On 31.08. - 02.09.2016 the Dept. of Mathematics of the University of Hamburg, Germany, hosted the

Workshop on
Industrial and Applied Mathematics 2016

combining the

5th Symposium of German SIAM Student Chapters

and the

MathMods Alumni Meeting

WIAM16’s main goal was to bring people studying applied mathematics and related sciences together for a three-day-long meeting in Hamburg, where they could present their research, share the experience with international teams and spend time learning about the work done in the industry.

What are advantages or difficulties of working in a team made up of young scientists coming from different backgrounds? What are the common practices in research in different countries? We wanted to start a discussion on those and many other questions by showing work and presentation style of participants’ individual research.

With the main focus on application, we were happy to introduce a distinctive segment of WIAM16 concentrating on the difference of doing research at a company in comparison to a university. Industrial talks, as well as the subsequent reception, gave all participants and guests a unique chance to share their experience in academia and industry.

UPDATE: The slides of most of the presented talks are linked in the program schedule below.
  • The schedule for the workshop: Full schedule (incl. links to the presentation slides for most of the speakers).

    The schedule is also included in the book of abstracts.

    Overview of the program:

    10:00 Introductory panel: "Does academia prepare us for jobs in the industry?"
    12:30 Lunch Break
    14:00 Opening Reception and Poster session
    17:00 Social event: Tours of Hamburg

    09:00 First Session of Talks
    10:40 Coffee Break
    11:00 Second Session of Talks
    12:40 Lunch Break
    14:00 Third Session of Talks
    15:15 Coffee Break
    16:00 Industrial talks
    18:00 Networking reception

    09:00 Fourth Session of Talks
    10:40 Coffee Break
    11:00 Fifth Session of Talks
    12:40 Lunch Break
    14:00 Group meetings (Mathmods Alumni Meeting, Siam Chapters Meeting)
    15:15 Closing reception
  • 30.06.2016 - deadline for submission of talk and poster abstracts (cycle 1, including possible travel grants)
    15.07.2016 - notification of admission
    31.07.2016 - deadline for submission of talk and poster abstracts (cycle 2)
    15.08.2016 - notification of admission
    15.08.2016 - deadline for registration for the workshop
    31.08. - 02.09.2016 - workshop takes place
  • General Information

    The conference will be held in the MIN (Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften) Faculty building of the University of Hamburg, the so-called Geomatikum (see map below.). The lecture halls are located on the ground floor of the Geomatikum building.


    Bundesstrasse 55
    20146 Hamburg

    • Hamburg's buses and underground / S-Bahn lines are operated by HVV. All tickets you buy are valid for buses and underground lines.

      Arrival by Plane

      Hamburg Airport is easily accessible from major European hubs such as Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Paris, Zurich, Munich and London Heathrow.

      By Public Transport

      From Hamburg Airport please take the S-Bahn line S1 signed "Ohlsdorf" and get off at "Barmbek" station (Please note: at "Ohlsdorf" two coaches will be coupled, but you can remain seated). At "Barmbek" please change to the yellow underground line U3 signed "Schlump / Hauptbahnhof Süd" and get off at "Schlump" station. Travelling time is around 30 minutes; a HVV single tickets costs €2.80.

      Taxi from Hamburg Airport

      Fare average is between €17 and €23. Transfer time: 30–50 minutes, depending on the traffic.

      Arrival by Train

      Coming from Hamburg Main Station (Hauptbahnhof)

      Please take the red underground line U2 signed "Niendorf-Nord" or "Niendorf-Markt" and get off at "Schlump" station. Travelling time is around 10 minutes; a HVV single ticket costs €1.80.

      Taxi from the Hamburg Main Station (Hauptbahnhof)

      Fare average is between €10 and €15. Transfer time: 15–25 minutes, depending on the traffic.

      Coming from Hamburg-Dammtor Train Station

      Some regional and long-distance trains also stop at Hamburg-Dammtor. At Dammtor station please take the exit signed "Universität". Just across the street you will find a bus stop and the bus lines no. 4 and no. 5. By bus no. 4, signed "Wildacker", please get off at the bus station "Bundesstrasse". From there, turn towards the 18-storey building called Geomatikum. Travelling time is around 10 minutes; a HVV single ticket costs €1.30. By bus no. 5, signed "Nedderfeld", "Niendorf Markt" or "Burgwedel", please get off at the bus station "Grindelhof". Here, turn left into Rentzelstrasse and then turn right into Bundesstrasse. Travelling time by bus is around 5 minutes; a HVV single ticket costs €1.30. From Grindelhof it's a 10-minute-walk to the conference venue.

      More Info: http://www.math.uni-hamburg.de/info/general/besucher.html.en
  • Street Art

    Street Art has become an integral part of urban environment. On our tour we will discover hidden places, famous artists and new pieces on the walls of Hamburg’s most special districts. Get prepared for OZ, Push, Zonenkinder and many more.

    Hafen City

    Europe's biggest inner-city development lies right next to the river Elbe in the heart of Hamburg. Step by step a new district evolves to find answers to urgent questions of urbanism. We will cover topics such as flood protection, sustainable construction and alike.

    • Hamburg is the second largest city of Germany and is home for 1.8 million people. It is located at the banks of the river Elbe – between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea – and fascinates by its hanseatic atmosphere, its cultural diversity and the combination of historic and modern architecture.

      The harbour

      With the largest seaport in Germany – and the second largest in Europe – the city is a center of international trade. Visitors can explore the harbor by impressive boat sightseeing trips which offer special panorama on Hamburg. The historic Speicherstadt (warehouse district) built largely in the 19th century is also worth visiting. Here, you can explore the history of trade in Hamburg in different museums and see how traders in past and present cope with the varying water levels of the Elbe.


      Hamburg is a lively metropolis, seven days per week, with a wide diversity of restaurants, cafes and shopping areas. In the evening and night you can enjoy the variety of cultural venues. You can choose between the program of 31 theatres, 6 music halls and 10 cabarets. Or you enjoy yourself in one of Hamburg’s clubs, discotheques and bars, for example, at the world-famous Reeperbahn or in the more fashionable district Schanzenviertel.

      Find more information on the Website of Hamburg Tourism.

    • Hotel Mercure - An der Messe, Schroederstiftstr. 3, 20146 Hamburg
      Phone +49-40-450690
      Fax +49-40-450691000
      Single standard rooms: starting from €79 / night
      (luxury single room: €89), breakfast included.

      Hotel Amsterdam im Dammtorpalais, Moorweidenstraße 34 (EG und 2. Stock) D-20146 Hamburg
      Phone +49-40 -441111
      Single Room from 63 €/night
      Double Room from 83 €/night
      Breakfast - 9 € per person

      Hotel St. Annen, Annenstr. 5 (U-Bahn Feldstrasse), 20359 Hamburg
      Phone +49-40-317 713
      Single Room from 99 €/night
      Double Room from 119€/night
      Breakfast included

      Altan Hotel, Beim Grünen Jäger 23 (U-Bahn Feldstrasse), 20359 Hamburg
      Phone +49-40-439 73 22
      Single Room from 49€/night
      Shared Rooms from 59€/night

      NH Hotel, Feldstr. 53-58 (U-Bahn Messehallen), 20357 Hamburg
      Phone +49-40-432320
      Shared Rooms from 156€/night

      Fritzhotel Hamburg GmbH, Schanzenstrasse 101-103 (U-/S-Bahn Sternschanze), 20357 Hamburg
      Phone +49-40-82222830
      Single Room from 86€/night
      Shared Rooms from 100€/night

      Hotel Hanseatin, Dragonerstall 11 Neustadt / Laeiszhalle (exklusivly for women) (U2 Gänsemarkt), 20355 Hamburg
      Phone +49-40-341345
      Single Room from 70€/night
      Shared Rooms from 110€/night

      Hotel am Hamburger Hafen, Seewartenstrasse 9 (380 rooms) (U3 Landungsbrücken), 20459 Hamburg
      Phone +49-40-311130
      Single Room from 80 €/night
      Shared Rooms from 140€/night

      Hotel Alt Nürnberg, Steintorweg (St. Georg) (U3 Hauptbahnhof), 20099 Hamburg
      Phone +49-40-246024

      das Smolka, Isestraße 98, 20149 Hamburg
      Phone +49-40-480980
      Single room: starting from €102/night, breakfast included

    • GHOTEL Hamburg Altona, Kaltenkirchener Straße 1 (Altona) (S-Bahn Holstenstrasse), 22769 Hamburg
      Phone +49-40-853 52
      Single Room from 69€/night

      MEININGER Hotel Hamburg City Center, Goetheallee 11 (Altona) (Bus 15), 22765 Hamburg
      Phone +49-40-2846 4388
      Special offers for groups

      Ibis budget Hamburg Altona (ex ETAP Hotel), Holstenkamp 3 (Altona), 22525 Hamburg
      Phone +49-40-85379820
      Rooms from 49€

    • Hadley's Bed&Breakfast, Beim Schlump 84a, 20144 Hamburg
      Phone +49-40-859477
      Double room: €77/night
      Triple bedroom: €99/night
      Saloon (up to 5 persons): €180/night,
      breakfast included

      Appartment Ute Heine, Bornstraße 7c, 20146 Hamburg
      Phone +49 40 4808221
      Apartment (up to 2 persons): €65/night

      Bed & Breakfast : to be, Klosterallee 67, 20144 Hamburg
      Phone +49 172 4385810
      Single room: €60/night
      Double room: €85/night,
      breakfast included

      YoHo - the young hotel, Moorkamp 5, 20357 Hamburg
      Phone +49 40 2841910
      Single room: starting from €69/night
      Double room: €99/night
      Breakfast: +€12

      Das kleine Schwarze - Bed & Breakfast, Tornquiststraße 25, 20259 Hamburg
      Phone +49 40 23939911
      Single room: starting from €80/night
      Double room: starting from €95/night
      Breakfast: +€12

      Night Lodge - The Mini Hostel, Bundesstraße 8, 20146 Hamburg
      Phone +49 40 210914533
      Various kinds of apartments

    • Youth Hostel (Jugendherberge) 'Auf dem Stintfang', Alfred-Wegener-Weg 5, 20459 Hamburg
      Phone +49 40 570 15 90
      Various kinds of accommodations (starting from €23/night, breakfast included)

      A&O Hostel Hamburg (Various kinds of accommodations (starting from €20/night)):

      A&O Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (Amsinckstr. 2-10, 20097 Hamburg)
      A&O Hamburg City (Spaldingstrasse 160, 20097 Hamburg)
      A&O Reeperbahn (Reeperbahn 154, 20359 Hamburg)

      Generator Hostel Hamburg, Steintorplatz 3, 20099 Hamburg
      Phone +49 40 226358460
      Various kinds of accommodations (starting from €15/night)

      Buch-ein-Bett, Detlev-Bremer-Straße 44, 20359 Hamburg
      Phone: +49 40 315 112
      Various kinds of accommodations (starting from €14,50/night)
  • The registration for the workshop is closed!

    If you have already registered and you have any questions, please send an e-mail to wiam16.math (at) mailman.rrz.uni-hamburg.de

Organizing committee Scientific committee
José Cuenca Prof. Dr. Ingenuin Gasser
Diana Gil Tobias Jordan
Tobias Jordan Dr. Philipp Kunde
Dr. Philipp Kunde
Petar Sapun (chair)