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Special Issue


Special Issue to be published by Optimization

To celebrate the career of Stephan Dempe


The editors are publishing this special issue to celebrate the outstanding contribution of Stephan Dempe to the field of bilevel optimization.

The call-for-papers addresses the growing research interest in optimization from the theoretical as well as from the application point of view. The objective of this special issue of "Optimization" is to present advances in different areas of mathematical optimization, especially in those areas covered by the research of Stephan Dempe, including theoretical, numerical as well as application topics related to (optimistic and pessimistic) bilevel optimization, hierarchical optimization, Stackelberg games, min-max optimization, equilibrium- and complementarity-constrained optimization, robust optimization, semi-infinite optimization, and optimization under uncertainty.

Submitted papers will be considered as potential full-paper publications in this special issue subject to peer reviews, and should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be refereed with the same standards as leading international journals. The main criteria for acceptance are the quality and originality of the contribution.


Guest Editors

Patrick Mehlitz:

Jacqueline Morgan:

Christiane Tammer:

Jane J. Ye:

Alain B. Zemkoho:



For more details on how to submit your paper for the special issue, see here.

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