Workshop on Optimal Control of Partial Differential Equations

November 28 - December 02, 2011, Wasserschloss Klaffenbach, Chemnitz, Germany


Motivation and objectives

Optimal control of partial differential equations (PDEs) is a very active field of research in applied mathematics. In the recent past substantial progress has been achieved in this field concerning theoretical as well as numerical aspects.

The workshop is a reminiscence to the International Conference on Optimal Control of PDEs, held in Klaffenbach in April 1998. As it was the case in 1998, we wish to bring together international experts in the different branches of optimal control of PDEs and give an overview over most recent results and future challenges in PDE constrained optimization. In this way, we hope to stimulate the research in the field of optimal control of PDEs and develop new promising perspectives for future research and cooperations.

Invited speakers

Eduardo Casas

Karl Kunisch

Jean Pierre Raymond

Jan Sokolowski

Roberto Triggiani

Irina Lasiecka

Ekkehard Sachs

Guenther Leugering

Juergen Sprekels

Karl-Heinz Hoffmann


The workshop will take place at the Wasserschloss Klaffenbach, a renaissance castle in the south of Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany. The talks will be located in the "Buergersaal", which is one of the historic halls in the castle.
It is possible to book single or double rooms in the Schlosshotel Wasserschloss Klaffenbach for a special rate of 59,00 Euro (single) and 82,50 (double) per night (including breakfast).

Registration and abstract submission

The numbers of participants and talks are strictly limited to 50 and 30, respectively. If these numbers are exceeded, the organizing committee will choose among all applicants. To register and apply for the workshop please follow this link. A notification of acceptance will be send to you until September 15, 2011, containing the bank account for the conference fee.

Registration fees

The conference fee is 47,50 Euro per day plus a fix amount of 70 Euro. The fee includes

  • full board
  • bus trip to Annaberg

On Thursday afternoon there will be a bus trip to Annaberg, a beautiful village in the Erz Mountains nearby Chemnitz, which was the domain of the German mathematician Adam Ries. The trip includes a guided tour to the Frohnauer Hammer, a medieval hammer mill.

Important dates

  • Registration deadline: August 31, 2011
  • Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2011
  • Abstract submission: September 30, 2011

Travel information

Wasserschloss Klaffenbach is located nearby Chemnitz, see Google Maps.
By plane:
The nearest airport is located in Dresden. There will be a bus shuttle from Dresden airport to Wasserschloss Klaffenbach. Please contact us if you would like to use the shuttle service.
By train: There is a street car from Chemnitz main station to Wasserschloss Klaffenbach. The station is Neukirchen-Klaffenbach. For a detailed schedule see:


Christian Meyer
Graduate School CE
Dolivostraße 15
D-64293 Darmstadt
Phone +49 6151/16-4458
Fax +49 6151/16-4459


Technische Universität Darmstadt

Graduate School CE
Dolivostraße 15
D-64293 Darmstadt

Phone+49 6151/16-24401    or
Fax+49 6151/16-24404

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