Mathematical Modelling in Metallurgical Industry

Design and operation of metallurgical processes have been gradually improved through industrial experience, research, modern process control, new and/or improved measurements, etc. Nevertheless, due to high temperatures and several complexities, the design and operation of the processes are still to a large degree empirically based, and several process variations are not properly understood.

Mathematical modelling can effectively be applied to improve today’s knowledge and contribute significantly to solve industrial challenges. Much insight can be established by mathematical analysis. The mathematical descriptions will further supply the basis for computations/simulations, applying modern computers and advanced software. Such simulations constitute valuable tools for enhanced process understanding, process improvements and novel innovations.

Another approach is data-driven analysis where available data is analysed to find hidden patterns. Available tools include artificial intelligence, chemometrics, and other techniques for “big data analytics”.

The conference will comprise

  • Industrial needs and challenges
  • Traditional, physics-based, models
  • Digitalization, data-driven modelling

One important issue is how physics-based insight and data-driven analysis may complement each other. The conference aims at improving the communication/dialogue between industry and academia, which will be of great value for both communities.


The programme includes talks by industrial representatives, including modelling challenges, and talks by personnel from universities and research institutes describing case studies and relevant methodology.

To see the Programme click here.

Keynote speakers 

Prof. Dr. Dietmar Hömberg, Weierstraß-Institut, Berlin, and Mathematical Sciences, NTNU

Former President of ECMI, European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry
More information can be found here

Prof. Harald Martens, Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU

Founder and CTO of Idletechs AS.
More information can be found here

Conference hotel

Scandic  Kristiansand Bystanda, were the conference is held, is located in the center of Kristiansand.

Please be aware that accommodation is to be booked directly by the participants themselves.
For booking at Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda, please contact the hotel directly via e-mail ( or phone (+47 21615020) and quote the booking code BTEK170918_001 to obtain our special conference rate:
·16. and 17.9:  NOK 1090 per night (single rom) including breakfast
·18.09: NOK 1290 per night (single rom) including breakfast

The booking code is valid until the 16.8.2018, while the stock last. 

Click here to get forwarded to the webpage of the hotel.

 Limited space 

To maintain close contact between the participance and the speakers, the conference attendance is limited to 60 delegates. Allocation of space is on first-come , first-served basis.

Conference fee

Early bird rate (if payed by 16.08.2018): NOK 2900,- ex. VAT

Normal rate (after 16.08.2018): NOK 3900,- ex. VAT

Registration is open until 31.08.2018

Cancellation/withdrawal policy

There will be no refund for cancellation received after 31.08.2018.
For cancellations before 12.08.2018, a 300 NOK administrative fee applies.
For cancellations between 13.08.2018 and 31.08.2018 only 50% will be refunded and a 300 NOK administration fee applies.

Programme Committee

Svenn Anton Halvorsen (Chairman), Teknova

Nora Stray (Administrator), Teknova

Tor Oskar Sætre, University of Agder

Marianne Brandett, Eyde Cluster

Eirik Manger, Hydro Aluminium

Mehdi Kadkhodabeigi, Eramet

Kristian Etienne Einarsrud, NTNU

Jan Erik Olsen, SINTEF

The price that will show up during payment is the conference fee shown below incl.. VAT (25%).


Registration form