The 7th International Seminar on Optimization and Variational Analysis (OVA7) will be held in University of Alicante, the days 1, 2 and 3 of June of 2016.  This will be the seventh edition of a series of seminars organized, since 2007, by the "Optimization and Stability" research groups of Alicante and Miguel Hernández (Elche) Universities. 
This edition will basically consist of 3 plenary talks of 50 minutes, 24 invited talks of 35 minutes, and a poster session. There will be a special session devoted to applications, which will be funded by the Gaspard Monge Program for Optimization and Operations Research (PGMO). Its principal aim is to establish contacts and to improve the background of the involved groups in the tools and techniques of optimization and variational analysis, as well as related topics like vector optimization, generalized differentiation, and functional analysis, among others. 

OVA7 has special significance because it is dedicated to 70th birthday of Prof. Michel Théra (Université de Limoges, France). This fact constitutes a challenge for the organizers of the workshop and for the Scientific Committee, which is composed by J. Borwein, R. Correa, I. Ekeland, M. Goberna, F. Giannessi, J.-B. Hiriart-Urruty, M. López-Cerdá, J. Parra, and C. Sagastizabal.

Profs. Hedy Attouch, Heinz Bauschke, and Jon Borwein have accepted to be Plenary Speakers in the workshop.  

Looking forward to meeting you in Alicante, during OVA7.