**Prékopa, A. (szerk.)**: Survey of mathematical programming: Proceedings of the 9th International Mathematical Programming Symposium: Budapest, August 23-27, 1976. 3. - Survey of mathematical programming 3. (Budapest, 1979)

SURVEY OF MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING Proceedings of the 9th International Mathematical Programming Symposium Mathematical programming is a powerful tool for solving various optimization problems arising in economics, industry, engineering design, and the natural and social sciences. Though only a few decades have passed since the publication of the famous founding works of G. B. Dantzig and L. V. Kantorovich, the field has blossomed providing the beauty of high level science and the strength of applied methodology for theoreticians and practitioners alike. Every third year a large International Symposium on Mathematical Programming has been organised by the Mathematical Programming Society. The site of the 9th Symposium was Budapest and these three volumes represent the proceedings of this important scientific meeting. One hundred selected papers provide information on all parts of mathematical programming such as linear, nonlinear discrete, stochastic, dynamic programming, theory of games, optimization in networks, graphs and combinatorics, teaching mathematical programming, software as well as important applications. The Proceedings gives a good picture of the present state of the art of this rapidly developing branch of applied mathematics. AKADÉMIAI KIADÓ, BUDAPEST