Industrial Optimization

Compact Course and Challenge Workshop 
Heidelberg, February 17-20, 2014

Please find the workshop report here: HCOWorkshop2014_Report.pdf

Optimization plays a crucial role in the design and operation of industrial processes due to the desire to save valuable resources, to meet ambitious production goals, and to achieve the best possible profit margins. Often the processes under consideration are nonlinear and dynamic by nature, thus complex dynamic optimization or optimal control problems need to be formulated and solved. Recent years have seen rapid progress in this area, both algorithmically and in terms of solvable applications. However, this area still raises major challenges for scientific computing and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together scientists and decision makers from industry and academia to initiate joint projects on industrial optimization. The event will start with a two-day course about topics from modeling, simulation, optimization and model validation. On the third day successful case studies from previous and present collaborations will be shown. The fourth day is intended for discussions about present and future challenges which could lead to new projects within structured collaboration in an Industry-on-Campus initiative.

Target Group
Scientists and decision makers from industry, university, and research institutions
Interested doctoral students, in particular from HGS MathComp