The Second International Conference on

 Nonlinear Programming with Applications 2008


Lectures of Keynote / Invited Speakers

Registration Form

Call for Papers

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Link to NPA2006



1.      Date : 7 - 9 April, 2008


2.      Venue : Conference hall, Siyuan building, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science (AMSS), Beijing, China


         Beijing is the nation's political, economic, cultural and educational center as well as China's most important center for international trade and communications. It has been the heart and soul of politics and society throughout its long history and consequently there is an unparalleled wealth of discovery to delight and intrigue travelers as they explore Beijing's ancient past and enjoy its exciting modern development.


         As the capital of the People's Republic of China, Beijing is located in northern China, close to Tianjin Municipality and partially surrounded by Hebei Province. The city covers an area of more than 16,410 square kilometers (6336 square miles) and has a population of 14.93 million people. Beijing is a city with four distinct seasons. Its best is late spring and autumn. Beijing's long and illustrious history started some 500,000 years ago. For more than 800 years, Beijing was a capital city - from the Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368) to the Ming (1368 - 1644) and Qing (1644 - 1911) dynasties. Thirty-four emperors have lived and ruled the nation in Beijing and it has been an important trading city from its earliest days.


         With the biggest central square in the world - Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City that is the largest and best-preserved imperial palace complex, a superbly preserved section of the Great Wall, as well as the largest sacrificial complex in the world - the Temple of Heaven, Beijing attracts both domestic and foreign visitors who all come to wonder at its century-old history and unique cultural relics.


         The 2008 Olympics will be held in Beijing. Beijing 2008 will take place from 8 August 2008 until 24 August 2008. The Games in Beijing will play host to the 28 summer sports currently on the Olympic programmed. Approximately 10,500 athletes are expected to participate in the Olympic Games with around 20,000 accredited media bringing the Olympic Games to the world.


3.      Aims :

This conference aims to continue to provide a forum for eminent researchers and practitioners working in nonlinear programming and its applications to gather together to report and exchange their latest works.


4.      Sponsors :

         Chongqing Normal University (CQNU)

         Fudan University (FU)

         The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

         The Institute of Systems Science at Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science (AMSS)

         National Natural Science Foundation of China

*    The conference is also endorsed by the Pacific Optimization Research Activity Group and the AMSS-PolyU Joint Research Institute.


5.      Topics :

         Engineering Applications

         Financial Optimization

         Nonsmooth Analysis

         Generalized Convexity

         Global Optimization

         Nonlinear Programming

         Variational Analysis

         Optimal Control

         Vector Optimization

         Variational Inequalities

         Semi-infinite Programming

         Semi-definite Programming

         Set-valued Optimization

         Linear Complementarity Problems


6.      Organizing Committees :

         Conference Co-Chairs :

         Shouyang Wang (AMSS), Yifan Xu (FU), Xinmin Yang (CQNU), and Xiaoqi Yang (PolyU)

         Program Committee :

         Xiaoguang Yang (Co-Chair, AMSS), Xuexiang Huang (Co-Chair, FU), and Chikin Chan (PolyU) and Jianwen Peng (CQNU)

         Local Organizing Committee :

         Xiaoguang Yang (Chair, AMSS), Yong Fang (AMSS), Jingan Li (AMSS), Lean Yu (AMSS), Yunbin Zhao (AMSS)

         Secretaries : Zhou Yang (AMSS) and Eva Yiu (PolyU, website)


7.      Keynote Speakers :

         Adrian Lewis, Cornell University

         Jong-Shi Pang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

         R. Tyrrell Rockafellar, University of Washington


8.      Invited Speakers (more to be added) :

         Adil Bagirov, University Ballarat

         Frederic Bonnans, Ecole Polytechnique

         James V. Burke, University of Washington

         Xiaojun Chen, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

         Asen Donchev, National Science Foundation

         Vaithilingam Jeyakumar, The University of New South Wales

         H. Th. Jongen, RWTH Aachen University

         Duan Li, Chinese University of Hong Kong

         Tom Luo, University of Minnesota

         Patrice Marcotte, Universitm de Montrmal

         Juan Enrique Martinez Legaz, Universitat de Barcelona

         Asu Ozdaglar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

         Diethard Pallaschke, University of Karlsruhe

         Jean-Paul Penot, Universite de Pau

L.Q. Qi, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

         Danny Ralph, University of Cambridge

         Jie Sun, National University of Singapore

         Marc Teboulle, Tel-Aviv University

         Michel Thera, Universitm de Limoges

         Song Wang, University of Western Australia

         Soon-yi Wu, National Cheng-Kung University

         Wuyi Yue, Konan University

         Shuzhong Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong


9.      International Program Committee :

Alfred Auslender, Universitm Claude-Bernard (Lyon I)

Guangya Chen (Co-Chair), Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, China

Masao Fukushima, Kyoto University, Japan

Franco Giannessi, University of Pisa

Alex Ioffe, The Technion, Israel

Carl T. Kelley, North Carolina State University, USA

Duan Li, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Panos M. Pardalos, University of Florida, USA

Liqun Qi (Co-Chair), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Jie Sun, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Kok Lay Teo, Curtin University of Technology, Australia

Michel Thera, Universite de Limoges, France

Jen-Chih Yao, National Sen-Yat Sun University, Taiwan

Yaxiang Yuan, Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, China

Wuyi Yue, Konan University, Japan

Xiangsun Zhang, Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, China


10.    Special Journal Issues:

         Optimization - Guest editors:

Shouyang, Wang, Yifan Xu and Xiaoguang Yang.

Optimization Methods and Software - Guest editors:

Xuexiang Huang, Xiaoqi Yang and Xinmin Yang.


11.    How to participate :

         If you wish to contribute a talk in NPA2008, please send your abstract before 1 March 2008 (revised), to one of the Program Co-Chairs.  The e-mail addresses of the Program Co-Chairs are: 

         Professor Xiaoguang Yang (

         Professor Xuexiang Huang (

         If you wish to attend NPA2008 but not to give a talk, you may also contact one of the Program Co-Chair before 29 February, 2008.


12.      Conference Tour : One day tour will be arranged on 10 April 2008 to the Great Wall at Simatai section and the Olympics Park (if it is open then).


13.      Visa and Invitation Letter : Professor Xiaoguang Yang (


14.      Registration Fees :

Standard: US$200 (including the tour) and US$150 (excluding tour).

Students: US$150 (including the tour) and US$100 (excluding tour).

Please note that the registration fee is to be paid in cash on site, that is, on the registration counter during the conference.

The full registration fee includes: a collection of abstracts, banquet, lunches and suppers (buffet) during the conference period, and the tour.


15.      Hotels : Two hotels near the Conference venue are recommended :

(i)                  Beijing Friendship Hotel ( and

(ii)                Beijing Yanshan Hotel (


Please contact Dr. Yong FANG (email: and Miss Zhou YANG (email: for assistance and special prices.

Transportation to Beijing Friendship Hotel (34km)

The most convenient way from Capital Airport to Friendship Hotel is to take Airport Bus Line 4 (From Capital Airport to Gongzhufen, First bus: 7:00, Final bus: 23:00). There is a stop at the Beijing Friendship Hotel. The bus of Route 4 starts every 10 minutes. It will start when it is fully occupied anytime at the Capital Airport. It may take about 45 minutes to get to Beijing Friendship Hotel. Ticket price: RMB 16 yuan which is around 1.6 Euro or 2.3 USD. (You have to pay in Chinese Yuan only.) 24-Hour Hotline: (86)10 - 6459 4375 (86)10 - 6459 4376.

Alternatively, you can take a taxi to the hotel. The fare is about RMB 100 yuan, which is around 10 Euro or 14 USD.

The address of Beijing Friendship Hotel: Zhongguancun South Rd. Haidian District, Beijing 100873, CHINA

Chinese name   :  北京友谊宾馆

Address           :  北京市海淀区中关村南大街

Tel: 86-10-68498888

Please take me to Beijing Friendship Hotel. Thanks!



A map of Beijing Friendship Hotel is here.


16.      Local Contact Address and Phone Numbers and Transportation to the Conference Venue:

Venue: Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science (AMSS), Beijing, China.

Contact Phone Numbers:

86-10-62565817 (Miss Zhou Yang)

86-10-62651380 (Prof. Xiaoguang Yang)

86-10-62651377 (Dr. Yong Fang)

Transportation to Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science (AMSS), Chinese Academy of Science (24km)

Conference venue: Conference hall, Siyuan building, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science(AMSS), Chinese Academy of Sciences

Two ways to get to AMSS:

A) Take a taxi.: about 30 minutes in good traffic

B) Go by the airport bus. You can take the line 5 bus called airport to zhongguancun and get off at the terminus. You will see Siyuan building of AMSS on the other side of the road. The line 5 airport bus runs half-hourly. It starts at 8:30am in the morning and stop the service at 9:30pm. It takes about 40 minutes to get to AMSS. The fare is 16 yuan per head, you can buy the ticket from the bus conductor who is standing besides the bus.


17.      General Enquiry :

Ms. Zhou Yang (AMMS, email: and Ms. Eva Yiu (PolyU, email:



Updated on 28 May 2008