The 2nd International Conference on Control and Optimization with Industrial Applications (COIA 2008) was held in Baku, Azerbaijan on 2- 4 May 2008. A wonderful place on the outskirts of Baku, Mardakan Arbotium was the venue of the conference.
The goal of COIA 2008 was to provide an international forum for scientists, researchers, and practitioners to exchange ideas and approaches, to present research findings and state-of-the-art solutions, to share experiences on potentials and limitations, and to open new avenues of research and developments, on all issues and topics related to optimization.
The conference focused on the following topics:
The event was organized by A. Abbasov (Baku, Azerbaijan), F. Aliev (Baku, Azer baijan), T. Basar (Illinois, USA), Ch. Floudas (Princeton, USA) with the support of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan, and Institute of Applied Mathematics of Baku State University.
More than 50 scientists from 19 countries including Australia, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and USA took part at the conference. In the sections of the conference more than 120 talks were presented. The list of invited speakers included 12 well-known experts. The following invited lectures were presented at the plenary sessions:
"Knowledge-Based Model for Web Resources Searching", Abbasov A.M. (Baku, Azerbaijan)
"Parameterization of Feasible Solutions in Problems of Control and Signal Filtering", Aliev F. (jointly with Larin V.B.) (Baku, Azerbaijan)
"Games, Networks, and Non-Standard Optimization", Basar T. (Illinois, USA)
"Optimization of Progressive Motions for Multibody Systems", Chernousko F.L. (Moscow, Russia)
"Analysis and control of switched linear systems", Colaneri P. (Milano, Italy)
"Numerical and Optimization Methods for Active Vibration Control and Model Up-dating in Vibrating Structures: Linking Control to Industry", Datta B. (Illinois, USA)
"The Technological Management and Optimization Problems of Oil Exploration: Theory and Experiment", Gurbanov R.S. (jointly with Nuruyev N.B) (Baku, Azerbaijan)
"De Novo Protein Design in Computational Genomics: Advances and Challenges", Floudas Ch. (Princeton, USA)
"Robust Optimal Control on Imperfect Measurements of Dynamical Systems States", Kirillova F.M. (jointly with Gabasov R. and Poyasok E.I.) (Minsk, Belarus)
"Perturbation Methods in Linear Algebra and Control", Konstantinov M. (Sofia, Bulgaria)
"Inverse Problems in Industrial Processes of Polymer Shaping", Abdeljalil N. (Nantes, France)
"H-infinity Control of Infinite Dimensional Systems", Ozbay H. (Bilkent, Turkey)
On the occasion of the conference, a meeting of the Editorial Board of the Applied and Computational Mathematics an International Journal was held. The Board took the following actions:
In view of the great success of COIA 2008, it was decided to continue this series of conferences, and to hold the next COIA in the Bilkent University, Turkey.