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European Conference on Computational Optimization (EUCCO)

Event information

The EUCCO conference series aims to bring scientists from computational optimization, algorithms for large-scale optimization problems and related applications together. This 2023 edition will especially emphasize optimization with partial differential equations, large-scale optimization as well as numerical optimization algorithms and software. Previous editions of the EUCCO conference were held in Dresden (2004), Montpellier (2007), Chemnitz (2013), Leuven (2016) and Trier (2018).

Times and dates

The conference will begin Monday, September 25, 2023 around noon and run until Wednesday, September 27, 2023 late afternoon.

On-site check-in will open on Monday morning and close at the end of the conference opening.

Important dates:

  • 2023-01-31: Submission of abstracts opens
  • 2023-05-31: Submission of abstracts closes, and travel support requests are due
  • 2023-06-16: Decision on accepted talks and travel support
  • 2023-06-30: Online registration opens
  • 2023-09-15: Online registration closes


The conference will take place at the campus “Im Neuenheimer Feld” (INF), Heidelberg, Germany (google maps link) of Heidelberg University.

Campus plan of the Neuenheimer Feld

Scientific program

Aside from plenary talks by the invited speakers, there will be focus sessions for regular contributions to the conference. We expect 45 minutes per plenary talk and 30 minutes per presentation in a focus session, including questions and discussions. This is subject to change depending on the final number of contributions. The full scientific program will be made available as soon as possible.

Plenary lectures

There will be three plenary lectures by lecturer that will be announced as soon as possible.

Focus sessions

The topics and organizers of the focus sessions are:

  1. Optimization and Machine Learning    ( Olga Mula, Aymeric Dieuleveut)
  2. Non-smooth Optimization   ( Anne-Therese Rauls, Kathrin Welker)
  3. Optimization under Uncertainty    ( Caroline Geiersbach, Aswin Kannan)
  4. Inverse Problems    ( Anne Wald, Tram Nguyen)
  5. Optimization on Manifolds    ( Thomas Bendokat, Estelle Massart)
  6. Optimal and Feedback Control of PDEs    ( Daniel Walter)
  7. Shape and Topology Optimization    ( Peter Gangl, Estefanía Loayza)
  8. Model-Order Reduction for Optimization and Control    ( Carmen Gräßle, Sebastian Peitz)
  9. Mixed-Integer Optimization    ( Paul Manns)
  10. Optimization in Applications    ( Claudia Totzeck, Dante Kalise)

Social program

We expect to offer a guided walking city tour on Tuesday, 2023-09-26 in the afternoon. The conference dinner is scheduled for the evening of the same day, at the Art Hotel, Heidelberg. The conference dinner is included in the conference fee. There will be a buffet with vegetarian options.

Conference administration

Abstract submission

If you would like to contribute a presentation to a focus session, please submit your abstract here (“Submit a paper, limited to 1000 characters”).

Registration and fees

Due to the generous support of various sponsors, the conference fee will be 50 € and it includes the conference dinner. The registration will be handled in the conference management software converia and opens end of June, see times and dates.

Travel support

Due to the generous contributions of various sponsors, we are able to financially support young researchers in covering their travel and housing costs at this conference.

In order to apply for financial support, please send us an e-mail until 2023-05-31. Your e-mail should contain the following information:

  • Name, Institution and Career level,
  • short explanation why you need travel support,
  • planned talk at EUCCO2023, and
  • expected travel costs.

Please note that the allocation of our travel support funds is dependent on the overall demand. We will communicate the decision on support allocation by 2023-06-16.

Travel information

Getting to Heidelberg

By Train or Bus

You can reach Heidelberg main station by train or bus.

By Plane

The two most reasonable airports are Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Stuttgart Airport (STR). You can continue your trip to Heidelberg from either of these airports by train or bus.

By Car

Parking in the city and on campus is typically very limited. Please inquire about the conditions at your hotel or check the university’s overview on parking around the Neuenheimer Feld. Note that all parking options at the campus are subject to fees.

Traveling within Heidelberg

Heidelberg’s public transport (map) is part of the Rhein-Neckar region’s public transport system. The best way to go from the main station to the conference venue by public transport is by taking either of the tram lines 21 or 24 from main station to the Bunsengymnasium stop (~10 min travel time). Other options are a straight-forward 1.6km walk (google maps link) or renting an e-scooter from Bird, Bolt, Lime or Zeus.


We have reserved rooms (with breakfast) in several local hotels from Sunday, September 24 until Thursday, September 28, 2023. You can book your room from this quota here. Adjust your arrival/departure dates as necessary. You may of course also contact the hotels directly and inquire with your parameters.

Apart from the room quota above, other options in Heidelberg include:

Program committee

The program committee consists of


Current information on Covid-19 regulations in Germany can be found on the websites of the federal foreign office and the Robert Koch Institute. See also the Heidelberg University’s website on Covid-19. If required, additional Covid-19 specific considerations on site will be announced here as soon as possible.