Prof. Antanas Žilinskas was awarded the LITHUANIAN SCIENCE PRIZES 2023 for the series of studies ‘Innovative Algorithms for Complex Global Optimisation Problems’. He is very well known in the field and in 2017 he has won The Constantin Caratheodory Prize of the International Society of Global Optimization. Our cordial congratulations to Prof. Žilinskas!

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Our cordial congratulations to the winners of the iSoGO 2023 research prizes:

2023 Constantin Caratheodory Prize in Global Optimization
Yaroslav D. Sergeyev,  Università della Calabria, Italy

The 2023 World Congress on Global Optimization (WCGO 2023) was held on July 10-14, 2023 in Greece.

The International Society of Global Optimization regrets to report that Professor Jonas Mockus passed away on August 31, 2021. Professor Mockus (June 18, 1931 – August, 31 2021) was a prominent researcher in the optimization theory and its applications to engineering problems. He was one of the founders of the field of stochastic global optimization. The whole community of global optimization expresses its deep condolences to the family and friends of Professor Mockus.

Our cordial congratulations to the winners of the iSoGO 2021 research prizes:

2021 Constantin Caratheodory Prize in Global Optimization
Hoai An Le Thi, University of Lorraine, France 
Paul I. Barton, MIT, USA

 Young Researcher Prize of the International Society of Global Optimization
Dominik Bongartz, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Student Paper Award of the International Society of Global Optimization
Maria Chiara Nasso, University of Calabria, Italy

Congratulations to Professors I.E. Grossmann, A. Nagurney, P.M. Pardalos, M. Resende, N. Sahinidis, and Ya.D. Sergeyev who were included in the list of Scopus highly cited authors.

The 2021 World Congress on Global Optimization (WCGO 2021) was held on July 7-10, 2021 in Athens, Greece.

ISoGO Young Researchers Award (IYRA)

The Young Researcher Prize of the International Society of Global Optimization is granted to researchers demonstrating outstanding research performance. The award aims to inspire early stage researchers (received their PhD degrees within five years) to incorporate theory, algorithms, and applications of global optimization into their PhD thesis and research. The Award is granted biannually at the WCGO where the recipients will present their work.The Award consists of a Certificate and a part of the award will be monetary in the form of a travel and accommodation grant for attending the World Congress of Global Optimization. All nominations received will be considered by, and voted upon, by the ISoGO Prize Committee.


ISoGO Student Paper Award (ISPA)

The ISoGO Student Paper Prizes are awarded biannually to the student author(s) of the most outstanding paper(s) submitted to the WCGO. This award is based solely on the merit and content of the students contribution to the submitted paper. The purpose of the Student Paper Prizes is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students in global optimization. Eligibility is restricted to students in good standing who do not yet hold the degree of PhD before the WCGO. Papers entered in the competition must be presented at the WCGO. Each recipient of the ISoGO Student Paper Prize shall receive a certificate and reimbursement of up to $500 toward travel expenses for attending WCGO.


Congratulations to the Vice-President of ISoGO Professor Nick Sahinidis who joined the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Giorgia Tech as the inaugural Butler Family Chair. Prior to this appointment, he was a professor of chemical engineering and director of the Center for Advanced Process Decision-making at Carnegie Mellon University and a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Regarding the present and probable future COVID-19 pandemy situation, the Scientific Committee and Organization committees of the 15th Global Optimization Workshop HUGO have decided to postpone the workshop by one year. The exact dates are not found yet.

President of our Society Prof. Yaroslav Sergeyev has been elected  Corresponding Member of the Italian Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti. The Academy has been founded in 1729 in Messina.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering of University of Minnesota has selected alums Jon Herlocker (Ph.D. ’00) and Panos Pardalos (Ph.D. ’85) for our biennial Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes CS&E alumni who have spent their professional and research careers contributing pivotal work to the greater computer science community.

The Selection Committee guided by the Founding President of the iSoGO Professor Panos Pardalos is happy to announce that Professors Anna Nagurney University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA and Anatoly Zhigljavsky, Cardiff University, UK are the winners of the the 2019 Constantin Caratheodory Prize. The iSoGO sends its cordial congratulations to the esteemed colleagues. 

Francesco Archetti and  Antonio Candelieri published a book on Bayesian Optimization and Data Science in Springer.

The 15th Global Optimization Workshop (GOW2020) will be held at the University of Szeged, Hungary, September 1-4, 2020.

The International Society of Global Optimization regrets to report that Professor Hoang Tuy passed away on July, 14 2019. Professor Tuy (7 December 1927 — 14 July 2019) was a prominent Vietnamese applied mathematician. He was one of the founders of the field of global optimization. In September 2011 he was named as the first-ever recipient of the Constantin Caratheodory Prize of the International Society of Global Optimization for his pioneering work and fundamental contributions to global optimization. The whole community of global optimization expresses its deep condolences to the family and friends of Professor Tuy.

Our cordial congratulations to the Founding President of our Society Prof. Panos Pardalos who has won the prestigious 2018 Humboldt Research Award, see the following page.

Postdoc position in Global Optimization at Charles University in Prague.

The position is for one year (with possibility of renewal), starting July 1, 2019.
The topic of the project is: “Interval methods for global optimization”
In particular, the research will be conducted in some of the following directions:
– Interval linear algebra for global optimization, properties of interval matrices, complexity issues
– Theory and methods for checking fundamental properties of functions on feasible domains
– Convex underestimators and the corresponding relaxation properties
– Investigation of enclosing objects, relaxation on these objects and development of contractors

Candidates should have a completed PhD in Mathematics or Computer Science, and demonstrate potential for excellence in research. It is expected to have strong background in optimization. Skills in operations research, interval computation and programming are appreciated as well.

Please send your CV and cover letter by April 30, 2019, electronically to:
Milan Hladik (head of the Optimization and Interval Methods Group)
Department webpage:
Interval Methods Group webpage:

Prof. Panos Pardalos will be a keynote lecturer at the 2nd Advanced Course on Data Science & Machine Learning (ACDL 2019), Siena – Tuscany, Italy, July 15-19, 2019.

The optimization firm secures funds to strengthen the power grid, see the website.

The iSoGO invites to the 6-th World Congress on Global Optimization (WCGO), Metz, France, July 8-10, 2019. The conference proceedings will be published in the series Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing of Springer. Submission deadline of papers for the proceedings is January 31, 2019.

LeGO2018 has been a success! The next, 15th edition of the Global Optimization Workshop will take place in Szeged, Hungary in 2020.

Nominations for the 2019 Constantin Caratheodory Prize are open. The deadline for nominations is January 15, 2019. Nominations should be sent to the Chair of the Committee Prof. Panos Pardalos,

Selection Committee for the 2019 Constantin Caratheodory Prize:

  • Dolores Romero Morales, Denmark
  • Panos Pardalos, USA (Chair)
  • Yaroslav Sergeyev, Italy
  • Alexander Strekalovsky, Russia
  • Julius Zilinskas, Lithuania

On August 2, 2018 Prof. Sergeyev has delivered a plenary lecture at the 7th International Conference on Optimization and Control with Applications (OCA2018) in Malacca, Malaysia.

President of the iSoGO Prof. Sergeyev will deliver a plenary lecture at the 12-th Learning and Intelligent Optimization Conference (LION12) Kalamata, Greece, June 10-15, 2018.

Vice-President of the iSoGO Prof. Nikolaos Sahinidis will deliver a semi-plenary lecture at the 23rd International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP 2018), Bordeaux, France, 1-6 Jul 2018.

Due to numerous requirements the deadline for submissions for the LeGO Global Optimization Workshop has been postponed to June 1, 2018:

The Founding President of the ISoGO Prof. Panos M. Pardalos will be an invited keynote speaker at On March 30 he will give a global optimization seminar at the University of Central Florida, USA.

New books are appeared

  • Amini MH, G. Boroojeni K, Iyengar SS, M. Pardalos P, Blaabjerg F, M. Madni A. Sustainable Interdependent Networks. Springer; 2018.
  • Marti R, Pardalos P, Resende M. Handbook of Heuristics. Springer; 2017.

President of the ISoGO Prof. Sergeyev delivered lectures on global optimization at universities of Oxford, Cambridge and London Queen Mary on February 13-16.

S. Butenko, P. Pardalos, M. Resende will give lectures in ACDL 2018, Advanced Course on Data Science and Machine Learning, July 19-23, 2018.

The Founding President of the ISoGO Prof.  Panos M. Pardalos is among the most productive and influential authors in Operations Research and Management Science, see the paper by Merigó, J.M. and Yang, J.B., (2017) A bibliometric analysis of operations research and management science. Omega, 73, pp.37-48.

Two JOGO sessions will be organized during the INFORMS conference:
(i) SD71, October 22, 2017, 4:30 – 6:00 PM (right before the board meeting), 371F,!/4471/session/840
(ii) MA71, October 23, 2017, 8:00 – 9:30 AM, 371F,!/4471/session/844

Ya. Sergeyev and D. Kvasov published the book “Deterministic Global Optimization“, Springer, 2017. This book begins with a concentrated introduction into deterministic global optimization and moves forward to present new original results from the authors who are well known experts in the field.

P. Pardalos, A. Zilinskas and J. Zilinskas published the book “Non-Convex Multi-Objective Optimization“, Springer, 2017. Recent results on non-convex multi-objective optimization problems and methods are presented in this book, with particular attention to expensive black-box objective functions.

Prof. Ya. Sergeyev received Khwarizmi International Award, 13th Feb 2017. The Khwarizmi International Award is given annually by the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) to individuals who have made outstanding achievements in research, innovation and invention, in fields related to science and technology.