This book discusses recent developments in the vast domain of optimization. Featuring papers presented at the 1st International
Conference on Frontiers in Optimization: Theory and Applications (FOTA 2016), held at the Heritage Institute of Technology,
Kolkata, on 24-26 December 2016, it opens new avenues of research in all topics related to optimization, such as linear and
nonlinear optimization; combinatorial-, stochastic-, dynamic-, fuzzy-, and uncertain optimization; optimal control theory;
as well as multi-objective, evolutionary and convex optimization and their applications in intelligent information and technology,
systems science, knowledge management, information and communication, supply chain and inventory control, scheduling, networks,
transportation and logistics and finance. The book is a valuable resource for researchers, scientists and engineers from both
academia and industry.