SigmaOpt and ANZIAM Conference

Please see below for an invitation to (1) join SigmaOpt (an ANZIAM special interest group for optimisation, Operations Research, optimal control and related fields), (2) attend the ANZIAM conference and the (3) SigmaOpt workshop immediately after the ANZIAM conference.
Finally, (4) SigmaOpt / MoCaO are also calling for nominations for a student best paper prize.

(1) Invitation to join SigmaOpt (An ANZIAM Special Interest Group in Mathematical Optimisation)

You may be aware of ANZIAM (Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics). ANZIAM has a Special Interest Group in Mathematical Optimisation (SigmaOpt). Andrea Raith is a member of the SigmaOpt executive committee on behalf of ORSNZ.

SigmaOpt is the special interest group of ANZIAM for optimisation, Operations Research, optimal control and related fields. The SigmaOpt webpage is:
You can request to join the SigmaOpt website here: or contact Dr Hoa Bui at [email protected].

We welcome you to join the SigmaOpt mailing list as well as sharing this announcement with any interested colleagues.

ANZIAM also offers free student membership for interested students.

(2) ANZIAM 2024 conference – Golbon Zakeri, who many of you will know, is an invited speaker at the upcoming ANZIAM conference.

The Organising Committee warmly invites you to join us for the ANZIAM 2024 Conference, to be held in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

Dates: 11-15 February 2024
Venue: Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Hahndorf SA

The scientific programme for the annual ANZIAM Conference will include 8 invited plenary lectures on a range of areas of applied mathematics. The conference will also feature a student social event, WIMSIG Lunch, LGBTQIA+ & Allies event, and formal conference dinner.
An ECR Workshop will be held on Saturday and Sunday (10–11 Feb) and the Mathematical Biology Special Interest Group (MBSIG) Workshop and SigmaOpt Workshop will both take place on Friday 16 February following the conference.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:
• David Abrahams (U. Cambridge)
• Luke Bennetts (U. Adelaide)
• Beth Fulton (CSIRO)
• Adrianne Jenner (Queensland U. Technology)
• Chris Lustri (U. Sydney)
• Neela Nataraj (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)
• Tony J. Roberts (U. Adelaide)
• Golbon Zakeri (U. Massachusetts Amherst)

(3) SigmaOpt 2024 workshop and student paper prize – Golbon Zakeri, is also an invited speaker here.

SigmaOpt, the optimisation special interest group of ANZIAM, is holding a one-day workshop in Adelaide City on the day after the 2024 ANZIAM Conference (in Adelaide Hills). The workshop will feature talks from five invited speakers as well as the winner of the Student Best Paper Prize.

Important Information:

When: Friday February 16, 2024.
Where: Room RR5-09 at the City West Campus of UniSA.
Invited Speakers:

Kate Helmstedt (QUT)
Yalcin Kaya (UniSA)
Vicky Mak (Deakin)
Lindon Roberts (USyd)
Golbon Zakeri (UMas Amherst, USA)
The Winner of the Student Best Paper Prize (TBA) – see call below

Registration: $50 (includes catering) using the following link via the ANZIAM 2024 conference registration system:

(4) SigmaOpt/MoCaO Student Best Paper Prize: SigmaOpt and MoCaO call for nominations for the joint SigmaOpt/MoCaO Student Best Paper Prize for an exceptional paper in the field of mathematical optimisation, optimal control, operations research or related field published in the last 18 months. The winner of this prize will be awarded $300 and invited to present the paper at the one-day workshop. For information on submitting a nomination, visit:
Nominations for the prize are due by 4/12/2023.

For further information about the workshop, visit the ANZIAM conference webpage: