Recent Advances in Optimization and its Applications in Engineering

The 14th Belgian-French-German Conference on Optimization

  • Moritz Diehl
  • Francois Glineur
  • Elias Jarlebring
  • Wim Michiels

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Convex Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mirjam Dür
      Pages 3-20
    3. Daniel F. Coutinho, Alain Vande Wouwer
      Pages 21-30
    4. Olivier Devolder, François Glineur, Yurii Nesterov
      Pages 31-40
    5. S. Sundhar Ram, Angelia Nedić, Venu V. Veeravalli
      Pages 51-60
  3. Nonlinear Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Torsten Bosse, Andreas Griewank, Lutz Lehmann, Volker Schloßhauer
      Pages 63-72
    3. Martin Kleinsteuber, Knut Hüper
      Pages 73-82
    4. Korbinian Kraemer, Wolfgang Marquardt
      Pages 83-92
    5. Suat Gumussoy, Wim Michiels
      Pages 103-112
  4. Optimization on Manifolds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. P.-A. Absil, R. Mahony, R. Sepulchre
      Pages 125-144
    3. Mariya Ishteva, P.-A. Absil, Sabine Van Huffel, Lieven De Lathauwer
      Pages 145-164
    4. M. Journée, F. Bach, P.-A. Absil, R. Sepulchre
      Pages 165-171
    5. C. Lageman, R. Sepulchre
      Pages 173-182
    6. Chunhong Qi, Kyle A. Gallivan, P.-A. Absil
      Pages 183-192
    7. Quentin Rentmeesters, P.-A Absil, Paul Van Dooren
      Pages 193-202
  5. Optimal Control

  6. Model Predictive Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Nils Altmüller, Lars Grüne, Karl Worthmann
      Pages 289-298
    3. Dimitri Boiroux, Daniel A. Finan, John B. Jørgensen, Niels K. Poulsen, Henrik Madsen
      Pages 299-308
    4. Dimitar Dimitrov, Pierre-Brice Wieber, Olivier Stasse, Hans Joachim Ferreau, Holger Diedam
      Pages 309-318
    5. Lars Grüne, Marcus von Lossow, Karl Worthmann
      Pages 329-338
    6. Christian Kirches, Leonard Wirsching, Sebastian Sager, Hans Georg Bock
      Pages 339-357
  7. PDE-Constrained Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. A. Potschka, A. Küpper, J.P. Schlöder, H.G. Bock, S. Engell
      Pages 361-378
    3. Juan Carlos De Los Reyes
      Pages 379-388
    4. Axel Kröner, Karl Kunisch, Boris Vexler
      Pages 389-398
    5. Oliver Lass, Stefan Volkwein
      Pages 399-408
  8. Engineering Applications of Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. Jan Anthonis, Marco Gubitosa, Stijn Donders, Marco Gallo, Peter Mas, Herman Van der Auweraer
      Pages 441-450
    3. Bahne Christiansen, Helmut Maurer, Oliver Zirn
      Pages 451-460
    4. R. Echegut, L. Piffet
      Pages 471-480
    5. Laszlo Farkas, Cedric Canadas, Stijn Donders, Herman Van der Auweraer, Danny Schildermans
      Pages 481-490

About these proceedings


Mathematical optimization encompasses both a rich and rapidly evolving body of fundamental theory, and a variety of exciting applications in science and engineering. The present book contains a careful selection of articles on recent advances in optimization theory, numerical methods, and their applications in engineering. It features in particular new methods and applications in the fields of optimal control, PDE-constrained optimization, nonlinear optimization, and convex optimization. The authors of this volume took part in the 14th Belgian-French-German Conference on Optimization (BFG09) organized in Leuven, Belgium, on September 14-18, 2009. The volume contains a selection of reviewed articles contributed by the conference speakers as well as three survey articles by plenary speakers and two papers authored by the winners of the best talk and best poster prizes awarded at BFG09. Researchers and graduate students in applied mathematics, computer science, and many branches of engineering will find in this book an interesting and useful collection of recent ideas on the methods and applications of optimization.


algorithm algorithms biomechanics calculus identification linear optimization mechanics model model predictive control nonlinear optimization numerical methods optimal control optimization partial differential equation robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Moritz Diehl
    • 1
  • Francois Glineur
    • 2
  • Elias Jarlebring
    • 3
  • Wim Michiels
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. Electrical Engineering (ESAT)Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.CORE-UCLLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium
  3. 3., Department ComputerwetenschappenKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  4. 4.Dept. Computer ScienceKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer -Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-12597-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-12598-0
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