(MOTOR 2019)



November 14, 2019
CCIS volume of the conference proceedings is out of print. Free access to the full texts of all full papers is open until December 10, 2019.

October 28, 2019
New deadlines for special issues:
January 10, 2020 Journal of Global Optimization,
January 19, 2020 Optimization Methods & Software (OMS),
January 15, 2020 Yugoslav Journal of Operations Research.

July 11, 2019

June 23, 2019
Technical program has been updated.

June 14, 2019
Technical program draft and tentative timetable are published.

June 12, 2019
LNCS volume of the conference proceedings is out of print.


International conference “Mathematical Optimization Theory and Operations Research” (MOTOR2019) will be held on July 8-12, 2019, in a picturesque place near Ekaterinburg, Russia, at the borderline between Europe and Asia.

The conference brings together a wide research community in the fields of mathematical programming and global optimization, discrete optimization, complexity theory and combinatorial algorithms, optimal control and games, and their applications in relevant practical problems of operations research, mathematical economy, and data analysis.

Important dates

Abstract submission due:
January 15, 2019
February 1, 2019
Full paper submission due:
February 1, 2019
February 15, 2019
Notification of acceptance:
March 15, 2019
March 27, 2019
Camera ready version:
April 7, 2019
June 30, 2019
Conference dates:
July 8-12, 2019

Previous events

MOTOR2019 is a descendant of a number of well-known International and All-Russian conferences, which were held in Ural, Siberia, and the Far East for a long time:

Conference name
# in series
Last event

Baikal International Triennial School Seminar on Methods of Optimization and Their Applications, BITSS MOPT



Mathematical Programming and Applications, MPA



Discrete Optimization and Operations Research, DOOR



Optimization Problems and their Applications, OPTA




  • mathematical programming
  • global optimization
  • integer programming and combinatorial optimization
  • computational complexity, approximation algorithms, schemes, bounds, heuristics and metaheuristics
  • optimal control and game theory
  • optimization and approximation
  • optimization in machine learning and data analysis
  • applications in operations research: scheduling, routing, facility location, packing and cutting, manufacturing systems, etc.


Program Committee Chairs

Prof.   Michael Khachay
Krasovsky Inst. of Math. and Mech., Russia
Prof.   Yury Kochetov
Sobolev Inst. of Math., Russia
Prof.   Panos M. Pardalos
University of Florida, USA

Program Committee

(to be extended)

Prof. A. Afanasiev
IITP RAS, Russia
Prof. E. Amirgaliev
Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
Prof. A. Antipin
Dorodnicyn Computing Centre FRC CSC RAS, Russia
Prof. A. Bagirov
Federation University Australia, Australia
Prof. E. Bampis
Sorbonne Université, France
Prof. O. Battaia
ISAE-Supaero, Toulouse, France
Acad. V.I. Berdyshev
Krasovsky Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, Russia
Prof. V. Beresnev
Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Russia
Dr. R. van Bevern
Novosibirsk State University, Russia
Prof. O. Burdakov
Linköping University, Sweden
Prof. S. Butenko
Texas A&M University, USA
Prof. I. Bykadorov
Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Russia
Prof. T. Davidovic
Mathematical Institute SANU, Serbia
Prof. V. Deineko
Warwick University, GB
Prof. S. Dempe
Freiberg University, Germany
Prof. A. Dolgui
IMT Atlantique, France
Prof. A. Eremeev
Dostoevsky Omsk State University, Russia
Acad. Y.G. Evtushenko
Dorodnicyn Computing Centre FRC CSC RAS, Russia
Prof. A. Erzin
Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Russia
Prof. F. Fomin
University of Bergen, Norway
Prof. E. Gimadi
Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Russia
Prof. A. Gornov
Matrosov Institute for System Dynamics and Control Theory SB RAS, Russia
Prof. A. Grigoriev
Maastricht University, Netherlands
Prof. M. Gusev
Krasovsky Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, Russia
Prof. M. Jacimovic
University of Montenegro, Montenegro
Prof. V. Kalashnikov
ITESM, Campus Monterrey, Mexico
Prof. V. Kalyagin
Higher School of Economics, Russia
Prof. A. Kazakov
Matrosov Institute for System Dynamics and Control Theory SB RAS, Russia
Prof. A. Kel'manov
Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Russia
Prof. O. Khamisov
Melentiev Energy Systems Institute SB RAS, Russia
Prof. A. Kibzun
Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia
Prof. D. (David) Kim
Kennesaw State University, USA
Prof. I. Konnov
Kazan Federal University, Russia
Prof. A. Kononov
Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Russia
Prof. V. Kotov
Belarusian State University, Belarus
Prof. I. Kotsireas
University of Waterloo, Canada
Prof. M.Y. Kovalyov
United Institute of Informatics Problems NASB, Belarus
Prof. A. Lazarev
Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences RAS, Russia
Prof. V. Levit
Ariel University, Israel
Prof. B. M.T. Lin
National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Prof. N. Lukoyanov
Krasovsky Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, Russia
Prof. V. Mazalov
Institute of Applied Mathematical Research of KRC RAS, Russia
Prof. N. Mladenovic
Emirates College of Technologies, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Prof. Y. Nikulin
University of Turku, Finland
Prof. E. Nurminski
Far Eastern Federal University, Russia
Prof. L. Petrosyan
Saint-Petersburg University, Russia
Prof. A. Petunin
Ural Federal University, Russia
Prof. B.T. Polyak
Trapeznikov Institute of Control Science, Russia
Prof. L. Popov
Krasovsky Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, Russia
Prof. M. Posypkin
Dorodnicyn Computing Centre, FRC CSC RAS, Russia
Prof. O. Prokopyev
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Prof. A. Pyatkin
Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Russia
Prof. S. Raha
Indian Institute of Science, India
Acad. K.V. Rudakov
Dorodnicyn Computing Centre FRC CSC RAS, Russia
Prof. K. Sabo
University of Osijek, Croatia
Prof. L. Sakalauskas
Univeristy of Vilnius, Lithuania
Prof. E. Semenkin
Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology, Russia
Prof. Y. Sergeev
University of Calabria, Italy
Prof. N. Shakhlevich
University of Leeds, GB
Prof. A. Shananin
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia
Prof. A. Sifaleras
University of Macedonia, Greece
Prof. V. Skarin
Krasovsky Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, Russia
Prof. A. Strekalovsky
Matrosov Institute for System Dynamics and Control Theory SB RAS, Russia
Prof. V. Strusevich
University of Greenwich, GB
Prof. T. Tchemisova
University of Aveiro, Portugal
Prof. V. Ukhobotov
Chelyabinsk State University, Russia
Prof. V.N. Ushakov
Krasovsky Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, Russia
Prof. V.V. Vasin
Krasovsky Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, Russia

Industry session chairs

Prof. D. Gainanov
Ural Federal University, Russia
Dr.  A. Kurochkin
Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Russia

Organizing Committee

Prof. M.Y. Khachay (co‑chair)
Krasovsky Inst. of Math. and Mech., Russia
Dr.  K. Kobylkin (co‑chair)
Krasovsky Inst. of Math. and Mech., Russia
A. Borbunov
Krasovsky Inst. of Math. and Mech., Russia
Dr.  N.A. Kochetova
Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Russia
Dr.  P.A. Kononova
Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Russia
Dr.  F. Kornilov
Krasovsky Inst. of Math. and Mech., Russia
G.F. Kornilova
Krasovsky Inst. of Math. and Mech., Russia
M.A. Kostina
Krasovsky Inst. of Math. and Mech., Russia
Dr.  V.B. Kostousov
Krasovsky Inst. of Math. and Mech., Russia
Dr.  T. Medvedev
Higher School of Economics, Russia
Dr.  K. Neznakhina
Krasovsky Inst. of Math. and Mech., Russia
Y. Ogorodnikov
Krasovsky Inst. of Math. and Mech., Russia
M. Pasynkov
Krasovsky Inst. of Math. and Mech., Russia
Dr.  M. Poberiy
Krasovsky Inst. of Math. and Mech., Russia
Dr.  A.I. Smirnov
Krasovsky Inst. of Math. and Mech., Russia


Plenary lectures


Prof. Olga Battaia

ISAE-Supaero, Toulouse

Decision under ignorance: a comparison of existing criteria in a context of linear programming

Abstract: Decision or optimization problems often arise in an uncertain context. Depending on available information, several approaches have been proposed to model this uncertainty. In this talk, we focus on the case of low knowledge on possible states, namely decision under ignorance. In this case the decision-maker is able to give the set of possible values of optimization problem parameters but she/he is not able to differentiate them. We compare a set of criteria that can be used in this case on the example of a linear programming problem and discuss some possible applications.


Prof. Oleg Burdakov

Linkoping University

Node partitioning and cycles creation problem

Abstract: We present a new class of network optimization problems, which extend the classical NP-hard travelling salesman problem. It is formulated as follows. Given a graph with a certain time associated with each node and each arc, a feasible partition of the nodes in subsets is such that, for each subset, there exists a Hamiltonian cycle whose travelling time is below the time associated with each node in the tour. It is required to find a feasible partitioning which minimizes the number of such cycles. Problems of this kind are typical in numerous applications, where services are repeatedly provided for a set of customers. For each customer, there is a critical time within which a service must be repeated. Given the travelling time between the customers, the set of customers is partitioned so that each subset is served by one agent in a cyclic manner without violating any individual critical time requirement. The number of agents is minimized. As an example, we consider a problem, in which a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles is used for area patrolling. We introduce an mixed integer programming formulation of the node partitioning and cycles creation problem, and also heuristic algorithms for solving this problem. Results of numerical experiments are presented.

Joint work with: Kai Hoppmann, Thorsten Koch and Gioni Mexi (ZIB, Berlin, Germany)


Prof. Christoph Dürr

Sorbonne Université

Bijective analysis of online algorithms

Abstract: In the online computing framework the instance arrives in form a request sequence, every request must be served immediately, through a decision, which generates some cost. Think at the paging problem for memory caches. The goal in this research area is to identify the best strategy, also called online algorithm. Classically this is done through the competitive analysis, i.e. the performance of an online algorithm is compared with the optimal offline solution. The goal is to find an algorithm which minimizes this ratio over the worst case instance. You would say that algorithm A is better than algorithm B if it has a smaller ratio. However there are situations where two algorithms have the same ratio, still in practice one is better than the other. So people came up with a different technique to compare online algorithms directly with each other, rather than through the optimal offline solution. The bijective analysis is one of them. I would do a survey on this technique, and talk about a related personal work: Best-of-two-worlds analysis of online search, with Spyros Angelopoulos and Shendan Jin.


Prof. Alexander Grigoriev

Maastricht University

A survey on possible and impossible attempts to solve the treewidth problem via ILPs

Abstract: We survey a number of integer programming formulations for the pathwidth and for the treewidth problems. The attempts to find good formulations for the problems span the period of 15 years, yet without any true success. Nevertheless, some formulations provide potentially useful frameworks for attacking these notorious problems. Some others are just curious and interesting fruits of mathematical imagination.


Prof. Mikhail Kovalyov

United Institute of Informatics Problems NASB

No-idle scheduling of unit-time jobs with release dates and deadlines on parallel machines

Abstract: While the problem of scheduling unit-time jobs with release dates and deadlines on parallel machines is polynomially solvable via a reduction to the assignment problem, the no-idle requirement destroys this reduction and makes the problem challenging. In the presentation, a number of properties of this problem are reported, and heuristic and optimal algorithms based on these properties are described.


Prof. Vadim Levit

Ariel University

Critical and Maximum Independent Sets Revisited

Abstract: A set of vertices of a graph is independent if no two its vertices are adjacent. A set is critical if the difference between its size and the size of its neighborhood is maximum. Critical independent sets define an important area of research due to their close relationships with the well-known NP-hard problem of finding a maximum independent set. Actually, every critical independent set is contained in a maximum independent set, while a maximum critical independent set can be found in polynomial time. If S is an independent set such that there is a matching from its neighborhood into S, then it is a crown. It is known that every critical independent set forms a crown. A graph is König-Egerváry if every maximum independent set is a crown. Crowns are also accepted as important tools for fixed parameter tractable problems. For instance, the size of the vertex cover can be substantially reduced by deleting both the vertices of a crown and its neighborhood. In this presentation, we discuss various connections between unions and intersections of maximum (critical) independent sets of graphs, which lead to deeper understanding of crown structures, in general, and König-Egerváry graphs, in particular.


Prof. Bertrand M.T. Lin

National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu

An Overview of the Relocation Problem

Abstract: The relocation problem is formulated from a municipal redevelopment project in east Boston. In its abstract form, the relocation problem incorporates a generalized resource constraint in which the amount of the resource returned by a completed activity is not necessarily the same as that the activity has acquired for commencing the processing. We will first introduce the connection of the relocation problem to flow shop scheduling. Several traditional scheduling models with the generalized resource constraints have been proposed investigated. We will review existing results, suggest new models and present several open questions.


Prof. Natalia Shakhlevich

University of Leeds
United Kingdom

On a New Approach for Optimization under Uncertainty

Abstract: Research on decision making under uncertainty has a long history of study. Still theoretical findings have strong limitations: stochastic programming requires probability distributions for uncertain parameters which are often hard to specify; robust optimisation essentially relies on worst-case scenarios which can be over-pessimistic and far from realistic scenarios; stability analysis explores optimal solutions which can be hard to find even for well predicted scenarios. As an alternative approach, we propose a new system model based on the concept of resiliency. Resilient solutions are not required to be optimal, but they should keep quality guarantees for the widest range of uncertain problem parameters. The talk illustrates key steps of resiliency analysis considering examples of 0/1 combinatorial optimisation problems.


Prof. Angelo Sifaleras

University of Macedonia

Exterior Point Simplex-type Algorithms for Linear and Network Optimization Problems

Abstract: Two decades of research led to the development of a number of efficient algorithms that can be classified as exterior point simplex-type. This type of algorithms can cross over the infeasible region of the primal (dual) problem and find an optimal solution reducing the number of iterations needed. Thus, such approaches aim to find an efficient way to get to an optimal basis via a series of infeasible ones. In this lecture, we present the developments in exterior point simplex-type algorithms for linear and network optimization problems, over the recent years. We also present other approaches that, in a similar way, do not preserve primal or dual feasibility at each iteration such as the monotonic build-up Simplex algorithms and the criss-cross methods, and also discuss some open research problems.


Prof. Vitaly Strusevich

University of Greenwich
United Kingdom

Design of Fully Polynomial Time Approximation Schemes for Non-linear Boolean Programming Problems

Abstract: The talk is aimed at describing various techniques used for designing fully-polynomial approximation schemes (FPTAS) for problems of minimizing and maximizing non-linear non-separable functions of Boolean variables, either with no additional constraints or with linear knapsack constraints. Most of the reported results are on optimizing a special quadratic function known as the half-product, which has numerous scheduling applications. Besides, problems with a more general objective and nested linear constraints are considered and a design of an FPTAS based on the K-approximation calculus is discussed.



Prof. Tatjana Davidović

Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Distributed memory based parallelization of metaheuristic methods

Abstract: Metaheuristics represent powerful tools for addressing hard combinatorial optimization problems. However, real life instances usually cannot be treated efficiently by the means of computing times. Moreover, a major issue in metaheuristic design and calibration is to provide high performance solutions for a variety of problems. Parallel metaheuristics aim to address both issues. The main goal of parallelization is to speed up the computations by dividing the total amount of work between several processors. Parallelization of stochastic algorithms, such as metaheuristics may involve several additional goals. Besides speeding up the search (i.e., reducing the search time), it could be possible to: improve the quality of the obtained solutions (by enabling searching through different parts of the solution space); improve the robustness of the search (in terms of solving different optimization problems and different instances of a given problem in an effective manner; robustness may also be measured in terms of the sensitivity of the metaheuristic to its parameters); and solve large-scale problems (i.e., solve very large instances that cannot be even stored in the memory of a sequential machine). A combination of gains may also be obtained: parallel execution can enable an efficient search through different regions of the solution space, yielding an improvement of the quality of the final solution within a smaller amount of execution time. The objective of this talk is to present a state-of-the-art survey of the main ideas and strategies related to the parallelization of metaheuristic methods. Various paradigms related to the development of parallel metaheuristics are explained. Among them, communications, synchronization, and control aspects are identified as the most relevant. Implementation issues are also discussed, pointing out the characteristics of shared and distributed memory multiprocessors as target architectures. All these topics are illustrated by the examples from recent literature related to the parallelization of various meta-heuristic methods, with the focus on distributed memory parallelization of Variable Neighborhood Search (VNS) and Bee Colony Optimization (BCO) using Message Passing Interface (MPI) communication protocol.


Prof. Stephan Dempe

TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Bilevel optimization: The Model and its Transformations

Abstract: Bilevel (or hierarchical) optimization problems aim to minimize one function subject to (a subset of) the graph of the solution set mapping of a second, parameter dependent optimization problem. The parameter is the decision variable of the socalled leader, the optimization problem describing the constraints is the problem of the follower. These problems have a large number of applications in science, engineering, economics. To investigate and solve them, they need to be transformed into a single-level optimization problem. For that different approaches can be used.
  1) If the follower’s problem is regular and convex, it can be replaced using the Karush-Kuhn-Tucker conditions. The result is a so-called Mathematical Program with Equilibrium Constraints. In these nonconvex optimization problems, the Mangasarian-Fromovitz constraint qualification is violated at every feasible point. Solution algorithms converge (under suitable assumptions) to stationary points which are, in general, not related to stationary points of the bilevel optimization problem. To overcome this unpleasant situation, a certain regularization approach can be used. Another approach uses the transformation to a mixed integer (nonlinear) optimization problem.
  2) If the optimal value function of the follower’s problem is used, a nonconvex, nonsmooth optimization problem arises. Again, the (now nonsmooth) Mangasarian-Fromovitz constraint qualification is violated at every feasible point. If the optimal value function is convex or concave, its approximation is helpful to describe a solution algorithm. Optimality conditions can be derived using partial calmness or a certain penalization approach.
  3) The problem can be reformulated as a generalized Nash equilibrium problem.
Topic of the lecture is the introduction of the model together with some surprising properties and a short overview over promising accesses to investigate and solve it.


Prof. Oleg Khamisov

Melentiev Energy Systems Institute SB RAS

The fundamental role of concave programming in continuous global optimization

Abstract: A comprehansive description of connections between concave programming and other branches of global optimization like Lipschitz optimization, d.c. optimization etc. is given. It is shown that in general solution of almost every global optimization problem can reduced to solution of a sequence of concave programming problems. Modern concave optimization technology including cuts, branch and bounds, branch and cuts and so on as well as the corresponding extensions to different global optimization problems are presented. A part of the talk is devoted to the connection between concave and mixed 0-1 linear programming.


Prof. Alexander Kononov

Sobolev Institute of Mathematics

Primal-dual Method and Online Problems

Abstract: The primal-dual method is a powerful tool in the design of approximate algorithms for combinatorial optimization problems. In our tutorial we discuss how this method can be extended to develop online algorithms. The tutorial is based on the survey by N. Buchbinder and J. Naor and the web-presentation by N. Bansal.


Prof. Nenad Mladenovic

Emirates College of Technologies
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Solving nonlinear system of equations as an optimization problem

Abstract: The Nonlinear System of Equations (NSE) problem is usually transformed into an equivalent optimization problem, with an objective function that allows us to find all the zeros. Instead of the usual sum-of-squares objective function, the new objective function is presented as the sum of absolute values. Theoretical investigation confirms that the new objective function provides more accurate solutions regardless of the optimization method used. In addition, we achieve increased precision at the expense of reduced smoothness. In this paper, we propose the continuous variable neighbor-hood search method for finding all the solutions to a NSEs. Computational analysis of standard test instances shows that the proposed method is more precise and much faster than two recently developed methods. Similar conclusions are drawn by comparing the proposed method with many other methods in the literature.

Joint work with: Jun Pei, Zorica Drazic, Milan Drazic, Panos M. Pardalos


Prof. Evgeni A. Nurminski

Far Eastern Federal University

Projection Problems and Problems with Projection

Abstract: This lecture reviews the state of the art for probably the most common computational operation in applied mathematics --- projection, which can be also considered as the problem of finding the least norm element (LNE) in a given subset of a linear vector space. The special attention in the lecture will be given to Euclidean or orthogonal projection, but we plan to discuss another norms as well. Projection is computationally intensive operation even for relatively simple sets like canonical simplexes and special algorithms are a way more efficient than off-the-shelf quadratic programming methods especially for large-scale problems. Large-scale projection problems can be decomposed in different sequential or parallel manner as extension of celebrated Kaczmarz sequential projection procedure and block-row action methods. We discuss also the problem of numerical instability of projection operation which is quite common in such applications as new optimization algorithms, linear programming, machine learning and automatic classification.


Prof. Alexander Strekalovsky

Matrosov Institute for System Dynamics and Control Theory SB RAS

Modern methods of nonconvex optimization

Abstract: We address the nonconvex optimization problem with the cost function and equality and inequality constraints given by d.c. functions. The linear space of d.c. functions possesses a number of very attractive properties. For example, every continuous function can be approximated at any desirable accuracy by a d.c. function and any twice differentiable function belongs to the DC space. In addition, any lower semicontinuous (l.s.c.) function can be approximated at any precision by a sequence of continuous functions. Furthermore, provided that for the optimization problem under study we proposed the new Global Optimality Conditions (GOCs), which have been published in the English and Russian languages. The natural question arises: is it possible to construct a computational scheme based on the GOCs (otherwise, what are they for?) that would allow us not only to generate critical points (like the KKT-vectors) but to escape any local pitfall, which makes it possible to reach a global solution to the problem in question? First of all, we recall that with the help of the Theory of Exact Penalization, the original d.c. problem was reduced to a problem without constraints. Moreover, it can be readily seen that this penalized problem is a d.c. problem as well. Furthermore, special Local Search Methods (LSMs) were developed and substantiated in view of their convergence features. In addition, the GOCs were generalized for the minimizing sequences in the penalized problem. A special theoretical method was proposed and its convergence properties were studied. We developed a Global Search Scheme (GSS) based on all theoretical results presented above, and, moreover, we were lucky to prove that the sequence produced by the GSS turned out to be minimizing in the original d.c. optimization problem. Finally, we developed a Global Search Method (GSM), combining the special LSM and the GSS proposed. The convergence of the GSM is also investigated under some natural assumptions. The first results of numerical testing of the approach will be demonstrated.


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Conference proceedings will be published by Springer Nature as volumes of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) and Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science

LNCS vol. 11548

Accepted papers

Ilya Chernykh and Ekaterina Lgotina
How the difference in travel time affects the optima localization for the routing open shop
Igor' Izmest'Ev and Viktor Ukhobotov
On a single-type differential game with a non-convex terminal set
René Van Bevern, Till Fluschnik and Oxana Tsidulko
On (1+ε)-approximate data reduction for the Rural Postman Problem
Artem Pyatkin and Mikhail Golovachev
Routing Open Shop with two nodes, unit processing times and equal number of jobs and machines
Maximilian John and Andreas Karrenbauer
Dynamic Sparsification for Quadratic Assignment Problems
Andrei Orlov and Tatiana Gruzdeva
The Local and Global Searches in Bilevel Problems with a Matrix Game at the Lower Level
Michael Khachay and Yuri Ogorodnikov
Approximation scheme for the Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows and non-uniform demand
Sergey Lavlinskii, Artem Panin and Alexander Plyasunov
Stackelberg Model and Public–Private Partnerships in the Natural Resources Sector of Russia
Konstantin Kobylkin and Irina Dryakhlova
Approximation algorithms for piercing special families of hippodromes: an extended abstract
Sergey Khapugin and Andrey Melnikov
Local Search Approach for the Medianoid Problem with Multi-purpose Shopping Trips
Andrei Nikolaev
On vertex adjacencies in the polytope of pyramidal tours with step-backs
Igor Konnov and Olga Pinyagina
Splitting method with adaptive step-size
Anna Kozlova and Andrei Nikolaev
Simulated annealing approach to verify vertex adjacencies in the traveling salesperson polytope
Stephan Dempe
Computing local optimal solutions of the bilevel optimization problem using the KKT approach
Anna N. Rettieva
Coalition Stability in Dynamic Multicriteria Games
Victor Il'Ev, Svetlana Il'Eva and Alexander Morshinin
A 2-approximation algorithm for the graph 2-clustering problem
Valeriy Marakulin
Spatial equilibrium in a multidimensional space: an immigration-consistent division into countries centered at barycenter
Christof Defryn, Julian Golak, Alexander Grigoriev and Veerle Timmermans
Inland waterway efficiency through skipper collaboration and joint speed optimization
Sergey Ivanov and Irina Zhenevskaya
Estimation of the necessary sample size for approximation of stochastic optimization problems with probabilistic criteri
Dimitrije D. Čvokić, Yury Kochetov, Alexander Plyasunov and Aleksandar Savić
The competitive hub location under the price war
Mikhail Gusev
Estimates of the minimal eigenvalue of the controllability Gramian for a system containing a small parameter
Vitalii Arestov
Best approximation of a differentiation operator on the set of smooth functions with exactly or approximately given Fourier transform
Oxana Matviychuk
On ellipsoidal estimates for reachable sets of the control system
Ekaterina Kolpakova
Open-loop Strategies in Nonzero-sum Differential Game with Multilevel Hierarchy
Vitaly Zhadan
Variant of Simplex Method for Second-order Cone Programming
Anton Eremeev, Alexander Kelmanov, Mikhail Y. Kovalyov and Artem Pyatkin
Maximum Diversity Problem with Squared Euclidean Distance
Maria Barkova
On generating nonconvex optimization test problems
Leon Petrosyan and Yaroslavna B. Pankratova
Equilibrium and Cooperation in the Repeated Hierarchical Games
Dragan Urosevic, Yiad Ibrahim Yousef Alghoul, Zhazira Amirgaliyeva and Nenad Mladenovic
Less is more: Tabu search for Quadratic Bipartite Programming Problem
Boris Ananyev
Control Problem of Parabolic System with Incomplete Information
Marina Plekhanova
Problems of hard control for a class of degenerate fractional order evolution equations
Ildus Kuchkarov and Ovanes Petrosian
On a Class of Linear Quadratic Non-cooperative Differential Games with Continuous Updating
Anton Eremeev, Nikolay Tyunin and Alexander Yurkov
Non-Convex Quadratic Programming Problems in Short Wave Antenna Array Optimization
Vladislav Sovrasov
Comparison of several stochastic and deterministic derivative-free global optimization algorithms
Fedor Stonyakin, Darina Dvinskikh, Pavel Dvurechensky, Alexey Kroshnin, Olesya Kuznetsova, Artem Agafonov, Alexander Gasnikov, Alexander Turin, Cesar Uribe, Dmitry Pasechnyuk and Sergei Artamonov
Gradient Method for Problems with Inexact Model of the Objective
Vladimir Mazalov and Elena Parilina
Game of competition for opinion with two centers of influence
Sergey Semenov and Nikolai Zolotykh
A dynamic algorithm for constructing the dual representation of a polyhedral cone
Alexander Kononov, Julia Memar and Yakov Zinder
Scheduling with limited storage - a polynomial-time algorithm and efficient heuristics
Nadezhda Maltugueva, Nikolay Pogodaev and Olga Samsonyuk
Optimality conditions and numerical algorithms for hybrid systems
Dmitry Gribanov and Dmitry Malishev
Integer Conic Function Minimization Based on the Comparison Oracle
Yulia Kovalenko and Aleksey Zakharov
Pareto-based Hybrid Algorithms for the Bicriteria Asymmetric Travelling Salesman Problem
Anna Panasenko
A PTAS for One Cardinality-Weighted 2-Clustering Problem
Olga Samsonuyk, Stepan Sorokin and Maxim Staritsyn
Feedback Optimality Conditions with Weakly Invariant Functions for Nonlinear Problems of Impulsive Control
Oleg Zaikin and Stepan Kochemazov
Black-box optimization in an extended search space for SAT solving
Vladimir Dykhta and Stepan Sorokin
Feedback minimum principle for optimal control problems in discrete-time systems and its applications
Fedor Stonyakin, Mohammad Alkousa, Alexander Titov and Victoria Piskunova
On Some Methods for Strongly Convex Optimization Problems With One Functional Constraint
Dmitry Khlopin
General limit value for stationary Nash equilibrium
Vladimir Berikov
Semi-Supervised Classification Using Multple Clustering and Low-Rank Matrix Operations

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Communications in Computer and Information Science

CCIS vol. 1090

Accepted papers

Natalia Aizenberg and Nikolai Voropai
The interaction of consumers and load serving entity to manage electricity consumption
Vladimir Erokhin
Regularization and matrix correction of improper linear programming problems
Chiang Kao
Measuring the most favorable Russell efficiency under the framework of data envelopment analysis
Adil Erzin and Roman Plotnikov
The Convergecast Scheduling Problem on a Regular Triangular Grid
Liudmila Prokudina and Dmitrii Bukharev
Simulation of flow regimes of non-isothermal liquid films
Elena Tabarintseva
The accuracy of approximate solutions for a boundary value inverse problem with final overdetermination
Polina Kononova and Igor Kulachenko
The VNS Approach for a Consistent Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem under the Shift Length Constraints
Aigul Fabarisova and Vadim Kartak
An integer programming approach to the irregular polyomino tiling problem
Vladimir Servakh and Svetlana Malakh
The net present value maximization in inventory management system
Roman Plotnikov and Adil Erzin
Constructive Heuristics for Min-Power Bounded-Hops Symmetric Connectivity Problem
Igor Kandoba and Alexander Uspenskiy
On one applied problem of vector optimization
Al'Fiya Surina and Alexander Tyrsin
Vladimir Ushakov, Aleksandr Ershov and Maksim Pershakov
Counterexamples in the Theory of α-Sets
Gennady Zabudsky and Natalia Veremchuk
On the One-Dimensional Space Allocation Problem with Partial Order and Forbidden Zones
Evgenii Goncharov
Variable Neighborhood Search for the Resource Constrained Project Scheduling Problem
Viktor Ukhobotov, Konstantin Kudryavtsev and Irina Stabulit
On the problem of comparing fuzzy numbers
Ivan Davydov and Daniil Tolstykh
An evolution based approach for the traffic lights optimization problem
Ushakov Vladimir and Lebedev Pavel
Iterative methods for optimal packing approximations constructing for non convex polygons
Tatiana Levanova and Alexander Gnusarev
Development of Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm for Competitive p-Median Facility Location Problem with Elastic Demand
Igor Vasilyev, Pasquale Avella, Maurizio Boccia and Sandro Viglione
A local branching MIP heuristic for a real-world Curriculum-Based Course Timetabling Problem
Alexander Kelmanov and Vladimir Khandeev
The problem K-means and given J-centers: polynomial solvability in one dimension
Inna Urazova, Ruslan Simanchev and Yury Kochetov
Polyhedral attack on the graph approximation problem
Leonid Popov
Methods for matrix games with mixed strategies and quantile payoff function
Lev Petrov
Using Nonlinear Interactions To Control Oscillations Of Dynamic Systems
Artem Ripatti and Vadim Kartak
Bounds for non-IRUP instances of Cutting Stock Problem with minimal capacity
Evgeni Nurminski and Natalia Shamray
Discrete Time Lyapunov-Type Convergence Conditions for Recursive Sequences in Optimization
Artyom Makovetskii, Sergei Voronin, Vitaly Kober and Aleksei Voronin
A generalized point-to-point approach for orthogonal transformations
Robert Namm and Georgiy Tsoy
A modified duality scheme for solving 3D elastic problem with a crack
Alexander Chentsov, Alexey Grigoryev and Alexey Chentsov
Procedures of local optimization in routing problems with constraints
Lidia Zaozerskaya
Analysis of Integer Programming Model of Academic Load Distribution
Alexander Semenov
Merging variables: one technique of search in pseudo-Boolean optimization
Timur Merembayev, Yedilkhan Amirgaliyev, Shahriar Shamiluulu and Didar Yedilkhan
Using machine learning algorithm for diagnosis of stomach disorders
Eugeniia Markova and Inna Sidler
Optimization problem in an integral model of developing system without prehistory
Igor Bykadorov
Social Optimality in International Trade under Monopolistic Competition
Anna Lempert, Alexander Kazakov and Quang Mung Le
On the Thinnest Covering of Fixed Size Containers with Non-Euclidean Metric by Incongruent Circles
Evgeniy A. Krupennikov
On estimates of the solutions of inverse problems of optimal control
Aleksandr Buldaev and Ivan Burlakov
Iterative Method with Exact Fulfillment of Constraints in Optimal Control Problems
Guzel Sharipzhanovna Shkaberina, Viktor Ivanovich Orlov, Elena Mikhailovna Tovbis and Lev Aleksandrovich Kazakovtsev
Identification of the Optimal Set of Informative Features for the Problem of Separating a Mixed Production Batch of Semiconductor Devices for the Space Industry
Yuri Kan and Sofia Vasil'Eva
Deterministic approximation of stochastic programming problems with probabilistic constraints
Anastasia Tavaeva, Dmitry Kurennov, Vladimir Krotov and Alexander Petunin
A Cost Minimizing at Laser Cutting of Sheet Parts on CNC machines
Anton Ushakov and Igor Vasilyev
A computational comparison of parallel and distributed k-median clustering algorithms on large-scale image data
Ovanes Petrosian and Anna Tur
Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman Equations for Non-cooperative Differential Games with Continuous Updating
Olga Murav'Eva
Matrix Correction of Inconsistent Systems of Linear Inequalities Using the Matrix l1 Norm
Edward Kh. Gimadi and Ekaterina Shin
On random MST problem with given diameter
Hanan Shabana and Mikhail Volkov
Using Sat solvers for synchronization issues in partial deterministic automata
Aleksander Gornov, Tatiana Zarodnyuk, Anton Anikin and Pavel Sorokovikov
The Stochastic Coverings Algorithm for Solving Applied Optimal Control Problems

Corresponding authors of the listed papers are invited to upload camera-ready versions of their papers through Easychair until June 30, 2019.

Please, login as a proceedings author and upload the files according to the instructions as follows:

  1. a zipped file containing all latex sources, images, and answers to the reviewers' comments; please, name this file, where NNN is the number of your paper
  2. PDF version of your camera-ready paper
  3. scan-copy of the Copyright form, filled and signed by the corresponding author. The prefilled form you can download here.

Please note that at least one author should participate in the conference and pay the registration fee in order to have your paper included in the proceedings.

Special issues

Papers significantly extending the results presented at the conference MOTOR 2019, or related papers, will be considered for peer-reviewed publication in special issues of the following journals:

Impact Factor "1.631"

Journal of Global Optimization

The journal's impact factor is 1.631, it belongs to Q1 JCR Science Edition and Q1 Scopus SJR. The quality and topics of the submissions should correspond to the high standards of publications in JoGO and its Aims and Scope: here. The deadline for submission is November 1, 2019 January 10, 2020. Please, follow the journal's style and guidelines presented here. Manuscript submission must be made online via the journal's CMS. To specify the special issue, please choose “SI: MOTOR-19”.
Guest Editors:
Prof. Panos M. Pardalos - University of Florida, USA
Prof. Michael Khachay - Krasovsky Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics
Prof. Yury Kochetov - Sobolev Institute of Mathematics

2018 Impact Factor "1.336"

Optimization Methods & Software (OMS)

The journal impact factor is 1.336, it belongs to Q2 JCR Science Edition, and the yearly best publication in OMS is awarded by the Charles Broyden prize. The quality and topics of the submissions should correspond to the high standards of publications in OMS and its Aims and Scope: here. The deadline for submission is November 1, 2019 January 19, 2020. Please, follow the journal's style and guidelines presented here. Manuscript submission must be made online via the journal's ScholarOne Manuscripts: site. To specify the special issue, please choose "MOTOR19".
Guest Editors:
Prof. Oleg Khamisov - Melentiev Energy Systems Institute
Prof. Anton Eremeev - Sobolev Institute of Mathematics
Prof. Vladimir Ushakov - Krasovsky Institute of mathematics and Mechanics

Yugoslav Journal of Operations Research

YUJOR - The Yugoslav Journal of Operations Research is an international journal dealing with all aspects of operations research, systems science, and management science. YUJOR publishes refereed papers describing significant results in the above areas whether theoretical or empirical, mathematical or descriptive. The journal is indexed by Scopus, it belongs to Q3 Scopus SJR. Authors guide can be found here, the papers should not exceed 23 pages, be presented in LaTeX according to the templates. Paper submission due is November 1, 2019 January 15, 2020. Making your submission, please specify the special issue "MOTOR 2019".
Guest Editors:
Prof. Leon Petrosyan - Saint-Petersburg State University
Prof. Alexander Petunin - Ural Federal University
Prof. Vadim Kartak - Ufa State Aviation Technical University

Discrete Analysis and Operations Research

The journal is published at the Sobolev Institute of Mathematics of SB RAS. The journal accepts original articles of theoretical or practical importance on the following topics of discrete analysis, operations research and computer science in Russian and English. The English translations of the articles are published in the Journal of Applied and Industrial Mathematics (Scopus Q2, JSR 0,292). The papers should not exceed 20–25 pages and send by e-mail: . Please, follow the journal's style and guidelines presented here. Making your submission, please specify the special issue "MOTOR 2019".
Guest Editors:
Prof. Evgeni A. Nurminski - Far Eastern Federal University

Submission dates and instructions

February 1
Up to this date, we ask to register your talk using easychair conference account. This task is quite simple. The corresponding author is invited to log on to easychair, start a new submission and fill a form pointing out submission title, authors’ names, keywords and a short abstract in a plain text.
February 15
Up to this date, corresponding authors have an opportunity to edit all the information and upload (re-upload) their papers for possible inclusion to the conference proceedings, which will be published by Springer as volumes of LNCS and CCIS series
November 1
January 10, 2020
Up to this date, all the authors are invited to submit their significantly elaborated papers presented on the conference or some another related papers to special issues of the peer-reviewed journals
Note: full paper submission is not a necessary condition for participating in MOTOR 2019. To give a talk, it is sufficient to register it in easychair.


Early bird (up to May 1)
After May 2 or on site
Student (undergraduate / graduate / PhD)
50 eur
60 eur
100 eur
125 eur

Payment options: wire transfer to bank account of the conference co-organizer Visit Ural-Siberia Ltd., visa / mastercard online payment, by cash (on site)

Registration fee grants an access to all sessions of the conference, publication the paper accepted to LNCS or CCIS, collective transfer to the conference venue (and return), and the conference kit

In order to register, please send a message to the e-mail address including the filled in Registration Form given below. Within three working days, you will receive a reply with the instructions on payment of the registration fee.

Registration form

Please copy and paste this form to your message, fill it in and send it to with the Subject line "MOTOR 2019 Registration Form".
  1. Last name:
  2. Given name(s):
  3. Affiliation(s), including address(es):
  4. Citizenship:
  5. Are you a student (PhD student) (yes - please, enclose a scan-copy of your student ID card / no):
  6. ID(s) and title(s) of your papers(s), including all authors:
  7. Preferred way of payment (wire transfer (RUB / EUR), bank card online, cash (on site)):
  8. Do you need visa support (yes / no):
  9. Preferred type of entry visa (Business / Tourist):
  10. Do you need an invitation letter for your employer (electronic, hard copy, both, none):
  11. Any comments:


Technical program



The conference will be held in Obuhovsky resort (, which is located in a picturesque place near Ekaterinburg, Russia, at the borderline between Europe and Asia. A number of single and twin rooms have been reserved and can be booked at special conference rates. Full board as well as some wellness services, such as gym or swimming pool with mineral water are included.

The map of Obuhovsky resort:

Accommodation types and prices:

Room type
Date of payment
Cost per night (rubles)
Total cost (rubles)

single room or twin
room for 1 person
before 15th May 2019
bed in a twin
before 15th May 2019
single room or twin
room for 1 person
after 15th May 2019
bed in a twin
after 15th May 2019

Due to limited capacities, we encourage you to reserve well in advance. You can also make a reservation directly at

Room booking details:

  1. conference participants are invited to send a request to to issue the payment invoice for reservation.
  2. please, include to your request the following information: first name, last name, check-in date and time you prefer, check-out date and time, type of room (single or twin), contact phone number and e-mail to send the payment invoice;
  3. the e-mail response to the request will contain the payment invoice and billing information;
  4. each participant should pay the invoice and send a scanned copy of the receipt by e-mail at;
  5. please keep your payment documents upon your arrival to the resort;
  6. All necessary payment confirmation documents can be issued upon request (an agreement, a participant certificate, acceptance certificate, receipt etc).

The sightseeing tour:

On July 10 at 10 a.m. a sightseeing tour will be held with a stop at monument at the border between Europe and Asia, a visit to the Ural Geological Museum and lunch at a Russian restaurant. The monument "Europe-Asia" is located at 13 km of the Moscow highway.

The Ural Geological Museum was opened in 1937. It contains more than 40 thousand exhibits representing minerals, rocks and paleontological finds of the Ural region.

Lunch is scheduled in the restaurant "Podkova", which is located in the center of Yekaterinburg at the address Lenina Avenue, 28/2, the menu in the attachment.

Application for participation in the sightseeing tour must be submitted before July 1 at the conference email

Local travel information:

A local transfer is planned for registered participants:
 July 7, 2019 at 18:00 from the main building of Krasovsky Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics (IMM UB RAS) to the Obuhovsky resort
 July 12, 2019 at 14:00 from the Obuhovsky resort to the Koltsovo airport and the IMM UB RAS main building

Local minibus transfers are also planned 8th through 11th July:
 at 8:00 from the IMM UB RAS main building to the Obuhovsky resort
 at 19:00 from the Obuhovsky resort to the IMM UB RAS main building

Local time is GMT+5.
Contact information of the Obuhovsky resort.