Challenge Workshop: MSO Tools 2012

This workshop was organized jointly by the "Komitee für mathematische Modellierung, Simulation und Optimierung" (KoMSO) and the ERC research project "Modeling, Simulation and Control of Multi-Physics Systems". The goal was to highlight the state-of-the-art and to identify the challenges in modeling, simulation and optimization (MSO) tools, to bring together developers and users of MSO tools in academia and industry. Special emphasis was put on multiphysics applications in multibody systems, electrical circuits, bioprocess engineering, chemical reactions, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.


September 24 - 26, 2012


Institut für Mathematik, TU Berlin



EUR 50,--

The presentations and discussions covered the following topics:

  • the challenges in virtual and automated modeling of multi-physics systems,
  • the challenges in the simulation of multi-physics systems,
  • the challenges in the optimization of multi-physics systems,
  • the challenges in coupling substructures in multi-physics systems,
  • the challenges in managing uncertainty in multi-physics systems.

Scientific Committee: 

Prof. Dr. Martin Arnold, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle Wittenberg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Hans Georg Bock, IWR - Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing, Heidelberg University, Germany
Dr. Thorsten Koch, Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (KIB), Germany
Prof. Dr. Volker Mehrmann, TU Berlin, Germany
Dr. Joachim Schöberl, TU Wien, Austria


Prof. Dr. Volker Mehrmann, TU Berlin/MATHEON, Germany
Dr. Andreas Steinbrecher, TU Berlin, Germany

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.