4th Alpen-Adria-Workshop on Optimization

4th Alpen-Adria-Workshop on Optimization,
    November 4-6, 2016,

Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

Program Overview

The 4th Alpen-Adria-Workshop on Optimization gathers a group of people, actively working in the broad intersection of nonlinear (semidefinite) optimization and combinatorial optimization, and exchange current research results. The workshop takes place coincidentally around the Festkolloquium on occasion of the 60th birthday of Franz Rendl, but is purely scientific!

Preliminary Schedule:
We start on Friday, November 4, 9 a.m., with a scientific session, the afternoon is reserved for the Festkolloquium.
On Saturday, November 5, we continue the scientific sessions.
Whoever has time to join in is invited to conclude the workshop with a short hike on Sunday. (We will be back from the hike such that the flight to Vienna at 6.30 p.m. can be easily reached.)

Final Program: program.pdf.

Photos from the Festkolloquium and from the Sunday-walk: seafile library.

Organizing Committee:
Christoph Helmberg, TU Chemnitz
Renata Sotirov, Tilburg Univeristy
Angelika Wiegele, Alpen-Adria-Universität

Local Organizers:
Malwina Duda, Alpen-Adria-Universitiät
Elisabeth Gaar, Alpen-Adria-Universitiät
Angelika Wiegele, Alpen-Adria-Universität


The workshop will be held in Room K.0.0.1 at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria, which is located at the beautiful lake Woerthersee. Here is map of the University area.

For accomodation see e.g. Klagenfurt Tourismus

In walking distance to the University we recommend Pension Wachau or Seepark Hotel.

The University is not in the city center, however, there are reasonable bus connections from the city center to the University, online bus schedule. Furthermore, it is very convenient to go around by bike, for bike rental check here for the price and here for the places to rent a bike. Also, some of the hotels offer bikes to rent.

Travelling to Klagenfurt

For travelling to Klagenfurt by train, see OEBB

Klagenfurt airport has direct flights from/to Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin (germanwings, not daily!) and Vienna (Austrian Airlines).

You may also consider arriving at one of the neighboring airports, preferable Ljulbjana or Graz but also Triest, Venice Marco Polo, Treviso.

From Klagenfurt Airport to the University/Seepark Hotel/Pension Wachau:
Klagenfurt airport is not very well connected by public transport. There is only one bus (number 42) leaving once an hour (always at xx:56, starting from 5:56 a.m. until 6:56 p.m.). Get off at Heiligengeistplatz and change to bus number 81 (direction University/Krottendorf), then you get off at Ginzkeygasse (for Pension Wachau) or at Universitätsstrasse (for the University or the Seepark Hotel). The bus ticket costs 2,10 Euros and can be bought on the bus.
A taxi from the airport costs around 20 Euros.

Shared shuttles from neighbouring airports:
Check out GoOpti for a transfer from the neigbouring airports to your hotel in Klagenfurt.

Public transport from neighbouring airports:
Arriving at Ljubljana airport you take the Alpe-Adria-Line (a one-way ticket is 16 EUR). See http://www.alpeadrialine.com/de/fahrplaene.html

Arriving at Venice Marco Polo airport you take the ATVO bus to Mestre railway station and then the train or IC Bus to Klagenfurt. See http://www.veniceairport.it/en/transport/venezia-mestre-station.html and http://www.oebb.at/en/ 

Arriving at Treviso airport you take the ATVO or Barzi Bus to Mestre railway station and then the train or IC Bus to Klagenfurt. See http://www.trevisoairport.it/en/transport/venezia-mestre-station.html and http://www.oebb.at/en/ 

Arriving at Trieste Airport you take the bus to Udine and then the train or IC Bus to Klagenfurt. See http://www.aeroporto.fvg.it/en/come_arrivare/trasporto_pubblico.htm

Further Information

For further information please send an email to angelika.wiegele@aau.at and don't forget to bring adequate shoes for the hike on Sunday.

Let us assure you that the Carinthian golden autumn in Klagenfurt is a perfect time for celebrations!

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