Newsletter 2020/10




Dear Friends of KoMSO,

It is our pleasure to present the tenth KoMSO newsletter of the year. This edition includes information on the ECMI2021 conference, the recent KoMSO elections, a BMBF call for proposals, and a new DFG impulse paper.

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!



Conferences & events



The "21st ECMI Conference on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ECMI 2021)" will take place online from April 13 to 15, 2021. The conference is organized by the Chair of Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis at University of Wuppertal under the direction of the newly elected KoMSO chairman Michael Guenther. Registration will be possible soon. More information can be found at <>.



News & miscellaneous


KoMSO elections 2020

It is our pleasure to announce that at the end of October Michael Guenther (University of Wuppertal) was elected as the new KoMSO chairman. Hans Georg Bock (Heidelberg University) and Dirk Hartmann (Siemens AG) were elected as deputy chairmen. Their term of office runs until the end of 2023. Contact points for our task forces can be found at <>. Our current list of members can be found at <>.


BMBF call for proposals "Artificial intelligence"

The BMBF recently published a call for proposals for joint German-French projects on the topic "Artificial intelligence". The deadline for submission of project outlines is December 21, 2020. More information (in German) can be found at <>.


DFG impulse paper on "Digital transformation in the sciences"

The DFG recently published an impulse paper on "Digital transformation in the sciences". According to DFG president Katja Becker, the paper "bundles a multitude of impulses and will serve as a compass in the coming years". More information (in German) can be found at <>.