Large-Scale Optimization:
Robustness, Online and Offline Issues

3rd (Final) ARRIVAL Review Meeting

Joint ARRIVAL/AEOLUS Workshop & School

General Information

The event ‘Large-Scale Optimization: Robustness, Online and Offline Issues’ is a combination of activities regarding the EC FP6 IST/FET projects ARRIVAL and AEOLUS. In particular, it consists of:

  • The 3rd (Final) ARRIVAL Review meeting on 12 May 2009
  • The Joint ARRIVAL/AEOLUS Workshop & School on 13–15 May 2009

The event will be held in Patras. Patras is located at the Western part of Greece’s mainland on the Northwestern coast of Peloponnesus, about 210 Km West of Athens. It is the third largest city of Greece and has always been a path to Europe, a gate towards the West and a commercial channel to the ports of Italy, France and England. Patras was the Cultural Capital of Europe for the year 2006. The important archeological site of Olympia is situated at 90km from Patras, while Delphi lies 115km away.

At 7km from Patras and 2Km from the University stands the Rion-Antirion suspended bridge. With over 2200m of suspended length (over 3km total) it is the longest suspended bridge in the world and an impressive technological feat given the adverse physical features of the environment (strong winds, strong seismic activity etc.). The bridge is also a beautiful sight (and a nice walk for the hiking lovers) especially in the night. (You may find more info on wikipedia).


The event will be held in the amphitheater of the new CTI building. The building is located in the Patras University Campus in Rio (Kazantzaki street), about 6 Km from Patras. It is reachable by bus. Since during semester buses get crowded, it is recommended to take a taxi (the cost from Patra’s center is 7–10 Euros).

Organizing Committee

  • Apostolos Bessas
  • Kalliopi (Lina) Giannakopoulou
  • Christos Kaklamanis
  • Georgia Mali
  • Panagiotis Michail
  • Evi Papaioannou
  • Christos Zaroliagis (chair)


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