On April 12th, the IEEE Victorian Section CIS Chapter hosted its first event in 2018, a one-day workshop on Informatics and Applied Optimization, which was held at Federation University Australia, Mt Helen Campus. The aim of this event was to bring together scientists from a diversity of sub-disciplines from the fields of computational intelligence, optimization, algorithms and applications. The event was advertised through IEEE Victorian Section in advance, and it was distributed through e-notices. All IEEE members were invited to join the workshop. The workshop attracted 21 participants (5 IEEE members, 1 past member and 15 non-members) from various institutions in Victoria, including RMIT, Deakin University, and Federation University Australia. Refreshments were provided, as well as frequent breaks with sufficient food for all participants. The list of talks was as follows:



Ning Ruan

On Canonical Dual Solutions to Topology Optimization

Guillermo Pineda-Villavicencio

Connectivity of cubical polytopes

David Yost

Decomposability of polytopes with up to 16 edges

Musa Mammadov

Outlier detection methodologies: theory and practice

Duy Cuong Nguyen

Some extended versions of the Extremal Principle with applications in optimization

Hoa Bui

Robustly quasiconvex functions

Kathleen Keogh

Does it help coordination when agents are in an organisation?

Andrew Stranieri

Technologies to support group reasoning: case studies in health and data analytics

Alireza Jolfaei

Research Outlook on Smart Grid Security and Intelligent Transportation Systems Security