Workshop on Coupled Adjoints

October 11 – October 13, 2022, Kaiserslautern, Germany

The aim of this workshop is to offer the opportunity to present recent research results on adjoint methods for multi-disciplinary optimization problems, to discuss new approaches and to initiate research projects. Fields of application may include, but are not limited to, coupled multiphysics problems from computational fluid dynamics (e.g. fluid-structure interaction or conjugate heat transfer). For such problems, adjoint formulations require an accurate consideration of coupling terms between sets of adjoint equations or numerical adjoint solvers for which many algorithms have been developed in the past. They differ in their architecture which can be of monolithic nature or realized through external libraries, in using continuous or discrete formulations and in being purpose-built for specialized problem settings or designed with a focus on flexibility.

We invite researchers from the adjoint and optimization communities to share their ideas, software contributions and open problems, and we emphasize that not only success stories are welcome but also discussions on both hardware and software limitations as well as other difficulties.


  • Talks
  • Discussion Panels
  • Social Event

Details coming soon.


The workshop fee is 250 EUR. For registration please send an informal email to We kindly ask to register as soon as possible.


For general questions concerning the organization as well as regarding contents of the agenda of the workshop, please send an email to or

Travel and Accomodation

The workshop will take place at

Building 42, Room 42-105
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
67663 Kaiserslautern

For a campus map click here!

You can get there

  • by air via Frankfurt Airport (FRA) which is approximately 120km away from Kaiserslautern and can be reached conveniently by train
  • by train as TGV, ICE/IC and regional trains arrive frequently at Kaiserslautern Hbf and
  • by car (Kaiserslautern is connected by Autobahn A6)

From the railway station Kaiserslautern Hbf the city buses 105, 106, 115, 116 connect to the campus of the TU Kaiserslautern.

Every participant will pay for one’s lodging separately. Lodging is not included in the fee. We recommend the following hotels: