Control and Optimization with Differential-Algebraic Constraints (10w5029)


(Carnegie Mellon)

(North Carolina State University)

(Technische Universität Berlin)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Control and Optimization with Differential-Algebraic Constraints" workshop from October 24 to October 29, 2010.

Differential Algebraic Equations (DAEs) are mixed systems of differential and algebraic equations. In some areas they are referred to as descriptor systems. It has been recognized for some time now that they have great potential both theoretically and in applications. DAEs form one of the most elegant and simple ways to model a physical system because they allow for the creation of separate models for subcomponents that can then be pasted together via a network. As a consequence, this concept is used in many modern CAD systems like SIMULINK, Scicos and DYMOLA although most software packages cannot fully exploit the full potential of DAE models. Once a system has been modeled it becomes important to optimize its performance for both economic and ecological reasons. This workshop will lead to the development of improved methods of optimization of DAE modeled physical systems.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT).