Overview of the workshop

The yearly Cargese workshop aims to bring together researchers in combinatorial optimization around a chosen topic of current interest. It is intended to be a forum for the exchange of recent developments and powerful tools, with an emphasis on theory. Other goals include: the promotion of interactions between participants and discussion of open problems. The workshop typically has approximately 30 participants, including PhD students and postdocs. The participation is strictly restricted to the invited researchers. There will be morning and afternoon sessions. Morning sessions will be dedicated to longer survey-type talks or open problems. The afternoon sessions will be dedicated to discussions as well as shorter talks on related topics. In their spare time, we encourage researchers to enjoy the beautiful landscape and opportunities of the island (besides solving a few open questions).

The 2012 edition

The third Cargese Workshop on Combinatorial Optimization, which will be held on September 17th-21th, 2012, will be focussed on the traveling salesman problem. This years' distinguished speakers will be: David Shmoys and Jens Vygen. The organizing committee is: Sam Fiorini, Gianpaolo Oriolo, Gautier Stauffer and Paolo Ventura.

Previous editions

Mathematicians are known to be the only ones that can lay down in a sofa, close their eyes and pretend to work.

We propose to swap the sofa for a hammock... do you want to join ?