Workshop on Numerical Methods for Optimal Control and Inverse Problems

March 14 - 16, 2011

Technische Universität München

Faculty of Mathematics

Garching by Munich

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Optimization and inverse problems belong to the fastest growing areas in applied mathematics in the last decades. On one hand, groundbreaking achievements in the field of numerical solution techniques for differential and integral equations have enabled the simulation of highly complex real world scenarios, thus the logically next step is the optimization of these systems or the identification of quantities inaccessible to direct observations.

On the other hand, the increasing number of innovative techniques, e.g., in medical imaging or in industrial processing results in a need for enhanced optimization and identification methods. Motivated by the obvious close methodological relation between optimization and identification, the aim of this workshop is bringing together people developing and analyzing numerical methods for these kinds of problems. Moreover, we wish to stimulate discussions on mathematical and computational challenges, which are arising in new applications ranging from geophysics to medical imaging.

Invited speakers:

Programme and timetable:

Conference venue:

  • Room H.E.008
  • Leibnitz-Rechenzentrum (LRZ)
  • Boltzmannstraße 1
  • 85748 Garching by Munich

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission: January 21, 2011
  • Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2011
  • Deadline early registration fee: February 18, 2011

Registration fees:

  • Early registration: 120 EUR
  • Regular registration: 150 EUR
  • Student registration: 60 EUR

  • Bank account:
    • Staatsoberkasse Bayern für TUM
    • Bayerische Landesbank
    • Bank identification code: 700 500 00
    • Account number: 2 48 66
    • IBAN: DE 107 005 000 000 000 24866
    • Swift/Bic-Code: BYLADEMM
    • Reason for payment: 00 02 01 57 34 85 + your name

The registration fee includes all coffee breaks and the workshop dinner on Monday evening.

Getting there:

  • Travelling by public transport: It takes 25 min by Underground from Marienplatz to the Garching campus
    (No. U6 to the terminal “Garching-Forschungszentrum” (= Garching research center)).
  • Coming from Munich Airport:
    • Take the S-Bahn (suburban railway) S1 to Neufahrn, then switch to the bus No. 690
    • take the S8 as far as Ismaning, change then to bus No. 230.


  • It is possible to book a room in the hotels Hotel Hoyacker Hof and Hotel am Park in Garching for 75 EUR per night (breakfast buffet included) using the key word “OCIP 2011”.
  • Further accomodation suppliers can be found here.


Jenny Radeck
Technische Universität München
Secretary Chair of Numerical Mathematics
Boltzmannstraße 3
85748 Garching by Munich, Germany

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