Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

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Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM briefly.

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Annual Report 2017/18

Take a look at our latest annual report. Find current highlights and exiting projects of our departments as well as information about our new department »Materials Characterization and Testing«.

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High Performance Center

The High Performance Center Simulation- and Software- based Innovation strengthens the cooperation between enterprises, universities and research institutes in Kaiserslautern and extends consisting partnerships.

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Welcome to Fraunhofer ITWM!

We are one of the world's largest mathematical research institutes and our goal is to further develop mathematics as a key technology, give innovative impetus and implement it in practice together with industry partners. Methodologically, our research areas are based on modeling, simulation and optimization. Integral parts of our projects are consulting and implementation, support in the application of high-performance computer technology and providing tailor-made software solutions. We not only use simulation software, but also develop it ourselves, often in cooperation with leading software companies.
Nowadays, companies of all sizes use simulations on regular bases which gives them benefit in terms of product innovation and quality assurance. Our customers are mainly in the automotive, mechanical engineering, textile, computer industry and finance sectors.


Blog Post / 7.9.2018

Collaboration with SAP

»After almost 4 years of collaboration, we are convinced that partnering with the ITWM was the best thing SAP could do to streamline the development process of SAP S/4HANA for advanced variant configuration.«. We are very pleased with these words from the SAP blog.

Since 2015, we have been developing a new, state-of-the-art configuration engine for the SAP database S/4HANA together with experts from SAP. Our part in the project consisted primarily of developing algorithms for processing a wide variety of variant configurations.


ITWM Group Researches on Virtual Machine Vision

Online inspection systems have proven themselves in many production environments. But what happens when the components get more complicated? How can your testing be automated despite the increasing individualization of industrially produced products? Answers are provided by virtual image processing, which completely simulates and optimizes the inspection process.


Press Release / 13.3.2018


Process Simulation in the Food Industry:

Mathematical Fraunhofer Institutes present software solutions for the food industry at the Anuga FoodTec.


Press Release / 31.1.2018

Security Vulnerabilities of Charging Stations

Mathias Dalheimer warns that nearly anybody could debit charging costs to the userfriendly but insecure charging card of an unsuspecting user.

Events in September


Konferenz / Ireland / 09/10/2018 - 09/14/2018


European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases


International Workshop / Kaiserslautern / 09/06/2018 - 09/07/2018

Mathematical Methods in Process Engineering

Digitization in the Chemical Industry


Workshop Felix Klein Academy / Kaiserslautern / 09/26/2018 - 09/28/2018

Uncertainty Quantification

Three international experts from the United States, Great Britain and Russia will provide survey talks and current research topics with particular emphasis on how to cope with uncertainty.


Conference / France / 09/05/2018 - 09/07/2018

Driving Simulation Conference DSC 2018

The DSC Conference gathers driving simulation specialists as well as simulation providers.

Congress / Darmstadt / 09/26/2018 - 09/28/2018

Materials Science and Engineering

The MSE Congress is one of the largest English speaking congresses in the field of Material Science and Engineering across Europe.

Conference / Kaiserslautern / 09/19-21/2018

Meeting of the »German National Chapter of InterPore«

The meeting unites people who study and work with porous media.

Conference / Italy / 09/05/2018 - 09/07/2018

European Machine Vision Forum

The aim of the emva-Forum is to foster interaction between the machine vision industry and academic research.

Conference / China / 09/05/2018 - 09/07/2018

UCMMT 2018

We are on site of the 11th UK-Europe-China conference on Millimetre Waves and Terahertz Technologies with experts from our department »Materials Characterization and Testing«.


Conference / Spain / 09/23/2018 - 09/28/2018

21st European Microwave Week

EuMW 2018 provides access to the very latest products, research and initiatives in the microwave sector.


Conference / Japan / 09/09/2018 - 09/14/2018

IRMMW-THz 2018

The International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz) is one of the world's established events in this field.


Conference / Kaiserslautern / 09/27/2018 - 09/28/2018

INHEE Meeting

INHEE is an international network for university education in engineering courses. This year's meeting will take place at our institute.

Conference / Trier / 09/10/2018 - 09/12/2018

EUCCO 2018

Our expert Dr. Michael Burger presents a talk on the 5th European Conference on Computational Optimization.

Seminar / Kaiserslautern / 09/04/2018


Topics of September: »Input-To-State Stability of Impulsive Control Systems« and »Event-Triggered Adaptive OFDMA Protocol for Multi-Vehicle Clusters«

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

Fraunhofer-Platz 1

67663 Kaiserslautern


Phone +49 631 31600-0

Fax +49 631 31600-1099