15th International Workshop on Optimization and Inverse Problems in Electromagnetism

Over the last almost 30 years, the International Workshops on 'Optimization and Inverse Problems in Electromagnetism' (OIPE) have gained a worldwide reputation. We are glad to announce that the 15th edition of the OIPE workshop series will be held on September 11 - 13, 2018, in Hall in Tirol and Innsbruck, Austria.

The aim of this workshop is to discuss recent developments in optimization and inverse methodologies and their applications to the design and operation of electromagnetic devices. It is intended to establish an occasion when experts in electromagnetics and other areas (e.g. engineering, mathematics, physics), involved in research or industrial activities, can discuss on the theoretical aspects and on the technical relevance of optimization and inverse problems, in the general framework of the innovation in electromagnetic methods and applications. The conference program will consist of invited lectures, oral presentations and poster sessions. Furthermore, we proudly announce that the IET SMT award for best paper presented by a young researcher will be conferred within OIPE 2018.

The OIPE series was established in 1989 (Pavia, Italy) on the basis of the strategic importance of optimization and inverse problems in electromagnetic research. Among the guidelines of the OIPE philosophy a prominent role is given to the interdisciplinary. Researchers working in optimization and inverse problems in electromagnetism need quite complex and innovative mathematical tools. Therefore, the people who first established the OIPE workshops aimed for a deep, stable and interdisciplinary cooperation with other scientific communities. This initiative was continued and further developed through a series of biennial events held in Warsaw, Poland (1992), Geneva, Switzerland (1994), Brno, Czech Republic (1996), Jyvaskyla, Finland (1998), Torino, Italy (2000), Lodz, Poland (2002), Grenoble, France (2004), Sorrento, Italy (2006), Ilmenau, Germany (2008), Sofia, Bulgaria (2010), Ghent, Belgium (2012), Delft, Netherlands (2014), until the most recent held in Rome, Italy (2016).

Prior to the workshop, a one day doctoral course is organized. International experts will teach PhD students and researchers entering the field in selected aspects of optimization and inverse problems in electromagnetism, including numerical techniques for forward modeling, optimization methodologies and regularization techniques, and computational electromagnetism. 

The 15th edition is organized by the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Mechatronics of UMIT (Private University for Health Sciences, Biomedical Informatics and Technology) in cooperation with Department of Mechatronics and the Department of Mathematics, both of the University of Innsbruck. 

We kindly invite you to participate to the workshop on September 11 - 13, 2018.


Looking forward to welcoming you here in Tirol.

Daniel Baumgarten, Chairman OIPE 2018