Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications
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Important Dates

Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications (MOPTA) aims at bringing together a diverse group of people from both discrete and continuous optimization, working on both theoretical and applied aspects. There will be a small number of invited talks from distinguished speakers and contributed talks, spread over three days. Our target is to present a diverse set of exciting new developments from different optimization areas while at the same time providing a setting which will allow increased interaction among the participants. We aim to bring together researchers from both the theoretical and applied communities who do not usually have the chance to interact in the framework of a medium-scale event.

MOPTA 2024 Announcement
The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at Lehigh University invites you to contribute to the Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications (MOPTA) 2024 Conference, which will take place at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA on August 14-16, 2024, and to participate in the iMOPTA Workshop and in the AIMMS/MOPTA Competition.

Distinguished MOPTA Plenary Speakers
Miguel Anjos (University of Edinburgh), Harbir Antil (George Mason University), Jose Blanchet(Stanford University), Carleton Coffrin (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Dorit S. Hochbaum (University of California, Berkeley), Pinar Keskinocak (Georgia Tech), Madeleine Udell (Stanford University)

The Industrial Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications (iMOPTA) 2024 is a new half-day satellite workshop created to present and discuss industrial innovation and the research behind it, and to connect industry and academia more actively. A number of invited industrial partners and academicians will present needs from the industry and applied academic research. The inaugural iMOPTA will take place in the afternoon of August 16, 2024.

16th AIMMS-MOPTA Optimization Modeling Competition
The case study for the 16th AIMMS/MOPTA Optimization Modeling Competition is available at

MOPTA 2024 OPTE Special Issue Selected contributions will be published in a Special Issue of the Optimization and Engineering (OPTE) journal. The call for papers is available at and

MOPTA and iMOPTA Poster Sessions and Competitions
For the MOPTA Poster Session, we invite submissions that address significant research problems in both theoretical and applied aspects of continuous and discrete optimization. For the iMOPTA Poster Session, we welcome industry-oriented research and student projects that focus on industrial innovation and discuss the research behind it. All posters presented in the MOPTA and iMOPTA Poster Sessions will automatically enter their respective Poster Competitions.

Attendees of MOPTA and iMOPTA can register at

Contributed Talks, Invited Talks, Poster Presentations, and Organized Sessions
Authors are allowed to submit more than one abstract and give more than one talk. MOPTA conference sessions consist of three 25-minute presentations, including Q&A. Attendees who wish to organize one or more sessions should fill out the form "MOPTA 2024 Session Submission" available at and ask each speaker to submit their abstracts as invited talks.
For more details, visit


We look forward to welcoming you at MOPTA 2024!

Plenary Speakers


Miguel Anjos

Harbir Antil

Jose Blanchet

Carleton Coffrin

Dorit S. Hochbaum

Pinar Keskinocak

Madeleine Udell

René Vidal


Gold Sponsor




Cooperating Societies



SIAM Activity Group on Optimization