Friday 19 October 2018   Edinburgh
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About the workshop

The interest in Semidefinite Programming has recently grown remarkably due to its application in diverse practical problems and advances in efficient solutions techniques. This workshop will consist of several presentations by leading researchers in the field, with the aim of promoting an exchange of ideas to advance the state of the art in this area.


Friday 19 October, 2018.

Keynote speaker

Prof Christoph Helmberg (Chemnitz University of Technology)

Invited speakers

Prof Christoph Helmberg  (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany).
Prof Stefania Bellavia  (University of Florence, Italy).
Prof Emre Alper Yildirim  (Koc University, Turkey).
Prof Michal Kočvara  (University of Birmingham, UK).
Dr Alemseged Weldeyesus  (University of Edinburgh, UK).

General Introductory Lecture

10:00-11:30 An Introduction to Semidefinite Programming and its Applications
will be given by Prof Christoph Helmberg.

Poster session

We invite researchers including PhD students to present posters with their recent research results. The poster should be A0 in size, and although either orientation is acceptable, landscape is preferred. Please would you submit a draft of your poster (in pdf format) to Dr Alemseged Weldeyesus before Monday 8th October. A decision whether your poster is accepted will be sent to you a few days later.


The workshop will be held at the Lecture Theatre (5.10) ICMS,
Fifth Floor, The Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT, Scotland.
A map and travel information is available via the ICMS website at:


Dr Alemseged Weldeyesus,   Email:
Prof Jacek Gondzio,   Email:

Direct enquires

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Participation is free of charge, but you are required to register for catering and organizational purposes. The deadline for registration is 2pm on Friday 5th October 2018.
To register, send an email to with your title, full name, institution and email address.

Registered attendees:

  1. Vitali Avagyan (University of Edinburgh)
  2. Stefania Bellavia (University of Florence, Italy)
  3. Bartlomiej Blachowski (Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
    of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
  4. Ruben Bravo (University of Edinburgh)
  5. Maxence Delorme (University of Edinburgh)
  6. Jamie Fairbrother (Lancaster University)
  7. Dou Fang (University of Edinburgh)
  8. Michael Feldmeier (University of Edinburgh)
  9. Rodrigo Garcia Nava (University of Edinburgh)
  10. Ivet Galabova (University of Edinburgh)
  11. Ivona Gjeroska (University of Edinburgh)
  12. Jacek Gondzio (University of Edinburgh)
  13. Alastair Heggie (University of Edinburgh)
  14. Christoph Helmberg (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)
  15. Joerg Kalcsics (University of Edinburgh)
  16. Michal Kocvara (University of Birmingham)
  17. Santolo Leveque (University of Edinburgh)
  18. Nicolo Mazzi (University of Edinburgh)
  19. Ken Mckinnon (University of Edinburgh)
  20. Kresimir Mehic (University of Edinburgh)
  21. Eduardo Nolasco (University of Cambridge)
  22. Daniel Porumbel (Conservatoire national des arts et metiers, France)
  23. Spyros Pougkakiotis (University of Edinburgh)
  24. Antonio del Rio Chanona (Imperial College London)
  25. Nagisa Sugishita (University of Edinburgh)
  26. Piotr Tauzowski (Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
    of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
  27. Alemseged Weldeyesus (University of Edinburgh)
  28. Dai Xue Wu (State Key Laboratory of Synthetical Automation
    for Process Industries (SAPI), China)
  29. Danny Walker (University of Edinburgh)
  30. Jia Xu (University of Edinburgh)
  31. Emre Alper Yildirim (Koc University, Turkey)
  32. Josaine Zarco Roldan (University of Edinburgh)
  33. Mingzhe Zou (University of Edinburgh)