1st European COST Conference on Mathematics for Industry in Switzerland

We would like to welcome you to the «1st COST Conference on Mathematics for Industry in Switzerland», hosted by the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Physics and the Institute of Data Analysis and Process Design at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW in Winterthur, Switzerland.

Conference information at a glance

Invited Talks

Mathematics for Smart Maintenance

Financial Mathematics

Detailed Schedule

12:45-13:30 Keynote (TL 201): M. Laumanns: "Mathematics at the heart of next-generation public transport"  
  Industrial 1 (TL 424): Multiphysics, Imaging, Particle Systems Maintenance 1 (TL 201): Challenges and solutions in smart maintenance for railway systems Finance 1 (TL 412): Optimization and Robo-Advisors
13:30-14:00 B. Heitmann: "Spectroscopy meets AI" P. Dersin: "PHM for Rail Maintenance Management: at the cross-roads between data science and physics" J. Hakala: "Networks of Believe for Regulated Markets in Foreign Exchange"
14:00-14:30 S. Janacek: "What makes the pipeline dense?" F. Mari: "Predictive Maintenance beyond Prediction of Failures" O. Schmid: "Optimization Methods in Momentum Strategies"
14:30-15:00 V. Kumar: "Multiphysics simulations of flow measurement sensors" D. Galar: "Prognosis, Diagnosis and Maintenance Decision Support Systems: A mathematical approach" W. Putschögl: "The XVA conundrum"
15:00-15:30 A. Badarlis: "Parametric reduced order modeling applied to thermal property sensor" B. Huisman: "Condition Based Logistics: Calculation of Process Capacity" S. Schmid: "Robo-Advisor in Asset Management 2.0"
  Industrial 2 (TL 424): Computation and Optimization Maintenance 2 (TL 201): Advances and new directions for condition-based and predictive maintenance for energy systems Finance 2 (TL 412): Stability and Volatility
16:00-16:30 J. Giesen: "A review of the alternating direction method of multipliers for distributed optimization" P. De Causmaker: "Modeling, learning and solving dynamic problems by meta- and hyper- heuristics in maintenance" S. Sturm: "From Smile Wings to Market Risk Measures"
16:30-17:00 R. Mäder: "Parallel Computing with the Wolfram Language on the TACC/Wrangler Supercomputer" B. Stephen: "Domain Knowledge and Data Analytics: Towards a Holistic Approach to Power System Condition Monitoring and Asset Management" A. Binder: "Stability Issues in Computational Finance"
17:00-17:30 S. Ulzega: "A Hamiltonian Monte Carlo-­based method for boosting Bayesian parameter inference of stochastic differential equation models" Y. Hu: "Deep Detection: An Unsupervised Representation to Detect Anomalies in Raw Condition Monitoring Signals" U. Nögel: "Challenges for Big Data Analysis in The Post-Crisis Regulatory Environment"
17:30-18:00 P. Fusek: "Optimized Staff Scheduling at Swissport"   U. Wystup: "Volatility as investment - crash protection with calendar spreads of variance swaps"

1st COST Conference on Mathematics for Industry in Switzerland

September 15, 2016 - ZHAW Winterthur, Technikumstrasse 9, 8400 Winterthur

Aim of the conference

We aim to bring European academics, young researchers, students and industrial practitioners together to promote «Mathematics for Industry» in Switzerland. We want to promote «Mathematics for Industry» in Switzerland, similar to what ECMI is doing on an European-wide level.

We have three thematic workshops, focusing on Industrial Mathematics, Mathematics for Smart Maintenance, and Financial Mathematics.

The conference ist supported by the COST Network MI-NET and by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI.

All lectures are open to the public. Please register for this event.

Key Note Presenter

Scientific topics

We want to leave the topic open as «Mathematics for Industry», but put a thematic focus on:

  • Mathematics for small, medium and large European companies from the mechanical and electrical industry, but also life sciences.
  • Mathematics for the European Fintech industry, banks and insurance companies

                    Specific sample topics

                    Industrial Mathematics

                    • Industrial Particle and Interface Dynamics
                    • Semi-classical and quantum transport in semiconductors and low dimensional materials
                    • Simulation, Model Order Reduction and Robust Optimization for Industrial Robotics and E-Mobility Applications
                    • Advanced Imaging for Industrial Application
                    • Optimization and Optimization-based Control Methods for Industrial Applications
                    • Modelling and Optimization of Interacting Particle Systems
                    • Multiphysics simulations with industrial applications
                    • Multiphysics simulation in electrical engineering
                    • Simulation supported life sciences, i.e. drug design, design of micro- and nanofluidics, MEMS for life sciences. 
                    • Operations Research
                    • Smarter Energy and Transportation
                    • Industry 4.0

                    Financial Mathematics

                    • Algorithmic trading
                    • Big data and digitalization
                    • Mathematical challenges for the Fintech industry
                    • Current challenges in Computational Finance 
                    • Current challenges in risk management
                    • Quantitative trading models
                    • Financial mathematics for asset managers and hedge funds
                    • Portfolio optimization
                    • Derivatives

                    Mathematics for Smart Maintenance

                    • Advances in condition monitoring approaches
                    • Feature extraction and selection
                    • Feature learning
                    • Advances in methodology for fault detection and diagnostics
                    • Decision support systems in condition-based and predictive maintenance
                    • Uncertainty quantification for PHM approaches
                    • Dynamic maintenance job scheduling
                    • Dynamic logistic planning in maintenance
                    • Performance evaluation of detection, diagnostics and prognostics methods
                    • Application of multi-agent learning in condition-based and predictive maintenance
                    • Application of prognostics and health management (PHM) approaches in energy and transportation


                    • Registration: 11:30
                    • Lunch: 11:30-12:30
                    • Welcome: 12:30
                    • Keynote: 12:45
                    • Thematic Sessions: 13:30-15:30, 16:00-18:00
                    • Closing: 18:00
                    • A printable schedule in PDF format is also available.


                    ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Technikumstrasse 9, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland, Laborgebäude (TL)

                    The conference venue is situated at a walking distance of 450 metres from the station.

                    Travel to ZHAW School of Engineering, Winterthur

                    From the Zürich airport local transport brings you to the centre of Winterthur in just 20 minutes.

                    The conference takes place in a short walking distance to the train station. Numerous hotels in the immediate vicinity will ensure a pleasant stay in Winterthur

                    By train
                    The trains run as often as every 15 to 20 minutes from Zürich Airport and Zürich City and take about 15 minutes to arrive in Winterthur.

                    From the main railway-station, the conference location can be reached within a walking distance of less than 5 minutes.

                    By Car

                    Organizing Committee