2nd Workshop on Sparse Grids and Applications

July 02-06, 2012

Institute for Advanced Study, TUM
Munich, Germany


The next SGA will be in Stuttgart, Germany, September 1-5, 2014

Important dates:

Registration (contribution): 2. April 2012
Registration (participation only): 21. May 2012 (for registration after May 21, please send us an email)


Sparse grids have gained increasing interest in recent years for the numerical treatment of high-dimensional problems. Where classical numerical discretization schemes fail in more than three or four dimensions, sparse grids allow to overcome the curse of dimensionality to some extent - extending the number of dimensions that can be dealt with.

Following the first, highly successful workshop on Sparse Grids and Applications (-> SGA 2011) in Bonn in 2011, the 2nd SGA will be held from July 02-06, 2012, in Munich, Germany.

The aim is to bring together researchers and practitioners using sparse grids and their variants. Both theoretical and practical aspects are highly welcome. Topics of sparse grids and their applications include
  • spatially/dimensionally adaptive refinement
  • complexities and error bounds
  • wavelets
  • higher-order methods
  • data mining (classification, regression, clustering, ...)
  • density estimation
  • (stochastic) partial differential equations
  • interpolation and approximation
  • computational finance
  • parameter scans
  • integral equations
  • quadrature
  • dimensionality reduction
  • efficient numerical implementations
  • data structures
  • sparse grid software
  • applications using sparse grids
but are not limited to them.

If there is enough interest, we will consider to publish selected papers in a special volume in Springer's LNCSE series after the workshop.

There is (limited) support for speakers and student participants.
We can offer some financial support for those who do not have enough own funds.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Munich!

2nd Workshop on Sparse Grids and Applications

Registration Deadlines

April 2, 2012 (Contribution)

EasyChair registration with ~300 word abstract in tex format

Payment Deadline

May 21, 2012
(a 25€ fee applies for overdue payments) --> Payment Details


July 02-06, 2012


Institute for Advanced Study
Technische Universität München
Lichtenbergstr. 2a
85748 Garching b. München


Dirk Pflüger, sga2012@mailsccs.in.tum.de