Nordic MPS ’04 is a continuation of the series of conferences organized by the Nordic MPS over the years. The aim of these conferences is to present advances in theory and applications of mathematical programming and related fields; as well as to provide a forum for people working in these fields. Nordic MPS ’04 featured 27 presentations in various topics of mathematical programming. As the conference chair; I would like to thank all speakers for contributing to a very successful scientific program; and all conference participants for contributing to the pleasant and inspiring atmosphere at Nordic MPS ’04. I would also like to thank the rest of the conference organizing committee; Henrik Andersson; Tobias Andersson; Patrik Björklund; Margareta Klang; and Iana Siomina for their contributions to the conference organization.
Finally; I would like to acknowledge ILOG for sponsoring Nordic MPS ’04 and for organizing the pre-conference workshop on ILOG optimization technologies.