Tuesday, August 9, 2016

[DMANET] Workshop on Macroeconomic Energy Systems Modeling and Optimization in Prague, September 21-23, 2016

Call for contributed talks and participation in the workshop on


held in conjunction with the Energy Day 2016 and working group meetings
of the COST Action TD1207 on Mathematical Optimization for Efficient and
Robust Energy Networks in

Prague, Czech Republic, September 21-23, 2016.

URL: http://www.energy-workshop.cz/


The expert workshop intends to investigate new computing approaches to
massively improve the computation times of today's energy system models
(ESMs) to cope with their increasing complexity.

Quantitative ESMs based on mathematical optimization provide a basis to
answer political, technical, and economic questions regarding the future
development of energy networks. The decentralization of power supply and
volatile generation of renewable energy have created increased demand
for more complex technical and economic systems to control production,
storage, and distribution of energy. As a result today's
state-of-the-art ESMs come with a high temporal, spatial, and
technological level of detail and result in optimization problems
(mostly linear and mixed-integer linear programs) that often cannot be
solved satisfactorily with state-of-the-art optimization software.

This workshop is devoted to advances both in models and solution
algorithms by linking energy system modeling, operation research, and
computer science. The workshop aims to address the following topics:

- Computational challenges for ESMs
- Concepts for implementing computational efficient ESMs
- Improving mathematical optimization of ESMs (focus: algorithms)
- Parallel computing and speed-up techniques
- Applying high performance computing to ESMs (challenges, perspectives,
practical experiences)

The event is highly interdisciplinary and brings together experts from
the fields of:
- energy economics
- energy system modelling
- mathematics
- operations research
- computer science and high performance computing
- energy providers and operators

For more details, please visit the workshop website at

Contributed Talks

If you are interest in presenting your work at the workshop please
contact one of the program organizers:

Ambros Gleixner, Mathematical Optimization Methods, Zuse Institute
Berlin <gleixner@zib.de>

Frieder Borggrefe, Systemanalyse und Technikbewertung, DLR

Further Program

On September 22, the "Energy Day 2016" will include industry
participation, round table discussions, and plenary lectures by

- Berit Mueller (Reiner Lemoine Institut, OpenMod)

- Alena Drabova (President of the state office for nuclear safety in the
Czech Republic)

- Filip Prochazka (Masaryk University, Brno, and director of MycrofitMind).

September 23 is dedicated to meetings of the working groups of the
European COST Action TD1207 (http://www.energy-opt.eu/).

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