Chemnitz Finite Element Symposium 2024    

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 2017, the FE Symposium venue and local organisation will alternate between its home in Chemnitz and the institution of one of the members of its Scientific Committee.

Date September 9-11, 2024 (Mon-Wed)
This year the Chemnitz Finite Element Symposium will take place at the conference hotel c/o56 in the city center of Chemnitz (Salzstraße 56, 09113 Chemnitz).
Conference venue: c/o56 Hotel Chemnitz
Time schedule
  • Sunday: arrival, social evening
  • Monday: opening at 9:00, presentations
  • Tuesday: presentations, excursion, conference dinner
  • Wednesday: presentations, closing at 13:00.
Scientific topics The symposium is devoted to all aspects of finite elements and other computer-based methods for solving partial differential equations.

This year we particularly encourage talks on

  • Discontinuous Galerkin Methods
  • Shape Optimization
  • Pressure Robustness and Mass Conservation in Incompressible Flows
Invited speakers Susanne Brenner (Louisiana State University)
Jay Gopalakrishnan (Portland State University)
Michael Hinze (Universität Koblenz)
Contributions Talks: 20 minutes (plus 5 minutes for discussion) and 45+5 for invited talks.
Posters: Posters in A0 format can be presented during the poster sessions.
Important dates
Please meet the following deadlines:
  • June 16, 2024: Online submission of abstracts for talks and posters.
  • July 7, 2024: Online registration.
  • July 21, 2024: Payment of conference fee
  • The Collection of Abstracts will be made available online in September.
  • At conference venue:
    • 92 EUR per night (single room, breakfast included)
    • 117 EUR per night (2 people in double room, breakfast included)
    Please book a hotel room on your own via or your preferred booking platform. An adequate contingent of hotel rooms has been guaranteed until June 7th.
  • There are many other hotels nearby within walking distance. Please check the usual hotel booking platforms.

It is recommended to travel by train to Chemnitz central station (Chemnitz Hauptbahnhof). Trains from Dresden and Leipzig arrive every hour. To reach the conference venue

Registration The registration will be opened in April 2024.
Conference fee 190 EUR before 21st July 2024
to be paid after the registration.
Further information In case that your conference attendence is dependent on the availability of providing child care, please contact us.
Scientific Committee
Th. Apel (München) H. Harbrecht (Basel) O. Rheinbach (Freiberg)
F. Bertrand (Chemnitz) R. Herzog (Heidelberg) 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) M. Winkler (Chemnitz)
Local Organisation F. Bertrand, T. Dagli, A.-K. Glanzberg, Z. Kassali, K. Seidel, M. Winkler