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

Sponsors & Partners

ISR-Lisboa U. Lisboa

SYSTEC ISR-Porto U. Porto

CMA, NOVA LINCS, U. Nova Lisboa

Algoritmi U. Minho

CMUC U. Coimbra

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

  • Submission of abstracts

    January 29. 2022

  • 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

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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


University of Porto

Founded in 1911, the University of Porto (U.Porto) is a benchmark institution for Higher Education and Scientific Research in Portugal and one of the top 200 European Universities according to the most relevant international ranking systems.

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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.

Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport

The Metro do Porto violet line E (direction Estádio do Dragão) links the airport to downtown Porto. The metro trip takes around 45 minutes. There are also available taxis at the airport, which will take around half hour.

Campanhã Station 

Long-distance trains arrive at Campanhã, located 3km east of the city centre.

Campanhã station is served by metro lines A, B, E and F.

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

To move around in Porto you can use the surface metro.

Plan your journey here:


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

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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
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