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.
We are excited to announce that with the current University, Commonwealth, and National guidelines in place the MOPTA Conference will offer an in-person component this year with an option for remote attendance. This format accommodates the wishes of participants and speakers who would like to attend remotely, while still offering the in-person experience for those who would like to attend in-person. So, MOPTA 2021 will be offered in an innovative dual VIRT/IPVS mode. Participants will select between two attendance modes (all guests will experience the talks in the same format):