The Third International Conference
Optimization and Control with Applications

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Hotel address in Chongqing:
Liyuan Hotel (ÄR­b¤j°s©±)
chongqing shapingba
Tel : 86+23-65316666

Hotel address in Chengdu:
Jinhu Garden Hotel
No.63 WangCong Road
PiTong Town PiXian county
ChengDu, China.
Tel : (028) 87929888
Fax : (028) 87927388

Date:  July 25-31, 2004.

Place:  Chongqing-Chengdu-Jiuzhaigou, Chongqing City and Sichuan Province, China.

Sponsors and Organizers:

    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
    The Institute of System Science, CAS (ISS)
    Chongqing University (CQU)
    Chongqing Normal University (CNU)
    Sichuan University (SCU)


    Engineering Applications
    Financial Optimization
    Generalized Convexity
    Global Optimization
    Nonlinear Programming
    Optimal Control
    Semi-infinite Programming
    Software of Optimization and Control
    Structural Optimization
    Systems of Nonlinear Equations
    Variational Inequalities

Special Issue and Special Volume:

A special issue of "Optimization and Engineering" will be edited by Masao Fukushima and Shouyang Wang.

A refereed book edited by Shui-hung Hou, Xinmin Yang, Guangya Chen and Jiuping Xu will be published by Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Organizing Committee:

    Directors:  Liqun Qi (PolyU) and Kok Lay Teo (PolyU)
    Scientific Committee Chairs:  Masao Fukushima (Japan) and Shouyang Wang (ISS)
    Local Chairs:  Sifang Fu (CNU), Dan Yang (CQU) and Jiang Yang (SCU)
    Program Advisor:  Zemin Li (CQU)
    Program Chairs:  Xiaoqi Yang (PolyU), Xinmin Yang (CNU) and Jiuping Xu (SCN)
    Treasurer:  Zhe Chen (CNU)

Keynote Talk:

    Franco Giannessi, "On Image Space Approach to Constrained Optimization and Related Topics"

Semiplenary Talks:

    Lou Caccetta, "Optimization Using the Branch and Cut Method"
    Xiaoqiang Cai, "Stochastic Scheduling Subject to Preemptive-Repeat Machine Breakdowns:  Models, Propositions, and Optimal Policies"
    Xiaojun Chen, "Finite Difference Smoothing Solutions for Nonsmooth Constrained Optimal Control Problems"
    Tom Coleman, "Minimizing CVAR for a Portfolio of Financial Derivatives"
    Gianni Di Pillo, "Convergence to second order stationary points in nonlinear programming"
    Francisco Facchinei, "Exact penalty methods for generalized Nash problems"
    Shu-Cherng Fang, "Tabu Search for Phylogeny Inference"
    Masao Fukushima, "Robust Nash Equilibria and Second-Order Cone Complementarity Problems"
    David Gao, "Perfect Duality Theory and Complete Solutions to a Class of Nonconvex Optimization Problems with Applications"
    V. Jeyakumar, "A Global Approach to Constrained Approximation and Optimization"
    Takahito Kuno, "Global Optimization Algorithms and Their Performance as Heuristics"
    Duan Li, "Hidden Convex Optimization"
    Yong Ching Lim, "Optimization of Signed Power-of-Two Coefficient FIR Filters on Loosely Connected Parallel Machines"
    Tom Luo, "Optimal Multi-user Spectrum Management for Digital Subscriber Lines"
    Liqun Qi, "Eigenvalues of An Even Order Real Supersymmetric Tensor"
    Danny Ralph, "On Control of Simple PDEs Using MPCC Ideas"
    Alex Rubinov, "A multidimensional descent method in optimization"
    Jie Sun, "Semismooth Newton Methods for Matrix Equations"
    Wenyu Sun, "Revisit Conic Trust Region Methods for Optimization (I)"
    Tetsuzo Tanino, "Cooperative Games with Restrictions on Coalitions"
    Kok Lay Teo, "Control Parametrization Enhancing Transform to Optimal Control Problems"
    Song Wang, "On Numerical Approximation of a Variational Inequality Governing American Option Pricing"
    Felix Wu, "Some Optimization Problems in Electricity Markets"
    Soon-Yi Wu, "Some Topics on Semi-Infinite Programming"
    Jia-An Yan, "Mean-Risk Portfolio Selection Models in Continuous Time"
    Xiaoqi Yang, "First-Order Optimality Conditions for a Lower Order Penalty Function via Second-Order Information"
    David Yao, "A Control Perspective of Submodularity"
    Jen-chih Yao, "Descent Methods for Equilibrium Problems"
    Yinyu Ye, "A Path to the Arrow-Debreu Competitive Market Equilibrium"
    Wuyi Yue, "Performance Optimization Methods for Flow Control Problems in Multi-Traffic and Multi-Hop Communication Networks"
    Jianzhong Zhang, "An Approximately Active Search Algorithm for Mathematical Programs with Linear Complementarity Constraints"
    Shuzhong Zhang, "On Conically Ordered Convex Programs''

Scientific Committee:

    N.U. Ahmed, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Lou Caccetta, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
    Guangya Chen, The Institute of System Sciences, CAS, Beijing
    Xiaojun Chen, Hirosaki University, Japan
    Hanfu Chen, The Institute of System Sciences, CAS, Beijing
    Shucherng Fang, North Carolina State University, USA
    David Gao, Louisiana Tech University, USA
    Jerzy Filar, University of South Australia, Australia
    Masao Fukushima, Kyoto University, Japan, Co-Chair
    V. Jeyakumar, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Carl T. Kelley, North Carolina State University, USA
    Masakazu Kojima, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
    Duan Li, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Panos M. Pardalos, University of Florida, USA
    Kees Roos, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
    Alex M. Rubinov, University of Ballarat, Australia
    Siegfried Schaible, University of California, Riverside, USA
    Jie Sun, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Wenyu Sun, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing
    Tetsuzo Tanino, Osaka University, Japan
    Michel Théra, Université de Limoges, France
    Shouyang Wang, The Institute of System Sciences, CAS, Beijing, Co-Chair
    Song Wang, University of Western Australia, Australia
    Soon-Yi Wu, The National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
    Gang Yu, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Yaxiang Yuan, Institute of Computing Mathematics and Engineering Computations, CAS, Beijing
    Wuyi Yue, Konan University, Japan
    Xiangsun Zhang, Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, Beijing
    Yin Zhang, Rice University, USA


    Program Secretary:  Eva Yiu (PolyU)

Location and Tour:

Chongqing is the economic center of Southwest China, located at the confluence of Yangtse River and Jialing River.  Chendu is the capital of Sichuan Province, China.  Sichuan is the natural living place of giant panda.  Jiuzhaigou is a fairyland in Sichuan, China, one of the most beautiful places in China.  OCA 2004 will be held in Chongqing, Chendu and Jiuzhaigou.  You may find some photos of the fairland -- Jiuzhaigou, in the following websites:

How to participate:

If you wish to contribute a talk in OCA2004, please send your abstract before April 15, 2004, to one of the Program Chairs.
The e-mail addresses of the three Program Chairs are:

    Xiaoqi Yang,
    Xinmin Yang,
    Jiuping Su,

If you wish to attend OCA2004 but not to give a talk, you may also contact one of the Program Chairs before May 31, 2004.


The first part of the conference will be held from July 25 to July 28.  OCA 2004 participants are expected to arrive at Chongqing on July 24.  The conference will organize the bus trip from Chongqing to Chengdu on July 26 evening.  On July 28, the conference participants will go to Huanglong and Jiuzhaigou for the second part of the conference.  They will be back to Chengdu on July 31 evening.  They may leave from Chengdu on August 1.

In the following, the July 25-28 Chongqing-Chengdu part is called the first part of OCA 2004, the remainig part is called the second part of OCA 2004.

Cost and Registration fee for an overseas participant:

Hotel fee per room for the first four nights (July 24 - July 27) : US$180.

Other fees (meals, transportation from Chongqing to Chengdu, etc) per person : US$85.

Hence, the registration fee for the first part of OCA 2004:

   1. Shared room : US$175.

   2. Own room without accompanying person : US$265.

   3. Own room with an accompanying person : US$350.

Hotel fee per room for the second four nights (July 28 - July 31) : US$200.

Other fees (meals, transportation for Chengdu-Huanglong-Jiuzhaigou-Chengdu, etc) per person : US$90.

Hence, the registration fee for the second part of OCA 2004:

   1. Shared room : US$190.

   2. Own room without accompanying person : US$290.

   3. Own room with an accompanying person : US$380.

Deposit : 10% of the total registration fee.  Participants may pay deposit more than 10% of the total registration fee, then pay less on site.

The conference does not encourage shared room.  People who wish to share room must organise roommates themselves.  When the participants choose shared room, they must specify the partner's name in their registration forms.

Please fill in the registration form and send it to Eva by e-mail before May 31, 2004.

Then send a bank draft of appropriate amount as the deposit (a personal check of a local Hong Kong bank is acceptable, but a bank draft is needed for an overseas participant) made payable to "The Hong Kong Polytechnic University" and send it to

                Ms. Eva Yiu
                Department of Applied Mathematics
                The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
                Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

before June 10, 2004.  To pay the full registration fee before that date is particularly welcome.  The remaining part needs to be paid by cash on the first day of the conference.  The conference will not accept other payment ways.

The deposit can be paid in US dollars or HK dollars (1 US dollar = 7.8 HK dollars).

The remaining part of the registraion fee should be paid on the first day when the particpant arrives at the conference site.  It can be US dollars or RMB (1 US dollar = 8 yuans RMB).

Registration fee for a domestic participant (including meals and local transportation during the workshop, but not including hotel fee) as well as deposit payment methods can be obtained from any of the program chairs.

Homepage Address:

Visa and Invitation Letter:

Participants who need an invitation letter for visa application may contact either Dr. Xiaoqi Yang or Dr. Xinmin Yang.

Registration Form for OCA 2004:

Family Name:

Given Name:






Title of the talk:


Participate in the Second Part of OCA 2004:    Yes / No

Own room or shared room for the First Part:    Yes / No

Own room or shared room for the Second Part:    Yes / No

Accompanying person:

Family Name:

Given Name:

Need an additional room:    Yes / No

Participate in the First Part of OCA 2004:    Yes / No

Participate in the Second Part of OCA 2004:    Yes / No

Total Registration Fee:

Total Deposit:

Last Update:  14 September 2004