Preface Positivity (2012) 16:395–396 DOI 10.1007/s11117-012-0198-0 Positivity Suliman Al-Homidan · Qamrul Hasan Ansari · Boris S. Mordukhovich Published online: 22 August 2012 © Springer Basel AG 2012 This special issue of Positivity is devoted to recent advances in applications of vari- ational methods to multiobjective/vector optimization, variational inequalities, and related topics of analysis, where positivity plays a crucial role. Variational analysis has been well recognized as a fruitful area of mathematics and its numerous applications, where variational principles and techniques lead to signif- icant advances in problem solving. Multiobjective optimization is among the most interesting applications of modern techniques of variational analysis and generalized differentiation combined with powerful ideas and approaches developed in positivity theory. The special issue is mainly based on selected presentations on these topics delivered at the International Conference on Analysis and its Applications held at the Aligarh Muslim University, India in November 2011. This conference was the second one under the same title supported by the University Grants Commission of the Govern- ment of India. It was followed by a training program on Nonlinear Analysis with Applications to Optimization and Game Theory. The conference was a distinguished international event with many participants from 25 countries across Positivity Springer Journals

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Mathematics; Operator Theory; Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control; Optimization; Econometrics; Potential Theory; Fourier Analysis
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