MINLP Virtual Workshop 2021, 28 – 29 June

Due to the Covid-19 situation, the workshop will be virtual. Register: here

Mixed-integer nonlinear optimisation (MINLP) combines the modelling capabilities of mixed-integer linear programming with nonlinear programming into a flexible framework for dealing with a large variety of optimisation problems.

The MINLP Workshop brings together world-leading researcher in the field of mixed-integer nonlinear optimisation, and covers topics ranging from theoretical and algorithmic advances to  industrial applications.

The workshop covers all aspects of MINLP optimisation and its applications, including:

  • Algorithm and solver design
  • Applications in various fields
  • Convex and nonconvex MINLP
  • Optimisation theory
  • Deterministic and heuristic algorithms

Talks will be given in two parallel session by a mixture of invited and contributed talks. If you have questions, please contact minlp-2020@imperial.ac.uk

Workshop format:

The workshop will have two plenary presentations, and all the main presentations will be pre-recorded. The pre-recorded presentations are made available online before the workshop. All attendees are also encouraged to give a live 2 min taster presentation. The taster presentations are intended to highlight and advertise the research presented in the pre-recorded presentations. We hope that the taster presentations will boost interest in the pre-recorded presentations.   

We are also arranging a quiz during the workshop, and all presenters are welcome to submit questions related to your presentations. We prefer that the questions are related to the presentations to encourage attendees to watch all presentations. We do have prizes for the winners of the quiz! 

Preliminary schedule:

Day 1 (28 June) 3 – 4:30pm (UK time)

  • Opening of the workshop 
  • Taster presentations 
  • The quiz is distributed 
  • Discussions in break-out rooms 

Day 2 (29 June) 3 – 4:30pm (UK time)

  • Plenary 1
  • Quiz summary
  • Plenary 2
  • Best presentation award
  • Discussions in break-out rooms

The discussions in the break-out rooms are intended to be informal and a chance for colleagues to discuss research or just say hello to each other.

Plenary presentations:

Live streamed during the workshop.

  • Akshay Gupte (University of Edinburgh)
  • Gonzalo Muñoz (Universidad de O’Higgins)


All the 2 min taster presentations are live streamed, and the full presentations are made available online before the workshop.

  • Andrea Lodi (Polytechnique Montreal)
  • Andreas Lundell (Åbo Akademi University)
  • Avinash Shankar Rammohan Subramanian (NTNU)
  • Coralia Cartis (University of Oxford)
  • Daniel Bienstock (Columbia University)
  • David Bernal (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Emily Speakman (University of Colorado Denver)
  • Fatma Kılınç-Karzan (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Gabriele Eichfelder (Technische Universität Ilmenau)
  • Henrik A. Friberg (MOSEK ApS)
  • Ignacio Grossmann (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Ivo Nowak (HAW Hamburg)
  • Ksenia Bestuzheva (Zuse Institute Berlin)
  • Lars Schewe (University of Edinburgh)
  • Laura Galli (University of Pisa)
  • Leo Liberti (LIX, Ecole Polytechnique)
  • Martina Kuchlbauer (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • Mathieu Tanneau (Georgia Tech)
  • Maximilian Merkert (OVGU Magdeburg)
  • Noussaiba Saadoudi (UMBB)
  • Qi Zhang (University of Minnesota)
  • Sourour Elloumi (Ensta ParisTech)
  • Sophie Demassey (Mines Paris Tech)
  • Zsolt Csizmadia (FICO Xpress)


The Workshop is sponsored by GAMS, IBM, LocalSolver, MOSEK, and Quantitative Sciences Research Institute (QSRI) at Imperial College London

Find out more about our sponsors by following the links below:

 GAMS   IBM      LocalSolver   MOSEK     QSRI     

Organising committee

  • Miguel Anjos  
  • Pietro Belotti
  • Jan Kronqvist
  • Ruth Misener