Special session: Uncertainty Based Optimization in Engineering

When: 12-14 July 2017
Where: Montreal, Canada
Workshop: 15th EUROPT, Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization

Important Dates
15th of March: deadline abstract submission
31th of March: notification of acceptance

Special Session description: In an expanding world with limited resources and increasing uncertainty, optimization and uncertainty quantification become a necessity. Optimization can turn a problem into a solution, thus the main focus of this session is to promote the knowledge exchange on new approaches to treat uncertainty in complex engineering systems and use novel optimization techniques to efficiently deal with large scale problems with many objectives and uncertain quantities. It is generally recognised, in fact, that neglecting the impact of uncertainty on the design of any system or process can lead to unreliable design solutions.
Common approaches that make use of safety margins to account for uncertainty in design and manufacturing are not adequate to fully capture the growing complexity of engineering systems and provide reliable, resilient and optimal solutions.

Topics: the sessions are open to everybody who wants to present recent and original results on any of the following topics:

  • Robust Optimization
  • Reliability based Design Optimization
  • Resilience based Design Optimization
  • Evolvable Optimization Under Uncertainty
  • Uncertainty based Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

with applications to any engineering areas, in particular:

Submission guidelines: abstracts should be no longer than 100 words and should not contain mathematical notation. Updated info on submission and registration will be available at the Workshop page https://www.gerad.ca/colloques/europt2017/

Sessions Organisers:
Edmondo Minisci
Lecturer, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

Annalisa Riccardi
Lecturer, Computational Intelligence

Massimiliano Vasile
Professor, Space System Engineering