Recent Advances in Optimization and its Applications in Engineering

The 14th Belgian-French-German Conference on Optimization

  • Moritz Diehl
  • Francois Glineur
  • Elias Jarlebring
  • Wim Michiels
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-12598-0

Table of contents (46 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Convex Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Copositive Programming – a Survey
      Mirjam Dür
      Pages 3-20
    3. A Robust H Quasi-LPV Approach for Designing Nonlinear Observers
      Daniel F. Coutinho, Alain Vande Wouwer
      Pages 21-30
    4. Solving Infinite-dimensional Optimization Problems by Polynomial Approximation
      Olivier Devolder, François Glineur, Yurii Nesterov
      Pages 31-40
    5. Asynchronous Gossip Algorithm for Stochastic Optimization: Constant Stepsize Analysis*
      S. Sundhar Ram, Angelia Nedić, Venu V. Veeravalli
      Pages 51-60
  3. Nonlinear Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. On Hessian- and Jacobian-Free SQP Methods - a Total Quasi-Newton Scheme with Compact Storage
      Torsten Bosse, Andreas Griewank, Lutz Lehmann, Volker Schloßhauer
      Pages 63-72
    3. Approximate Geometric Ellipsoid Fitting: A CG-Approach
      Martin Kleinsteuber, Knut Hüper
      Pages 73-82
    4. Continuous Reformulation of MINLP Problems
      Korbinian Kraemer, Wolfgang Marquardt
      Pages 83-92
    5. Fixed-Order H-infinity Optimization of Time-Delay Systems
      Suat Gumussoy, Wim Michiels
      Pages 103-112
  4. Optimization on Manifolds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Optimization On Manifolds: Methods and Applications
      P.-A. Absil, R. Mahony, R. Sepulchre
      Pages 125-144
    3. On the Best Low Multilinear Rank Approximation of Higher-order Tensors*
      Mariya Ishteva, P.-A. Absil, Sabine Van Huffel, Lieven De Lathauwer
      Pages 145-164
    4. Refining Sparse Principal Components
      M. Journée, F. Bach, P.-A. Absil, R. Sepulchre
      Pages 165-171
    5. Optimal Data Fitting on Lie Groups: a Coset Approach
      C. Lageman, R. Sepulchre
      Pages 173-182
    6. Riemannian BFGS Algorithm with Applications
      Chunhong Qi, Kyle A. Gallivan, P.-A. Absil
      Pages 183-192

About these proceedings


Mathematical optimization encompasses both a rich and rapidly evolving body of fundamental theory, and a variety of exciting applications in science and engineering. The present book contains a careful selection of articles on recent advances in optimization theory, numerical methods, and their applications in engineering. It features in particular new methods and applications in the fields of optimal control, PDE-constrained optimization, nonlinear optimization, and convex optimization. The authors of this volume took part in the 14th Belgian-French-German Conference on Optimization (BFG09) organized in Leuven, Belgium, on September 14-18, 2009. The volume contains a selection of reviewed articles contributed by the conference speakers as well as three survey articles by plenary speakers and two papers authored by the winners of the best talk and best poster prizes awarded at BFG09. Researchers and graduate students in applied mathematics, computer science, and many branches of engineering will find in this book an interesting and useful collection of recent ideas on the methods and applications of optimization.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Moritz Diehl
    • 1
  • Francois Glineur
    • 2
  • Elias Jarlebring
    • 3
  • Wim Michiels
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. Electrical Engineering (ESAT)Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.CORE-UCLLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium
  3. 3., Department ComputerwetenschappenKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  4. 4.Dept. Computer ScienceKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer -Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-12597-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-12598-0