WODCA 2025—Workshop on Optimization, Dynamics, and Convex Analysis

on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of Prof. Alexander Plakhov

Date: June 11-14, 2025
Venue: Aveiro, Portugal

Organized by a group of professors and researchers of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Aveiro, with the scientific support of CIDMA—Center for Research & Development in Mathematics and Applications, this workshop aims to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Prof. Alexander Plakhov.

Prof. Plakhov has dedicated more than 25 years of his scientific work to the University of Aveiro. His significant scientific achievements, published in over 100 papers and books, are closely connected with many of the workshop’s topics. Prof. Plakhov is an associate professor with habilitation at the Department of Mathematics. Since 2018, he has been coordinating CIDMA’s research group on Optimization, Graph Theory, and Combinatorics.

Aims and Scope: The workshop aims to bring together leading researchers and practitioners in the fields of Billiard Theory, Dynamic Systems, Optimal Mass Movement, Control, and Optimization. Participants working in related fields and applications are also welcome.

Topics: Billiards, Optimal mass transport, the Kakeya needle problem, Convex Geometry, Calculus of Variations, Applications of Mathematics in Mechanics, Mathematical Modelling, Dynamical Systems, Optimal Control, Mathematical Modelling, Mathematical Programming, Convex analysis, Convex Optimization, Integer Programming.

Chairs: Tatiana Tchemisova, Delfim F.M. Torres, and João Pedro Cruz.
Organizing Committee: Enide Andrade, Paula Carvalho, João Pedro Cruz, Sofia Pinheiro, Paula Rama, Tatiana Tchemisova, and Delfim F.M. Torres.

Scientific Committee:
Arseniy Akopian – USA
Viktor Aleksandrov — Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Russia,
Nelli Aleksandrova – University of Madeira, Portugal,
Enide Andrade – University of Aveiro, Portugal,
Ivan Beschastnyi — Centre Inria d’Université Cote d’Azur, France,
Michael Bialy – Tel Aviv University, Israel
Leonid Bunimovich — Georgia Institute of Technology, USA,
Vladimir Bushenkov– University of Évora, Portugal,
Giuseppe Buttazzo – University of Pizza, Italy,
Robert Mc Cann — University of Toronto, Canada,
Domingos Cardoso– University of Aveiro, Portugal,
Paula Carvalho– University of Aveiro, Portugal,
João Pedro Cruz– University of Aveiro, Portugal,
Aleksey Davydov — Moscow State University, Russia,
Alexey Glutsyuk – Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Konstantin Khanin — University of Toronto, Canada,
Sergey Kryzhevich – Gdansk University of Technology, Poland,
Evgeni Lakshtanov – Standard Chartered Bank, Poland,
Mark Levi — Penn State, USA,
Lev Lokutsievskiy — Steklov Mathematical Institute of RAS, Russia,
Gennady Mishuris – Aberystwyth University, UK,
Gaiane Panina – Russia, Steklov Mathematical Institute of RAS, Russia,
Olga Paris-Romaskevich — Mathematics Institute in Marseille, France,
Aleksey B. Piunovskiy — University of Liverpool, UK,
Sofia Pinheiro – University of Aveiro, Portugal,
Alexander Plakhov – University of Aveiro, Portugal,
Oleg Prokopyev — University of Zurich, Switzerland,
Vladimir Protasov — University of L’Aquila, Italy,
Paula Rama– University of Aveiro, Portugal,
Vera Roshchina — University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia,
Andrey Sarychev – University of Florence, Italy,
Michail Shvartsman – University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA,
Sergey Tabachnikov — The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Tatiana Tchemisova – University of Aveiro, Portugal,
Delfim Torres– University of Aveiro, Portugal,
Gerd Wachsmuth – BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany,
Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber – Poznan University of Technology,
Pavel Zatitskii — University of Cincinnati, USA.

Regular registration fee:
Early Bird (till May 5, 2025) – 300 Euros
Late Bird (till May 25, 2025) – 360 Euros

Students registration fee:
Early Bird (till May 5, 2025) – 150 Euros
Late Bird (till May 25, 2025) – 180 Euros

Accompanying person: 80 Euros

Registration includes participation in all sessions of the Workshop; kit of materials, coffee-breaks, social program (including the Conference Dinner).

Students registration includes participation in all sessions of the Workshop; a kit of materials, coffee-breaks, social program (except the Conference Dinner).

Presentations. The participants are kindly invited to submit the abstract of their talk which will be accepted for presentation in the form of either an oral talk or a poster presentation.

Special Issue. A Special Issue of the Journal of Convex Analysis (JCA),https://www.heldermann.de/JCA/jcacover.htm, will be dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Alexander Plakhov and the participants of the Workshop can submit their papers to this issue. Please follow the instructions on the conference website.

Important Dates:
Abstract submission: April 20, 2025
Information about acceptance: April 27, 2025
Workshop: June 11-14, 2025

Submission to the Special Issue of the Journal of Convex Analysis: June 30, 2025

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/wodca2025/