October 11-15, 2008

INFORMS 2008 COIN-OR Workshop: At the workshop you will

  • see more than 20 software packages available from COIN-OR for use in research, teaching, and applications
  • get a free copy of the open-source software available from COIN-OR
  • receive hands-on instructions for installing and running solvers for linear, integer, and nonlinear optimization on your computer
  • get experience compiling and linking your own code with COIN-OR utilities
  • learn how to solve nonlinear programs without having to program any of the corresponding derivatives by combining the COIN-OR algorithmic differentiation utility and the nonlinear optimzer IPOPT on your laptop
  • understand how to take advantage of the COIN-OR infrastructure for publishing your own open-source package.

For a detailed agenda and more information on the hands-on learning, see the INFORMS 2008 COIN-OR Workshop page.

Day: Saturday, October 11, 2008
Time: 12:00 - 3:00pm
Location: Wilson A, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Organizers: Brad Bell, Robin Lougee-Heimer, Kipp Martin

COIN-OR Cup Celebration: The most coveted award in computational O. R. to be presented by the 2008 Cup Chair. Will you try for the cup? For submission guidelines, see Cup Announcement

Day: Monday, October 13, 2008
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 pm
Location: Open City, 2331 Calvert St NW (one block from the convention hotels)
Organizer: Brady Hunsaker

COIN-OR Members & Users Meeting
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Day: Monday, October 13, 2008
Time: 12:15 - 1:15PM
Location: Wilson A, Mezzanine Level
Organizer: Bob Fourer

COIN-OR Members and Users Meeting & Bag Lunch
Anyone interested in open-source software tools, open standards, and data and model repositories for any aspect of operations research is encouraged to attend the Members and Users Meeting of the Computational Infrastructure for OR (COIN-OR). Bring your own lunch and ideas.

  • Tentative Agenda
    • Annual summary
    • Current and upcoming priorities
    • Introductions of attendees
    • Q&A and discussion
    • Announcements

COIN-OR Cluster: There are 12 sessions in the Open-Source Software Cluster organized by João Goncalves for your edification and enjoyment. Check them out.

COIN-OR Booth: We'll be in booth #504 in the exhibit hall.

Visit the Computational Infrastructure for Operations Research booth to learn about free open-source tools for O. R. professionals and students. COIN-OR is in its seventh year as a community initiative to build an open infrastructure of algorithms, models, data, and other digital tools. COIN-OR is hosted online by INFORMS and is a strategic partner of the INFORMS Computing Society.
Organizer: Matthew Saltzman

Volunteers are welcome to "man the booth." Got a half hour to volunteer? Drop by the booth. We'll have a sign up sheet where you can let us know when you will be by to volunteer (or better yet, sign up here). Add any booth related comments to the wiki here.

COIN-OR Annual News Round Up We're gathering news for (i) article in the October issue of ORMS Today, and (2) an annual report summarizing "what's new" and "what's happening" with COIN-OR, and (3) a short article in the INFORMS Computing Society (CS) Fall Newsletter.

  • ORMS Today 2008 article: An article with highlights of 2008 accomplishments and a summary of COIN-OR events at INFORMS will appear in the October issue of ORMS Today.
  • Annual Report 2008 We're doing it by wiki this year. Add your news to the Annual report. Say what you want, how you want, as long as you want. We'll pull the information as late as possible to create an "annual report" for distribution at INFORMS.

COIN-OR Report to the INFORMS Computing Society: To further their mutual goals, the COIN-OR Foundation, Inc. and the INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) formed a strategic partnership in 2006 to further. A report on the 2008 activities of COIN-OR will be given at the ICS business meeting, Monday evening. See the conference program for room and time information.

Outreach Committees INFORMS DC Planning Page The page with the big to-do list.

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