Chemnitz Finite Element Symposium 2020    

The Chemnitz Finite Element Symposium dates back to 1978, a time when the finite element method, already in use in the engineering community, was just beginning to be seriously analysed by a small number of mathematicians. Since then the FE Symposium, organised throughout the years by the numerical analysis group at the TUC and its descendants, has evolved into an annual workshop on the mathematical analysis of the finite element method and its applications including engineering simulations, control theory and inverse problems. Besides distinguished invited speakers on topical subjects selected each year, the FE Symposium specifically welcomes young researchers and doctoral students for whom it provides a friendly atmosphere and opportunities to interact with more established colleagues. Beginning with 2018, the FE Symposium venue and local organisation will alternate annually between its home in Chemnitz and the institution of one of the members of its Scientific Committee.
In 2020 the Chemnitz Finite Element Symposium will be integrated into the Annual Meeting of the German Mathematical Society (DMV-Jahrestagung), where it is situated within the Section "Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing".

Date September 14-17, 2020 (Mon-Thu)
Location Campus of the Technical University Chemnitz, Germany.

Update: The DMV Annual Meeting has been moved online, and the Chemnitz FE Symposium will follow along. Detailed technical instructions on how to join the sessions by videoconference will follow.

Scientific topics The symposium is devoted to all aspects of finite elements and related methods for solving partial differential equations. The topics include but are not limited to: scientific computing, mechanics/applications, inverse problems and optimization with PDEs, uncertainty quantification.

This year we particularly encourage talks on

  • isogeometric analysis
  • anisotropic finite elements
  • computational fluid dynamics
Invited speakers Annalisa Buffa (EPF Lausanne, Switzerland)
Natalja Kopteva (University of Limerick, Ireland)
Gunar Matthies (TU Dresden, Germany)
Contributions Talks: time slots are 25 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion.
As this year's symposium is part of the DMV meeting there will be a limited number of slots for talks.
Registration and Accomodation Participants of the Finite Element Symposium are requested to register for the DMV Annual Meeting via the online registration procedure here (registration is open now). In the registration form participants of the Finite Element Symposium are able to identify as such by checking a box.
Scientific Committee
Th. Apel (München) R. Herzog (Chemnitz) A. Rösch (Duisburg-Essen)
S. Beuchler (Hannover) M. Jung (Dresden) O. Steinbach (Graz)
O. Ernst (Chemnitz) U. Langer (Linz) M. Stoll (Chemnitz)
G. Haase (Graz) A. Meyer (Chemnitz)
H. Harbrecht (Basel) O. Rheinbach (Freiberg)
Local Organisation O. Ernst, R. Herzog, M. Stoll, T. Kowalewitz, D. Alfke, R. Unger, A.-K. Glanzberg, K. Seidel