International Workshop on

Advances in Simulation-Driven Optimization
and Modeling (ASDOM 2011)

August 13-14, 2011

Reykjavik University, Iceland



Technical Program


Note: Because of the large number of talks, the time slot for a presentation is limited to 25 minutes (including 5 minutes of discussion).

Saturday, August 13

8.00 – 8.30 – Registration

8.30 – 8.40 – Welcome remarks

8.40 – 10.20 – Session I: Simulation-Driven Optimization and Applications I
  • Alexander I.J. Forrester (University of Southampton, UK) Multi-objective Design Using Variable Fidelity Geometry and co-Kriging, 8.40 – 9.05. Abstract
  • Thomas Slawig (Christian Albrechts University, Germany), Optimization in Climate Models, 9.05 – 9.30. Abstract
  • Yifan Zhang (McMaster University, Canada), Simulation-based Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis in Imaging and Detection, 9.30 – 9.55. Abstract
  • Hlynur Stefánsson (Reykjavik University, Iceland), An iterative simulation and Optimisation Procedure to Increase Robustness of Production Plans, 9.55 – 10.20. Abstract
10.20 – 10.45 – Coffee break

10.45 – 12.00 – Session II: Surrogate Modeling Techniques
  • Ivo Couckuyt (Gent University, Belgium) Forward and inverse surrogate modeling, 10.45 – 11.10. Abstract
  • Nils Hornung (Fraunhofer-Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI, Germany) Aspects of adaptive hierarchical RBF metamodels for optimization, 11.10 – 11.35. Abstract
  • James Parr (University of Southampton, UK), Infill sampling criteria for constrained surrogate-model-based global optimization, 11.35 – 12.00. Abstract
12.00 – 13.00 – Lunch break (lunch will be on site)

13.00 – 14.40 – Session III: Surrogate-Based Optimization in Electromagnetics
  • Qingsha S. Cheng (McMaster University, Canada), Simulation-Driven Optimization and Modeling with Adjoint Sensitivities, 13.00 – 13.25. Abstract
  • John W. Bandler (McMaster University, Canada), Exploitation of simulators and surrogates in optimization-driven design: the art and the science, 13.25 – 13.50. Abstract
  • Slawomir Koziel (Reykjavik University, Iceland), Response correction techniques for computationally efficient simulation-driven design optimization in microwave engineering, 13.50 – 14.15. Abstract
  • Stanislav Ogurtsov (Reykjavik University, Iceland), Rapid Surrogate-Based Design Optimization of Antennas Using Coarse-Discretization Simulation Data, 14.15 – 14.40. Abstract
14.40 – 15.10 – Coffee break

15.10 – 16.25 – Session IV: Simulation-Driven Optimization and Applications II
  • Vassili Toropov (University of Leeds, UK), Industrial applications of metamodel-based design optimization, 15.10 – 15.35. Abstract
  • Genetha Gray (Sandia National Laboratories, USA) Simultaneous optimization and uncertainty quantification of model calibration parameters, 15.35 16.00. Abstract
  • Dibakar Chakrabarty (National Institute of Technology, Silchar, India), Identification of Unknown Groundwater Pollution Sources – A linked Simulation-Optimization Approach, 16.0016.25, Abstract
20.00 - Dinner


Sunday, August 14

8.20 – 10.00 – Session V: Optimization Using Surrogate Models
  • Malte Priess (Christian Albrechts University, Germany), Surrogate-Based Optimization of Climate Model Parameters, 8.20 – 8.45. Abstract
  • Paul D. Franzon (North Carolina State University, USA), Application of surrogate modeling in variation-aware macromodel and circuit design, 8.45 – 9.10. Abstract
  • Rene Pinnau (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany) Model Hierarchies & Space Mapping Optimization, 9.10 – 9.35. Abstract
  • Leifur Leifsson (Reykjavik University, Iceland), Variable-fidelity aerodynamic shape optimization, 9.35 – 10.00. Abstract
10.00 – 10.30 – Coffee break

10.30 – 11.45 – Session VI: Metaheuristics and Applications

  • Leo Gusel (University of Maribor, Slovenia) Genetic Programming Method for Modeling of Material Properties, 10.30 – 10.55. Abstract
  • Xin-She Yang (National Physical Laboratory, UK) Metaheuristic Optimization and Inverse Problems with Industrial Applications, 10.55 – 11.20. Abstract
  • Julian Scott Yeomans (York University, Canada), An Efficient Modelling-to-Generate-Alternatives Algorithm for Public Environmental Policy Formulation: Applying Co-Evolutionary Simulation-Optimization to Municipal Solid Waste Management, 11.20 – 11.45. Abstract
11.45 – 12.45 – Lunch break (lunch will be on site)

12.45 – 14.00 – Session VII: Simulation-Driven Optimization and Applications III
  • Eyjólfur Ingí Ásgeirsson (Reykjavik University, Iceland) Project planning using integer optimization, relaxations, alpha-points and network flows, 12.45 – 13.10. Abstract
  • Konstantinos Kyprianidis (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden) Lessons learned during the development of the multidisciplinary aero engine design tool TERA2020 (Technoeconomic Environemntal Risk Assessment for 2020), 13.10 – 13.35. Abstract
  • Delphine Sinoquet (IFPEN, France), Derivative free optimization for inverse problems in reservoir characterization, 13.35 – 14.00. Abstract
14.00 – 14.10 – Closing remarks

15.30 - ~19.30 – Guided tour






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