### Call for nomination of the 2009 Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization

The Mathematical Programming Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics invite nominations for the 2009 Lagrange Prize in Continuous Optimization. The Prize will be presented at the 20th International Symposium on Mathematical Programming in Chicago, in August 2009.

The Prize honors either a paper or book, consisting chiefly of original results, and which has appeared in the six calendar years from 2003 to 2008. The primary criteria are mathematical quality, significance, and originality; secondary considerations include the clarity and excellence of the exposition and the value of the work in practical applications.

Nominated works must be the final publication of the main results, published in one of the following forms:

- An article in a recognized journal, or in a comparable, well-referenced volume, intended to publish final publications only;
- A monograph consisting chiefly of original results rather than previously published material.
Extended abstracts and prepublications, and articles published in journals, journal sections or proceedings that are intended to publish non-final papers, are not eligible.

The 2009 Prize Committee consists of Adrian Lewis, Jorge Moré, Philippe Toint, and Margaret Wright. Full details and prize rules appear at http://www.mathprog.org/prz/lagrange.htm.

Please send nominations by

January 10, 2009, via email, to Adrian Lewis, at the following address:

aslewis [at the domain name] orie.cornell.edu

Nominations should consist of a copy of the publication and a nominating letter.