XV ISORA: October 2 - 6, 2023

The Optimization Research Group at IMCA (GO - IMCA) is pleased to announce the fifteenth edition of the International Seminar on Optimization and Related Areas - ISORA, to be held on October 2-6, 2023, in Arequipa, Peru at the Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa. This seminar is dedicated to Professor Juan Enrique Martínez-Legaz on the occasion of his 70th birthday.


Escuela Profesional de Matemáticas de la Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa,
Área de Ingenierías
Av. Independencia s/n.

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About Arequipa

Arequipa, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 1,000,000 inhabitants, is the second largest city in Peru after Lima, and it offers a range of modern facilities and conveniences. Additionally, its historical district, characterized by its "piedra sillar" (volcanic stone) buildings, has earned it the nickname "la ciudad blanca" (the white city). This district boasts one of the most magnificent colonial ensembles in Latin America and rightfully holds a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Situated at an altitude of 2,300 meters, Arequipa is comfortably low enough to avoid the risk of "soroche" (altitude sickness). The city is surrounded by imposing Andean mountains, including the majestic Misti volcano, which stands at 5,880 meters. Arequipa enjoys excellent weather, with pleasant springtime temperatures year-round.

Arequipa has excellent transportation connections, with numerous daily flights linking it to Lima. Additionally, there are nonstop flights to Cuzco, providing convenient access to the renowned Inca fortress of Machu Picchu. Among the region's most spectacular nearby attractions is the Colca Canyon, widely regarded as one of the world's highest canyons. Visitors can witness the awe-inspiring sight of condors soaring in the early morning.

The conference will be held at the Universidad de San Agustín (Saint Augustine University), a nearly 200-year-old institution. It is worth emphasizing that Arequipa is currently a remarkably safe and welcoming city, ensuring a pleasant and secure experience for all visitors.

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