HCO Challenge Workshop

Parameter and State Estimation: Methods - Software - Applications

November 10 - 11, 2015


General Information

Model-based simulation and optimization methods become increasingly important for the development of new products and more efficient processes. However, successful application of model-based methods demands for the development of predictive mathematical models and their quantitative validation. This complex task requires robust and efficient numerical methods for parameter estimation. Furthermore, advanced control of processes in real time needs fast and reliable numerical methods for state estimation.

Industrial practice shows that in order to realize the full potential of modelling complex processes we have to deal with a number of new challenges. Because of the high relevance of parameter and state estimation methods for current and future research and development, the Heidelberg Collaboratory for industrial Optimization (HCO) invites decision makers, researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to participate in this workshop.

Primary goals are:

  • present an overview of state-of-the-art methods for parameter and state estimation
  • discuss current challenges in industry and academia
  • identify requirements for the next generation of parameter and state estimation methods and software
  • foster synergies and collaborations

This is the second workshop in a series on techniques for model-based optimization.

Application areas include (but are not limited to)

  • Automotive Industry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Econometrics
  • Energy Systems
  • Geomatics and Navigation
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Robotics
Scientific Committee: 
  • Peter Bastian
  • Hans Georg Bock
  • Thomas Carraro
  • Ekaterina Kostina
  • Rolf Rannacher
  • Johannes P. Schlöder
  • Michael Winckler
  • Stefan Körkel

  • Anja Milde

  • Sebastian F. Walter

Supported by: 
  • Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences (HGS MathComp)

  • Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR)

  • Komitee für mathematische Modellierung, Simulation und Optimierung (KoMSO)

  • MAThematics Center Heidelberg (MATCH)

Important Dates 
Registration: NOW OPEN! Early Bird Registration closes on Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Abstract Submission: NOW OPEN! Submission closes on Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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