May 3-6, 2022, PORTO
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keynote meeting in optimization

This is the 20th edition of the series of French-German conferences which initiated in Oberwolfach, Germany, in 1980. Since 1998, the conference has been organized under the participation of a third invited European country. This time it will be jointly organized with Portugal and will take place at the University of Porto. Initially planned to 2021, the French German Portuguese conference in optimization was postponed to 2022.

Join us for four days that will keep you looking ahead into the future of optimization

Since the very beginning, the purpose of this conference series has been to bring together researchers working in all different areas of Optimization and particularly to encourage young researchers to present their work. Theoretical aspects of Optimization, in addition to applications and algorithms, will be covered. The conference is held every two years and usually brings together up to 150 mathematicians. Communications will be in the form of invited plenary talks, minisymposia, and contributed talks.

Important dates

May 3rd-6th, 2022


Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, sn
4200-464 Porto



Early (March 25)
Regular 300
Late (until April 29)
Regular 350
Early (March 25)
Student * 150
Late (until April 29)
Student * 200
Early (March 25)
Accompanying 150
Late (until April 29)
Accompanying 200

(*) Student should send proof of student status and a letter of recommendation by the supervisor.

The registration fee includes lunches, coffee breaks and the conference banquet (Friday lunch).
Each registered participant is entitled to present no more than one talk.

We kindly ask all the participants to register before March 25, including those with free attendance status (e.g., keynote speakers and members of the FGP22 conference committees)

Payment is available via MBNET or VISA card.
For the bank transfer option, please contact us via email: [email protected]

The invoicing will be carried out by our commercial partner:

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Address: UPTEC, Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia da Universidade do Porto, Edifício Central, Rua Alfredo Allen, no455/461, 4200 – 135 Porto, Portugal
Phone: +351 936 571 667

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Conference Series Timeline

Started in 1980 at Oberwolfach and has foregathered ever since French and German colleagues in optimization every other year. It is customary to invite a third country to participate. In 2021 the third country is Portugal.

  • First call

    October 2021

  • Submission of minisymposia proposals

    December 7, 2021 December 29, 2021 (new date)

  • Submission of abstracts

    January 29, 2022 February 11, 2022 (new date)

  • Notification of acceptance

    March 4, 2022

  • Final submission and early registration with reduced fee

    March 25, 2022

  • Conference

    May 3-6, 2022

  • Post-conference paper submission

    To be defined

TimelineImportant dates

Scientific Committee

This year's scientific committee is composed of optimization and optimal control eminent scholars from Portugal, France, and Germany


Samir Adly, Univ. de Limoges
Frédéric Bonnans, INRIA/Polytechnique
Claudia D’Ambrosio, CNRS/Polytechnique
Mounir Haddou, INSA Rennes
Vianney Perchet, ENSAE & Criteo


Helmut Maurer, Universität Münster
Alexander Martin, FAU Univ.
Sabine Pickenhain, Brandenburg Univ. of Technology
Michael Ulbrich, Technical Univ. of Munich
Andrea Walther, HU Berlin


Maria do Rosário de Pinho, Univ. Porto
Agostinho Agra, Univ. Aveiro
Marcos Raydan, Univ. Nova Lisboa
Gueorgui Smirnov, Univ. Minho
João Xavier, IST-Univ. Lisboa

Organizing Committee

Maria do Rosário de Pinho, Univ. Porto (Chair)
Ana Luisa Custódio, Univ. Nova Lisboa
Dalila Martins Fontes, Inesc-Tec, Univ. Porto
Fernando ACC Fontes, Univ. Porto
João Gouveia, Univ. Coimbra
Ana Maria AC Rocha, Algoritmi, Univ. Minho
Cláudia Soares, Univ. Nova Lisboa

Local Team

Amélia Caldeira, Instituto Politécnico do Porto
Maria Margarida Ferreira, Univ. Porto
Sofia O. Lopes, Univ. Minho
Luís Tiago Paiva, Univ. Porto
Cristiana Silva, Univ. Aveiro

Logistic & Technical Support

Gustavo Andrade, Univ. Porto
Paulo Lopes, Univ. Porto
Sara Costa, Univ. Porto

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +351 22 041 3211


Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto

The FGP2022 main venue will be the Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto (FEP).

Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
4200-464 Porto – Portugal

Designed by Architect Viana de Lima, the architecture of the building (its first project dates back to 1960) is a mix of the author’s modern insight and the more conservative taste of the authorities of the time. The building has courtyards and galleries in a traditional structure (cloisters) and it is formed by geometric solids. Split into four floors, the various areas of the building are linked by a common element – the module.

It is at walking distance to the Science and Technology Park of University of Porto (UPTEC), hosting around 200 tech startups, and is located in Asprela Campus, which holds a large density of talent, knowledge and innovation in a little more than a square kilometer, with more than 14,000 people, mostly with higher qualifications and in functions of high complexity.

The campus also hosts around 38,000 students in more than 500 higher education programmes and launches more than 10,000 graduates a year, which accounts for about one-third of the regional total.

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A variety of hotels are situated within walking distance of the event venue.
Here are a few you might be interested in!


EUROSTARS HOTEL1.7 km from venue
4-Star Hotel
AXIS PORTO BUSINESS1.6 km from venue
4-Star Hotel
BELVER HOTEL BETA PORTO1.5 km from venue
4-Star Hotel


STAR INN PORTO2.6 km from venue
3-Star Hotel
PORTO ANTAS HOTEL1.9 km from venue
3-Star Hotel
PORTO CITY HOTEL2.3 km from venue
3-Star Hotel


IBIS PORTO SÃO JOÃO1.1 km from venue
2-Star Hotel
HOTEL PORTINARI1.1 km from venue
2-Star Hotel


Porto is one of the oldest tourist destinations in Europe and the richness of its artistic heritage, the Port Wine, and its cultural life are just some of the reasons that invite you to visit the city.

Porto was called Portus Cale in Roman times and was earlier a flourishing settlement on the Douro’s south bank; the nomadic Alani tribe later founded the city of Castrum Novum on the north bank. The Visigoths took possession of the site about 540 CE but yielded in 716 to the Moors. In 997 Christian forces recaptured Porto, which for a time became the capital of the counts of Portucalense (northern Portugal) during Moorish rule in the southern part of the kingdom. The Moors again held the city briefly, but in 1092 it was brought finally under Christian domination. In the 14th century the city became an important port, and Prince Henry the Navigator was born there in 1394. During the Peninsular War, British forces under Arthur Wellesley (later the duke of Wellington) there crossed the Douro, routed the French, and captured the city on May 12, 1809.

About Porto

Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport

The international airport of Porto is the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport 

The most convenient and fastest way to reach FEP from the airport by public transport is by metro, line E (purple). You should then change at Trindade station to line D (yellow) and follow the indications provided in “By Metro” above.

The metro trip takes around 45 minutes and it costs 2,60 euro (ANDANTE card 0,60 euro + Z4 ticket 2,00 euro). – more information here

There are also available taxis at the airport, which will take around half hour (price varies between 20 and 30 euros).

The main train stations in Porto are São Bento  and Campanhã .

The easiest and fastest way to reach FEP from these stations is by metro:

  • São Bento Station: metro line D (yellow) and follow the indications given in “By metro” above.
  • Campanhã Station: metro lines A (blue), B (red), C (green) or E (purple), change at Trindade station to line D (yellow) and follow the indications given in “By metro” above.
For more information consult Comboios de Portugal (CP)  website.

If taking a taxi from Campanhã, the trip to FEP takes about 10 minutes.

The yellow metro line (line D) has the following stops near FEP:

For more information consult Metro do Porto  website.

The following buses circulate at FEP1 and FEP2 bus stops of Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos do Porto (STCP):

Other STCP  lines are also available from São João Hospital, as well as regular routes to and from other cities.

Táxis Porto

Contacts: (+351) 911 907 533, 969 520 399, 225 020 591.

English Speaking, WhatsApp +351 911907533

The best way to find FEP, is to follow the signs to Paranhos and/or S. João Hospital.

At FEP there are two entrances with access, if authorised, to the following car parks:

To plan your trip, we suggest you consult the following link:


FGP22 Conference organization would like to thank the support of the conference sponsors.

Faculty of Economics, University of Porto

Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto

Research Center for Systems and Technologies

International Mathematics Center

Institute of Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science

Advanced Production and Intelligent Systems Associated Laboratory

Centre for Mathematics - University of Coimbra

Foundation for Science and Technology

Center for Mathematics and Applications, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Laboratory for Computer Science and Informatics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

University of Porto | Banco Santander Totta, SA

Tourism in Porto and North of Portugal

Centro ALGORITMI – Universidade do Minho

Institute for Systems and Robotics


Specialized area talks

As customary, the conference will hold a number of Minisymposia gathering a group of talks within a specialized area. Each minisymposium consists of one or more sessions of about 4 talks.

If you are interested in organizing a Minisymposium, please contact us until December 7 2021, sending a minisymposium title, a brief description, and the estimated number of contributed talks.

Submit proposal

Abstract submission

Abstract submission
If you are interested in presenting your work to other members of this community, please prepare a one-page A4 abstract, in English, using the following LaTeX template (Tex, Pdf).

You should then submit your abstract.

We recall the abstract key dates:
Submission of abstracts: February 11. 2022
Notification of acceptance: March 04, 2022

Details of the post-conference paper submission will be announced later.

Submit abstract
Fernando Lobo PereiraFernando Lobo Pereira
Fernando Lobo Pereira
Fernando Lobo PereiraUniv. Porto, ISR Porto, Portugal
short bio
Helena Ramalhinho LourençoHelena Ramalhinho Lourenço
Helena Ramalhinho Lourenço
Helena Ramalhinho LourençoUniv. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
short bio
Matthias GerdtsMatthias Gerdts
Matthias Gerdts
Matthias GerdtsUniv. Bundeswehr München, Germany
short bio
Francisco Saldanha da GamaFrancisco Saldanha da Gama
Francisco Saldanha da Gama
Francisco Saldanha da GamaUniv. Lisboa, Portugal
short bio
Jérôme BolteJérôme Bolte
Jérôme Bolte
Jérôme BolteUniv. Toulouse I Capitole, France
short bio
Nelly PustelnikNelly Pustelnik
Nelly Pustelnik
Nelly PustelnikUniveristy of Lyon 1, CNRS, Laboratoire de Physique, Lyon, France
short bio
Frauke LiersFrauke Liers
Frauke Liers
Frauke LiersFAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
short bio
Luce BrotcorneLuce Brotcorne
Luce Brotcorne
Luce BrotcorneInria Lille Nord Europe, France
short bio
Radu Ioan BotRadu Ioan Bot
Radu Ioan Bot
Radu Ioan BotUniv. Vienna, Austria
short bio
Gerd WachsmuthGerd Wachsmuth
Gerd Wachsmuth
Gerd WachsmuthBTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany
short bio
Mário FigueiredoMário Figueiredo
Mário Figueiredo
Mário FigueiredoUniv. Lisboa, IT, Portugal
short bio
Yurii NesterovYurii Nesterov
Yurii Nesterov
Yurii NesterovUC Louvain, Belgium
short bio


Have a look at the conference plan (Updated on April 27, 2022).


FGP Complete Program (vs. May 3, 2022) – Download PDF

FGP Program Overview (vs. May 3, 2022) – Download PDF

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