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Sao Jose dos Campos, November 10-11, 2014  

Abstracts

 

Murray Cameron - ATN, Australia

Doctoral Education for the Mathematical Sciences

The education of mathematicians, particularly for industrial research is receiving significant attention around the world for reasons that include: 1. The growing importance of mathematical research for technology development and application; 2. Widespread questioning of the relevance of PhD education; 3. The needs of students who do not pursue an academic career after they complete a PhD.

In 2012, the Australian Technology Network of Universities started the first students in its Industry Doctoral Training Centre (Mathematics & Statistics) – ATN IDTC.. In this presentation, I will discuss why mathematics for industry is of increasing importance and how a PhD education should be modified to meet the changing needs of industry, students and supervisors.

I will describe the program in the ATN IDTC and our experience so far.

 

John Ockendon,  Oxford University, UK

The Growth and Impact of Industrial Mathematics over 50 Years

A brief review will be given of the evolution of industrial mathematics over the past 50 years. The organisational structures that have emerged will be described, as well as the impact that has been made on the industrial and academic communities.

 

Stefan Jakobsson, Fraunhofer, SE

Mathematics and Software for Virtual Product Realization in the Automotive Industry

The Fraunhofer-Chalmers Research Centre for Industrial Mathematics, FCC, was founded 2001 in Göteborg, Sweden, by Chalmers University and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, to undertake and promote mathematical research to the benefits of industry, commerce, and public institutions. FCC has since its start worked with more than 100 clients, mainly from the automotive, paper and pulp, and pharmaceutical industries in several countries.

In this talk I will give several examples of projects carried out at FCC for the automotive industry: Path planning and line balancing for industrial robots, accurate and fast simulations of cables with different applications and analysis of ergonomics in manufacturing plants by virtual manikins.
I will also show examples from "the virtual paint shop" project where FCC has developed software for simulation of surface treatment processes in automotive industry.

 

Eric Cances, CERMICS, Ecole des Ponts and Inria, FR

Molecular simulation: models, numerical methods and applications in science and industry

Molecular simulation has many applications in chemistry, physics, materials science, molecular biology and nanosciences. In this talk, I will give an overview of the mathematical models used in molecular simulation and present some of the mathematical challenges raised by the simulation of very large molecular systems with industrial applications.

 

Martin Tygel, Unicamp, BR

Challenges and opoortunities in Applied Mathematics for the petroleum industry

In the oil and gas industry, processing of reflection seismic data, acquired in land or sea,  plays a much relevant role in the extraction of subsurface information of use in exploration and monitoring of reservoirs. In this respect, methods and algorithms for imaging construction and analysis are of particular importance, allowing a better understanding of the geological structures “illuminated” by the seismic surveys, so as to diminish the high exploration risks involved.  Within that framework, Applied Mathematics attracts a broad interest spectrum, joining, in a synergetic way, the areas of Geophysics, Geology, Physics, Scientific Computing  and Engineering, all of them relevant to the the problems involved. In the present context, Applied Mathematics is able to produce methodologies and results which allow for optimal extraction (in accuracy and computation efficiency) of information from seismic data. Typical areas of relevance include, among others, inverse problems, optimization, computational modeling, numerical methods, image analysis, data compression, and high-performance computing.

The Group of Applied Geophysics (GGA) of the Center for Petroleum Studies (CEPETRO) of UNICAMP is devoted to producing seismic processing solutions on interest to the area of Oil and Gas Reservoirs. Such solutions are aimed to the most effective application to the industry and/or governmental agencies within the petroleum sector.  The activities of the Group are carried out at the Laboratory of Applied Geophysics (LGA), located at CEPETRO. Typical activities at LGA include applied research and human resource training with quite a few petroleum companies and agencies, in particular, the Brazilian Petroleum Company (Petrobras) and tha National Agency for Oil, Gas and Biofuels (ANP).

In this talk, we describe a few representative research projects carried out by the GGA/LGA, emphasizing the challenges and opportunities of Applied Mathematics in the petroleum sector.

 

José Alberto Cuminato, CeMEAI and ICMC-USP

Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry in Brazil

CeMEAI's mission is to promote the use of tools and techniques from the mathematical sciences in industry, through the collaboration academy/industry. In this presentation we intend to detail the structure of CeMEAI as well as the activities undertaken so far, showing the work methodology and the portfolio of real problems already being tackled. Technological innovation projects in the areas of mathematics and statistics will be presented.

 

Deanna Lanoway, vice-president of MITACS, Canada

Mitacs and Mathematics within Canadian Industry

Mitacs was founded in 1999 as a Canadian Network of Centres of Excellence, dedicated to supporting applied and industrial research in mathematical sciences and associated disciplines. In its’ 15 year history, Mitacs has grown to be a national not-for-profit organization designing and delivering research and training programs in Canada. Working with 60 universities, more than 6,000 companies, and both federal and provincial governments, Mitacs has built partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada. From aerospace systems to childhood literacy rates, Mitacs-funded research helps to strengthen connections, improve economic performance, and create jobs.

 In this talk, I will describe the history and role of Mitacs in connecting the mathematical sciences with industry, with a focus on our unique hands-on approach to fostering connections, and the outcome of these collaborations to Canadian Industry.

 

Jose Mario Martinez, UNICAMP, Brasil

Otimização na Indústria

Nesta palestra faremos um relato sobre o tipo de relacionamento que está sendo desenvolvido entre o grupo de otimização da Unicamp e setores industriais vinculados com a produção alimentar. Ao mesmo tempo serão analisadas condições sob as quais a colaboração interdisciplinar da matemática pode ser eficiente com benefícios para todas as partes.

 

Alexandre Ywate, IPEA, Brasil

Remuneração de Ativos Totalmente Depreciados e Obrigações Especiais para Concessionárias de Energia Elétrica no Brasil

A taxa de retorno exigida pelos investidores para remunerar seus investimentos em setores regulados é de complexa determinação, pois há necessidade de contrabalançar dois objetivos conflitantes: (i) ser atraente para os investidores; e (ii) satisfazer o objetivo de modicidade tarifária. Esta complexidade atinge um grau ainda mais elevado no Brasil, devido à presença significativa de ativos totalmente depreciados (ATD) e obrigações especiais (OE), cuja soma nós chamaremos neste estudo de ativos não onerosos. As obrigações especiais correspondem aos ativos que estão vinculados à concessão e são necessários para a prestação do serviço, mas que não foram constituídos com o capital da concessionária, e sim com a participação financeira do consumidor, de dotações orçamentárias da União, de verbas federais, estaduais e municipais ou de créditos especiais vinculados aos investimentos (ANEEL, 2011). A consequência da presença significava de ATD e OE é que os custos e as receitas das distribuidoras tornam-se maiores do que aqueles associados apenas aos ativos onerosos, o que aumenta o risco do negócio. Com base em fundamentos de teoria econômica e de finanças, propomos uma metodologia para calcular a remuneração adequada para o investidor em empreendimentos com ativos não onerosos

 

Renelson R. Sampaio (CIMATEC-SENAI)

O Caráter Interdisciplinar das Inovações Tecnológicas.
Desafios na Construção de Novos Paradigmas para as Engenharias

O uso da modelagem computacional como ferramenta para interpretação, representação e simulação de processos dinâmicos que ocorrem no contexto das atividades industriais, desde a geração e difusão de conhecimento nas organizações, o desenvolvimento de novos produtos ou processos de fabricação, logística, até avaliação de impactos ambientais e sociais, requer aplicação de métodos, conceitos e teorias matemáticas que têm implicações profundas que vão além de mudanças nas práticas das engenharias. A abordagem sistêmica implica em mudanças de perspectivas, de visão de mundo com novos princípios orientadores aos processos cognitivos que permitam uma melhor compreensão dos múltiplos problemas complexos que caracterizam a atual sociedade.

 

Sebastião Gilberti Maia Cavalli, PM de São José dos Campos, Brasil

Métodos Quantitativos e Desenvlvimento Econômico

 

A Matemática Aplicada através de Métodos Quantitativos e Estatísticos, à aquisição de informações de indicadores empresariais é essencial para a otimização de produtos, processos e serviços públicos ou privados. Nesse contexto é estratégica para a inovação e competitividade empresarial com reflexos para o Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social.”

Applied Mathematics through Quantitative Methods and Statistics, to the acquisition of information from business indicators is essential for the optimization of products, processes and public or private services. In this context it is strategic to business innovation and competitiveness with consequences for Economic Development and social.

 

Yuan Jin Yun, UFPR, Brasil

Industrial Mathematics in Brazil

In the talk we give the actual situation of industrial mathematics and possible program of Mathematics integrated to Industry supported by CAPES.