The optimization-based design of energy systems generally leads to mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) problems. In recent years, a surge of interest in (non-convex) MINLP problems in the mathematical optimization community produced remarkable algorithmic progress and triggered new developments, in particular new implementations.

To benefit most from these advances, engineers and mathematicians should tie up, each contributing their own expertise. Aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from both fields to learn about the latest work and to foster collaborations.

The workshop consists of three keynotes delivered by distinguished scholars, complemented by invited talks on recent work in the area. The workshop is supported by the DFG Excellence Initiative in the context of a seed fund project of the chairs of Operations Research, Discrete Optimization, and Technical Thermodynamics at RWTH Aachen University.


Registration closes: January 31, 2015

Workshop: March 9-10, 2015


Fee: 50 Euro (incl. Lunch and Coffee & Tea)

Number of participants is limited to 60.

Please register here!


Keynotes of Invited Speakers

Other Talks


Monday, March 9, 2015:
13:00 Lunch buffet (incl. in fee)
13:45 Welcome
14:00 Keynote: Zdravko Kravanja
15:00 Coffee & Tea (incl. in fee)
15:30 Invited talk: Alexander Mitsos
15:50 Invited talk: Dinah Majewski
16:10 Invited talk: Sebastian Goderbauer
16:30 Break
16:45 Keynote: Jeffrey Linderoth, Part I
17:45 End of scientific program on Monday
19:00 Dinner at Restaurant Elisenbrunnen (menu) (not incl. in fee)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015:
09:00 Keynote: Jeffrey Linderoth, Part II
10:00 Coffee & Tea (incl. in fee)
10:30 Invited talk: Tim Drees 
10:50 Invited talk: Jakub Marecek 
11:10 Break
11:20 Keynote: Stefan Vigerske
12:20 Final remarks
12:50 Lunch buffet (incl. in fee)
14:00 End of workshop



You find a list of hotels and reservation forms here.


SuperC, RWTH Aachen University, Templergraben 57, 52062 Aachen