Based in Latin American countries, LAWOC gathers international researchers and practitioners interested in various areas of optimization and control. It aims at becoming a top-level scientific meeting while promoting and reinforcing the interaction between Latin American researchers and world leading experts.
LAWOC has traditionally been organized by young researchers from Latin American universities. I LAWOC took place in Quito, Ecuador, in 2008 and II LAWOC was held in Rosario, Argentina, in 2010.
The 2012 edition will be hosted by the AM2V Research Group at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM) in Valparaíso, Chile. Talks will be organized in a single stream.