Challenge Workshop "Digital Twins: Industrial and Mathematical Challenges"



This workshop brings together experts from various industrial domains (including industry users and tool providers) and academia to outline and discuss mathematical challenges associated to digital twins. The goal is to spur innovation by creating new research collaborations inspired by real world problems from a wide set of industrial applications.
Digital Twins are the next wave in simulation technologies. Digital Twins accumulate all digital knowledge, models, and data during the complete lifetime of products and systems – from their ideation to their end of life. They thus integrate model-based approaches on which classical simulation and optimization paradigms are
built on as well as data analytics based approaches. Digital twins are powerful masterminds for innovation and performance. Combining engineering knowledge with available data novel services such as simulation-based monitoring and diagnosis or predictive maintenance will open new business opportunities. Digital twins are so important to business today, that they were named one of Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017, 2018, and 2019 in a row.

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May 7 - 8, 2019


Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Karlstraße 4, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany


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Registration fee for participants from academia: 80€
Registration fee for participants from the industry: 150€


Confirmed speakers:
• Carsten Dietze-Selent, SAP SE
• Dr. Dirk Hartmann, Siemens AG
• Hanno Schülldorf, Deutsche Bahn AG
• Dr. Hergen Schultze, BASF SE
• Prof. Dr. Hans Georg Bock, Universität Heidelberg
• Prof. Dr. Christof Büskens, ZeTeM Universität Bremen
• Prof. Dr. Wil Schilders, EU-MATHS-IN
• Prof. Dr. Thomas Schuster, Universität des Saarlandes


The event is organized by the University of Bremen and the project "Programme-associated Activities", which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The workshop is supported by the Committee for Mathematical Modeling, Simulation and Optimization (KoMSO e.V.).


Filming and Photography: 

Photography and filming of sessions and participants will be undertaken at the workshop and may be displayed online after the event. Photos will be taken at sessions and social events and may be used in future promotional activities both print and online. If you have any concerns please speak to KoMSO staff at the workshop registration desk on site or email the KoMSO team.