Global Virtual Workshop II

The 2nd UTOPIAE Global Virtual Workshop (GVW-II) will be organised by the Jožef Stefan Institute on 18–22 November 2019 in Ljubljana, Slovenia

GVW-II will be hosted along with the 5th International Workshop on Optimisation in Space Engineering (OSE5)

The goal of the OSE initiative is to provide a forum for space companies, universities, research institutes and organisations to discuss recent advances in space technology and further research in the area of optimisation in space engineering.

The workshops will be followed by the UTOPIAE Winter of Code competition, held in Trieste, Italy from 25–29 November 2019 and hosted by ESTECO.


Given the global importance of OUU and UQ, the involvement of global players is vital to expose researchers to current and future initiatives in other leading countries beyond Europe, such as the USA and Japan. GVW are a hybrid virtual workshop where interactive video links are established between a large number of groups/individuals worldwide. Each GVW is attended in person by all UTOPIAE members, hosted by one of the partners, this time JSI. Presentations are given both locally in person and remotely, can be viewed in real-time or through the web portal, allowing for time differences between countries.

The goal is to extend the discussion beyond the borders of Europe, and involving many more individuals than could be invited as visiting researchers thereby broadening the training experience of everyone involved. Given the bridge created by UTOPIAE, joining the fields of optimisation, optimal control, uncertainty, probability estimation stemming from mathematics, computer science and engineering, this is an unique opportunity to collect diverse players on a global forum.