Lund Institute of Technology

Lund University

Mathematical Statistics

McMaster University

The SOS lab

Bandler Corporation

Technical University of Denmark

Informatics and Mathematical Modelling

Space Mapping Optimization

Öresund Symposium on Optimization Methods

November 12, 2002

at Lund Institute of Technology


A mini symposium on optimization methods will be held at

Lecture Hall MH:C
Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Sölvegatan 18, Lund

The purpose of the symposium is to present work related to engineering optimization, and to discuss the possibilities of a cooperation between universities in the Öresund region regarding research and education in optimization related topics.

Presentations will be given from both McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, Lund Institute of Technology (LTH), and Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

Talks will be given by

McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Professor, Dr. John W. Bandler. Read his biography here.

Lund Institute of Technology (LTH)

Professor Rolf Johansson
M.Sc., Fil.Lic., Ph.D. Student Roger Halldin
Professor Jan Holst
Professor Kalle Åström

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Professor, Dr.Techn. Kaj Madsen
Associate Professor Hans Bruun Nielsen
M.Sc.Eng., Ph.D. Student Frank Pedersen


From McMaster University and DTU work related to the following fields will be presented:
  • Space Mapping Optimization, theory and practice.
  • Kriging Modelling.
From LTH work related to the following fields will be presented:
  • Optimization and image analysis.
  • Optimization and systems theory.
  • Bootstrapping and optimization.
  • Stochastic optimization.


09.45-10.15 Coffee

10.15-10.30 Welcome

By Professor Georg Lindgren, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, LTH.

10.30-12.30 Session 1

Kaj Madsen
Motivations and applications of the Space Mapping Technique

Coffee break

John Bandler
Space Mapping: A Sensible Concept for Engineering Optimization Exploiting Surrogates

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 Session 2

Frank Pedersen
Predictive Control using Space Mapping Optimization

14.00-14.30 (Cancelled due to sickness.)
Hans Bruun Nielsen and Jacob Søndergaard
Surrogate modelling by Kriging. DACE.

Rolf Johansson
Optimization in Systems Theory

15.00-15.15 Coffee break

15.15-16.15 Session 3

Kalle Åström
Optimization Methodology in Image Analysis (tentative)

Roger Halldin
Generation of scenario trees of temporal and spatial dependent stochastic variables in stochastic optimization.

16.15-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-17.00 Session 4

Jan Holst
Bootstrap Control
Download the abstract in PS or PDF format.

17.00-18.00 Discussion

  • Education
  • Research
  • Cooperation
  • Miscellaneous

19.00-? Dinner at Restaurant Godset, Bangatan 3-5 in Lund

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