Internal Meeting, 21-25 January 2013, Funchal, Portugal

An Internal meeting will held on 21-25 January 2013, in Funchal, Portugal. The first internal research review of the SADCO project will take place on 24-25 January. The first three days of the week will be dedicated to a workshop for the young researchers.

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Aims and scope


The Internal Research Review, to be held on January 24- 25, is open to the network members and will consist of a workshop with several talks by members of the SADCO project and three invited presentations by leading experts on optimal control. The goal of this meeting is to offer to all members of the SADCO network an overview of the work being developped within this project and an opportunity to discuss future perspectives.

The Young Researchers Workshop on System Dynamics and Optimal Control, to be held on January 21- 23, is organised by the SADCO fellows and is directed to PhD students and post-docs only. The aim is to offer an opportunity for the fellows and a limited number of other young researchers to discuss their research work together in an informal environment and to develop scientific collaborations between them.

The whole event is a SADCO internal meeting. It is open to SADCO network members and invited participants only.




General organizer:

  • Maria do Rosário de Pinho, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP)


Organizers of the Young Researchers Workshop on System Dynamics and Optimal Control: 

  • Andrea Boccia, Imperial College London
  • Cédric Martinez Campos, Technical University Munich & University of Bayreuth 


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Timetable and organization



The programme and presentations and the abstracts of the talks are now available.

The Internal Research Review will start on Thursday 24 January at 9 am and will end on Friday 25 January, late in the afternoon.


There will be time for discussions every day after the end of the lectures.


  • Invited Speakers

● Francis Clarke, Université de Lyon
● Urszula Ledzewicz, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
● Sabine Pickenhain, Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus


  • Speakers

● Maria Soledad Aronna, Universita degli Studi di Padova
● Joseph-Frédéric Bonnans, CMAP Ecole POlytechnique
● Annalisa Cesaroni, Universita degli Studi di Padova
● Italo Capuzzo Dolcetta, Sapienza-University of Rome
● Fernando Fontes, FEUP, University of Porto
● Lars Gruene, University of Bayreuth
● Daniel Hoehener, UMPC - University of Paris 6
● Frederic Jean, Ensta ParisTech
● Paola Loreti, Sapienza-University of Rome
● Helmut Maurer, University of Münster
● Sylvain Sorin, UPMC - University of Paris 6
● Daniela Tonon, UPMC - University of Paris 6
● Fabian Wirth, University of Würzburg
● Hasnaa Zidani, Inria & Ensta ParisTech



The Young Researchers Workshop on System Dynamics and Optimal Control will be concentrated in the first 3 days, Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 January. 

In order for the young researchers to share and develop their knowledge and skills within the main topics of the network, mini courses and talks will be organised. 

Mini courses:
● María Soledad Aronna, “The Pontryagin Maximum Principle and its proof”
● Cédric M. Campos, “Geometric Dynamics and Discretization”
● Adriano Festa, “Introduction to Differential Games”
● Francisco Silva, “Mean Field Games”
● Daniela Tonon, "Hamilton-Jacobi equations, viscosity solutions and semiconcave functions"

Contributed talks:
● Andrea Boccia, “The Pontryagin Maximum Principle and State Constraints”
● Daniel Höhener, “Tools of Set-Valued Analysis and Perturbations of Trajectories”
● Juan Pablo Maldonado, “Quantitative and qualitative differential games”
● Michele Palladino, “Relaxation for Optimal Control Problems”
● Mario Zanon, “Review on direct methods for optimal control”

See the presentations and the detailed programme and abstracts.




A view of the bay of Funchal including Pestana Carlton Hotel





THE INTERNAL RESEARCH REVIEW (24-25 Jan.)  will be held at the Pestana Carlton Hotel (at walking distance from the hotel selected for accommodation).

Pestana Carlton Madeira
Largo António Nobre, nº1

More information about the Pestana Carlton Hotel in Funchal can be found at the site:

Participants will have access to WiFi in the conference room.


THE YOUNG RESEARCHERS WORKSHOP (21-23 Jan.) on System Dynamics and Optimal Control will be held at the Pestana Village Aparthotel.

Pestana Village Aparthotel
Estrada Monumental 182





There is no admission fee for this event. Please note that this is an internal meeting. Registration is open to network members and invited participants only.

Network members and invited participants are kindly asked to confirm their participation by filling out the registration form.


Accommodation and meals


The organization has pre-booked at special rates several rooms in a hotel located at walking distance from the meeting venue. More information will be sent upon registration.

Please note that lunches and two coffee breaks will be provided by the organization on the 24 and 25 of January.

A Meeting Dinner will be held on the 24th of January.



Sea Promenade between Funchal and Camara dos Lobos




Funchal is the capital of the island of Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, on the North Atlantic, 520 km form the coast of Africa. Madeira is called the “pearl of the Atlantic”.

You can get information on Madeira on the Wikipedia site
or, why not,

An international airport serves Madeira with direct flights to Porto, Lisbon, London, Paris and other European cities. It takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes to fly from mainland Portugal to Madeira and there are daily flights between Lisbon and Madeira and Porto and Madeira.

The Funchal international airport is about 15km from the center of Funchal. From the airport you can get to Funchal by bus or aero bus or taxi. Observe that taxis are expensive in Madeira (comparing to prices to those of the mainland).

For help with any tourism matter you may contact Mrs. Egídia Marques from Viagens Abreu,
Tel: +351 291205919 Fax: +351291205918 Skype:emarques.abreudmc



Official EU flag.jpg The workshop is co-funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme «FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN»  Grant agreement number 264735-SADCO and FCT/FEDER Project PTDC/EEA- CRO/116014/2009 ‘‘Optimal Control for Constrained and Hybrid Nonlinear Systems’’.


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