas Terlaky, and Luis F. Zuluaga are all experts in the field of optimization.

Lehigh’s ISE Department will be a main sponsor of ICCOPT 2022. Department chair Luis Nunes Vicente, himself an expert in continuous optimization, says “As one of the strongest centers for mathematical optimization in the world, we are extremely proud to host ICCOPT 2022, and we will do our very best to make it a memorable event!”