Workshop on Numerical Methods for Optimal Control and Inverse Problems

March 12 - 14, 2012

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 logical 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:

  • Matthias Heinkenschloss, Rice University: Numerical Optimization of Partial Differential Equations with Uncertain Coefficients
  • Thorsten Hohage, University of Göttingen: Inverse Problems for Poisson Data
  • Christian Meyer, TU Dortmund: Numerical Analysis for Optimal Control Problems Governed by Variational Inequalities
  • Ekkehard Sachs, University of Trier: Preconditioners for Constrained Optimization

Programme and timetable:

Conference venue:

  • Room H.E.009
  • Leibniz-Rechenzentrum (LRZ)
  • Boltzmannstraße 1
  • 85748 Garching by Munich

Registration and abstract submission:

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission: December 31, 2011
  • Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2012
  • Deadline early registration fee: February 10, 2012

Registration fees:

  • Early registration: 160 EUR
  • Early registration for students: 80 EUR

  • Late registration: 250 EUR

  • TUM members: free
  • Conference dinner for TUM members and accompanying persons: 40 EUR

  • Bank account:
    • Staatsoberkasse Augsburg 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: PK 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 (town center of Munich) 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 2012”.
  • Cheaper rooms can be found in Garching Hochbrück. The following hotels are directly located at the subway stop:


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

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We acknowledge the financial support of Munich Centre of Advanced Computing (MAC)

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