XV. Workshop on Global Optimization

The Organizer Committees of HUGO 2020 and SCAN2020 watch carefully the situation produced by the COVID-19 pandemie. As of today, the borders of Hungary are closed, hotels are shut down, and we have difficulties to convince invited speakers. The daily numbers of infections are still high in Hungary, and in many other countries of the world as well. All critical factors (rooms, meals, social program etc.) are reserved and contracted for both meetings. We hope the collected sponsor support can be postponed if necessary.

The organizers are supported by the respective Scientific Committees  to stick to quality of the conferences, personal communication and nice memories - in contrast to fix dates and partial or full online meetings. We are basically optimistic, but right now we are more and more convinced that the best would be to postpone both meetings. We still wait for a few more weeks and then we announce the final decision. If the meetings would be shifted, then for HUGO we suggest the December 2020 to January 2021 interval, while for SCAN2020 the first week of September 2021. Please tell us your view regarding this timing. 

Please take care when reserving flights and accommodation to have an insurance for possible cancellations.

This workshop organized by the University of Szeged offers a traditional forum  for researchers and practitioners to discuss new issues, challenging problems,  advanced solutions and new trends in global optimization. Since 1985, a tradition of Global Optimization Workshops exists that senior researchers and  PhD students meet in a single-stream session environment to discuss approaches, algorithms and challenging applications in the field of global optimization.

You will also have the opportunity to visit Szeged, a city with a rich history and an internationally acclaimed university. We had a Nobel Prize awarded rector, Albert Szent-Györgyi. The University of Szeged is one of the best Hungarian universities. Some years ago it belonged to the best 100 European and the best 500 universities in the world according to the Shanghai ranking.

The conference is followed by the 19'th International Symposium on Scientific Computing, Computer Arithmetic, and Verified Numerical Computations, SCAN2020 and its satelite meeting CoProd20 (Constraint Programing and Decision Making).

The basic early registration fee will be 300 Euro, that contains the volume of abstracts, the room rentals, coffee breaks, lunches, a few suppers, and some social programs as well.

Important dates:

Confirmation of participation: asap (just send an email to hugo@inf.u-szeged.hu if you decided to come)
Deadline for the submission
of extended abstracts:
 April 30, 2020
Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2020
Due date of camera-ready
manuscripts for the proceedings:
June 30, 2020
Deadline for registration: June 30, 2020
Conference dates: September 1-4, 2020
CoProd20 meeting: September 6, 2020
SCAN2020: September 7-11, 2020

International Society of Global Optimization