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AD2016 - 7th International Conference on

Algorithmic Differentiation

Monday 12th - Thursday 15th September 2016

Christ Church Oxford, UK

Registration and Christ Church Accommodation now open

Poster Submission is now open

Draft Schedule Published

Tom Quad Christ Church

AD2016 will be organised by, and held at, Christ Church, Oxford, UK under the direction of an international program committee. It is a follow up to the six previous conferences held in Breckenridge (USA) in 1991, in Santa Fe (USA) in 1996, in Nice (France) in 2000, in Chicago (USA) in 2004, Bonn (Germany) in 2008, and Fort Collins (USA) in 2012. The conference is targeted at users of algorithmic differentiation (AD) from all application areas (eg, optimization, inverse problems, uncertainty quantification), AD algorithm researchers and AD tool developers.

Advances since the last meeting in 2012 include: new work for the differentiation of piecewise-differentiable programs; embedding AD in domain-specific packages (e.g., AD Model Builder for parameter estimation); more extensive use of AD in applications outside of the mainstays of engineering and earth sciences especially computational finance. In addition to these recent advances conference topics include: the use of AD in optimization and inverse problems; its application to ODEs/DAEs and uncertainty quantification. Given the proximity of the venue to London’s global financial center, we intend to highlight the role of AD in computational finance.

This conference series is the only venue dedicated to the collaboration between researchers in the field and the users of AD. The four year interval between the conferences ensures a substantial amount of new results will be presented.

More information on AD is available on the community web portal.

Invited Speakers

Confirmed speakers, listed alphabetically by surname, are:

Invited speakers were nominated by, and prioritised by ballot of, the members of the Programme Committee.

Draft Schedule for Talks

The Draft schedule is now available in MS Excel (xlsx) or open document (ods) formats.

Key Dates

Poster Submission

We provide Instructions for Authors intending to submit Poster Abstracts of 2 pages to the conference together with template LaTeX and BibTeX files.

Poster abstracts should be emailed to Jens-Dominik Mueller as soon as possible.

Registration and Accommodation

Registration is now open on the Oxford University Store and you may also book Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Christ Church College.

While we would recommend staying in Christ Church, some other accomodation recommendations, with indicative daily rates for a single person, are:

Hotels are often expensive in Oxford so it is recommended you check online with Expedia,, Trivago etc to get a good deal.


Christ Church is located on St Aldgate's in the centre of Oxford and is convenient for all public transport links.

Financial Support

We thank SIAM for funding our invited speaker Paul Barton and providing support for the attendance of

If interested, please send a 0.5 – 1.0 page justification for support in PDF format to Paul Hovland with subject line AD2016 SIAM Support no later than July 22. Selections will be made no later than August 5.

We also thank the SIAM - United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Section for funding a prize for the Best Student Presentation (oral or poster)

Conference Chairs

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee comprises:

Post-Conference Publications

Contributors to AD2016 may submit extended versions of their papers to a special edition of the Taylor and Francis journal Optimization Methods and Software to be edited by Andreas Griewank.


Enquiries about the AD2016 conference concerning should be sent by email with AD2016 in the subject field to the following:

This page was last updated by Shaun Forth on 2016-07-12