Joint INRIA/University of Hertfordshire/Cranfield University/RWTH Aachen

Workshop on Automatic Differentiation

Nice, France, April 14-15, 2005

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Workshop on Automatic Differentiation

Thursday 14th and Friday 15th April 2005

Held at:
    Maison du Seminaire,
    29, boulevard Franck Pilatte
    Nice, France

This 2-days workshop continues the series of the UK Automatic Differentiation workshops, which took place twice a year at Cranfield University (Shrivenham) and the University of Hertfordshire. and is now going European. These workshops provide a forum for the presentation of theoretical developments in and applications of Automatic Differentiation (AD) and adjoint methods. The workshop is informal and presentations on subjects such as work in progress, problem areas for AD, or possible application areas, as well as completed work are welcome. We particularly encourage PhD students and those new to the field to attend and present their work. This workshop puts some emphasis on development of AD tools.

Next AD workshop will take place in Cranfield UK, in november.

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New: slideshow of photos taken at the workshop!
Many thanks to Chris Bischof, John Reid, and Jean Utke.

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Abstracts and slides of all presentations are available online

Thursday April 14th:

    10:00 - 10:45 coffee
    10:45 - 11:00 welcome and introduction
    11:00 - 12:30 session 1: Tool Development and Analysis
    Mike Fagan (invited speaker) - "Current status of Adifor 90" - SLIDES
    Jean Utke - "Automatic checkpoints and adaptive reversal schemes" - SLIDES
    Benjamin Dauvergne - "Adjoint Data-Flow analyses applied to checkpointing" - SLIDES
    12:30 - 14:00 lunch
    14:00 - 15:30 session 2: AD in MATLAB
    Siegfried Rump (invited speaker) - "Gradients and Hessians in INTLAB, the Matlab toolbox for verified computations" - SLIDES
    Shaun Forth - "Developments in the MAD package" - SLIDES
    Rahul Kharche - "Progress with MATLAB Source transformation AD (MSAD)" - SLIDES
    15:30 - 16:00 coffee break
    16:00 - 17:30 session 3: AD of Large Applications
    Mohamed Tadjoudine - "Differentiating a time-dependent CFD solver" - SLIDES
    Ralf Giering - "Fortran codes recently differentiated by means of TAF" - SLIDES
    Michael Vossbeck - "Two automatically generated adjoint C codes" - SLIDES
    19:00 - ... dinner in the old town

Friday April 15th:

    09:00 - 10:30 session 4: tool development
    Boyana Norris - "Current status of ADIC 2.0" - SLIDES
    Brad Bell - "Using Fortran Code with C++ Algorithmic Differentiation Types" - SLIDES
    Trond Steihaug - "Trust Region with a Cubic Model" - SLIDES
    10:30 - 11:00 coffee break
    11:00 - 12:30 session 5: Second Derivatives
    Andreas Griewank - Definition and Evaluation of projected Hessians for Piggyback Optimization" - SLIDES
    Arno Rasch - "The Hessian Module: Status and Future Perspectives" - SLIDES
    Jan Riehme - "2nd-order derivatives with ADTAGEO" - SLIDES
    12:30 - 14:00 lunch
    14:00 - 15:30 session 6
    Mike Giles & Devendra Ghate - "Using adjoints for inexpensive Monte Carlo uncertainty analysis" - SLIDES
    Monika Petera - "ADiCape in a large-scale industrial problem" - SLIDES
    Sebastian Heinz - "AD viewed from algebraic complexity" - SLIDES
    15:30 - 16:00 coffee and close.


There is a break-even fee to defray reprographic and refreshment costs. This fee includes two lunches but not the Workshop dinner on Thursday night. If you have no means of recovering your registration costs, please indicate this as a concessionary rate may be available in such case.

Academics: 100 Euros
Non-Academics: 150 Euros
Research Students: 30 Euros


Every participant will pay for one's lodging separately. Lodging is not included in the fee. We would advise you to stay right on the spot at the Maison du seminaire. Those of you who attended AD2000 in Nice know the place. Here are some pictures. Comfort has improved since these spartan times, but the price is still reasonable. If you plan to stay there, please make your reservation well in advance, and if possible right now. Call them at +33 493 89 39 57. They will need your credit card number, which you can tell them or send by fax at +33 493 26 79 99. Also their E-mail address is mds@maison-du Mail to ... Don't forget to mention you are with the INRIA workshop of April 14-15.

Otherwise there are other hotels in Nice. Here are some maps dating back to AD2000 conference (may 2000). You will find the Maison du seminaire and several other hotels. Please notice that this is just an indication: we have no preferrence nor recommendation for any of them.
Larger scale map, jpg, 240K Smaller scale map, jpg, 240K
Our social event (not included in the fee) will be a dinner on the evening of the 14th. We consider one of the small restaurants in the old town.

The international airport in Nice is connected to most large European cities and several American cities too. There is a bus connection to downtown Nice.

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Thursday 17th and Friday 18th november, 2005
Whitworth Conference Centre
Royal Military College of Science
Cranfield's Shrivenham Campus
Shrivenham, Swindon, Oxfordshire, UK


Local Organiser: Laurent Hascoet(INRIA)
Co-organizers: Bruce Christianson (U. of Hertfordshire), Shaun Forth (Cranfield U.), Martin Buecker(RWTH Aachen)
Administration: Dany Sergeant Fax: +33 492 38 79 55

Last modified: Mon May 9 08:49:35 MEST 2005