Call for Papers - Special Issue on Applications of Semi-infinite Optimization

Special Issue Editors:  René Henrion, Karl-Heinz Küfer, Alexander Mitsos

Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2021

Completion: June 30th, 2022

Semi-infinite optimization, i.e., the solution of optimization problems with infinitely many constraints (SIP), has been intensively studied over the last decades. The progress of computer technology has enhanced SIP methodology significantly. On the one hand, solution methods for this problem class have been increasingly developed and refined. On the other hand, high-dimensional problems, as they often occur in practice, have become numerically tractable. As a result, the range of possible applications has evolved considerably and semi-infinite optimization has been increasingly applied to practical problems in recent years. In addition to the standard applications of semi-infinite optimization such as model approximation, design centering, robust optimization, and optimal control, SIP techniques have been recently used in machine learning, design of experiments, coverage issues and mixed stochastic-robust optimization. Thereby, SIP methods have been applied in application areas such as product portfolio optimization and process engineering.

Topics of interest

Of great interest for this special issue are topics around the use of local and global algorithms for the solution of interesting problems. 

Subject areas include but are not limited to:

  • Applications of SIP in Engineering 
  • Applications of SIP in Operations Research and Finance
  • Relations of SIP with Stochastic and/or Robust Optimization

Of particular interest are contributions coupling two or more of these areas.


Please submit manuscripts through the Springer online system (if you are a new author to the system you will be required to create a system login) and, when asked to "Choose Article Type", select "S.I.: Applications of SIP". 

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out.

The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

The journal imposes no hard limits on the paper length as long as what authors write is important. A paper length of about 20 pages in journal format is appreciated. Submissions that exceed 40 pages in journal format (including illustrations and references) should however be accompanied by a short justification as to why a briefer discussion is not possible.

Full author instructions may be found at

Any questions related to this special issue should be sent to:

René Henrion, Weierstrass Institute Berlin, School of Mathematics,

Karl-Heinz Küfer, Fraunhofer ITWM, Institute for Indutrial Mathematics, Kaiserslautern,

Alexander Mitsos, RWTH Aachen University, Aachener Verfahrenstechnik (AVT.SVT),