Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

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About Us#

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM briefly.

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With Mathematics Against Covid-19#

Experts of the Fraunhofer ITWM contribute to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic in the form of various research projects. We support economy and society in coping with the Corona crisis with mathematical methods. On our landing page "Fraunhofer ITWM vs. Corona" we provide all news from the ITWM around the topic:

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Competence Center Quantum Computing Rhineland-Palatinate#

In cooperation with IBM Germany, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is establishing a national competence network in the research field of quantum computing. Since 2020, we have the Center for Quantum HPC (High Performance Computing) at Fraunhofer ITWM.

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AI Pilot for Mobility#

The Ministry of Science, Further Education and Culture relies on AI pilots to provide support on issues related to artificial intelligence. Our head of institute, Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel, has been appointed as an AI pilot for mobility.

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Fields of Application#

Thanks to the comprehensive methodological competence of the departments, our customers can be found in numerous industries. Two overarching top topics at the Institute are Machine Learning and Renewable Energies and Sustainability.

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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.


Press Release / 22.7.2021

Anita Schöbel Becomes President of the European OR Societies

New Position for the Director of the Fraunhofer ITWM


Press Release eBusiness Competence Center / 21.7.2021

Automated Planning Revolutionizes the Construction Industry

[Only available in German]

A smart planning tool and voice control will support the digitalization of construction sites in the future. The software optimally plans, manages and evaluates all resources. In cooperation with ambigus GmbH, the eBusiness Competence Center in Construction and Finishing Trades (eBZ) and within the framework of the Mittelstand 4.0 Competence Center Planning and Construction, we are jointly developing the algorithms.


Short news / 19.7.2021

Test TexMath now!

From now on a demo version of our software tool "TexMath" for the simulation of technical textiles is ready for use and can be tested by interested parties. The team "Technical Textiles" of our department "Flow and Material Simulation" has developed the software solution and is available for inquiries!

Short News / 7.7.2021

Kickoff for the BMBF Project QuSAA

On June 1, the QuSAA project was launched. The abbreviation stands for Quantum Algorithms for Strategic Asset Allocation. In the project, we are developing quantum algorithms for the optimization of investment decisions together with JoS QUANTUM and R + V Lebensversicherung.

For complex optimization problems, quantum computers promise completely new possibilities in the future. QuSAA investigates the extent to which quantum computers can help to better manage the complexity of the problem.

Press Release / 23.6.2021

Third Wave: Strong Effect of Rapid Testing in Schools

The third wave of the Corona pandemic is considered to be broken. Researchers at Fraunhofer ITWM have used the EpideMSE software to mathematically analyze the effects that different measures had in combating the pandemic. 

Press Release / 15.6.2021

Fraunhofer and IBM to unveil Quantum Computer

The quantum computer has been unveiled and the launch of the quantum computing research platform operated by Fraunhofer and IBM has begun. Read more in the press release and in the SWR report.

Blog Entry / 8.6.2021

AI Jungle: Categories of Algorithms

How do different algorithms actually work? In the blog of our EP-KI Team (Decision Support for Business Management Processes with the Help of New AI Methods), author Axel Preis and co-author Dr Stefanie Schwaar guide us through the categories in the AI jungle and thus provide more clarity.

Blog Entry / Streuspanne / 7.6.2021

Comparing Regional Incidences

In the Streuspanne Blog, the authors address the question: How comparable are incidences from different regions?

Upcoming Events 2021#

Due to developments regarding the spread of the Corona virus, events will take place digitally or will be postponed. We will inform you about the individual events here.

Conference / 11.–13.10.2021

KLAIM 2021

The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for applied mathematicians from academia, research labs and industry. The focus of this first edition of KLAIM will be placed on the role of applied mathematics in the development of digital twins. Would you like to be a speaker?


Call for Papers – Then please submit your contribution by July 30.

Symposium / 8. – 10.3.2022

7th International Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium Kaiserslautern

The Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium is a two-day conference taking place at the campus of the University of Kaiserslautern. The conference includes approximately 50 oral presentations and poster presentations focusing international trends and technological developments of the commercial vehicle industry. Are you interested in contributing to the event as well?


Call for Papers – Then please submit your abstract by 31 August.


Conference / 13. – 14.8.2021

Sixteenth International Longevity Risk and Capital Markets Solutions Conference

Leading international industry and academic representatives as well as policy makers will meet and discuss not only the assessment of longevity risk, but also the market and government developments and responses needed by pension funds and insurance companies to manage this risk. 

One of our experts from the Department of Financial Mathematics, Simon Schnürch is on site with his presentation on the influence of mortality shocks on modelling and insurance valuation using the example of COVID-19.

Digital Workshop / 6.-9.9.2021

Applied Mathematics and Simulation for Semiconductors and Electrochemical Systems

AMaSiS 2021 is an interdisciplinary workshop dedicated to mathematical modeling of semiconductors and electrochemical systems.

One of our experts of the department »Flow and Material Simulation«, Falco Schneider, contributes to the programme with a poster on the topic »Improving Efficiency of a Numerical Solver for Microscopic Li-Ion Battery Simulation including SEI Degradation«.

Tagung / 7.-8.9.2021

Nutzfahrzeuge 2021

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Die Tagung Nutzfahrzeuge 2021 bringt die Transportlösungen der Zukunft näher. Neue Anforderungen seitens der Kund:innen, der Märkte und der Gesetzgebung stellen Betreibende sowie Entwickler:innen ständig vor neue Herausforderungen. Hier können Sie mit anderen Expert:innen der Branche diskutieren oder etwas über die Best Practices und neue Lösungsansätze erfahren.

Dr. Christine Biedinger aus unserem Bereich »Mathematik für die Fahrzeugentwicklung« wird einen Vortrag mit dem Titel »Verbrauchsoptimierte Planung von Transportmissionen über Methoden der virtuellen Fahrzeugsimulation« halten.

Conference / 20.9–21.9

Smart Construction Machines Excellence Forum

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Bei dem Smart Construction Machines Excellence Forum finden Bauunternehmen, führende Expert:innen aus Wissenschaft und Praxis und wegweisende Baumaschinenherstellende zusammen, um sich gezielt zu innovativen Lösungen für die Baustelle 4.0 auszutauschen. Ziel ist die Kristallisation von Lösungen, um die Vernetzung von Fahrzeugen, Maschinen und Equipment mit dem Menschen im Mittelpunkt voran zu treiben.

Dr. Christian Salzig aus der Abteilung »Systemanalyse, Prognose und Regelung«, wird als Keynote Speaker zum Thema »Können Digitale Zwillinge Berge versetzen?« sprechen.

Virtuelles Event / 20.– 23.9.2021

13th European Congress of Chemical Engineering and 6th European Congress of Applied Biotechnology

Chemical engineering, biotechnology and bioprocessing are more important than ever to meet current challenges thus as climate change, circular economy or pharmaceutical production. We are digitally on site with our »Optimization« division with the Head of Department »Optimization – Technical Processes« Michael Bortz with a presentation and co-authored contributions.

Virtual Conference / 30.9.2021

Innovation Excellence Days 2021

[only available in German]

Smarte Technologien unterstützen täglich die Infrastruktur. Das Internet der Dinge (IoT) verbindet physische Objekte mit der virtuellen Welt und ermöglicht dadurch Anwendungen wie Condition Monitoring und Predictive Maintenance, Künstliche Intelligenz übernimmt Steuerungsfunktionen etc.. Bei der diesjährigen Innovationskonferenz werden insbesondere Projekte und Use Cases aus diesen Bereichen vorgestellt. 

Wir sind mit einem Team aus Experten der Abteilungen »Systemanalyse, Prognose und Regelung« und »Bildverarbeitung« digital vor Ort und sprechen zum Thema »Predictive Maintenance«.

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

Fraunhofer-Platz 1

67663 Kaiserslautern


Phone +49 631 31600-0

Fax +49 631 31600-1099