The COST EU-MORNET Romanian sub-network



Dear Colleagues,
MoRePaS 2018 will take place in Nantes this year, April 10-13. PhD students, early stage and experienced researchers are invited to participate. PhD students and early stage researchers can apply for special funding for inclusiveness countries.


Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce the MOR 4 MECHATRONICS 2018 workshop, to be held on 02 February, 2018, at Jade University of Applied Sciences, Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

MOR 4 MECHATRONICS 2018 will bring together theorists and practitioners working in the area of Model Order Reduction (MOR) for the system level simulation of mechatronic systems. At the MOR 4 MECHATRONICS 2018, internationally renowned experts will report on their recent developments, findings, and insight. Furthermore, everyone is welcome to participate in the discussion on the future EU-MOR-actions with the EU-MORNET coordinator, Wil Schilders.

The website is available here.
Speakers include:

  • W. H. A. Schilders (University of Eindhoven, EU-MORNET coordinator)
  • Peter Benner, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg Germany
  • Boris Lohmann, Technical University of Munich, Munich Germany
  • Jan G. Korvink, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe Germany
  • Evgenii B. Rundhyi, Cadfem GmbH, Munchen Germany
  • Andreas Zilian, University of Luxemburg
  • Gabriela Ciuprina, University of Bucharest, Bucharest Romania
Travel support for students:
Bonifide PhD and Master students can apply for travel and accommodation support.
The recommended hotel is:
Hotel Am Stadtpark
Friedrich-Paffrath-Straße 116,
26389 Wilhelmshaven

Tel.: +49 4421 986-0
Fax.: +49 4421 986-186

Best wishes from the local organizers:
Tamara Bechtold & Yuan Chengdong
Jade University of Applied Sciences, Wilhelmshaven, Germany & University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany.

Prof Wil Schilders ===================================================================================


The Groningen Autumn School on Model Order Reduction is aimed at PhD students with an interest in model order reduction. In addition to discussing standard methods, emphasis will be placed on model order reduction techniques for design and optimisation, data-based model reduction, as well as model reduction for networks of interconnected systems.

The school will be held from October 30 to November 2, 2017 at the University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands. The Groningen Autumn School on Model Order Reduction is organised within the COST action EU-MORNET. Invited speakers are Serkan Gugercin (Virginia Tech) and Paolo Rapisarda (University of Southampton). The list of speakers will be appended with local and national speakers.

More information can be found on
Organising committee: Jacquelien Scherpen, Bart Besselink, Arjan van der Schaft

Prof Wil Schilders ===================================================================================


The Reduced Basis (and Friends) Summer School (RBSS) is an event organized by young scientists for young scientists. It aims at master students and PhD students in the field of Model Order Reduction.
The registration deadline is July, 1.

The RBSS 2017 will take place from 19th September to 22nd September 2017 (departure after lunch) at Hotel Hessenkopf, Goslar, Germany. Accommodation is available from 18th September 2017. The workshop will start on September 19th at 9 o'clock.

Research topics in all aspects of model order reduction are welcome, in particular:

  • Model Order Reduction for Parametrized Systems
  • Model Order Reduction for Linear and Nonlinar Systems
  • Model Order Reduction in Optimization, Control and UQ
  • Reduced-Basis Methods
As the main purpose of this event is to get to know each other, everyone is encouraged to give a talk about their latest results and/or their current research problems.

For further information, please see the webpage of the RBSS2017: ===================================================================================

The COST Action EU-MORNET will fund 10 researchers who are located in countries which are participants of this COST Action to attend the LMS Durham Research Symposium "Model Order Reduction" which will be held at Durham University from 7 to 17 August 2017.
The morning sessions of the symposium will consist of short courses on various aspects of Model Order Reduction. The afternoon sessions will consist of talks by selected participants of the symposium. In addition, there will be time for research discussions.
Further details about the Symposium can be found on the web page at:
A list of eligible COST countries can be found on the following web page:
The COST mechanism will be able to refund the cost of accommodation and meals (both provided through Durham University) and in addition to contribute to travel costs to a maximum of 450 euro.
You can express your interest by sending an email to ma.mor17 at This email should include as attachments a CV and a motivation letter (pdf files preferred).

In line with COST policies, a degree of preference will be given to:

  • Early Stage Researchers (PhD students or researchers with 8 years or fewer experience since obtaining their PhD);
  • Women (since this is the underrepresented gender in this COST action);
  • Applicants from COST inclusiveness target countries.
Therefore, please indicate in your email: your career stage, your gender and the country in which you are located.
The deadline for applications is 1 May 2017. ===================================================================================

Dear members of MORNET,
Apologies for the delay for starting applications for STSMs in the third period. There was a delay with the administration of the STSMs of the second period. A new application procedure is implemented that should help with a smoother administration for refunds in the third period.
Application for STSMs is open, see Please send additional information about hosts to Karl.Meerbergen at Deadline for application is July 7 2016. ===================================================================================

Dear members of MORNET,
Applications for STSMs are open. Please consult for information on potential hosts and information on how to apply.
The Application process closes at the end of May 2015.

Va invitam sa va inregistrati la Evenimentul COST din 28 mai 2015
The COST Introduction to the COST Framework Programme will take place on Thursday 28 May 2015 from 14:00 to 17:30, at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest.
The objective is to share information about the COST Framework Programme and funding research networks (COST Actions) that provide an opportunity for researchers from all fields to connect and collaborate with their peers across Europe in order to jointly develop their own ideas and launch new initiatives.
COST representatives will be there to elaborate on COST principles and explain the new Open Call and scientific organisation. After this session, you will become familiar with:

Prof. Daniel Ioan, COST Action TD1307 MC Member for Romania and Prof. Liliana Mitoseriu, COST Action MP1308 MC Member for Romania, will be present to describe in detail their experiences and share their recommendations. Prof. Vasile Parvulescu, COST Action FP1306 MC Member for Romania, will talk about national participation in COST Actions and national support measures.
Registrations close on Wednesday 27 May at 12h00 noon (CET). Please register here:
Once you have registered, you will receive the full programme and venue location details.
We remain at your disposal should you have any questions and look forward to welcoming you next Thursday.
Yours sincerely,
Chris Irons
Conferences Officer
COST Association | Avenue Louise 149
1050 Brussels | Belgium

The COST EU-MORNET Romanian sub-network (RO-MORNET) was created within the project TD COST Action TD1307 European Model Reduction Network (EU-MORNET).

This Action will bring together all major groups in Europe working on a range of model reduction strategies with applications in many domains of science and technology.

The increasing complexity of mathematical models used to predict real-world systems, such as climate or the human cardiovascular system, has led to a need for model reduction, which means developing systematic algorithms for replacing complex models with far simpler ones, that still accurately capture the most important aspects of the phenomena being modelled.

The Action will emphasize model reduction topics in several themes:

  1. design, optimization, and control theory in real-time with applications in engineering;
  2. data assimilation, geometry registration, and parameter estimation with a special attention to real-time computing in biomedical engineering and computational physics;
  3. real-time visualization of physics-based simulations in computer science;
  4. the treatment of high-dimensional problems in state space, physical space, or parameter space;
  5. the interactions between different model reduction and dimensionality reduction approaches.

The focus of the Action is methodological; however, a wide range of both scientific and industrial problems of high complexity is anticipated to motivate, stimulate, and ultimately demonstrate the meaningfulness and efficiency of the Action.

The main objective of the Action is to significantly bringing down computation times for realistic simulations and co-simulations of industrial, scientific, economic and societal models by developing appropriate model reduction methods. ===================================================================================