January 20, 2012

Participate now

Following a successful competition last year, we are happy to announce the start of the AIMMS/MOPTA Optimization Modeling Competition 2012.

Case study: Scheduling in SmartGrids

Many of our energy and energy related companies are working on optimization based solutions that include the use of SmartGrids. In this competition, your team will develop a tool to handle the scheduling of appliances in a home (or in a neighborhood) that aims to reduce costs for the consumer while maintaining level loads for the utility company.


Teams of at most three students can participate. The team leader has to be a graduate student, 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 2011-2012 academic year. The official language of the competition is English. Each team needs to register to participate in the competition and to receive the software.


Submissions are due May 31, 2012 (23:59 EDT)

Further information and registration

For full details, dates and registration, etc. please visit our Mopta 2012 page and the Competition section of the MOPTA 2012 Conference website.


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