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

For the workshop Schedule, please click here: Updated schedule

For the list of participants, please click here: List of Participants

For the book of abstracts, please click here: Book of Abstracts



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