Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to invite you to the 17th British-French-German (BFG) Conference on Optimization to be held at Imperial College, 15-17 June 2015.

In addition to presenting your work to the conference we would like to to let you know that participants can also submit a paper to a special issue of the journal of Optimization Methods and Software. The paper submission opens 01 July 2015 and the deadline is 01 December 2015. Papers should not exceed 25 journal pages. Submissions should follow the journal's style and guidelines. Manuscript submission must be made online via the journal's ScholarOne Manuscripts site. To specify the special issue, choose "BFG2015".

More information about the conference series, which started in Oberwolfach in 1980, can be found at http://optimisation.doc.ic.ac.uk/bfg2015
Further enquiries can also be sent to [log in to unmask].

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Best regards,

Ruth Misener, Panos Parpas, Stratos Pistikopoulos, Berc Rustem, Nilay Shah, Wolfram Wiesemann

Deadlines
27 Feb '15: Proposals deadline for invited sessions
06 Mar '15: Submission deadline for extended abstracts
13 Mar '15: Notification of abstract acceptance
08 May '15: Early registration deadline
01 Jul   '15: Full paper submission opens
01 Dec '15: Full paper submission deadline

Plenary Speakers
Dimitris Bertsimas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Regina Burachik, University of South Australia, Australia
Michael Ferris, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
William Hager, University of Florida, USA
Stefan Ulbrich, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Michel Pierre, ENS Cachan, Antenne de Bretagne, France

Semi-Plenary Speakers
Paul Armand, Universite de Limoges, France
Amir Beck, The Technion, Israel
Erick Delage, HEC Montréal, Canada
Serge Gratton, CERFACS, France
Karthik Natarajan, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Martin Skutella, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

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Ruth Misener, PhD

Lecturer and RAEng Research Fellow
Department of Computing
Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus 
London SW7 2AZ
Tel: +44 (0) 20759 48315

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