International Workshop on

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

August 13-14, 2011

Reykjavik University, Iceland


Social Program


Social program of the workshop will include a reception dinner, visit to Hellisheiši geothermal plant as well as a guided tour to Žingvellir, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland.


Hellisheiši Geothermal Plant is situated at Hengill, an active volcanic ridge in SW Iceland.  The plant“s purpose is to meet increasing demand for electricity and hot water for space heating in the industrial and domestic sectors.  Current production capacity is 213 MW (february 2009).  Estimated production capacity for the completed Hellisheiši Plant is 300 MW electricity and 400 MW thermal energy.
     

Žingvellir 
is a place in southwestern Iceland near the peninsula of Reykjanes and the Hengill volcanic area. Žingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. Žingellir National Park was founded in 1930 to protect the remains of the parliament site and was later expanded to protect natural phenomena in the surrounding area. Žingvellir National Park was the first national park in Iceland and was decreed "a protected national shrine for all Icelanders, the perpetual property of the Icelandic nation under the preservation of parliament, never to be sold or mortgaged." Parliament or Alžingi was established at Žingvellir in 930 and remained there until 1789. Žingvellir is the site of a rift valle and home to Žingvallavatn the largest natural lake in Iceland.


     



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