The 5th International Conference on Automatic Differentiation

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Bonn, August 11-15, 2008

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The Fifth International Conference on Automatic Differentiation (AD) 2008 will take place from August 11th to August 15th, 2008 at the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (b-it center), Bonn (Germany) and will be held in cooperation with SIAM. The conference will start Monday afternoon and finish by noon on Friday. On Thursday afternoon a boat trip on the Rhine with a dinner is planed as social event which is included in the conference fee. proceeding The proceedings of this conference AD 08 were published by Springer. And can be obtained at the book's web page.

Picture of AD08


Bonn is easily accessible within one hour from Frankfurt/Main International Airport (by train or car). The history of the city dates back to Roman times. Five museums along Bonn's Museum Mile show a wide range of exhibits from ancient artifacts to modern art. "Computing then and now" is displayed at the Bonn University's Arithmeum. The Rhine river, parks, palaces, the romanesque Münster Cathedral and other sites are major tourist attractions in the region. General information about the city can be found at wikipedia and up to date event calendars and maps at the official Bonn homepage. There is also the opportunity for visiting the nearby cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf and Aachen.

A map of all hotels and the conference location can be found here.

Invited Speakers

Previous Conferences


Click here to register for AD2008. Register with the system followed by adding "AD2008 Registration Fee" to your chart. Additional tickets can be purchased for accompanying persons participating in boat trip.

Registration includes:


The program can be found here (updated 08/11/08).

Organising Committee

Program Committee

Call for Papers

In addition to recent advances in AD research and software development, conference topics include the use of AD in areas such as optimization, ODEs/DAEs, and inverse problems. Topics of this conference include, but are not limited to:

Proceedings of all accepted papers will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering series. The number of pages is limited to 10 in Springer's LaTeX2e style for contributed books. We accept submissions in pdf or ps format generated from the template paper.tex from the zip archive

This zip archive is a condensed version of Springer's style package and should be sufficient for experienced LaTeX users to easily prepare the submission. If you need more details, see Springer's complete package:

The submission interface has been closed on 10th of December and the reviewing process has been started. Please follow the instructions for uploading a camera-ready version to AD Conference 2008

If you have any questions or problems do not hesitate to contact

Call for Posters

A poster session is planned at the conference. The abstracts of the poster will be published in a book of abstracts, that is not included in the proceedings. Maximum size for a poster is DIN A1.

Important Dates


We offer a limited contingent for the participant of the conference . This has been arranged with the hotels mentioned below.
  1. Hotel Mozart
    Single room 64 € (as double 85 €)
    Single room with toilet outside of room 45 €
    to be booked by July 13
  2. Hotel Continental
    Single room 95 € (as double 120 €)
    to be booked by July 13
  3. Hotel Beethoven
    Single 69 € (as double 79 €)
    to be booked by July 13
  4. Hotel Consul
    Single room 85 €
    to be booked by July 13

Breakfast is included in all four cases. Please mention "AD2008" when booking a room with these rates.

A map of the hotels and the conference location can be found here.

Day care

The conference organizers will provide day care free of charge, supported by the AICES graduate school. If you are interested in this offer, please contact the conference organizers directly.

Pictures of AD08

Pictures taken at the conference are available here (thanks to Christian Bischof, Klaus Leppkes and Michael Lülfesmann for taking the photos).

Impressions of Bonn and B-IT

Pictures of Bonn and B-IT can be found here.

The AD08 Sights map includes the location of
  • all hotels above.
  • the conference building.
  • the lunch building.
  • all social events.
  • underground and bus stop.

Please click here for a map of location of the guided downtown tour of Bonn

Last modified: 08/29/2008 Organising Committee AD 2008 Organising Committee, Disclaimer