Workpackage : WP4
Optimisation of network flows - workshop
Start date or start event : 1 month
Objectives :
  1. Bring together leading European experts in optimisation of network flows.
  2. Develop new tools to perform the parametric and geometric optimisation using the experience from the study of random networks.
  3. Creation of a perfect educational environment for graduate students in applied computer science.
Description :
Optimisation problems appear in many areas, where it is important to construct or improve the performance of existing networks. These may include a large variety of practical situations ranging from the transport networks, energy networks to the Internet and telecommunication networks. Similar problems appear in a completely different context, where the statistical properties of the ensemble of random geometries are tested using variable forms of the "action". A new concept here is a possibility of a dynamical change of geometry. A number of new numerical and analytical methods have been developed to study such systems. The same tools can be applied to solve problems of practical importance and to create a new important link between science and industry. The Workshop will consist of lectures delivered by the top European specialists representing the field of the network optimisation. It will give the opportunity to discuss the new solutions. The meeting will create a training opportunity for young attendees: the PhD students, young researchers and representatives of the applied science and technology companies. We shall invite representatives from the regional IT enterprises to ensure the transmission of new solutions towards practical applications.
Time and location : Krakow, Autumn 2003.
Number of invited lecturers : 20
Partners involved :
Deliverables :
  1. Proceedings of the workshop published and distributed
Milestones and expected results :
  1. Promotion of the COPIRA group to the important centre in optimisation problems trough the organisation of the European workshop.
  2. Dissemination of new concepts in optimisation problems to regional IT enterprises.
  3. Integration of research and education in computer science and physics.