MMEI 2021

Mathematical Methods in Economy and Industry


Welcome to the 21st edition of MMEI, 15.9.-19.9.2021

The series of International Conferences on Mathematical Methods in Economy and Industry (MMEI) was founded by Prof. František Nožicka and started in 1973. It is organized in a rotating way by Czech Republic, Germany and Slovakia. It offers a fruitful combination of experienced keynote speakers and young talents.

Current border and quarentene regime

Slovak language: vyhláška Úradu verejného zdravotníctva SR č. 231/2021 (PDF, 890 kB)
German language: Auswärtiges Amt
English language: Official info from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Travel info

To get to Smolenice castle, you can get to Bratislava first. You can choose to travel by car, bus, train or airplane (to Vienna airport Schwechat or Bratislava airport). If you come to Bratislava by public transport, you can take a bus from the main Bus station to Smolenice; you can find your connection via There is a direct bus connection at 16:10. You can get off the bus on "Smolenice OcÚ (Obecný úrad)" bus stop. Participants traveling from/through Czech Republic might also look into possibilites of changing from/to bus or train in Kúty: click for schedule.

If you need to take a TAXI within Bratislava, the most comfortable way is using one of the apps: Bolt, Hopin or similar.
If you decide to go by TAXI all the way from Bratislava to Smolenice, you can find some TAXI companies with telephone numbers here.

Note 1: On Sept 15, Pope Francis will be visiting a place (Šaštín) near Smolenice with a Holy Mass taking place in the morning (see Pope Francis in Slovakia - website for his detailed program), so it can be expected that there will be busy traffic that morning. Therefore, it might be smart to travel to Smolenice in the afternoon.

Note 2: Sept 15 is a holiday in Slovakia, so all shops including supermarkets will be closed. Restaurants are open as well as gas stations where you can get some simple food as well. If you arrive to Bratislava early, you can enjoy peaceful walks in the downtown or at the river on this day.

Scope and Topics of the Conference

The conference traditionally covers a wide range of mathematical methods applied to economy and industry. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Mathematical Programming
  • Convex optimization
  • Optimization methods
  • Stochastic Optimization
  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Economic Models
  • Pension systems
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Statistics
  • Simulation

Scientific Committee

  • Tomáš Domonkos, Institute of Economic Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava
  • Jiří Outrata, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
  • Michal Černý, Prague University of Economics and Business, Prague
  • Daniel Ševčovič, Comenius University, Bratislava
  • Matthias Ehrhardt, University of Wuppertal
  • René Henrion, Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin
  • Ján Šebo, Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica

Local Organizing Committee

  • Igor Melicherčík, FMFI UK, Bratislava
  • Soňa Kilianová, FMFI UK, Bratislava
  • Mária Trnovská, FMFI UK, Bratislava
  • Daniel Ševčovič, FMFI UK, Bratislava
  • Tomáš Domonkos, IER SAS, Bratislava
  • Miroslava Jánošová, IER SAS, Bratislava


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Thanks to all previous editions of MMEI:

1. 24.9.1973 - 28.9.1973 Zadov, Czechoslovakia (organized by UK PRAHA)
2. 21.10.1974 - 24.10.1974 Heiligendamm, DDR (organized by HU Berlin)
3. 9.2.1976 - 13.2.1976 Zvíkovské Podhradí, Czechoslovakia (organized by UK PRAHA)
4. 2.10.1977 - 8.10.1977 Vitte/Hiddensee, DDR (organized by HU Berlin)
5. 11.2.1979 - 16.2.1979 Smolenice, Czechoslovakia (organized by VSE Bratislava)
6. 28.9.1980 - 3.10.1980 Vitte/Hiddensee, DDR (organized by HU Berlin)
7. 30.8.1982 - 3.9.1982 Praha, Czechoslovakia (organized by UK PRAHA)
8. 26.10.1984 - 31.10.1984 Sellin/Rügen, DDR (organized by HU Berlin)
9. 20.9.1992 - 25.9.1992 Loučná, Czechoslovakia (organized by UK Praha and HU Berlin)
10. 25.9.1995 - 30.9.1995 Bardejovské kúpele, Slovakia (organized by TU Košice)
11. 1.6.1998 - 5.6.1998 Liberec, Czech Republic (organized by TU Liberec)
12. 21.7.2002 - 26.7.2002 Arnstadt, Germany (organized by HU Berlin)
13. 26.5.2003 - 30.5.2003 Hejnice, Czech Republic (organized by TU Liberec)
14. 23.5.2005 - 27.5.2005 Arnstadt, Germany (organized by HU Berlin)
15. 4.6.2007 - 7.6.2007 Herľany, Slovakia (organized by UPJŠ and TU Košice)
16. 15.6.2009 - 18.6.2009 České Budějovice, Czech Republic (organized by University of South Bohemia)
17. 24.6.2012 - 28.6.2012 Berlin, Germany (organized by WIAS and HU Berlin)
18. 8.9.2014 - 12.9.2014 Smolenice, Slovakia (organized by FMFI UK and MU SAV Bratislava)
19. 4.9.2017 - 6.9.2017 Jindřichův Hradec, Czech Republic (organized by UK Praha and USB České Budějovice)
20. 27.3.2019 - 29.3.2019 Chemnitz, Germany (organized by TU Chemnitz)