Announcement and Call for Papers

8th International Conference on

Approximation and Optimization in the Caribbean

Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana

April 3-7, 2006

organized by

Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo
sponsored by

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Aims and scope of the conference

This conference is the eighth of a series dedicated to research on Approximation and Optimization. The first two meetings were held in Havana (Cuba) in 1987 and 1993. Since then, these meetings have been organized in the following countries of the Caribbean area: Puebla  (Mexico) 1995, Caracas (Venezuela) 1997, Pointe-á-Pitre (Guadeloupe) 1999, Guatemala City  (Guatemala) 2001, Leon (Nicaragua) 2004.
The goal of these conferences is to support the development of high level research and education in the Caribbean. Included are: invited lectures, tutorials, mini-symposia, and contributed talks on the following topics:

Main Topics:

Approximation: Wavelets, polynomial and rational approximation, splines, orthogonal polynomials, interpolation, asymptotic analysis, radial basis functions.
Optimization: Continuous and discrete optimization, parametric, stochastic and global optimization, nonlinear equations and inequalities, nonsmooth analysis, critical point theory,  control theory.
Mathematical Economics: Fixed point theory, equilibria of competitive economies, portofolio problems, cooperative and non-cooperative games.
Applications: Engineering and energy models, robotics, pattern recognition, image restoration, applications in biology, economy and sciences.

Invited Speakers:

R. E. Burkard (Technical University Graz, Austria)
A. Griewank (Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany)
G. Lopez Lagomasino (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain)
V. Totik (University of South Florida, USA)

Executive Committee

J. Guddat (Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany)
M. Jimenez (Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico)
H. Th. Jongen (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
H.J.M. Peters (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
R. Schultz (University Duisburg, Germany)

Organizing Committee

A.Reyes (Chair)
(Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, e-mail:
R. Piedra (Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra)

Conference Fees

All fees are to be paid directly upon registration. They include the Welcome Party and a Volume of Abstracts.
Students are requested to identify their status upon arrival.

Participants 100 USD
  50 USD


Registration and General Information

Armado Reyes                                                         Prof. Dr. Juergen Guddat
Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo                Humboldt-University Berlin
Ciudad Universitaria                                                 Institute of Mathematics
Departamento de matematica                                    Unter den Linden 6
Facultad de ciencias                                                  D-10099 Berlin, Germany
Santo Domingo                                                         e-mail:
Republica Dominicana
Phone: (809)732-2575
Fax: (809)732-2556


Program Committee

H. Engl (Austria), G. Feichtinger (Austria), S. Flåm (Norway), F. Riannessi (Italy), A. Gomez (Chile), C. Gonzaga (Brazil), F. Guerra Vazquez (Mexico),
D. Hinrichsen (Germany), J.-B. Hiriart-Urruty (France), A. Ioffe (Israel), R. Horst (Germany), A.Jofre (Chile), D. Klatte (Switzerland),  H. Laeuter (Germany),
G. Leugering (Germany), H. Liero (Germany), M.A. Lopez (Spain), K. Malanowski (Poland), F. Marcellan (Spain), H. Maurer (Germany), B.S. Mordukhovich (U.S.A.), F.J. Muņoz Delgado (Spain)
L. Neralic (Croatia), P. Pardalos (USA), J.-P. Penot (France), E. Piza (Costa Rica), W. Römisch (Germany), J.-J. Rückmann (Mexico), K.Schittkowski (Germany),
A. Shapiro (USA), K.Sladky (Czech Republic),O. Stein (Germany), T.Steward (South Africa), G. Still (Germany), Chr. Tammer (Germany), M. Thera (France),
L. Thibault (France), R. Tichatschke (Germany), M. Villagran de Leon (Guatemala), H. Wallin (Sweden), B. Wegner (Germany), S. Zlobec (Canada), J. Zilinskas (Lithuania), K.Zimmermann (Czech Republic)

If you wish to participate, fill in the registration form.

Deadline: 10th March 2006