Fraunhofer-Institute for Industrial Mathematics in Kaiserslautern  /  October 11, 2021  -  October 13, 2021

Kaiserslautern Applied and Industrial Mathematics Days – KLAIM#

with Focus on the Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Digital Twins

The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for applied mathematicians from academia, research labs and industry to exchange ideas and to showcase recent results. The format is planned every two years (bi-annual).

The focus of this first edition of KLAIM will be placed on the role of applied mathematics in the development of digital twins.

Provisions for a hybrid format will be made to bring together »roomies and zoomies« if the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic necessitates this. If the regulations of the Corona pandemic allow it, then there will be the possibility to meet in person at the Fraunhofer Centre, to network and there will be lectures on site. At the moment, we do not anticipate a digital event. Of course, a comprehensive hygiene concept will be developed for the event. So feel free to plan directly for the journey to Kaiserslautern and overnight stays.

We will inform you in advance if developments reveal otherwise.

Program and Key Topics

The workshop is hosted and organized jointly by the Fraunhofer-Institute for Industrial Mathematics and the Department of Mathematics at the TU Kaiserslautern.

Plenary Speakers

We were successful in attracting the following speakers from across the disciplines:

  • Prof. Dr. Annalisa Buffa (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne University of Technology, Chair of Numerical Modeling and Simulation)
  • Prof. Olivier Brüls (University Liège, Multibody & Mechatronic Systems Laboratory, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering)
  • Prof. Dr. Dimitris Bertsimas (applied mathematician and professor at MIT in Cambridge and at EMINES – School of Industrial Management at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University)
  • Prof. Dr. Ir. Dick den Hertog (Tilburg University, Department of Econometrics and Operations Research)
  • Prof. Dr. Mario Ohlberger (University of Münster, Professorship for Applied Mathematics, Focus on Numerics)


The program will be structured along the three tracks:

  1. Hybrid System Simulation – Classic Modeling and Control Meet Artificial Intelligence
    with track plenaries given by Prof. Dr. Martin Arnold (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg), Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Gerdts (Universität BW München), Prof. Dr. Claudia Schillings (Universität Mannheim)
    This track is organized in collaboration with the ECMI (European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry) Special Interest Group Math for the Digital Factory.
  2. Multiscale Methods and Model Order Reduction with track plenaries given by Prof. Dr. Francisco Chinesta (ENSAM Institute of Technology Paris), Prof. Dr. Nicole Marheineke (Universität Trier)
  3. Integration of Optimization and Data Science with track plenary given by Prof. Dr. Alexander Martin (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Registration is now open. We invite prospective speakers to submit a one-page abstract to one of the above three tracks.


You can find more about the directions here.

Fraunhofer Institue for Industrial Mathematics ITWM
Fraunhofer-Platz 1
67663 Kaiserslautern