Title: Developing optimization software: overview, challenges and perspectives
Ernesto Birgin – Department of Computer Sciences – University of São Paulo
Abstract: Our experiences developing optimization software will be overviewed in this talk. The objective of the talk is to highlight the challenges involved in the development and long-term maintenance of open source software for nonlinear programming and discrete optimization. The dichotomy between focusing on attaining a large number of users having at hand academic problems or a few users with real applications will be tackled. Perspectives will be analyzed.