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Inverse Problems for PDEs (IP2016)

Aims and Scope

The Workshop on Inverse Problems for PDEs (March 29 - April 1, 2016) aims to gather researchers working in the broad field of inverse problems linked to partial differential equations, providing a place to discuss current directions, novel methods, and future trends in the field.


The Workshop topics include, but are not restricted to, parameter identification for complex systems governed by partial differential equations, iterative and qualitative methods for domain reconstruction, optimization techniques, inverse eigenvalue problems, as well as the application of inversion algorithms in scientific, engineering, or industrial problems.

Place and Date

The workshop takes place at the University of Bremen, Germany, during the week after Easter 2016 (Tuesday 29.3.2016 until Friday 1.4.2016).


The workshop is organized by the Workgroup on Inverse Problems at the Center of Industrial Mathematics of University of Bremen.


The Workshop on Inverse Problems for PDEs 2016 is supported by the Center of Industrial Mathematics of University of Bremen as well as by the Exploratory Project Inside-Outside-Duality and Non-destructive Testing granted by the University of Bremen in the framework of its institutional strategy, funded by the excellence initiative of the federal and state governments of Germany.


Participation in the workshop is free of charge. To simplify the organization of the workshop we nevertheless insist that all participants register in advance by sending a short email to Frederieke Miesner.

Since the number of talks is limited, we might be forced to make a selection among proposed talks, following a first-come-first-serve rule. Registration for talks is closed!

The workshop features a poster session. Please tell us until February 15March 1, 2016, whether you intend to present a poster and, if so, indicate the title of your poster. There is no limit for posters and the session will be informal.




March 29


March 30


March 31


April 1



B. Kaltenbacher

H. Majander

L. Bourgeois

U. Nahum


Coffee break

Coffee break & Poster Session

Coffee break

Coffee break



J. Murray-Bruce

J.-F. Pietschmann

A. Hauptmann

Mach Nguyet Minh

A. Kirsch

A. Rieder

J. Gienger

F. Faucher








C. Borges

R. Kress

I. Azpiroz



Coffee break

Coffee break

Coffee break




A. Agaltsov

F. Weidling

M. Karamehmedovic

J. Tiago

M. Schlottbom





Workshop dinner


Talks (in the order of the schedule)

Here are two compressed folders containing the talks of Tuesday/Wednesday (talks-ip2016-1 (application/zip 19.3 MB)) and Thursday/Friday (talks-ip2016-2 (application/zip 17.8 MB)).


The workshop takes place in the university building MZH (Mehrzweckhochhaus), the largest building in the central area on the campus. Our rooms on the first floor are MZH 1460 and MZH 1470. All university facilities and university restaurants are nearby.

Here is a map of the university and its surroundings and a list of shops on campus.


There are three hotels on or close to campus:

Public Transportation

Bremen has a very well developed public transportation system and we strongly encourage you to use it whenever going, e.g., into town, to the railway station, or to the airport. Maps of the tram and bus system in the city of Bremen can be found here and timetable information is available here.

Purchasing Tickets for the Tram

You can purchase your ticket at a ticket vending machine inside the tram. The ticket machines provide instructions in English and accept banknotes up to 50€ notes. You have to purchase an adult single ticket (EinzelTicket Erwachsene) for 2.70€. If you plan to use the tram frequently, you can buy a ticket for seven days for 21,70€ or ten single tickets for 24,00€ at the BSAG ticket shop outside the central train station (or at tram stop Domsheide) or at the university at Onkel Walter's shop in the central Glashalle (glass hall), see the maker GH in square C2 on the campus plan www.uni-bremen.de/universitaet/die-uni-im-ueberblick/lageplan.html.

How to Get into Campus


Arriving by Plane or by Train

Arriving by Car

Anfahrtsplan / Arrival by car Anfahrtsplan / Arrival by car


Alexey Agaltsov Ecole Polytechnique
Izar Azpiroz INRIA
Abdellatif El Badia University of Technology of Compiegne
Carlos Borges New York University
Laurent Bourgeois Ensta ParisTech Universite Paris-Saclay
Florian Bürgel University of Bremen
Jaydev Dabas IIT Roorkee
Zoubir Dahmani University of Mostaganem
Alireza Davoudi University of Shahrood
Julian Eckhardt Uni Göttingen
Florian Faucher INRIA
Jonas Gienger Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt
Andreas Hauptmann University of Helsinki
Ivone Herrera University of Münster
Thorsten Hohage Universität Göttingen
Christopher Hofmann TU Chemnitz
Ha Howard INRIA
Barbara Kaltenbacher Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Mirza Karamehmedovic Technical University of Denmark
Mariam El Khechafi University of Morocco
Andreas Kirsch KIT
Tobias Kluth University of Bremen
Rainer Kress Uni Göttingen
Armin Lechleiter University of Bremen
Helle Majander Aalto University
Erik Malm University of Lund
Frederieke Miesner University of Bremen
Mach Nguyet Minh Goethe Universität Frankfurt
John Murray-Bruce Imperial College London
Uri Nahum Universität Basel
Ali Abbas Nejad University of Shahrood
Stefan Peters University of Bremen
Jan-Frederik Pietschmann University of Münster
Arnaud Recoquillay Ensta ParisTech Universite Paris-Saclay
Marcel Rennoch University of Bremen
Andreas Rieder KIT
Samprita Das Roy IIT Madras
Matthias Schlottbom Universität Münster
Jorge Tiago University of Losboa
Frederic Weidling Universität Göttingen
Ruming Zhang University of Bremen

Group Picture

Here is a subgroup of the participants waiting for the start of the joint dinner on Thursday.