Robust Multiobjective Design Optimization with Simulation


3-4 December 2007


Fraunhofer-Chalmers Research Centre for Industrial Mathematics (FCC), Gothenburg, Sweden

About the workshop

The subject of this workshop is robust optimal design where simulation is an important part of the design evaluation, and where there may be more than one objective function. The workshop aims to gather people from different fields, primarily from the Nordic countries, within academia and industry to discuss the state-of-the-art and future challenges in solving these problems. We hope that stimulating discussions across subject boundaries will enrich us all.

The talks will be given in English. The workshop is organized and partly sponsored by GMMC (Gothenburg Mathematical Modelling Centre) which is a research centre placed at the Department of Mathematical Sciences (Chalmers and Göteborg University) and FCC; it is a strategic research centre funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF).

Plenary speakers and their topics

- Prof. John Bandler, McMaster University, Toronto, Canada: "Why engineering design through space mapping works: An engineer's interpretation"
- Prof. Bo Bergman, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden: "On the relationships between a continuous improvement perspective and an optimisation perspective"
- Dr. Olof Dahlberg, CD-adapco, Seattle, WA, USA: "Organizational and technical challenges to cut costs and time in the development process through design and robustness optimization with simulations".
- Prof. Anders Klarbring, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden: "Topology optimization in flow problems"
- PD Dr. habil Karl-Heinz Küfer, ITWM, Kaiserslautern, Germany: "Interactive decision support for industrial processes"
- Dr. Per Weinerfelt, SAAB, Linköping, Sweden: "Optimisation using PDE and Adjoint Technique Applied to Industrial problems"

Plenary talks are scheduled to 45 minutes each, including Q&A. We invite all other participants to present regular talks of 30 minutes, including Q&A. To apply, please send an abstract of maximum 150 words to the e-mail address at the latest on 12 October. Participants who are selected to give contributed talks will be offered a 20% reduction in the registration fee.

Plan of the workshop

3 December 10.00-10.30 Opening address
10.30-12.00 Plenary talks
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.30 Plenary talks
14.30-15.00 Coffee break
15.00-17.00 Regular talks
19.00- Workshop dinner
4 December 08.30 -10.00 Plenary talks
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-12.00 Regular talks
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.00 Regular talks
15.00-16.00 Plenary discussion
16.00-16.15 Closing address

Registration and important dates

Registration is made by sending an e-mail to including name, company/university, department, billing and electronic addresses, "workshop 2007", and any dietary requests regarding the workshop dinner.

Title and abstract (maximum 150 words) of proposed talks should also be sent to

12 October: Deadline for abstracts of contributed talks.
26 October: Registration deadline for all participants. After this date, the cost of registration increases by 50 % (Note: new date!)

Workshop fee

Invited speakers: free
Regular speakers: 2000 SEK (before 26 October); 3000 SEK (after 26 October)
Participants: 2500 SEK (before 26 October); 3750 SEK (after 26 October)
Students: 1000 SEK (before 26 October); 1500 SEK (after 26 October)

Any purchase orders should be sent to FCC:s postal address:
Fraunhofer-Chalmers Research Centre for Industrial Mathematics
Chalmers Science Park
SE-412 88 Göteborg

Any questions on financial matters should be put to MSc Jenny Ekenberg, FCC.

Special issue of the journal Optimization and Engineering

Following the Workshop a special issue of the Springer journal Optimization and Engineering will be edited and published, with tentative publication date December 2008. More information about deadlines and the handling of submissions will follows shortly.


December is a hectic period for fairs in Gothenburg, so it is important to reserve rooms as early as possible. Chalmers has negotiated discount deals with the following hotels:

City Hotel
Phone: +46 31 708 40 00
Fax: +46 31 708 40 02
Visiting address: Lorensbergsgatan 6
Home page:

Quality Hotel Panorama

Phone: +46 31 767 70 10
Fax: 31 767 70 70
Visiting address: Eklandagatan 51-53
Home page:

Hotel Poseidon

Phone: +46 31 10 05 50
Fax: +46 31 13 83 91
Visiting address: Storgatan 33
Home page:

Hotel Opalen (Scandic)
Phone: +46 31 751 53 00
Fax: +46 31 751 53 11
Visiting address: Engelbrektsgatan 73
Home page:

Hotel Albelle
Phone: +46 31 15 83 80
Fax: +46 31 15 83 81
Visiting address: Baldersgatan 4
Home page:

Spar Hotel Gårda
Phone: +46 31 752 03 10
Fax: +46 31 752 03 99
Visiting address: Norra Kustbanegatan 15-17
Home page:

Hotel Ljungbacken
Phone: +47 31 16 79 90
Fax: +46 31 18 16 75
Visiting address: Ljungbackegatan 6
Home page:

Villa Fridolin
Phone: +47 31 708 28 80
Fax: +46 31 82 11 68
Visiting address: Högåsplatsen 4

Organizing committee

Prof. Michael Patriksson, Chalmers and FCC (
Dr. Ann-Brith Strömberg, FCC (
Ass. Prof. Fredrik Edelvik, FCC (

Published: Tue 18 Dec 2012. Modified: Thu 06 Dec 2018