Third International Workshop on

Surrogate Modelling and Space Mapping
For Engineering Optimization
(SMSMEO 2012)


August 9-11, 2012

Reykjavik University, Iceland

A three-day workshop on surrogate modeling and space mapping for engineering optimization will be held at Reykjavik University, August 9-11, 2012. The focus will be on techniques and practical applications suited to physically-based design optimization of computationally expensive engineering devices and systems through fast, inexpensive surrogate models, as well as space mapping technology.

The objective is to provide a forum to review and discuss the state of the art in the theory and practice of engineering optimization using surrogates. The workshop will feature several lectures by leading experts in the field as well as a number of technical sessions.

Reykjavik is Iceland's largest city and also the most northerly capital in the world. Iceland marks the boundary between both the Eurasian Plate and the North American Plate. It is an amazing country with magnificent landscapes, unique geological structure, volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, geothermal and hydropower energy. Click here for a video trip around Iceland.

Workshop Topics
  • Companion models of engineering devices: ideal, coarse and fine
  • The concept of space mapping for modeling and optimization
  • Space mapping and response correction techniques
  • Surrogate-based modeling and optimization   
  • Optimization methods for CPU-intensive engineering problems
  • Multi-fidelity analysis and optimization
  • Function-approximation-based and physics-based surrogate models
  • Approximation, interpolation and response surface methodologies
  • Engineering optimization through managed surrogates
  • Development of surrogate models and surrogate approximations
  • Approximation, interpolation and response surface methodologies
  • Artificial neural network modeling of devices and systems
  • Simulation-driven design
  • Adjoint sensitivities in simulation-driven design
  • Multidisciplinary design and optimization
  • Knowledge-based methods
  • Design with tolerances and yield-driven design
  • Trust region methodologies for robust algorithms
  • Issues of model parameter extraction
  • Convergence issues
  • Software architectures for optimization-oriented design
  • Software frameworks
  • Application case studies
  • Robust design and optimization with uncertainties
  • Numerical experiments and results

Prospective speakers are encouraged to submit their proposals including the talk title and abstract to the organizers (Slawomir Koziel, John W. BandlerQingsha S. Cheng and Leifur Leifsson).

Further Workshop Information
About Iceland
Previous SMSMEO Workshops

Workshop Organizers

   SOS Lab, McMaster University   Bandler Corporation

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