Areas of Interest

The IPDO2010 Symposium will emphasize a broad range of deterministic, statistical, analytical, computational and experimental approaches, which can be applied to the solution of inverse, design and multi-disciplinary optimization problems.  Contributions dealing with practical applications are encouraged, such as in petrochemistry, aeronautics, astronautics, bio-medicine, transport and sensing of pollutants, materials design and processing, remote sensing, non-destructive evaluation, material property determination, acceleration of large scale optimization, etc. The topics listed below give a general guideline for possible contributions:

· Acoustics

· Benchmark test cases

· Biology and bio-medical sciences

· Chemistry and combustion

· Constitutive laws in mechanics

· Design of experiments

· Economics

· Electromagnetics

· Epidemic disease evolution prediction

· Fluid mechanics

· Geographically distributed design

· Geophysics

· Graphically interactive design

· Heat transfer

· Hybrid optimization algorithms

· Identifiability concepts

· Imaging techniques

· Inverse scattering and time reversal

· Inverse shape design

· Mass transfer

· Materials design

· Materials processing

· Meteorology

· Multi-objective evolutionary optimization

· Multi-body dynamics

· Non-uniqueness sources and remedies

· Nuclear transport

· Optimum scheduling

· Pattern recognition

· Physical property estimation

· Regularization techniques

· Response surface construction and adaptation

· Semi-inverse problems and methods

· Shape optimization

· Signal and noise processing

· Solid mechanics

· Statistical and probabilistic methods

· Tomography

· Tracking algorithms

· Uncertainty and decision making

· Vibrations and structural dynamics