The aim of the Workshop is to review and discuss recent developments of the theory of Variational Analysis
and to provide a forum for fruitful interactions in closely related fields of
research and its applications.
Variational Analysis can be considered as an increasing expression of the optimization theory
and the variational and quasi-variational inequality theory is ant its fundamental part also for the
very important role in application. Variational inequalities proved to be a very useful and powerful tool
for investigation and solution of many equilibrium type problems in economics, engineering,
operations research and mathematical physics. In fact, variational inequalities for example provide
a unifying framework for the study of such diverse problems as boundary value problems, price equilibrium
problems and traffic network equilibrium problems. Besides, they are closely related with many general
problems of nonlinear analysis, such as fixed point, optimization and complementary problems. As a result,
the theory and solution methods for variational inequalities have been studied extensively, and
considerable advances have been made in these areas. The multidisciplinary aspect of the variational
analysis promotes further research in this field and in the utilization of the theory to solving numerous
engineering and economic problems.
Particular emphasis will be placed on novel ideas and promising research developments.