Call for papers
Mathematical Programming Series B
Special Issue on "Large Scale Nonlinear and Semidefinite Programming"

We invite research articles for a forthcoming issue of Mathematical Programming, Series B, on "Large-Scale Nonlinear and Semidefinite Programming". This issue is in memory of and dedicated to Jos Sturm ( obituary, research interests).

The issue is associated with the May/04 Workshop at the University of Waterloo on this topic.

Interest in algorithmic nonlinear and semidefinite optimization has increased in recent years for many reasons, of which we mention three. First, the great success of interior-point methods (IPMs) in linear programming, at both a practical and theoretical level, and the development of highly appealing interior-point theory and methods for cone programming problems, has motivated researchers to seek practical interior-point methods for wide classes of large-scale nonlinear problems. Second, the door to practical solution of hard combinatorial optimization problems has been opened by nonlinear and semidefinite relaxations of these problems, along with astonishing advances in computational hardware. Third, many new applications of nonlinear and semidefinite programming have been identified in recent years, but solution of practical instances awaits the development of algorithms for large-scale problems.

The focus of this special issue is on large-scale nonlinear programming, including cone programming problems such as semidefinite and second-order cone programming. We invite papers that address the following topics, individually or in combination:

Deadline for submission of full papers extended to: Feb. 28, 2005. We aim at completing a first review of all papers by July 1, 2005.

Electronic submissions to the guest editors in the form of pdf files are encouraged. All submissions will be refereed according to the usual standards of Mathematical Programming. Information about Mathematical Programming, Series B, including author guidelines and other special issues in progress, is available here. Additional information about the special issue can be obtained from the guest editors.

Guest Editors:

Erling Andersen (e.d.andersen AT
Etienne de Klerk ( edeklerk AT
Levent Tuncel ( ltuncel AT
Henry Wolkowicz ( hwolkowicz AT
Shuzhong Zhang ( zhang AT