It is with great pleasure and anticipation that we announce the first AIMMS Optimization Modeling Competition for graduate students. The competition is organized together with the conference organizers of MOPTA.
Teams of three graduate students can participate. Each member of the team must be registered as a full-time graduate student at a recognized educational institution during the spring term of the 2008-2009 academic year. Graduate students with a background in operations research, regardless of their actual field of study are eligible. Collaboration between students from different departments is strongly encouraged. 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. The official language of the competition is English. All the teams need to register to participate in the competition.
The AIMMS software with (thanks to ILOG) CPLEX will be available free of charge for the duration of the competition for registrants.