| 15-16 December 2008
|| There will be a workshop on Data-driven modelling and optimization in Warsaw. You can find more information on this workshop here.
| 18-20 February 2009
|| The 'Arbeitsgemeinschaft Simulation' has organized a workshop on 'Basics of modeling and simulation (Grundlagen der Modellbildung und Simulation)'. For more information and the program click here.
About the IGK
The International Graduiertenkolleg (IGK)
is a research training programme of a novel kind. Since January 1, 2004, it is both
- an International Graduiertenkolleg, jointly operated by the Interdisciplinary Center for Computational and
Mathematical Modeling (ICM) of the
University of Warsaw and the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing
(IWR) of the
University of Heidelberg, and
- a Graduiertenkolleg of the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing
(IWR) of the University of Heidelberg, to foster interdisciplinary
collaboration projects among the research groups of IWR.
The joint doctoral projects of ICM and
IWR have a share of one third of the
Currently the IGK has 18 fellowships for doctoral students.
The two partner institutions - IWR and ICM
The Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) of the University of Heidelberg
IWR is an interdisciplinary research center for scientific computing and the
computational sciences, in particular
for modeling, simulation and optimization of complex systems and processes.
Important methodological focal points are in modeling and applied analysis,
numerical differential equations, algorithmic optimization and control, and
parallel computing. In the application areas, IWR represents in particular
- physical and theoretical chemistry,
- biomechanics and robotics,
- environmental and astrophysics.
The Interdisciplinary Center for Mathematical and Computational Modeling (ICM) of the University of Warsaw
ICM is also an interdisciplinary research center for scientific computing and
the computational sciences
and concentrates on modeling and simulation of complex systems and
processes. Its methodological
focal points are a. o. in modeling and applied analysis and scientific
Important application areas represented at ICM are
- biosciences and medical sciences,
- chemistry and chemical and process engineering,
- mechanics and material sciences,
- environmental physics including meteorology and physics of the atmosphere,
- theoretical physics.
ICM was founded in 1993 with its major goals comparable to those of IWR. Its
structure and organization is
close to that of IWR and in particular allows members of other universities
and research institutions an active
participation, such as Warsaw University of Technology and the Polish Academy of Science.
Both institutions are also centers for high performance scientific
computing. One focus of IWR is on
parallel computing. Its two and a half years old system
HELICS with 512
processors has teraflop
performance, and it is presently being upgraded. ICM also has an excellent
infrastructure with currently two CRAY multi-processor systems and two
computational clusters with together approx. 150 64-bit double-processor
Both institutions also serve as centers for education and continued training
for methods and
applications of scientific computing, in particular for modeling, simulation
of real processes, and as centers for technology transfer and collaboration
with industrial and
The Research Programme
The focus of the Graduiertenkolleg is on
the development of novel computational methods for modeling, simulation and
optimization of complex processes, and on the transfer of these methods into
selected application areas.
The processes considered are characterized by nonlinear multiscale dynamics
and are modeled by ordinary or partial differential algebraic equations or hybrid, discrete-continuous
equations. Characteristic methodological approaches are homogenization and
model reduction, goal oriented adaptivity, multi-level algorithms,
simultaneous "all-at-once" optimization approaches and parallel computing.
The following research groups at IWR contribute to the International Graduiertenkolleg: