Call for Papers

Call for papers in Mathematical Programming Series B: Variational Analysis and Optimization

Guest editors: Samir Adly and Asen Dontchev
Aims and Scope:  Although there is already a rich literature in variational analysis and optimization, in the recent years there have been new developments not only in the theory but also various important applications in science, engineering and economics. This special issue aims to publish outstanding papers centered around the broad area of variational analysis and optimization and beyond, including in particular nonsmooth analysis, topics in functional analysis related to optimization, nonlinear programming, mathematical economics, risk theory, optimal control, numerical methods for optimization and optimal control, as well as applications related to all these areas. Some of the papers will be based but not limited to presentations at the forthcoming conference “Variational Analysis and Optimization”, May 18-22, 2015 in Limoges, France, dedicated to R. Tyrrell Rockafellar on the occasion of his 80th birthday

  •  Every paper must fit within the ‘Aims and Scope’ of this special issue.
  • All papers will be subjected to a standard refereeing procedure of Mathematical Programming before it can be accepted for publication.
  • Accepted papers must meet the standards of the journal. Due to page limitations, we expect that each paper will have not more than 25 pages.
  •  All papers should be submitted through MP’s web page:

When the paper is submitted, the author is required to choose Jong-Shi Pang in  Request Editor.

The LaTeX style files for MPA are mandatory and can be downloaded from
Deadline for submission of full paper to the special issues is 1 December, 2015.

We plan to publish this special issue in 2016.

We look forward to receiving your paper for this special issue.