The Aachen Conference on Computational Engineering Science (AC.CES) took place at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, from Wednesday, July 13, 2011 till Friday, July 15, 2011. It was a success: about 180 international participants attended the invited lectures and related events.

During the three days topics such as control, optimization, inverse problems, model order reduction, parameter identification and model discovery have been presented and discussed. Particularly successful were the poster session (with 48 posters) and the panel discussion concerning the funding and teaching of Computational Engineering Science.


Inverse problems have emerged as an increasingly important paradigm in computational engineering science (CES). In contrast to classical problems in CES, the focus is on finding the cause for a given effect. Inverse problems are often ill-conditioned, and thus present an enormous challenge for theoretical insight and the development of suitable methods.

The Aachen Conference on Computational Engineering Science (AC.CES) will bring together leading experts in theory, method development, and applications related to inverse problems in computational engineering. The main objectives of the conference are to present cutting-edge research and to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration. The conference will consist of a series of plenary sessions featuring invited talks by leading experts; these will be accompanied by poster sessions by regular participants.

Conference Topics

Among the topics discussed at the conference are:

Call for Posters

The deadline for the submission of posters has expired.
The authors of an abstract who received a notification of acceptance should remember to create their poster in A0 format and then follow the instructions received via e-mail.


Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES)
at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Email:
Tel. +49 (0)241 80 99130, Fax +49 (0)241 80 628498