• Deadline of Special Issue of Optimization Methods and Software has been extended to March 31, 2015.

  • Invitation to the Special Issue of Optimization Methods and Software for POC2014. Click here

  • For all special issues except the OMS special issue, authors should submit their papers directly to the guest editors via email. For the OMS special issue, authors should submit their papers via the online system and select “POC Special Issue” for submission type.

    1. Numerical Algebra Control and Optimization (NACO), Guest Editors: Bingo Wing-Kuen Ling, Cheng Chew Lim

    2. Pacific Journal of Optimization (PJO), Guest Editors: Ilker Birbil, M. Muramatsu, Liao Lizhi

    3. Optimization Methods and Software (OMS), Guest Editors: Fei Liu, Ryan Loxton, Takashi Tsuchiya

    4. Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization (JIMO), Guest Editors: Changzhi Wu, Cedric Yiu

    5. Abstract and Applied Analysis (AAA), Guest Editors: To be determined.

  • Anynoe who needs the formal invitation letter, please contact Dr. Yanyan Yin (yinyanyan_2006@126.com).

  • Program of POC 2014 has been updated.


The First Pacific Optimization Conference (POC2014)

The First Pacific Optimization Conference (POC2014) is organised by Jiangnan University (China) and Curtin University (Australia). It will be held at the Lakeview Park Resort , Wuxi, China on 31th October – 2nd November, 2014.

POC2014 is a continuation of the conference series, called Sino-Japanese Optimization Meeting (SJOM). The first five SJOM conferences were held, respectively, in Hong Kong (2000), Kyoto (2002), Singapore (2005), Tainan (2008) and Beijing (2011). At The 5th SJOM held in Beijing, China, September 26th-29th, 2011, the Steering Committee of the SJOM decided to change the title of this conference series to Pacific Optimization Conference in reflection to the wide geographical distribution of their participants of these conferences.

POC2014 aims to provide a forum for scientists, researchers, software developers, and practitioners to exchange ideas and approaches, to present research findings and state-of-the-art solutions, to share experiences on potentials and limits, and to open new avenues of research and developments, on all issues and topics related to optimization and optimal control as well as their applications, which include, but not limited to, the topics listed below:

  • Optimization theory, theory and applications

  • Linear, convex, nonlinear and cone optimization

  • Discrete, nonsmooth, global and stochastic optimization

  • Variational inequality and complimentary problems

  • Optimal control theory, methods and applications

  • Risk modelling and robust optimization

  • Applications of optimization in engineering, finance, management, signal and image processing


Interested participants are kindly requested to email a simple message to the Conference Secretary, Dr. Ryan Loxton (POC@curtin.edu.au), submitting the title and abstract of his/her paper for presentation at the conference by 15th September, 201431st August, 2014.