Inverse Problems in Engineering

First Announcement
and
Call for Papers/Posters

2nd International Conference

on

INVERSE PROBLEMS IN ENGINEERING:

THEORY AND PRACTICE

9-14 June 1996
Port aux Rocs
Le Croisic, France

Background

In engineering science, inverse approach is a discipline that is growing very rapidly. Inverse problems involve determining the unknown causes of known consequences. There are two main types:

1) The input estimation problem where the system parameters and output are known and for which the missing part of the input (boundary or initial conditions) are to be determined, and

2) The identification or parameter estimation problem, where the parameters are found given the input and output.

This conference is a continuation of the June 1993 Palm Coast Conference. Each year for five years prior to the Palm Coast Conference, informal two-day seminars were organized by Professor J.V. Beck at Michigan State University. This conference also follows the November 1994 ISIP conference which was held in Paris. The French organizers of ISIP 94 join in support of this 1996 conference.

Scope of the Conference

The 1996 conference will address an exploding research area which already has had various practical applications. However, the industrial needs that are continuously increasing are far from being fulfilled. In fact, the refinement of numerical modeling, the intensive use of composite or other advanced materials, the improvement of data acquisition systems and emphasis on optimum design and control of highly sophisticated systems lead researchers to tackle new inverse problems.

The past conferences and seminars on inverse problems have shown that there are many underlying common mathematical interests shared between the various branches of which have interests in inverse methods. This is essential to sustain the momentum which has been given to the field of applied inverse techniques and to reinforce the links between modeling and experimentation.

The newest inverse techniques and applications will be presented. Several Keynote addresses from prominent researchers in the field will be delivered. The ongoing problem of determining optimum experiment design through synergy of analysis and experimentation will be especially considered.

Outline

The program will include sessions on the following topics:

* Mathematical Aspects and Techniques for Inverse Problems
Gradient Methods of Optimization
Iterative Regularization Methods
Methods for Multi-Dimensional Problems
Existence/Uniqueness/Stability Analysis
Filtering Techniques
* Experimental Methods and Results
Design of Experiments
Process Control via Inverse Methods
Signal and Noise Processing
Measurement Models/Error Analysis
Property Estimation
Interface Problems
* Heat Transfer
Multi-mode Heat Transfer/Coupled Problems
Identification of Unknown Sources
Inverse Scattering and Tomography
Inversion of Interferometric Data
Design of Optimum Forming and Solidification Processes
* Engineering Mechanics
Fluid Mechanics/Rheology
Nondestructive Testing
Shape Optimization and Design
Acoustic/Vibrations

The conference will emphasize a broad range of deterministic and/or statistical mathematical computational and experimental approaches that can be applied to the solution of inverse and design problems. Inverse problems involving coupling between heat transfer and solid mechanics will be of special interest in this conference.

Submission, Selection, Publication and Presentation of Contributed Papers

Contributed papers are invited on original work in the above general areas. Presentations will be twenty-five minute talks followed by discussion. Authors should submit a one page abstract by September 11, 1995. Please use a format similar to that accompanying this announcement.

Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be sent Author Kits which will include detailed instructions for preparation of the manuscript.

Conference proceedings will be published in a bound volume and are included in the conference fee. Copies of final papers will be available at the conference, and it is anticipated that the bound volume will be available mailed to conference participants by September 1996.

Deadlines

Scientific Committee

Honorary Chair

J.V. Beck (USA)

Chair

D. Delaunay (France)

Co-Chairs

M. Raynaud (France) K. Woodbury (USA)

O. Alifanov (Russia), E. Artyukhin (Russia), H.T. Banks (USA), J.P. Bardon (France), H.D. Bui (France), H. Busby (USA), G. Chavent (France), G. Demoment (France), G.S. Dulikravich (USA), G.M. Gladwell (Canada), E. Hensel (USA), D.B. Ingham (UK), S. Kubo (Japan), M. Lallemand (France), P. Lamm (USA), A, Maniatty (USA), N. McCormick (USA), J.R. McLaughlin (USA), G. Milano (Italy), D.A. Murio (USA), H.G. Natke (Germany), P. Pilvin (France), H.-J. Reinhardt (Germany), M. Reynier (France), W. Rundell (USA), E.P. Scott (USA), N. Zabaras (USA)

Organizing Committee

S. Benet (France), D. Delaunay (France), B. Garnier (France), Y. Jarny (France), D. Maillet (France), M. Raynaud (France), J.J. Sera (France), K. Woodbury (USA)

Attendance at Conference

Attendance will be limited and will be by invitation only. Persons wishing to attend the conference should submit an information/application form (attached) by February 1, 1995.

Co-Sponsors

The current list of co-sponsors include the French Ministry of Research (MESR), the French Ministry of Defense, the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), and the Eurotherm Committee.

Engineering Foundation Conferences

Engineering Foundation Conferences were established in 1962 to provide an opportunity for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineering from many disciplines. The format of the conference provides morning and evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is including during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings and informal discussions and is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the developments of the meeting. We believe the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums. All participants are expected to contribute actively to the discussions.

Engineering Foundation Conferences Fellowship Program

The Engineering Foundation has announced a Conferences Fellowship Program. Applicants are limited to those currently active in engineering or related professions with a direct interest in the conference topic. They must be within ten years of their B.S. degree at the time their application is submitted. The stipend is sufficient to cover the conference registration fee and on-site room and board. Transportation expenses are not included. Application information may be obtained by fax from EF or on WWW (www.engfnd.org/engfnd).

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the resort Port aux Rocs at Le Croisic, France. The city of Le Croisic lies on the West Atlantic Coast of France and is near the resort city of La Baule. It is a pretty and wild area with a very pleasant climate in late spring. On site conference participants can enjoy bicycling, miniature gold, billiards, archery, ping-pong, and walking along the coast. Available nearby are sailing, riding, tennis and climbing. Le Croisic is directly connected by TGV to Nantes and Paris.

Conference Fees

The conference fee is all inclusive. It includes registration, accommodations, meals, taxes and gratuities from dinner on Sunday through lunch on Friday. The fees are tentatively set at:

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INVERSE PROBLEMS IN ENGINEERING II CONFERENCE

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2nd International Conference
on
INVERSE PROBLEMS IN ENGINEERING:
THEORY AND PRACTICE
9-14 June 1996
Port aux Rocs
Le Croisic, France

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