Applications of Model Order Reduction Methods in Industrial Research and Development

As part of the activities of the COST Action EU-MORNET, the Working Group 3 (Applications) organizes the 2nd Exploratory Workshop on 10 March 2017 in Luxembourg.

EU-MORNET. The COST Action EU-MORET brings together all major groups in Europe working on a range of model reduction strategies with applications in real-time visualisation and computing. The increasing complexity of mathematical models used to predict real-world systems, such as climate or the human cardiovascular system, has led to a need for model reduction, which means developing systematic algorithms for replacing complex models with far simpler ones, that still accurately capture the most important aspects of the phenomena being modelled. The network emphasises model reduction topics in several themes: 1. design, optimisation, and control theory in real-time with applications in engineering; 2. data assimilation, geometry registration, and parameter estimation with a special attention to real-time computing in biomedical engineering and computational physics; 3. real-time visualisation of physics-based simulations in computer science; 4. the treatment of high-dimensional problems in state space, physical space, or parameter space; 5. the interactions between different model reduction and dimensionality reduction approaches; The focus of the network is methodological, however, a wide range of both academic and industrial problems of high complexity is anticipated to motivate, stimulate, and ultimately demonstrate the meaningfulness and efficiency of the proposed action.

Meeting Objectives. This 1-day workshop presents a unique opportunity to connect European academic research and industrial development in the area of Model Order Reduction. The 2nd meeting of this kind aims at discussing the current state-of-the-art from the academic and application-driven perspective, demonstrating best-practice examples from industry and software companies, identifying existing challenges in the application of MOR and its promotion in commercial simulation software, collecting benchmark problems from a variety of different challenging application domains, and fostering the continuing bi-directional exchange between industry and academia.

The workshop is organised by Andreas Zilian and Stéphane Bordas from the University of Luxembourg.

The Exploratory Workshop takes place on Friday, 10 of March 2017 at the Chambre de Commerce, 7 rue Alcide de Gasperi, L-2981 Luxembourg.

The Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce is located in the financial district at Kirchberg and close to various European institutions. Please enter the building at the shown entrance and follow the directions labelled “EU-MORNET” to the conference room.

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Workshop on Model Reduction Methods and Optimization (Opatija, Croatia)

The goal of this workshop is to provide a coherent set of lectures that will adequately clarify the mathematical aspects of the (optimal) control of dynamical systems, with special emphasis on optimization and model reduction methods for large-scale systems.
The Workshop is supported by European Model Reduction Network (EU-MORNET).

Invited Lecturers
Zlatko Drmač, Department of Mathematics, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Serkan Gugercin, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, USA
Karl Meerbergen, KU Leuven Department of Computer Science, Leuven, Belgium
Volker Mehrmann, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Tim Mitchell, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany

We discuss the optimal control of reactive flows arising e.g. in the construction of modern pulse detonation engines. Several major challenges have to be dealt with. Due to the nonlinear transport phenomenon and the occurence of fast moving shocks, classical model reduction techniques typically do not lead to a sufficient reduction of the model. Furthermore, typically the shock front is not resolved anymore in the reduced model. We discuss two new approaches, the new shifted POD technique and the use of innovative interpolation techniques for the treatment of fast moving sharp fronts in reactive flows.
Many challenges remain and we will discuss several open problems that arise in this context.
Joint work with Julius Reiss, Philipp Schulze, and Jörn Sesterhenn.

Workshop will take place at The Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta in Opatija where the lectures and accommodation is organized.
Opatija is located 90 km from Trieste by rail and 82 km from Pula by road. The city is geographically on the Istrian peninsula, though it is not in Istria County, but Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.
It is a popular summer and winter resort, with average temperatures of 10 °C in winter, and 25 °C in summer. Opatija is surrounded by beautiful woods of bay laurel. The whole sea-coast to the north and south of Opatija is rocky and picturesque, and contains several smaller winter resorts.

Registration until 10 July 2016

To register please send an email to containing the following information:
Position (student,…)
University (with address)
Email Address

Participants who would like to give contributed talk should also send title and abstract of a talk.

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Postdoctoral research position in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing at SISSA

A postdoctoral research position in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing (with applications) is open at SISSA, International School for Advanced Studies, Mathematics Area, mathLab division, Trieste, Italy.

The position is in the framework of the ERC (European Research Council) Consolidator Grant AROMA-CFD, Advanced Reduced Order Methods with Applications in Computational Fluid Dynamics, PI Prof. Gianluigi Rozza (Project 681447).

Applications info, details and requirements are available at the link:
The announcement is in Italian and in English. In the general description of the call please have a look at Annex 1, position 2 for details.

Application deadline is May 6, 2016 at 1pm (CET).

Fields of the research activity:
Mathematical modeling, numerical analysis and simulation for the complex systems (industry, medicine) held by PDEs, computational fluid dynamics for optimization and control or uncertainty quantification, scientific computing programming, high performance computing and/or large scale computing competences.

Additional requirements, competencies and abilities:
Good knowledge of high level programming languages, e.g., C/C++/Python; Scientific Computing software libraries, Reduced Order modeling techniques (reduced basis methods, POD), efficient geometrical parametrization techniques.

For more info and details you can contact with a message with subject “ERC AROMA-CFD”.

Workshop on Model order reduction for control and inverse problems (MORCIP 2016)

The Workshop on Model order reduction for control and inverse problems (MORCIP 2016) will be held from May 19-20, 2016 at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.

This workshop focuses on the particular challenges related with reduced order modeling techniques for PDEs and PDE-constrained optimization and inverse problems that can be faced e.g. for parameter optimization, multi-objective and robust optimization, optimal control, feedback control, optimal design, identification, and data assimilation problems. The aim of the workshop is to bring together and stimulate interactions among Scientists working in these areas.

The program will consist of invited presentations and contributed talks.

Invited speakers (confirmed):
Ramon Codina (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain)
Martin Grepl (Aachen University, Germany)
Bernard Haasdonk (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Karl Kunisch (Graz University, Austria)
Anthony Nouy (Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France)
Tomas Chacon Rebollo (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)

Please contact Andrea Manzoni ( if you are interested to participate in the workshop

Alfio Quarteroni, Andrea Manzoni, Luca Dedé (EPFL)

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
CH-1015 Lausanne

Mini-Workshop on Reduced Order Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics: state of the art and perspectives

This mini-workshop is organized in the framework of COST, European Union Cooperation in Science and Technology, action TD 1307, EU-MORNET, European Union Model Order Reduction Network.

The mini-workshop topics deal with reduced order methods in computational fluid-dynamics and related aspects: domain decomposition, coupled physics (elasticity and porous media), interfaces, optimization, control, inverse problems, industrial applications, benchmarks test cases, parametrizations, sensitivity analysis, etc.

The miniworkshop is organized with the aim of creating an informal atmosphere open to discussions and exchange of ideas, visions and experiences.

This event is the first EU-MORNET miniworkshop and it is within WorkGroup 1 of COST EU-MORNET activities: methodological developments of model reduction, but we aim also to create bridges between WG2 and WG3, more related with applications and benchmarks.

Confirmed contributed talks by Francesco Ballarin (SISSA), Valentina Dolci (Politecnico di Torino), Silke Glas (University of Ulm), Stefano Lorenzi (Politecnico di Milano), Eleonora Musharbash (EPFL Lausanne), Federico Negri (EPFL Lausanne), Matteo Ripepi (DLR, Germany). Round table and discussion sessions on software developments and perspective on reduced order methods for industrial and scientific applications will follow, coordinated by Gianluigi Rozza and SISSA mathLab researchers.

Opening introduction will be given by Prof. Wil Schilders (TU Eindhoven), COST EU-MORNET chairman.

Please confirm your participation sending an email to No fees.

More info contact

Location: SISSA main campus, Via Bonomea 265, 34136 Trieste, Lecture room: A-005 (ground floor).

Reduced Basis Summer School 2016

The sixth Reduced Basis Summer School is organized by the AG Benner from the MPI Magdeburg.
It will take place in Hedersleben from the 4th to the 7th of October 2016.
The deadline for the registration is the 17th of June 2016.

The Reduced Basis Summer School is an event organized by young scientists for young scientists. It aims at master students and PhD students in the field of Model Order Reduction. Research topics in all aspects of model order reduction are welcome:


  • Model Order Reduction for Parametrized Systems
  • Model Order Reduction for Linear and Nonlinar Systems
  • Model Order Reduction in Optimization, Control and UQ

As the main purpose of this event is to get to know each other, everyone is encouraged to give a talk about their latest results and/or their current research problems.

For further information, please see the webpage of the RBSS 2016:

Mini-Symposium at WCCM XII in Seoul, Korea, 24-29 July 2016: Deadline extended

Dear Colleagues,

the deadline to submit an abstract for a contributed talk in our mini-symposium has been extended. The new deadline is January 24, 2016.

The mini-symposium will be held at the upcoming WCCM XII Congress 2016 in Seoul, Korea, 24-29 July 2016 on “Reduced Basis, POD and PGD Model Order Reduction Techniques”.


Gianluigi Rozza, SISSA, Trieste, Italy on behalf his co-organizers
Francisco Chinesta, EC Nantes, France,
Elias Cueto, U. Saragoza, Spain,
Antonio Huerta, UPC Barcelona, Spain,
Pierre Ladeveze, ENS Cachan, France

Annual EMI Symposium 2015

Dear EU-MORNET colleagues,

You are herewith invited to the annual EMI Symposium 2015, which will also discuss issues in the area of Model Order Reduction:

“Multiscale Dynamics and High Performance Computing”

When: Friday 4 December 2015
Where: Room 0.31, Ceres Building, TU/e campus

The ever increasing complexity of technological systems in science and engineering implies a persistent need for accurate and aggregated models that are able to predict, monitor and represent the dynamic behavior and features of physical phenomena. Typical demands on these models vary from specifications on reliability, computability, efficiency, complexity, accuracy, scalability, convergence and processing power. Despite the unprecedented advancements in high performance computing, the multiscale dynamical nature of systems causes these demands to be largely conflicting. The field of scientific computing therefore faces serious challenges in improving the precision and accuracy of modeling and simulation tools, in managing the complexity of models, and in improving the computational efficiency of large-scale models. This symposium aims to address these challenges by presenting a number of novel developments in the field of multiscale dynamical models, in model approximation and in h
igh performance computing.

Invited speakers:
Marcus Müller, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany
George Karniadakis, Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (USA); also at MIT
Mike Cates, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University, UK
Jan Dirk Jansen, Department of Geoscience & Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, TU Delft
Enrico Camporea, Multiscale Dynamics Group, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, Amsterdam

More information about the program and the registration procedure can be found at

New opportunities for European funding

The new work programme for 2016-2017 has been published.
See the opportinities for funding here.

Website for Exploratory Workshop on Applications of Model Order Reduction Methods

Dear colleagues,

we have created a website for the Exploratory Workshop at

with further information on the schedule, talks, venue and travel.

With best regards,
Andreas Zilian and Stéphane Bordas