The 2nd ISM-ZIB-IMI MODAL Workshop on Mathematical Optimization and Data Analysis took place at the Research Campus MODAL at ZIB from September 22nd to September 26th 2017. Thorsten Koch from the Research Campus MODAL organized this very fruitful and interesting workshop together with Mr. Satoshi Ito from the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM) in Tokyo and Mr. Katsuki Fujisawa from the Institute of Mathematics for Industry (IMI) of Kyushu University. 

33 experts from science and industry presented their latest work and experiences to the more than 50 participants and discussed current perspectives and collaboration opportunities. 

We thank all the representatives - shown on our group picture - of the following institutions and companies for the inspiring and successful event (in alphabetical order): AGC Asahi Glass, Axioma Deutschland GmbH, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CRAY, FICO, Fujitsu, GAMS, Grid Optimization Europe, Hitachi, Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM), Institute of Mathematics in Industry (IMI), Kansai University, Lufthansa Systems, MODAL AG, NTT, Osaka University, Projekttr├Ąger J├╝lich, Research Campus MODAL, Sophia University, University of Electro-Communications and ZIB.