Conference Rationale

The study of Optimal control theory of Partial differential equation with local and nonlocal features is an extremely actives area of research in analysis, with strong ties to other parts of Mathematics and its applications, with motivations in the most diversity contexts: fluid dynamic, shape optimization, population dynamic with age structuring, control on network etc.

The goal of the proposed activity is bringing together   leading mathematicians working on different aspect of control of PDEs in order to disseminate the state of art on the subject through a mix of courses and talks. This give also the opportunity to graduated students as well as researchers to strengthen their knowledge in this particular field by attending those courses, talks and discussions The activities will include courses by:

  • Enrique ZuaZua (Deusto Tech, Universidad de Deusto, Universidad Automa de Madrid),
  • Marius Tucsnak (Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux, Université de Bordeaux), 
  • Gunter Leugering (Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlander-Nurnberg).

Structure of the workshop

The scientific program of the workshop consists of six–hours plenary lectures, forty–minute invited lectures at scheduled special sessions and twenty–minute contributed

 poster presentations.


Topics: Optimal control theory, population dynamics, control of nonlocal problems, fractional diffusion and fractional problem, variational problems etc.



GRANTS: A limited number of grants are available to support the travel and living expenses of selected participants, with priority given to participants working in a developing country and who are at the early stages of their career.