What is PICOF ?

PICOF (Problèmes Inverses, Contrôle et Optimisation de Formes) is a bi-annual international scientific conference which gathers junior as well as senior researchers dealing with mathematical and numerical issues in the fields of inverse problems, control and shape optimization.

Important information about registration:

The registration fees (which are rather staying fees) include everything, from the housing on the site of the conference, the meals, to the transport to and fro Grenoble train station.

Early bird registration fees (before April 15th, tax included): permanent researcher: 300 euros; student: 252 euros.
Late registration (after  April 15th, tax included): permanent researcher: 360 euros; student; 252 euros. 

Payment can be achieved either by credit card (please when going through the registration pages, proceed till the very end of the secure payment process), or by money order: in this case, your registration will only be complete upon reception of the payment (follow the link `payment' above).

Important information about contributed talks and posters:

Applications for contributed talks (about 20 mn) or posters are welcome. Please send your abstract following the instructions via the `Registration' link above; the organizing committee will let you know on March, 1st, 2016, whether your contribution is selected for an oral or poster presentation.  



The 8th edition of PICOF will take place in June, 1st -3rd, 2016 in Autrans (west of Grenoble). It notably features:

  • 8 plenary conferences,
  • 12 mini-symposium sessions, each of them being composed of 4 presentations from experts in their respective fields,
  • 3 contributed talks sessions,
  • 2 poster sessions.

Attendees are encouraged to join one of the contributed talks or poster sessions (see the associated tab for further details)! 

Previous editions:

  • PICOF 1998: Carthage (Tunisia), (Main organizer: Mohamed Jaoua).
  • PICOF 2002:Carthage (Tunisia), (Main organizer: Mohamed Jaoua).
  • PICOF 2006:Nice (France), (Main organizer: Jacques Blum).
  • PICOF 2008: Marrakech (Marroco), (Main organizer: Rajae Aboulaich).
  • PICOF 2010: Cartagena (Spain), (Main organizer: Enrique Zuazua).
  • PICOF 2012: Paris (France), (Main organizer: Grégoire Allaire). 
  • PICOF 2014: Hammamet (Tunisia), (Main organizer: Belhassen Dehmane)

Important deadlines:

  • February, 14th, 2016: deadline for abstract submission for one of the contributed talk or poster sessions.
  • March, 1st, 2016: Attribution of contributed talks and posters to the received proposals.
  • March, 31st, 2016: April 15th 2016: deadline for early registration.
  • May, 17th, 2016: deadline for registration.
  • June, 1st, 2016: beginning of the conference.





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