SADCO Newsletter - Issue 2 - November 2011


Up to 18 PhD and 7 postdoctoral fellowships will be funded by the EU 7th framework Marie Curie programme through the SADCO Initial Training network.

19 PhD students and postdocs have joined the SADCO project since January 2011.

Additional positions will be published here in the coming months.



The list of SADCO-related publications by the network team members is now available here. This list will be updated regularly.


Upcoming network-wide events

Network-wide activities are part of the SADCO programme and complement the research and training activities carried out at member organisations. They include research workshops and conferences, industrial workshops and summer schools. They are open to external participants, unless otherwise specified.


  • Second SADCO Industrial Workshop, 2-3 February 2012, Stuttgart

The second SADCO industrial workshop will be organised by Astos Solutions on 2-3 February 2012 in Stuttgart. Talks by experts and industry representatives will be made complete by tutorials and an ASTOS/WORHP software training session. The participants will be introduced to industrial optimal control problems and state-of-the-art NLP solvers and transcription methods. This workshop aims at fostering application-driven research in the field of optimal control and non-linear programming.

Confirmed speakers:

- John T. Betts
- C. Büskens, Universität Bremen (Industrial applications of NLP methods)
- S. Schäff, Astos Solutions (Large scale optimal control problems)
- M. Gerdts, Universität der Bundeswehr München (Trajectory planning and collision detection for robotics applications)
- F. Cremaschi, Astos Solutions (Multi-mission vehicle design optimization)

Organizer: Sven Weikert, Astos Solutions

For more information, including registration and grant application, please click here.


  • Spring school and Workshop on Numerical Methods, 23-27 April 2012, Paris


Invited speakers (provisional list)

- Joseph-Frédéric Bonnans (INRIA Saclay & CMAP)
- Ugo Boscain (CNRS & CMAP)
- Christoph Büskens (Univ. of Bremen)
- Olivier Cots (Math Institute, Bourgogne Univ)
- Moritz Diehl (K.U.Leuven)
- Maurizio Falcone (Univ. La Sapienza - Rome)
- Joseph Gergaud (ENSEEIHT, Toulouse)
- Lars Grüne (Univ. of Bayreuth)
- Wei Kang (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey)
- Jean-Bernard Lasserre (CNRS & LAAS)
- Helmut Maurer (Univ. of Münster)
- Nicolas Petit (Ecole des Mines ParisTech)
- Alain Rapaport (INRA Montpellier)
- Srinivas Sridharan (University of California San Diego)
- Alexander Vladimirsky (Cornell University)
- Hasnaa Zidani (ENSTA ParisTech)


- Joseph-Frédéric Bonnans
- Jean-Baptiste Caillau
- Emmanuel Trélat
- Hasnaa Zidani

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