Newsletter 2020/04





Dear Friends of KoMSO,

It is our pleasure to present the fourth KoMSO newsletter of the year. This edition offers information about upcoming events for the MSO community and some informative reading for this slowed down time.

Please feel free to share your feedback with us or to contribute ideas for upcoming editions of this newsletter. Previous editions of this newsletter can be found at <>.

Best wishes from the KoMSO Coordination Office!



Upcoming conferences & events


Cancelations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

We refrain from reporting the plethora of conferences and workshops canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, we will inform about new dates once these are approaching.



The international workshop "Mathematical Methods in Process Engineering – Modeling, Simulation and Optimization" will take place from October 7 to 8, 2020 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM) in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Registration is still possible until September 18, 2020. More information can be found at <>.



The "3rd IEEE Conference on Optimization and Modeling of Complex Systems" will take place from December 12 to 18, 2020 in Agadir, Morocco in conjunction with the "6th IEEE International Congress on Information Science and Technology". Paper submission and registration are still possible until June 28, 2020 respectively November 13, 2020. More information can be found at <>.



News & miscellaneous


White papers on digital twins

Last year, KoMSO supported the challenge workshop "Digital Twins: Industrial and Mathematical Challenges". The corresponding short white paper can be downloaded from <>. A more detailed description of digital twins from the "Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)" can be downloaded from <>.


"The Coming Era of Mathematical Capitalism"

Last year, two Japanese ministries published their results of an industry-academia round-table discussion on the role of mathematics for the fourth industrial revolution. The summary can be downloaded from <>