HUGO 2022 - XV. Workshop on Global Optimization

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  • 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:

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


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



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: June 30, 2022
Conference dates: September 5-8, 2022

International Society of Global Optimization