SIGOPT 2004 What is SIGOPT ? Organizers
Travel Information Program List of Participants


International Conference on Optimization (ICO 2004)

February 15-18, 2004
Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Land Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany



For many years it is a good tradition that in regular intervals a SIGOPT conference takes place. It is meant as a platform for young researchers in the field of optimization.

Everyone of the appoximately 40 invited researchers will get the opportunity to present his or her results in a short talk (20-30 minutes).

The conference takes place in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, a beautiful old town with an important history. In 2002, one of the oldest universities of Germany "Leucorea-University Halle-Wittenberg" celebrated its 500'th birthday. The conference facilities are located in the old buildings of the LEUCOREA, a beautifully restored building of the former university of Wittenberg.


The costs of accomodation in single room and food amount to 150 Euro per person.

Participants are expected to arrive on Sunday afternoon. The workshop will start on Monday morning and will end on Wednesday afternoon. It includes an excursion on Tuesday afternoon to Wittenberg.

What is SIGOPT ?

The special interest group for optimization, SIGOPT, was created in 1993 under the auspices of the Deutsche Mathematiker Vereinigung (DMV) with the purpose of encouraging cooperation among its members, and of facilitating communication between them. It is primarily intended to meet the needs of those interested in mathematical optimization, both theory and practice. SIGOPT provides a forum for discussing actual and future developments in a broad variety of disciplines associated with optimization, and actively supports interdisciplinary research and applications to industry. In particular, SIGOPT encourages students and younger scientists to become involved in research in optimization.


Eberhard Girlich
Bianca Spille
Robert Weismantel
Faculty of Mathematics
Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg


Universitätsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg
Phone: +49 391 6718756
Fax: +49 391 6711171

Travel Information

Lutherstadt-Wittenberg can be reached by train. The nearest airport is Berlin, other airports are Hannover and Leipzig.
Some trains from Berlin Zoo to Lutherstadt Wittenberg on Sunday, 15.02.2004:

Berlin Zoologischer Garten15:0016:0016:1816:55
Lutherstadt Wittenberg 16:1317:2217:2818:33

Some trains from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Berlin Zoo on Wednesday, 18.02.2004:
Lutherstadt Wittenberg 13:1914:2415:1916:24
Berlin Zoologischer Garten 14:5815:4016:5817:40

The conference as well as the accomodation takes place at

Collegienstrasse 62
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg

It is located only some minutes footway from the main train station in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. A map of Wittenberg is available under, for more informations on Wittenberg go to


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