The aim of the conference „Mathematics of Gas Transport“ is to bring leading experts of different fields together who are interested in today's challenges in gas transport. These include but are not limited to computer scientists, engineers, industrial people and last but not least mathematicians. Indeed, the focus is to offer a platform for discussions between the various disciplines. One day, the industrial day, will address practical issues of daily gas transport. The second, scientific oriented, will point to research challenges, in particular related to mathematical issues as they are studied in the CRC TRR 154.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin.
The TRR 154 Team


Date: October 6 - October 7, 2016, Registrations opens at 8:30 on October 6
Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB)



Program of the conference


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The conference is held on two different days:


  October 6, Scientific Day
08:30 h Registration
09:00 h Sven Leyffer (Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago)
Mixed-Integer PDE Constrained Optimization
09:45 h Martin Groß (TU Berlin)
Potential-Based Flows for Gas Networks: Easy and Hard Cases
10:10 h Thomas Kugler (TU Darmstadt)
Structure Preserving Model Order Reduction for Damped Wave Propagation on Networks
10:35 h Coffee Break
10:55 h Anatoly Zlotnik (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Optimal Control of Physical and Market Operations for Gas Pipeline Networks
11:20 h Fabian Rüffler (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Optimal Switching for Hybrid Semilinear Evolutions
11:45 h

Marc Steinbach (Uni Hannover)
Transient Gas Transport: Challenges in Nonlinear Optimization and Beyond

12:30 h


13:50 h

Ignacio E. Grossmann (CMU, Pittsburgh)
Overview of MINLP Optimization Techniques and their Application to the Design of Gas Pipelines

14:35 h

Oliver Kolb (Uni Mannheim)
Modeling, Simulation and Optimization on Networks

15:00 h

Jeroen Stolwijk (TU Berlin)
Adaptive Error Control Strategies for the Simulation of Gas Flow in Networks

15:25 h Coffee Break including Poster Session
16:25 h Veronika Grimm (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Energy Market Modeling: Investment Incentives under European Energy Market Designs
16:50 h René Henrion (WIAS Berlin)
Robust-Stochastic Optimization Problems in Stationary Gas Networks
17:15 h Kai Strunz (TU Berlin)
Multi-scale Modeling of Electric Power Systems
18:30 h Reception


October 7, Industrial Day

“Coping With the Deregulated Network”

10:00 h Opening
10:15 h Uwe Gotzes (Open Grid Europe)
Challenges in a Deregulated Environment
11:00 h Edward Kent (National Grid)
Understanding and Managing Uncertainty in National Transmission System
11:45 h Break
12:15 h Michael Walter (DVGW e.V.)
Demonstrating Opportunities for Power-to-Gas on the European Level
12:45 h Lunch
13:45 h Geert Smits (Fluxys)
Capacity Determination & Optimization in the Fluxys Belgium Network
14:30 h Applied Scientific Talks:
Benjamin Hiller (atesio GmbH)
Evaluating Gas Transport Network Capacity Using Mathematical Tools
Björn Geißler (develOPT GmbH)
Beyond Data Analytics in Gas Transport
15:30 h Break
16:00 h Jarig Steringa (Gasunie Transport Services)
Generating Capacity Stress Tests for Decoupled Entry-Exit Systems
16:45 h Panel
What Can Science Do for the TSOs
17:30 h Closing Reception


The conference will be accompanied by a poster session. People interested are encouraged to submit a poster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Deadline: September 26). The posters will be reviewed during the conference and the best poster will be awarded a prize.





Deadline: September 30 (Registration closed)


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