Challenge Workshop: Mathematical Modeling, Simulation and Optimization for Energy Conservation

Position Paper



Energy efficiency remains the second pillar of the Energiewende. In keeping with its energy concept, it is the German government’s long-term objective to reduce energy consumption by 50 percent until 2050 compared to the respective figures in 2008.

It is the goal of this workshop to evaluate the potential of mathematical modeling, simulation and optimization (MSO) for energy conservation in industrial systems and processes and to identify new relevant MSO methods in this respect.

Practical aim of this workshop is to lay the content-related groundwork for a call for proposals, e.g. with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) or the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).

Furthermore, this event serves as platform for industrial and academic exchange regarding the complex issue of mathematical MSO for energy conservation.

We kindly invite your contribution and participation. Note that the number of participants is limited.
Preferred workshop language is English.

Participants include representatives of: ABB AG, Daimler AG, DB Mobility Logistics AG, EQUA Solutions AG, Lufthansa Systems, TLK-Thermo GmbH.


October 8 - 9, 2015


Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany


September 27, 2015



Hans Georg Bock (IWR/Heidelberg University)
Veit Hagenmeyer (KIT)
Ekaterina A. Kostina (IWR/Heidelberg University)
Anja Milde (KoMSO)
Johannes P. Schlöder (IWR/Heidelberg University)

Filming and Photography: 
Photography and filming of sessions and participants will be undertaken at the workshop and may be displayed online after the event. Photos will be taken at sessions and social events and may be used in future promotional activities both print and online. If you have any concerns please speak to KoMSO staff at the workshop registration desk on site or email the KoMSO team.