Special Issue on JOTA

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It is a great pleasure to announce the special issue:

Generalized Convexity, Monotonicity, Variational Analysis and Applications

to appear in the “Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications”.

Submission deadline is 31 March 2025

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In recent decades, researchers have increasingly tackled with optimization challenges that defy resolution through conventional convex or monotonic frameworks, in view of applications in science, engineering and other disciplines. Consequently, novel methodologies are emerging in nonsmooth, variational, and convex analysis. This special issue aims to publish original high-quality papers centered around the broad area of convexity, monotonicity and their extensions, and variational analysis, in and beyond optimization. Thus, it sheds new light on classical results and opens new approaches to face ‘‘nonconvex problems’’ in both theoretical and practical scenarios.
Some of the papers collected in the special issue will be presented at the XIV International Symposium on Generalized Convexity and Monotonicity, to be held on September 2-6, 2024, in Pisa, Italy. So that, other researchers working in the area will also be welcome to contribute.

Contributions may include, but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Algorithms for fixed point, (quasi-) variational inequality and optimization problems;
  • Quadratic optimization problems;
  • (Quasi-) Variational inequalities, equilibrium problems and related topics;
  • Robust optimization;
  • Set optimization;
  • Vector optimization.