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XII International Conference

Approximation and Optimization in the Caribbean

June 5-10, 2016       Havana University, CUBA

General Progam (pdf) ↓ Book of Abstracts (pdf) ↓

Shortly, the Organizing Committee will have ready a precise timetable of the different sessions. For Wednesday which is free of activities, the travel agency GAVIOTA is organizing a couple of one day excursions: one of them is within the city of Havana, the other is to Valle Viñales (about 150 kms from Havana) in the countryside. They include meals and other attractions. For details on these activities and prices contact the Gaviota representative Liuver Ramírez at:

Aims and scope of the conference

This conference is the twelve of a series, dedicated to research on Approximation and Optimization. The first two meetings were held in Havana (Cuba) in 1987 and 1993. Since then, these meetings have been organized in the following countries of the Caribbean area: Puebla (México) 1995, Caracas (Venezuela) 1997, Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) 1999, Guatemala City (Guatemala) 2001, León (Nicaragua) 2004, Santo Domingo (Republica Dominicana) 2006, San Andrés (Colombia) 2008, San Salvador (El Salvador) 2011, and Puebla (México) 2013.

The goal of these conferences is to support the development of high level research and education in the Caribbean. Included are: invited lectures, tutorials, mini-symposia, and contributed talks on the following topics:

Approximation: Wavelets, polynomial and rational approximation, splines, orthogonal polynomials, interpolation, asymptotic analysis, radial basis functions, numerical methods.

Optimization: Continuous and discrete optimization, parametric, stochastic and global optimization, nonlinear equations and inequalities, nonsmooth analysis, critical point theory, control theory.

Mathematical economics: Fixed point theory, equilibria of competitive economies, portfolio problems, cooperative and non-cooperative games.

Applications: Engineering and energy models, robotics, pattern recognition, image restoration, applications in biology, economy and science.

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Accommodation (pdf) ↓ Preliminary List of Participants (pdf) ↓

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The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended until May 12, 2016.

Institutional Organizers

Cuban Society for Mathematics and Computer Sciences     Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at Havana University     Institute for Cybernetics, Mathematics and Physics, Cuba