The 9th International Conference on Optimization: Techniques and Applications (ICOTA 9) will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, December 12-16, 2013. The conference 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 its applications. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by referees and accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings. Papers with great quality will also have the option of being invited for publications in special issues of several prestigious SCI journals.

A kind reminder: The special issue of Pacific Journal of Optimization (PJO) is due on May 1April 29,2014
Submission Closed: Special issue of Journal of Global Optimization (JOGO) is closedApril 14,2014
Call for Papers: Special Issue of Numerical Algebra, Control and Optimization for ICOTA9February 12,2014
Call for Papers: Special Issues of Journal of Global OptimizationFebruary 07,2014

Topics of Interest

  • Linear and nonlinear programming
  • Combinatorial optimization and integer programming
  • Conic optimization
  • Equilibrium problems
  • Global optimization
  • Nonsmooth optimization
  • Stochastic programming and dynamic programming
  • Multi-objective optimization
  • Heuristic methods
  • Optimal control
  • Applications of mathematical modeling and optimization theory and methods in various areas
  • Optimization in management science

Special Issues

  • Journal of Global Optimization (SCI)
  • Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization (SCI)
  • Journal of Industrial and Production Engineeriing (EI, TSSCI)
  • Pacific Journal of Optimization (SCI)
  • Numerical Algebra, Control and Optimization
  • International Journal of Operations Research
  • Mathematical Problems in Engineering (SCI)
  ICOTA9 Call for Paper


  ICOTA9 Call for Special Sessions