Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Integer Programming in honor of Ralph E. Gomory on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday

August 2 - 4, 1999
IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY

William Cook, Rice University,
William Pulleyblank, IBM Watson Research Center,
Presented under the auspices of the Special Year on Large Scale Discrete Optimization.

Co-sponsored by DIMACS and the IBM Watson Research Center.

We are pleased to announce a workshop in celebration of Ralph Gomory's 70th birthday. The focus of the workshop will be on integer linear programming. Integer programming is a discipline which underlies much of modern operations research, including scheduling, logistics, resource allocation and routing problems. It is also the subject of much theoretical research, combining the study of linear convex polyhedra with integer lattices and group theory. Because of its importance to applications, it is also the focus of significant amounts of computational research, leading to software which is much more powerful than what was available a few years ago, but which still is unable to deal with real world problems of the required size and complexity.

The workshop will include lectures by leading international experts covering all aspects of integer programming. We hope that the lecture program will be of particular interest to young researchers in the field, including Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows. A conference banquet will be held with Alan Hoffman (IBM) as the Master of Ceremonies. The banquet speakers will include Paul Gilmore (University of British Columbia), Ellis Johnson (Georgia Tech), and Herb Scarf (Yale). The week preceding this workshop DIMACS will host DO'99, Workshop on Discrete Optimization at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. For more details see

We anticipate that funds will be available to provide partial support for a limited number of your researchers.

Invited lecturers:
Karen I. Aardal, Utrecht University
Egon Balas, Carnegie Mellon University
Francisco Barahona, IBM Watson Research Center
Imre Barany, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Daniel Bienstock, Columbia University
Robert Bixby, Rice University
Charles E. Blair, University of Illinois
Vasek Chvatal, Rutgers University
Sebastian Ceria, Columbia University
Gerard Cornuejols, Carnegie Mellon University
William H. Cunningham, University of Waterloo
John J. Forrest, IBM Watson Research Center
Paul Gilmore, University of British Columbia
Michel X. Goemans, Universite Catholique de Louvain
Ralph Gomory, Sloan Foundation
Peter Hammer, Rutgers University
Alan J. Hoffman, IBM Watson Research Center
T.C. Hu, University of California at San Diego
Ellis Johnson, Georgia Tech
Mike Juenger, Universitat zu Koeln
Berhard Korte, University of Bonn
Thomas L. Magnanti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
George L. Nemhauser, Georgia Institute of Technology
Gerd Reinelt, Universitat Heidelberg
Martin W.P. Savelsbergh, Georgia Institute of Technology
Herbert E. Scarf, Yale University
Andras Sebo, University of Grenoble
Bruce Shepherd, Lucent Bell Laboratories
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California at Berkeley
Mike Trick, Carnegie Mellon University
Leslie Earl Trotter, Jr., Cornell University
Robert Weismantel, University of Magdeburg
David P. Williamson, IBM Watson Research Laboratory
Laurence Alexander Wolsey, Universite Catholique de Louvain
Gunter Ziegler, Technische Universitat Berlin

Please note that DO'99, Workshop on Discrete Optimization 1999 will take place from July 25 - 30, 1999, the week before the Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Integer Programming in honor of Ralph E. Gomory on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday, and will be located at RUTCOR, Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ, within driving distance from the IBM Thomas Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY.

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