Overall structure

The Management Committee (MC) will consist of at least one member from participating COST countries, as nominated by those countries’ COST National Coordinators. Under the supervision and coordination of the MC, four Working Groups (WGs) will be established, one in each of the following key areas of the Action:

WG1: Model reduction methods

Coordination of research in the broad area of model reduction, with techniques from the fields of numerical analysis, systems-control theory, behavioural modelling and related fields.


Coordinate at the European level all efforts on model reduction, set up committees for different problem types, organize workshops and conferences, possibly in connection with important events in the area.

WG2: Design optimisation techniques

Applying model reduction techniques to coupled and multiphysics problems in order to significantly speed up simulations, in a setting with parameters and optimisation requirements.


Bridge the gap between researchers working in academia and industry, using model reduction techniques to obtain improved and optimized designs of products, coordinate these efforts on a European scale. Joint supervision of ESRs and monitoring the entire process of STSMs.

WG3: Applications

Using model reduction and design optimisation methods to solve challenging industrial and societal problems.


Compiling success stories and internship projects. Take care of repository of benchmark examples. Suggest topics and venues for 1-day Industrial thematic workshops. Assess applications for industrial STSMs.

WG4: Dissemination and Outreach

Dissemination of results obtained and outreach to the broad community of model reduction researchers and stake holders.


  1. Disseminate the results of the Action.
  2. Set up and oversee website to include members, committees, events, calls for proposals.
  3. Recruit additional members, in particular to support countries wishin to strenghten competences in the broad area of model reduction.
  4. Make contact with industries, in particular SMEs, across Europe via members.

Each WG will consist of a leader and at least three MC members, drawn from at least three different European countries. Special care will be devoted to promote gender balance and to encourage ESRs participation in each WG.