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International meeting

«Shape Optimization and its applications»

organised by

the GDR CNRS ANOFOR "New applications for Shape Optimization",

by the Institut Élie Cartan (IECN Nancy)

20, 21 and 22th of October 2005

at the Institut Élie Cartan,

Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy 1

Organisation committee

Antoine HenrotÉcole des Mines de Nancy and Institut Elie Cartan Nancy
Antoine LaurainInstitut Elie Cartan Nancy
Jan SokolowskiInstitut Elie Cartan Nancy


    The goal of this meeting is to provide an overview on recent results concerning regularity or singularities in shape optimization and, more generally, in free boundary problems, in optimum design, optimal geometry, image segmentation, etc.
    One specificity of this meeting is to aim at getting together experts from different groups : the usual participants to the CNRS GDR itself, mainly interested in shape optimization and its applications in various fields, but also experts in image processing who use similar mathematical tools (cf. Mumford-Shah conjecture); experts in singularities like for crack detection; or analysts from the calculus of variations, geometric measure theory or homogenization. This mixing of skills on different but connected problems from a mathematical point of view, should be fruitful.
     This is the last meeting of the GDR ANOFOR started four years ago. This meeting will give the opportunity to synthetise the different works that have been presented during these four years. The goal is also to give prospects for a new GDR on a theme close to Shape Optimization.

Invited Speakers

Samuel AmstutzLinz, Austria
Habib AmmariParis, France
Zakaria BelhachmiMetz, France
Eric BonnetierGrenoble, France
Antonin ChambollePalaiseau
Martin CostabelRennes, France
Marc DambrineCompiègne, France
François JouveCMAPX
Thomas Lachand-RobertChambéry, France
Guenter LeugeringErlangen, Germany
François MuratParis, France
Volker SchulzTrèves, Germany
Jean-Paul ZolésioINRIA-Sophia Antipolis


The program is not yet available.

Registration & accomodation

Registration is free but mandatory, you may register in two different ways
  1. download the registration form and send it via e-mail to Colette Erzen.

  2. send a mail directly (in which you will write your name and institution, arrival and departure date and tell if you want to make a presentation.): click here .
A confirmation of your registration will be sent to you via e-mail.

Please register as soon as possible
(if you cannot provide all information, you may complete later).

The Stanislas place Institut Élie Cartan

To get there

The meeting will take place at Institut Élie Cartan, located on the Campus de l'Université Henri Poincaré, in Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, in the neighbourhood of Nancy. In order to find the location, follow the link: go to IECN.

Last update: 24 juin 2005.