The International Workshops on 'Optimization and Inverse Problems in Electromagnetism' (OIPE) since 1989 has the aim to share and exchange new original ideas on recent developments in optimization and inverse problems in design and optimization of electromagnetic devices such as machines, transformers, actuators and measurement equipment used in various applications. In addition to these main original topics, in recent OIPE editions, the optimization problems related to renewable energy and the use of modern heuristics and evolutionary computation for facing hard problems of model identifications and optimization have been more and more introduced and now are emergent topics of the workshop. Since the challenge in studying optimization and inverse problems can be effectively faced only if complex and more and more innovative mathematical tools are available, the OIPE workshops have been always focused to a deep, stable and interdisciplinary cooperation with other scientific communities. In short, we can say that the workshop is an important forum not only for engineers, but also for mathematicians and physicists to discuss in meeting theoretical aspects, methodologies and industrial research activities on inverse problems and optimization method and applications.

 We are glad to announce that the 2016 edition of the OIPE workshop series will be held in Rome, the capital of Italy, in the same year in which the town will host the Mercy Jubilee.

 The important impact of OIPE Workshops on the international scientific community is testified by the valuable recognition obtained by the IEEE: the IEEE Italy section, together with the Italian research center Ciriaf, will be the main sponsor of the Workshop.

A day before the workshop opening we are glad to annouce a one-day PhD course organized by the PhD School "F. Gasparini" that is the most important PhD school for Italian PhD students in Electrical Engineering. The participation to the school will be free of charge for all those PhD students regularly registered to the Workshop.

The OIPE series was established in 1989 (Pavia, Italy) on the basis of the strategic importance of optimization and inverse problems in electromagnetic research. This initiative was continued and further developed through a series of biennial events held in Warsaw, Poland (1992), Geneva, Switzerland (1994), Brno, Czech Republic (1996), Jyvaskyla, Finland (1998), Torino, Italy (2000), Lodz, Poland (2002), Grenoble, France (2004), Sorrento, Italy (2006), Ilmenau, Germany (2008), Sofia, Bulgaria (2010), Ghent, Belgium (2012) and Delft, The Netherlands (2014).


  • 20 September 2016

    Photos are available!

    Photos of workshop are available here: link1  link2

  • 02 September 2016

    Social Program is online!

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  • 01 September 2016

    Final Program is online

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  • 29 July 2016

    Provisional Program is online

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  • 20 July 2016

    Accomodation Suggestions

    Please visit new section in Travel Information, usefull advices and suggestion for accomodation.

    Link here 

  • 20 July 2016

    Social Dinner Location

    Take a look to the social dinner location.
    September 14th 

    Link here

  • 26 May 2016

    Registration Openining

    Registration is now open, go to the Registration & Payment Area!

  • 08 February 2016

    Invited Speaker

    DR. Xin-She Yang

    Nature-Inspired Metaheuristics for Optimization

    Link here

  • 18 January 2016

    COMPEL-Best Paper Award

    The Editor-in-Chief of COMPEL, Professor Jan Sykulski, will present an Award for the Best Paper Presented by a Young Researcher at the OIPE Workshop. The winner will be selected by a Special Panel from presentations made by participants registered as PhD students. Both oral and poster presentations will be considered. The winner will be announced at the closing session.

  • 25 September 2015

    Call for Paper

    Call for paper is now available here and in download area