Bilevel Optimal Control - Combining Theoretical and Numerical Approaches

October 20 - 22, 2014, Heidelberg University


We cordially invite you to participate in our workshop on bilevel optimal control with the goal of combining theoretical and numerical approaches. Topics for presentations include   

  • Optimality conditions for bilevel optimal control problems
  • Numerical methods for solving bilevel optimal control problems
  • Relations to MPECs, bilevel programming and parametric optimization
  • Discussion of open questions and challenges
  • Challenging applications from science and industry


Hans Georg Bock (Heidelberg), Stephan Dempe (Freiberg), Kathrin Hatz (Heidelberg), Patrick Mehlitz (Freiberg), Katja Mombaur (Heidelberg), Johannes P. Schlöder (Heidelberg)

Confirmed Speakers

  • Joydeep Dutta (Kanpur)
  • Matthias Gerdts (München)
  • Christian Kanzow (Würzburg)
  • Christian Kirches (Heidelberg)
  • Todd Munson (Argonne National Laboratory)
  • Rüdiger Schultz (Duisburg-Essen)
  • Sonja Steffensen (Aachen)
  • Oliver Stein (Karlsruhe)
  • Jane Ye (Victoria)
  • Alain Zemkoho (Birmingham)


The workshop program is located   here.


The workshop is free of charge. Please register for participation in this workshop by sending an email to


The workshop will be hosted at

  The Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing

Im Neuenheimer Feld 368, Room 432, 69120 Heidelberg


Below is a non-exhaustive list of suitably located hotels in Heidelberg.

Contact Details

Kathrin Hatz


Phone: +49 (6221) 54 8830