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The 10th Workshop on Optimization and Inverse Problems in Electromagnetism - OIPE 2008


10th International Workshop on Optimization and Inverse Problems in Electromagnetism (OIPE 2008)
was held on the Campus of the Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany.

14 - 17 September 2008

We thank all 142 participants for their valuable contribution to the success of the OIPE 2008! 


OIPE Workshop Series

The aim of the workshop is to discuss recent developments in optimization and inverse methodologies and their applications to the design and operation of electromagnetic devices. It is intended to establish with the workshop an occasion when experts in electromagnetics and other areas (e.g. engineering, mathematics, physics, etc.), involved in research or industrial activities, can discuss on the theoretical aspects and on the technical relevance of optimization and inverse problems, in the general framework of the innovation in electromagnetic methods and applications.

Previous editions were held in:

  • Pavia, Italy (1989)  
  • Warsaw, Poland (1992)  
  • Geneva, Switzerland (1994)  
  • Brno, Czech Republic (1996)  
  • Jyvaskyla, Finland (1998)  
  • Torino, Italy (2000)  
  • Lodz, Poland (2002)  
  • Grenoble, France (2004)  
  • Sorrento, Italy (2006)


Honorary Chairman:

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr.h.c. Hermann Uhlmann
Dept. Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Institute for Information Technology
Ilmenau University of Technology 

P.O. Box 10 05 65
98684 Ilmenau

Conference Chairman:

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Jens Haueisen
Dept. Computer Science and Automation
Ilmenau University of Technology

P.O. Box 10 05 65
98684 Ilmenau

Conference Secretary:

Dr.-Ing. Hartmut Brauer
Dept. Computer Science and Automation
Ilmenau University of Technology

P.O. Box 10 05 65
98684 Ilmenau

International Steering Committee

  • R. Martone, Italy (Chairman)
  • H. Brauer, Germany
  • P. Brochet, France 
  • J.-L. Coulomb, France 
  • P. Di Barba, Italy 
  • A. Formisano, Italy 
  • L. Gerbaud, France 
  • A. Gottvald, Czech Republic 
  • J. Haueisen, Germany 
  • L. Krähenbühl, France 
  • D. Lowther, Canada 
  • C. Magele, Austria 
  • K. Miettinen, Finland 
  • G. Molinari, Italy 
  • M. Repetto, Italy 
  • M. Rudnicki, Poland 
  • B. Sareni, France 
  • A. Savini, Italy 
  • S. Wiak, Poland 
  • F. Wurtz, France

Local Steering Committee

  • Hartmut Brauer (Institute for Information Technology)
  • Jens Haueisen (Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics)
  • Armin Hoffmann (Institute of Mathematics)
  • Pu Li (Institute for Automation and Systems Engineering)
  • Andre Thess (Chair of Thermo- and Magnetofluiddynamics)
  • Reiner Thomä (Institute for Information Technology)
  • Hermann Uhlmann (Institute for Information Technology)
  • Silvia Vogel (Institute of Mathematics)

International Editorial Board

  • Alotto, Piergiorgio Padova Italy
  • Brauer, Hartmut Ilmenau Germany 
  • Brochet, Pascal Lille France 
  • Clemens, Markus Hamburg Germany 
  • Coulomb, Jean-Louis Grenoble France 
  • Di Barba, Paolo Pavia Italy 
  • di Rienzo, Luca Milan Italy 
  • Dössel, Olaf Karlsruhe Germany 
  • Dular, Patrick Liège Belgium 
  • Formisano, Alessandro Naples Italy 
  • Gerbaud, Laurent Grenoble France 
  • Gratkowski, Stanislaw Szczecin Poland 
  • Haueisen, Jens Ilmenau Germany 
  • Hoffmann, Armin Ilmenau Germany 
  • Ida, Nathan Acron USA 
  • Igarashi, Hajime Sapporo Japan 
  • Kaltenbacher, Manfred Erlangen Germany 
  • Kost, Arnulf Berlin Germany 
  • Krähenbühl, Laurent Lyon France 
  • Kreutzbruck, Marc Berlin Germany  
  • Li, Pu Ilmenau Germany 
  • Lunin, Valery Moscow Russia 
  • Magele, Christian Graz Austria 
  • Marklein, Rene Kassel Germany 
  • Martone, Raffaele Naples Italy 
  • Pavo, Jozsef Budapest Hungary 
  • Pichon, Lionel Paris France 
  • Potthast, Roland Goettingen Germany 
  • Repetto, Maurizio Torino Italy 
  • Rudnicki, Marek Lodz Poland 
  • Sareni, Bruno Toulouse France 
  • Savini, Antonio Pavia Italy 
  • Stefani, Frank Dresden-Rossendorf Germany 
  • Takahashi, Norio Okayama Japan 
  • Thess, André Ilmenau Germany 
  • Trahms, Lutz Berlin Germany 
  • van Rienen, Ursula Rostock Germany 
  • Vogel, Silvia Ilmenau Germany 
  • Wurtz, Frederic Grenoble France 
  • Yatchev, Ivan Sofia Bulgaria

Scientific Topics

Theoretical Aspects and Fundamentals

  • Mathematical theory and formulation of inverse and optimization problems
  • Regularization techniques
  • Order reduction
  • Identification problems
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • New approaches


  • Deterministic, stochastic, and hybrid techniques
  • Reconstruction techniques
  • Multi-objective and multi-level optimization
  • Heuristic approaches
  • Design of experiment
  • Constraints
  • Robust optimization, optimization under uncertainty
  • Objective functions and direct problems
  • Numerical efficiency
  • Numerical problems
  • New techniques


  • Optimal design in electrical and electronic engineering
  • Optimization in information and communication systems
  • Non-destructive evaluation
  • Industrial and biomedical tomography
  • Optimization in measurement systems
  • Optimization and inverse problems in biomedical engineering
  • Control systems
  • Large scale systems
  • Mechatronics, nano- and microsystems
  • Benchmark problems
  • Other applications

Software Methodologies

  • Software environments
  • Software interfaces
  • Parallel and distributed computing
  • Soft computing and artificial intelligence
  • New methodologies