Sunday, July 28, 18:30-20:30: MOS Welcome Reception
The MOS Welcome Reception will take place at the Entrance Hall of the Department of Mathematics. Typical Portuguese tapas will be served to all participants, accompanied by the sound of a live performance of a Portuguese guitar. Not to be missed as the food will be great!
Monday, July 29, 18:30-20:30: Poster Presentations and Reception
During the Poster Presentations Session, dinner will be served to all participants. Here we will combine the excellence of Continuous Optimization with Portuguese cuisine. The event takes place at the Entrance Hall of the Math. Department.
Tuesday, July 30, 18:15-22:45: Conference Banquet (60 € per person, not included in the registration fees)
The Conference Banquet will hopefully be a memorable one. It will take place in a beautiful eighteen century palace (Solar dos Zagallos), relatively close to the campus. The food will be excellent for the price, as an entrée (or first course), two main courses, and desert will be served. Dinner will be followed by (i) the announcement of the winner of the Best Paper Prize and (ii) a live Fado singing performance. Transportation from the campus to the banquet site and back to the three hotels in Caparica and Almada and to the train and ferry stations will be provided.
Thursday, August 1, 16:30-19:30: Conference Tour (15 € per person, not included in the registration fees)
The tour consists of visits to the natural park of Arrábida and to the wine cellars of José Maria da Fonseca. Besides visiting the impressive Manor House Museum, there will be a tour to the cellars and a tasting of the high quality wines locally produced. Buses will leave from campus and at the end will take participants back to the three hotels in Caparica and Almada and to the train and ferry stations.
Lunches during the Conference
Participants will be offered lunch Monday July 29 through Thursday August 1. The food will be served in the Department of Mathematics, and hopefully if the weather is on our side, outside in the interior courtyard.