Hausdorff School: “Computational Combinatorial Optimization”

Dates: September 12 - 16, 2022

Venue: Arithmeum (Gerhard-Konow-Hörsaal, Bonn)

Organizers: William Cook (Waterloo) and Stephan Held (Bonn)

Most combinatorial optimization problems, e.g. the travelling salesman problem, graph coloring, or the Steiner tree problem, have wide practical applications. Thus, a large research community is working on advancing the computational tractability of these mostly NP-hard problems. This Hausdorff School will provide the unique opportunity for PhD students and PostDocs to gain in depth knowledge from leading researchers in this area.

Key Speakers: The following speakers will give a lecture series:

  •  Armin Biere (Freiburg)
  •  Robert Bixby (Houston)
  •  Petra Mutzel (Bonn)
  •  Eduardo Uchoa (Rio de Janeiro)

Please send applications using this form. Limited financial support for PhD students and postdocs may be available.

To be considered for participation, a CV and Letter of Intent (1 page) are required, as well as the name and contact information of a potential reference. (At this time, do not request a letter of recommendation.) Only one document can be uploaded, so please combine all documentation into one PDF.

Please note: Everyone interested in participating - disregarding whether there is need for financial support or not - has to register so that the participation may be administered.

Application has been closed at the end of July, 2022. Late applications may be considered, please contact stefan.hartmann(at) in theses cases.
In case of questions, please contact the organizers at computational(at)