OSE5 – Programme

The OSE5 workshop intends to gather internationally renowned researchers developing methods in the fields of optimization and space applications. The event is run in conjunction with the second Global Virtual Workshop (GVWII) of the European Training Network (ETN) on optimisation and uncertainty quantification for aerospace applications, UTOPIAE.

The GVW is an hybrid workshop/webinar. The GVW is attended in person by all ETN members and OSE participants, remote connection is offered to researchers that cannot attend the workshop in person. Presentations are given locally but they can be viewed in real-time, allowing for time differences between countries. Remote attendees can participate to the event via chat discussions and pools. This is a unique vehicle of dissemination and would allow the ETN and the OSE attendants to extend the discussion beyond the borders of Europe, and involving many more individuals than could be invited as visiting researchers.

The event is broadcast in real time and will schedule:

  • 2 Keynote lectures and presentations, one from the UTOPIAE network and one from ESA.
  • Presentations from OSE5 participants.
  • Presentation of UTOPIAE ESRs of their projects for the UTOPIAE “winter of code”.
  • Displaying boots for showcasing optimisation tools (only for local attendees during coffee breaks).
  • Interactive panel discussion and real-time pools.

Last but not least…

  • coffee breaks & social dinner.



DAY 1 (21st November 2019) DAY 2 (22nd November 2019)
08:30 Registration opens
9:00 AM Keynote: ESA Keynote: UTOPIAE
Session on distributed optimisation tools (chair: Annalisa Riccardi, University of Strathclyde)
Session on Optimal Control (chair: Edmondo Minisci, University of Strathclyde)
9:50 AM Gregor Papa, JSI “Optimisation platform for remote collaboration of different teams” Cristian Greco, University of Strathclyde “Belief Stochastic Optimal Control for Robust Space Trajectory Design”
10:10 AM Carlos Kavka, ESTECO “Tools and strategies for multidisciplinary design optimization” Simao Marto, University of Strathclyde “Multi-Objective Optimization of Low-Thrust Trajectories under Epistemic Uncertainty”
10:30 AM Coffe Break Coffe Break
Session on space exploration and decision making (chair: Celia Yabar, ESA)
Session on Optimal Control (chair: Edmondo Minisci, University of Strathclyde)
11:00 AM Akira Oyama, JAXA, “Proposal of an Optimization Benchmark Problem Based on Lunar Lander Landing Site Selection” Erfu Yang, University of Strathclyde “Improved Model Predictive Control for Hypersonic Vehicle Under Incomplete Data Transmission”
11:20 AM Bogdan Filipic, JSI, “Finding an Optimal Lunar South Pole Landing Site at a Reduced Computational Cost” Erfu Yang, University of Strathclyde “Application of active disturbance rejection control for hypersonic vehicles with reaction control system faults”
11:40 AM Lorenzo Gentile, TH Koeln, “An optimisation approach for designing optimal observation campaigns: application to low-resources deep space missions” Matej Petkovic, JSI “Quantifying the effects of gyroless flying of the Mars Express Spacecraft with machine learning”
12:00 PM Kai Wah Chan,University of Bremen, “Polytopal Approximation of Dynamically Constrained Convex Sets” Matthias Knauer, University of Bremen, “Optimization of 5G Satellite Swarms”
12:30 PM Lunch Lunch
Session on optimisation techniques under uncertainty (chair: Gregor Papa, JSI)
Session on Optimisation of Space System (chair: Mariapia Marchi, ESTECO)
2:00 PM Margarita Antoniu, JSI, “Bounding limit expectations of Markov chains using evolutionary algorithms” Gianluca Filippi, University of Strathclyde, “A Multi Layer Evidence Network Model for the Design Process of Space Systems under Epistemic Uncertainty”
2:20 PM Tathagata Basu, Durham University, “A Review of Convex Optimisation Techniques for Piecewise Differentiable Functions” Gianluca Filippi, University of Strathclyde, “Evidence-Based Resilience Engineering of Dynamic Space Systems”
2:40 PM Dani Irawan, TH Koeln, “Cooperative-Coevolution with Two-Stage-Grouping Based on Variable Effects and Interactions for Large Scale Global Optimization” Daniel Krpelig, Durham University, “Employing Agile Principles for Making Decisions during System Design Phases”
3:00 PM Lorenzo Gentile, TH Koeln, “An efficient surrogate model-based bi-level optimisation algorithm” Anabel Del Val, Von Karman Institute, “On the Inference of Chemical Models Parameters for Tomorrow’s Space Journeys: an Overview on Reusable and Ablative Space Systems”
3:30 PM Coffee Break Coffee Break
4:00 PM Panel discussion Panel (Slido) discussion
Session on optimal control  (chair: Annalisa Riccardi, University of Strathclyde)
Session on Optimisation for Aerospace Systems and Manufacturing (chair: Annalisa Riccardi, University of Strathclyde)
5:00 PM Francesco Marchetti, University of Strathclyde “Intelligent Control by Genetic Programming” Elisa Morales, Italian Aerospace Research Centre (CIRA), “Robust Airfoil Design using Gradient Based Risk Function Approximations”
5:20 PM Callum Wilson, University of Strathclyde “Learning to Control a Spacecraft” Péter Zénó Korondi, ESTECO, “Multi-fidelity efficient global optimization for propeller optimisation under uncertainty”
5:40 PM Kostas Konstantinidis, ESA ACT, “Non-linear uncertainty propagation in a Guidance, Navigation & Control system for approach operations using Differential Algebra” Christian Sbater Campomanes, DLR, “Introducing Efficient Surrogate Based Methods for the Robust Design of Shock Control Bumps”
6:00 PM Leon Stubbig and Pablo Gómez Pérez, TU Delft “Improving the Evolutionary Optimization of interplanetary low-thrust trajectories using Machine Learning surrogates” Ismael Vaz, University of Minho, “Global Direct Search and an application to Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)”
19:45 PM Dinner