The 92nd European Study Group with Industry 2013
Coimbra Institute of Engineering, 6th-10th May 2013

The 92th European Study Group with Industry , will be held from May 6 to 10 May 2013 at the Coimbra Institute of Engineering (Department of Mathematics and Physics , ISEC-DFM). The purpose of these meetings is to strengthen the links between Mathematics and Industry by using Mathematics to tackle industrial problems which are proposed by industrial partners.

This meeting is part of the series of European Study Groups and will count with the participation of several European experts with a large experience in this type of events.

More information on study groups and related aspects is available at the International Study Groups website, the Smith Institute and the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry. For a fairly comprehensive list of problems and respective reports which have appeared in previous study groups see here.

Study group

At the beginning of the week, a representative from each company presents their industrial problem to the participating mathematicians. The academic participants, who are a diverse group of people with expertise in the mathematical sciences, including PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and professors, allocate themselves to a group, each of which works in one of the proposed problems with the industrial partner. The work will be developed full-time over the next days. On the last day, each group will make a presentation of the results obtained and make suggestions for further work. After the study group, a report on each problem will be sent to the cooresponding firm. Apart from the results obtained during the study group, this may contain suggestions for further collaboration.

Information for companies

If you think that your company might have something to gain from discussing a problem with us, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to visit you, at no cost and without any need for an immediate commitment, for an initial discussion about formulating such a problem. Almost all industrial problems have some mathematical aspect to them, although the mathematics is not always recognisable at first. Indeed, from our own experience, some of the most successful study group problems were not well-defined in mathematical terminology at the start of the study group.

The fee for a firm to present a problem at the study group will depend on the size of the enterprise as defined by the EU.

For more information on past study groups, including a description of some of the problems which have been presented at previous meetings, see: Past Study Groups.


Deolinda Rasteiro (DFM) Adérito Araújo (LCM-CMUC)
Maria do Céu Amorim (DFM) Diogo Pinheiro (CEMAPRE)
Maria do Céu Marques (DFM) Gonçalo Pena (LCM-CMUC)
Nuno Lavado (DFM - UNID/IUL) João Nuno Tavares (CMUP)
Pascoal Silva (DFM-CMUC) Pedro Freitas (FMH/UTL and GFM-UL)
Sílvia Barbeiro (LCM-CMUC)


ISEC/DFM - Coimbra Institute of Engineering/Department of Mathematics and Physics
CMUC - Centre for Mathematics, University of Coimbra
CMUP - Center for Mathematics, University of Porto
GFM/UL - Group of Mathematical Physics of the University of Lisbon
CIM - Centro Internacional de Matemática
ECMI - European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry
CEMAPRE - Centre for Applied Mathematics and Economics, Technical University of Lisbon

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