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Dear colleagues,
on behalf of the organization committee, we are pleased to announce that the 17th International Workshop on Optimization and Inverse Problems in Electromagnetism will be held on September 17 – 20, 2023, in Graz, Austria. The workshop will be organized by the Institute of Fundamentals and Theory in Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering of Graz University of Technology.

The aim of this workshop is to discuss and share recent developments in optimization and inverse methodologies and their applications to the design and working principle of electromagnetic devices. A special focus will be put on topology optimization and optimal energy management. It will also provide an opportunity to meet experts working in several cutting-edge research fields in engineering, mathematics and physics, in the general framework of the innovation in electromagnetic methods and applications. The conference program will consist of invited lectures, oral presentations and poster sessions.

Graz is the second largest city in Austria, located in the southeastern corner of the country and home to around 300.000 people. Visitors of the Styrian capital highly appreciate the easy walking distances between most hotels, sights and restaurants. The Old Town is one of the best-preserved city districts in Central Europe and listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. A significant landmark of the city is the romantic Uhrturm (Clock Tower), situated on top of the Schlossberg mountain, with a clock still using its original mechanism from 1712.

We invite members of the scientific community in universities, research centers and industry to attend the workshop and present their recent achievements.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Graz at the OIPE 2023!

Alice Reinbacher-Köstinger
Chair OIPE 2023

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Digest submission

Authors are encouraged to submit a two-page digest due by May 15, 2023 June 12, 2023. A template of the digest is available on the workshop website. All contributed papers will undergo a peer reviewing procedure to determine their suitability for presentation. Notification of the acceptance of the contribution will be given on June 15, 2023 June 30, 2023. Digests of contributions included in the workshop program will be part of the workshop proceedings.


Authors of accepted contributions are invited to submit a full paper that will be considered for publication, likely in COMPEL, IJAEM journal or MDPI mathematics, depending on the content. Detailed information regarding the full paper submission can be found on the website. The submission deadline will be September 30, 2023.

Doctoral course

After the workshop (September 21, 2023) a one-day doctoral course is scheduled. International experts will teach PhD students and researchers entering the field in selected aspects.



17th International Workshop on Optimization and Inverse Problems in Electromagnetism 2023

Important Dates
  • Digest submission deadline:
    May 15, 2023
    June 12, 2023
  • Start of registration:
    June 15, 2023
    June 30, 2023
  • Early bird:
    July 20, 2023
  • Welcome reception:
    September 17, 2023
  • Doctoral course:
    September 21, 2023
  • Full paper submission deadlines:
    see publication possibilites

Graz University of Technology
Institute of Fundamentals and Theory in Electrical Engineering

Head of the institute:
Univ.-Prof. Manfred Kaltenbacher  

Conference chair: 
Ass.-Prof. Alice Reinbacher-Köstinger

Inffeldgasse 18
8010 Graz, Austria

+43(0)316 873 7259