German–Israeli Research Workshop on Optimization

Technion–Israel Institute of Technology
Center for Mathematical Sciences
Supported by the Mallat Family Fund for Research in Mathematics
the  German Research Foundation (DFG)
German–Israeli Research Workshop on Optimization 
 October 16-19, 2017
The growing importance of optimization has been realized in recent years. This is due not only to theoretical developments in this area, but also because of numerous applications to engineering and economics.The topics which will be discussed cover many important areas of optimization including numerical optimization, stochastic optimization, optimal control with PDE and variational analysis.

For the workshop poster, please click here: Poster


Diethard Pallaschke (Karlsruhe)
Simeon Reich (Technion)
Itai Shafrir (Technion)
Vladimir Shikhman (Chemnitz)
Oliver Stein (Karlsruhe)
Gershon Wolansky (Technion)
Alexander Zaslavski (Technion)


List of Participants:

Zvi Artstein, Weizmann Institute of Sciences
Michel Baes, ETH Zürich
Tomas Bajbar, University of Frankfurt
Amir Beck,  Tel Aviv University
Radu Bot,  University of Wienna
Andrzej  Cegielski, UZ Zgora
Yair Censor, University of Haifa
Stephan Dempe, University of  Freiberg
Ionina Eldar, The Technion
Andreas Fischer,TU Dresden
Aviv Gibali,  Ort Braude College
Valery Glizer, Ort Braude College
Harald Günzel, RWTH Aachen
Alexander Ioffe, The Technion
Ilya Ioslovich,  The Technion
Yakar Kannai, Weizmann Institute of Science
Ekaterina Kostina, University of Heidelberg
Martin Knossalla, University of  Erlangen-Nürnberg
Hong-Kung Xu, National Sun Yat- Sen University
Alex Kruger, FUA, Ballarat
Boris Mordukhovich, Wayne State University
Yurii Nesterov, UC Louvain
Diethard Pallaschke, Unversity of Karlsruhe
Arkady Poliakovsky, Ben Gurion University 
Roman Polyak, The Technion
Daniel Reem, The Technion
Simeon Reich, The Technion
Vera Roshchina, RMIT University
Shoham Sabach, The Technion
Simone Sagratella, University of Rome
Itai Shafrir, The Technion
Yekini Shehu, University of Nigeria
Vladimir Shikhman, TU Chemnitz
Oliver Stein, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Christiane Tammer,  University of Halle 
Marc Teboulle, Tel Aviv University
Fredi Troltzsch, Technische Universitat Berlin
Amos Uderzo, University of Milano-Bicocca 
Boris Vexler, TU München
Gershon Wolansky, The Technion
Rafal  Zalas, The Technion
Alex Zaslavski, The Technion
Michael Zibulevsky, The Technion



Ben Gurion Airport is Israel’s major international gateway. It is located on the outskirts of the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, 115km from the workshop venue. A ride between Ben Gurion Airport and Haifa should last about an hour to an hour and a half.
TrainThere is direct train service (costs NIS 41.5) between Ben Gurion Airport and Haifa, with trains almost every hour all night long and, mostly, twice an hour during the day (due to public transportation adherence to Shabbat observance, there are no trains between Friday at ≈14:30 and Saturday at ≈19:30). Tickets are purchased at the vendor or the automatic machines at the entrance to the train station – 50 meters from the arrivals gate at the same building.
Your destination is Haifa Hof HaKarmel station, which is the first stop in Haifa. From the train station in Haifa, take a taxi to the Bay View hotel / Technion Guest House (The taxi should cost NIS 60-100).

Please see this link for the train’s time table

Bus: If you wish to come by bus, there is a central bus station adjacent to the train station:
  1. To the Bay View Hotel: take bus line 133 or 132 or 3 (30min, costs NIS 5.9), tickets can be purchased from the driver.
  2. To the Technion: take bus line 1 or 11 or 17 (line 1 is the fastest and takes approximately 30 minutes. The other 2 lines take up to an hour). The ticket cost NIS 5.9 and you purchase it from the driver.

Please see this link for the buses’ time table:

Service Taxi: Service taxis to Haifa and the surrounding regions depart from the service post on Level G, next to Gates 01-03. There are signs directing to the post.
The service operates 24 hours a day. Telephone: 04-8662324 (costs between NIS77-119)
A private taxi can be ordered from the airport and back. Telephone:04-8222222 (costs about NIS 400 ).


Credit cards & currency exchange:

  1. Most banks, including those at the airport and on campus, will exchange major currencies, such as USD and Euro, for Israeli Shekels (NIS).
  2. All major credit cards are accepted in Israel.
  3. Israeli Shekels can also be obtained at most Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs), including at the airport and on campus.
  • A bus will be arranged every day during the conference  from the hotel to the Technion and back.