6th AIMMS/MOPTA International Optimization Modeling Competition


6th AIMMS/MOPTA International Optimization Modeling Competition (http://coral.ie.lehigh.edu/~mopta/competition/)

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the sixth AIMMS/MOPTA Optimization Modeling Competition. The competition is jointly organized by the conference organizers of MOPTA (http://coral.ie.lehigh.edu/~mopta/) and Paragon Decision Technology (http://www.aimms.com). Finalists are expected to attend and present their results at the 2014 MOPTA Conference to be held August 13-15, 2014 at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA.

Teams of at most three students can participate. The team leader has to be a graduate student, though the other members of the team can be advanced undergraduate students. Each member of the team must be registered as a full-time student at a recognized educational institution during the Spring term of the 2013-2014 academic year. Students with a background in optimization, regardless of their actual field of study, are eligible. Collaboration between students from different departments is strongly encouraged. Each team must declare a team advisor with which the team may consult about the problem and their solution. It is the team advisor’s responsibility to ensure that the students have appropriate knowledge for the competition. The team advisor should not be involved as a participant in the solution process.

As the conference is international, so is the competition. Teams from all over the world can participate, as long as at least one team member can come to the conference, should the team make it to the final round. The official language of the competition is English.

The competition problem has been posted; please visit:


for a description of the problem and further details.

All teams must register for the competition in order to participate.

Important Dates:

  • Registration Due: 13 June 2014 (but please register as soon as you start work on the problem)
  • Solutions Due: 13 June 2014
  • Finalists Chosen: 4 July 2014
  • Conference Begins: 13 August 2014

For questions, please contact Luis F. Zuluaga, luis.zuluagas@lehigh.edu and Alberto J. Lamadrid, ajlamadrid@lehigh.edu Ανδρικά Nike


Friday, June 13, 2014