POEMA 2nd workshop

Project Workshops
2020-11-11 09:00 - 2020-11-13 15:00
Science Park 123, 1098 XG Amsterdam, Pays-Bas
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The event (Learning Week 1 and 2nd workshop) was first planned on 23 March - 03 April 2020. However, due to Covid19 pandemic, it was cancelled with notifications sent to participants on 09 March 2020.

According to the uncertainty of travel restriction due to the pandemic, POEMA consortium has just decided to organize the learning weeks online from the end of May to September 2020. And the new date of the 2nd workshop was then decided from 11 to 13 November 2020.

The 2nd workshop is dedicated to the foundations of polynomial optimization. There will be talks in a broad range of topics by established expert researchers.

Other students outside POEMA network who are interested in the topic can register.


The 2nd workshop will be organized at:

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)

Science Park 123, 1098 XG Amsterdam, the Netherlands


The event is free. However, the number of places is limited and registration is strictly necessary.

We will open the registration process soon.

Presentations and Tutorials

You can find HERE all the tutorials and presentations of the speakers during this event


 Workshop 11 -13 November 2020 (Tentative program)


Date/time Wednesday 11 November 2020
09:00-09:15 Welcome + learning week summary (Bernard Mourrain)
09:15-10:15 Talk (Frank Vallentin)
10:15- 10:45 Small Break and Open Discussion
10:45-11:45 Talk  (Cordian Riener)
11:45-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Talk (Milan Korda)
14:30-15:00 Small Break and Open Discussion
15:00-16:00 Talk (Salma Kuhlmann)
16:00-16:30 Small Break and Open Discussion
16:30-17:30 Talk  (Maria Infusino)
20:00-22:00  Social workshop dinner


Date/time Thursday 12 November 2020
09:15-10:15 Talk (Marie-Françoise Roy)
10:15- 10:45 Small Break and Open Discussion
10:45-11:45 Talk  (Adam Kurpisz)
11:45-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Talk (Victor Vinnikov)
14:30-15:00 Small Break and Open Discussion
15:00-16:00 Talk: Polynomial Optimization Problems in Practice: Optimal Periodic Control and Unit Commitment in AC power grids (Jonathan Epperlein)
16:00-16:30 Small Break and Open Discussion
16:30-17:30 Talk - (Daniel Plaumann)


Date/time Friday 13 November 2020
09:15-10:15 Talk: Non-commutative polynomial optimization (Sabine Burgdorf)
10:15- 10:45 Small Break and Open Discussion
10:45-11:45 Talk: Kippenhahn's Theorem for Joint Numercial Ranges (Rainer Sinn)
11:45-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Talk on paper: Quantum Optimal Control via Magnus Expansion:The Non-Commutative Polynomial Optimization Problem (Jakub Marecek)
14:30-15:00 Open Discussion and End of the Workshop


Getting to Amsterdam from Schiphol Airport

  1. Train: NS (Dutch Railways) train from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Central (single €5.50 including €1 surcharge for a disposable ticket, 15-20 mins).
  2. Train + Metro: NS train from Schiphol to Amsterdam Zuid (single €4.00 including €1 surcharge, 7 mins) where you can connect onto the metro (single from €3.20).
  3. Bus: Amsterdam Airport Express Bus 397 (Connexxion-RNet) from Schiphol Plaza to Amsterdam Elandsgracht (single €6.50, open return €11.25, 30 mins). Also, GVB bus 69 Schiphol to Amsterdam Sloterdijk (single €3.20, 40 mins). Note neither bus goes to Amsterdam Central.
  4. Shuttle bus: Schiphol Hotel Shuttle bus (Connexxion) takes you directly to your hotel (single €18.50, return €29.50, 30-45 mins).

  5.  Taxi: Standard metered fare will be €45-€50 to central Amsterdam; fixed fare discounts offered by some companies.

  6.  Uber: Ride-hailing app Uber is present in Amsterdam and airport-city transfers cost €40-€60 (Uber Black) and around €30 (UberX).

How to reach CWI by public transport - Read here 



All Dates

  • From 2020-11-11 09:00 to 2020-11-13 15:00

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