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History of IPCO

Information collected by Gerhard Woeginger.

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The Origins of IPCO

The idea of organizing a conference on integer programming and combinatorial optimization which consists of papers selected by a program committee and presented in a single stream had its origin in 1987. Inspired by the FOCS (= Foundations Of Computer Science) and STOC (= Symposium on the Theory Of Computation) meetings in the theoretical computer science community, Ravi Kannan and Bill Pulleyblank got the idea to propose a conference with a similar format for the mathematical programming community. They discussed the idea with the Executive Committee of the what is today the Mathematical Optimization Society (MOS) and received strong encouragement. The Society responded positively and agreed to be an official sponsor. The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization of the University of Waterloo agreed to be the host for the first meeting.

In 1988, the first IPCO program committee was formed. It consisted of Vasek Chvatal, William Cunningham, Ravi Kannan, Richard Karp, George Nemhauser, William Pulleyblank, and Paul Seymour. The meeting was formally announced at the MPS meeting in Tokyo, at the end of August 1988. The submission deadline of the first IPCO was November 15, 1989. The program committee met in early January 1990 in Oberwolfach, Germany, and in mid January 1990 at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Finally IPCO I took place in Waterloo, May 28-30, 1990.

Since then, IPCO has become one of the main events in mathematical programming. It has a high level of quality and an excellent visibility within the community. The general issues of IPCO are now handled by the IPCO steering commitee. By all conceivable measures, the IPCO conference series is a success.


A Concise History of IPCO

  • IPCO I was held at the University of Waterloo, Canada, May 28-30, 1990. It was organized by Ravi Kannan and William R. Pulleyblank. There were 76 papers submitted and 36 papers accepted. The proceedings (ISBN 0-88898-099-X) were published by University of Waterloo Press.
  • IPCO II was held at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, May 25-27, 1992. It was organized by Egon Balas, Gerard Cornuejols, and William R. Pulleyblank. There were 74 papers submitted and 33 papers accepted. The proceedings were published by University Printing and Publications, Carnegie Mellon University.
  • IPCO III was held at Centro Ettore Majorana, Erice, Italy, April 29 - May 1, 1993. It was organized by Giovanni Rinaldi and Laurence A. Wolsey. There were 83 papers submitted and 35 papers accepted. The proceedings were published by CIACO, Louvain-la-Neuve.
  • IPCO IV was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 29-31, 1995. It was organized by Egon Balas and Jens Clausen. There were 105 papers submitted and 36 papers accepted. The proceedings (ISBN 3-540-59408-6) were published as Volume 920 in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • IPCO V was held at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada,June 3-5, 1996. It was organized by William H. Cunningham, S. Thomas McCormick, and Maurice Queyranne. There were 99 papers submitted and 36 papers accepted. The proceedings (ISBN 3-540-61310-2) were published as Volume 1084 in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • IPCO VI was held at Rice University, Houston, USA, June 22-24, 1998. It was organized by Robert Bixby, Andrew Boyd, and Roger Z. Rios. There were 77 papers submitted and 32 papers accepted. The proceedings (ISBN 3-540-64590-X) were published as Volume 1412 in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • IPCO VII was held in Graz, Austria, June 9-11, 1999. It was organized by Gerard Cornuejols, Rainer E. Burkard, and Gerhard J. Woeginger. There were 99 papers submitted and 33 papers accepted. The proceedings (ISBN 3-540-66019-4) were published as Volume 1610 in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • IPCO VIII was held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, June 13-15, 2001. It was organized by Karen Aardal and Bert Gerards. There were 108 papers submitted and 32 papers accepted. The proceedings (ISBN 3-540-42225-0) were published as Volume 2081 in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • IPCO IX was held at MIT, Boston, USA, May 27-29, 2002. It was organized by Bill Cook and Andreas Schulz. There were 110 papers submitted and 33 papers accepted. The proceedings (ISBN 3-540-43676-6) were published as Volume 2337 in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • IPCO X was held at Columbia University, New York, USA, June 9-11, 2004. It was organized by Dan Bienstock and George Nemhauser. There were 109 papers submitted and 32 papers accepted. The proceedings (ISBN 3-540-22113-1) were published as Volume 3064 in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • IPCO XI was held at the TU Berlin, Germany, June 8-10, 2005. It was organized by Michael Juenger and Volker Kaibel. There were 119 papers submitted and 34 papers accepted. The proceedings (ISBN 3-540-26199-0) were published as Volume 3509 in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • IPCO XII was held at Cornell University, USA, June 25-27, 2007. It was organized by Matteo Fischetti and David Williamson. There were 120 papers submitted and 36 papers accepted. The proceedings (ISBN 978-3-540-72791-0) were published as Volume 4513 in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • IPCO XIII was held at Bertinoro, Italy, May 26-28, 2008. It was organized by Andrea Lodi, Alessandro Panconesi, and Giovanni Rinaldi. There were 95 papers submitted and 32 papers accepted. The proceedings (ISBN 978-3-540-68886-0) were published as Volume 5035 in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • IPCO XIV was held at Lausanne, Switzerland, June 9-11, 2010. It was organized by Fritz Eisenbrand and F. Bruce Shepherd. The proceedings (ISBN 978-3-642-13035-9) were published as Volume 6080 in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • IPCO XV was held at the IBM Learning Center in Armonk, New York, USA, June 15-17, 2011. It was organized by Sanjeeb Dash, Oktay Gunluk, Jon Lee and Maxim Sviridenko. The proceedings (ISBN 978-3-642-20806-5) were published as Volume 6655 in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • IPCO XVI was held in Valparaíso, Chile, March 18-20, 2013. It was organized by José Correa (chair), Daniel Espinoza, Marcos Goycoolea, Juan Peypouquet, José Soto, and José Verschae. The proceedings (ISBN: 978-3-642-36693-2) were published as Volume 7801 in in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • IPCO XVII was held in Bonn, Germany, June 23-25, 2014. It was organized by Jens Vygen (chair), Stephan Held (co-chair), Stefan Hougardy, Bernhard Korte. The proceedings (ISBN: 978-3-319-07557-0) were published as Volume 8494 in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
  • IPCO XVIII will take place in Liège, Belgium, 2016.
  • List of Papers at IPCO

    • The papers presented at IPCO I (1990) at Waterloo, Canada
    • The papers presented at IPCO II (1992) in Pittsburgh, USA
    • The papers presented at IPCO III (1993) in Erice, Italy
    • The papers presented at IPCO IV (1995) in Copenhagen, Denmark
    • The papers presented at IPCO V (1996) in Vancouver, Canada
    • The papers presented at IPCO VI (1998) in Houston, USA
    • The papers presented at IPCO VII (1999) in Graz, Austria
    • The papers presented at IPCO VIII (2001) in Utrecht, The Netherlands
    • The papers presented at IPCO IX (2002) in Boston, USA
    • The papers presented at IPCO X (2004) in New York, USA
    • The papers presented at IPCO XI (2005) in Berlin, Germany
    • The papers presented at IPCO XII (2007) in Ithaca, USA
    • The papers presented at IPCO XIII (2008) in Bertinoro, Italy
    • The papers presented at IPCO XIV (2010) in Lausanne, Switzerland
    • The papers presented at IPCO XV (2011) in Armonk, USA
    • The papers presented at IPCO XVI (2013) in Valparaiso, Chile
    • The papers presented at IPCO XVII (2014) in Bonn, Germany


    List of all Program Commitees

    List of all Program Commitees.