AD2016 will be organised by Cranfield University 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 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; 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.
We thank SIAM and SIAM-UKIE for financial support.
Notice of Call for Extended Abstracts
The September 2016 conference will comprise both oral and poster presentations. Authors interested in presenting at AD2016 should start preparing a 4 page extended abstract for submission in January-March 2016. Acceptance of presentations for the conference will be based on reviews of the extended abstracts by our 26 member Programme Committee. 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.
Please refer to the conference website http://www.autodiff.org/ad16/ or direct enquiries to:
Dr Shaun Forth