Conference on Nonlinear Analysis and Optimization

June 18-24, 2008

Technion, Haifa, Israel
Amado Mathematics Building
Auditorium 232 and Room 814

In celebration of
Alex Ioffe's 70th
Simeon Reich's 60th birthdays

A Conference on Nonlinear Analysis and Optimization will be held at the Technion on June 18-24, 2008, under the auspices of the Technion Center for Mathematical Sciences. One of the objectives of the conference is to honor Alex Ioffe and Simeon Reich, on the occasion of their 70th and 60th birthdays, respectively. The conference will continue the tradition of previous meetings in the same area that took place at the Technion in the past ("Optimization and Nonlinear Analysis'' in 1990 and "Calculus of Variations and Related Topics'' in 1998).

Members of the Organizing Committee:

Arie Leizarowitz, Boris S. Mordukhovich, Itai Shafrir and Alexander Zaslavski.

List of speakers:




Social Activities:

Reception: Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 at 18:45 hosted by the Center for Mathematical Sciences.

Excursion: Saturday, June 21st, 2008 (cost $40 per person). We will stop for lunch (price not included)

Banquet: Sunday, June 22nd, 2008 at 20:00 (cost $40 per person)


Reservation should be made through us and not directly at the hotels. Conference rates will not be given to direct reservations. There is a limited number of rooms in each hotel, reservations will be made on a "first come first served" basis.

There is a choice of hotels, you can choose from, for your stay in Haifa, details as follows: (All prices are for single rooms, including breakfast)

Dan Panorama: $105 per night
Nof Hotel: Standard room$65 per night
 Superior room$85 per night
Shulamit Hotel: $55 per night
Marom Hotel: $70 per night (please note, that this hotel is located in a different area than the other hotels)

Transportation from the Airport to Haifa:

  • A shuttle run by "Amal Taxi Co." provides transportation from Ben-Gurion Airport to Haifa. The cost is 56 Israeli Shekels (about $16) and the service is available around the clock.
  • There is a train from the airport to Haifa. For details please go to "Schedules and Fares" at Your departure station is "Ben-Gurion Airport", and your destination station is "Hof Ha-Carmel". Upon arriving in Haifa, you will need to take a taxi from the train station to your hotel; the day fare is about 40 Israeli Shekels. Please be advised that the train does not run from Friday afternoon until approx. 19:30 on Saturday night.
  • Taxi from the Airport to Haifa will cost about $80 (night fare is higher).
  • Information about transportation from Haifa back to the Airport will be provided at the conference.

Credit cards & Currency Exchange:

  • All major credit cards are accepted in Israel.
  • Most banks, including those at the Airport and on Campus, will exchange major currencies, such as USD and Euro, for Israeli Shekels (NIS).
  • Israeli Shekels can also be obtained at many Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs), including the Airport and on Campus.
For further information please contact:
The conference organizers at:

or the conference coordinator:

Ms. Yael Cohen
Center for mathematical Sciences
Department of Mathematics
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
32000 Haifa, Israel
Phone +972 4 829 4278
Fax +972 4 829 3388