HUGO 2022 - XV. Workshop on Global Optimization

News: Mathematical Programming agreed to have a special issue on Global Optimization, and JOGO will have a special issue devoted to the HUGO workshop. Deadlines are extended to February 28, 2023.

Call for papers for Special Issue on Global Optimization in Mathematical Programming B

Call for papers for Special Issue in Journal of Global Optimization

The Conference Proceedings is available (but protected with a password, that is the first 8 characters): HUGO2022_Proceedings.pdf




The organization committee of the HUGO conference decided to held the meeting September 6th-8th, 2022 in a hybrid setting.


On Thursday afternoon the Tisza river bank will be closed due to the preparation for a military event on Friday in front of the main Museum. As far as we know right now, the closure will not affect directly our programs. The way from the conference site and from Art Hotel to the train station should be free for both Thursday and Friday.

For the social programs (dragon boat, football, informatics museum), we meet at 17:30 in front of the conference site, and walk to the activity place.

The Wednesday conference dinner will be in the Kiskőrössy restaurant just outside Szeged. We shall have a bus to take you there after the ship tour. Szeged is famous for its fish soup, which is hot, spicy, and substantial. Usually you eat ca. 2 plates of is. After it, a small portion of túrós csusza will be served, that is a traditional pastry with cottage cheese (salty) and some fried bacon pieces. 

Before the supper a short folk dance show will be presented with live traditional music. Hungarian folk dance is a full body movement, and if you have access to it, then try to find a position in that room from where you see dancers fully, not only the upper body parts. The dancing lad, Pál Simoncsics is the big name in our region who won several related prices on folk dance festivals. 

The Tuesday opening ceremony can be followed on the skype link of

The three wines you can taste at the Tuesday wine-and-cheese party at the City Mayors Office:

1. Kreinbacher Juhfark 2021, white wine made from the old, traditional grape sort of juhfark (tail of sheep, named after the form of the grapes). This grape type have survived the philloxera disease, and has a delicate mineral taste. It is also called to be the wine of wedding night... It is produced on the vulcanic mountain of Somló.

2. Günzer Kékfrankos 2015. It is a nice red wine from the most famous Hungarian red wine terroir of Villány. The grape type, kékfrankos is again a Hungarian one, the name reflects that it produced expensive wines in old times, 100+ years ago. The wine excells in strong and fine tannin, the alcohol degree is 13%, a bit larger than average.

3. Oremus aszu 3 puttonyos. It is a sweet dessert wine produced along the unique aszu tradition. This wine is not really fitting the cheese served this evening, but once in Hungary, it is worth to taste as last wine. The wine producer Oremus is one of the most renowned one in Hungary. It comes from the Tokaj region, Tolcsva.


The conference site will be the Szeged branch of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Somogyi street 7. The COVID situation is improving, and right now we do not have any travel restriction for those coming to Hungary.

Map with the important sites:
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, the sunniest city in Hungary that is famous for its vibrant atmosphere, spectacular festivals and last but not least for its internationally acclaimed university. The University of Szeged gave Albert Szent-Györgyi the Nobel -prize awarded scientist to the world, and nurtured Katalin Karikó the world renowned biochemist. We also take great pride in the fact that the University of Szeged has been the best Hungarian university for several years according to QS World University Rankings.

The two closest international airports are those of Budapest and Timisoara (in Romania). We offer some help for the airport transfer that will be described later.

Abstract submission: all participants wishing to present a talk at HUGO 2022 should prepare an extended abstract of 4 pages in our LaTeX style. Detailed instructions for preparing a manuscript are written in the template. Submission should be done through EasyChair.

Workshop fee: 300 EUR for on-site participants; it includes lunches, coffee breaks, proceedings of the abstracts with ISBN, conference dinner & some cultural programmes. 

150 EUR for online participants; including access to all talks and discussions and some social programs that can be broadcasted.
Special Issues:  A special issue of Mathematical Programming B and Journal of Global Optimization will be edited, which are privileged forums for the papers presented at the meeting.

Important dates:

Confirmation of participation: asap (please fill in our short form even if not sure)
Deadline for the submission of extended abstracts: April 30, 2022 May 10, 2022
Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2022
Due date of camera-ready manuscripts for the proceedings: June 30, 2022
Deadline for registration: July 30, 2022
Conference dates: September 6-8, 2022

International Society of Global Optimization



Recent News

  • Accomodation

    We encourage you to reserve your hotel asap, as for close dates there is no available room already. For the time interval of 5-9 September (Monday to Friday) there are still available rooms in hotels. To help your choice, for 5-9 September we contracted a contingent of 25 rooms in the 4* ART Hotel with breakfast at the price of 22 000, or 28 000 HUF (depending on whether single or double use, both per night). The current exchange rates are 383 HUF = 1 EUR and 367 HUF = 1 USD. The hotel is 94 meters away from the conference site.

  • Grant for young researchers

    To renew the tradition to invite young researchers to the Workshop on Global Optimization we are pleased to announce that HUGO is offering a number of grants to support participation. The support includes a waiver on the participation fee and a modest accommodation in a student dormitory. To apply, send the following documents as a single pdf by e-mail to your extended abstract, your CV, and a letter of recommendation from your supervisor, if you are a PhD student. The deadline for the application is the same as for the submission of the abstract.

  • Plenary Speakers

    We are happy to announce that the plenary speakers has accepted our invitation. The plenary speakers are:

    Immanuel Bomze, University of Vienna
    Marco Locatelli, University of Parma
    Ruth Misener, Imperial College London