SPP 1962 Book Camp

4-5 October 2018

Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin

Scientific scope

Taking place right after the annual meeting 2018 of the SPP 1962 on 1-3 October 2018, the book camp offers a possibility to become acquainted with recent research results or with established concepts and methods that might not have come to mind until now. We provide the chance to take the time to study a paper or part of a book in detail - not alone, but within a group of 3-4 motivated persons. Working through a topic in this way may generate fruitful discussions and strengthen the learning effect on all participants. Based on the suggestions of the participants, we built four groups covering theoretical as well as numerical issues.

Preliminary Programme

Thursday, 4th October 09:00 -- 09:15 Welcome
09:15 -- 10:30 1st Session (207, 405, 406, 509)
10:30 -- 11:00 Coffee break (Foyer)
11:00 -- 13:00 2nd Session (207, 405, 406, 509)
13:00 -- 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 -- 16:00 Networking Session + Coffee Break (406)
16:00 -- 17:30 3rd Session (207, 405, 406, 509)
Friday, 5th October 09:00 -- 10:30 4th Session (207, 405, 406, 509)
10:30 -- 11:00 Coffee break (Foyer)
11:00 -- 13:00 Presentation
Group MPCCs:
  • (1) Achtziger, Hoheisel, Kanzow: A smoothing-regularization approach to mathematical programs with vanishing constraints;
  • (2) Wachsmuth: Mathematical programs with complementarity constraints in Banach spaces.
  • Group Semismooth Newton:

  • (1) Hintermüller: Semismooth Newton methods and applications;
  • (2) Ulbrich: Semismooth Newton methods for operator equations in function spaces.
  • Group Variational Inequalities:

  • (1) De Los Reyes, Meyer: Strong stationarity conditions for a class of optimization problems governed by variational inequalities of the second kind;
  • (2) Schiela, Wachsmuth: Convergence analysis Of smoothing methods for optimal control of stationary variational inequalities;
  • (3) Jarusek, Krbec, Rao, Sokolowski: Conical differentiability for evolution variational inequalities.
  • Group Clarke Subgradients:

  • (1) Christof, Clason, Meyer, Walther: Optimal control of a non-smooth semilinear elliptic equation;
  • (2) Rauls, Ulbrich: Subgradient computation for the solution operator of the obstacle problem;
  • (3) Rauls, Wachsmuth: Generalized derivatives for the solution operator of the obstacle problem.
  • We additionally scheduled a networking session on Thursday afternoon to explicitly invite the participants to talk about their work and get further input from members of other projects. In this way we hope to motivate all members to have an even more active exchange and efficient face to face discussions about their ongoing research in a relaxed ambience. Furthermore, we reserved a table at Goodtime, Hausvogteiplatz 11, Berlin on Thursday, 4th of October at 7pm. Please note, that the dinner is not funded by the SPP.


    Stephanie Thomas

    Aylin Stötzner

    Veronika Karl

    Contact and further information

  • stephanie.thomas at mathematik.uni-kassel.de
  • ailyn.stoetzner at mathematik.tu-chemnitz.de
  • veronika.karl at mathematik.uni-wuerzburg.de
  • Support

    We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Weierstrass Institute Berlin.