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Dmitry Frolov on his visit to Metz

The 6th World Congress on Global Optimization (WCGO-2019) was held in the French city of Metz from July 8 to July 10, 2019. The event was held at the University of Lorraine (Université de Lorraine). Dmitry Frolov shared his impressions on his visit to Metz.

First of all, the congress differed from typical conferences in scale - there were so many participants that the organizers made five parallel sections on various topics. The geography of the participants fully justified the "worldwide" status of the Congress. The event brought together approximately two hundred researchers from various countries, from Japan to the United States.

We presented the paper "Globally Optimal Parsimoniously Lifting a Fuzzy Query Set Over a Taxonomy Tree", prepared in collaboration with Prof. Boris Grigorevich Mirkin and foreign co-authors Suzana Nascimento and Trevor Fenner. The paper was presented as part of the Machine Learning & Big Data section led by Prof. Vinh Thanh Ho. The presentation attracted public interest, collected a large number of questions and comments.

Among the plenary lectures, it was especially interesting to listen to Prof. Panos Pardalos from the University of Florida, widely known for his work in the framework of joint projects with the HSE University. Overall, despite the obvious "mathematical" bias of the conference, almost all the speakers paid a big role in the applied aspects of their work.

Metz seemed incredibly calm and comfortable city. The city is distinguished by its originality and a large number of historical places. For the conference participants, an excursion was organized to the Center for Contemporary Art - one of the largest museums in France outside of Paris.

I acknowledge the Head of the DeCAn Center Prof. Fuad Tagievich Alekserov, the DeCAn Center collaborators, and my co-authors for the opportunity to present our paper at WCGO-2019.

Dmitry Frolov, research assistant of DeCAn lab