International Symposium
Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of the Cardiovascular System
Lukasklause Magdeburg

October 22-24, 2018
University of Magdeburg

Modeling and Simulation of the Cardiovascular System

October 22-24, 2018
University of Magdeburg
Lukasklause Magdeburg
Schleinufer 1
39104 Magdeburg
(see Venue for more information)


Discussion of topical challenges to mathematical modeling and simulation of the cardiovascular system with focus on the following subjects:

Modeling, Analysis

  • Biomechanical interaction of blood flow with the vessel wall and tissue reactions and transport processes in blood flow and the vessel wall
  • Spatial and temporal multiscale effects
  • Mechanics of the vessel walls including damages
  • Blood flow in veins
  • Thrombus and plaque formation
  • Vessel occlusion and infarcts
  • Methods and techniques for calibration and validation based on medical data

Numerical methods and simulation:

  • Methods for long time processes
  • Simulations of fluid-structure interaction and related free boundary problems
  • Handling complex wall models
  • Methods for processes with large deformations
  • Report and discussion of simulations results and their medical implications

Structure of the Symposium

The Symposium will take place at a small meeting center close to the river Elbe in Magdeburg. The program of the Symposium will provide enough time for discussion and co-operation. Therefore the number and the time for lectures will be limited. There will be invited lectures and lectures selected from the offers of interested participants. Expected participants are experts and students from Mathematical Modeling, Analysis, Numerics and Medicine.

Invited Speakers


The schedule is subject to change.

Sunday 21.10.2018

19:00 – 22:00
Welcome Pub, Das Stübchen (for details see announcement)

Monday 22.10.2018

09.00 – 10.00
Registration and Coffee
10.00 – 10.15
10.00 – 10.50
Modelling, Analysis and Simulations of Physical and Chemical Processes In Blood Vessels and Vessel Walls – The Role of the Endothelial Layer Especially in Case of Inflammation. Abstract Willi Jaeger, IWR, BIOMS - Heidelberg University
10.50 – 11.40
Stability and convergence analysis of the kinematically coupled scheme for the fluid-structure interaction Abstract Slides Boris Muha, University of Zagreb
11.40 – 12.30
Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of the Early Stage of Atherosclerosis Abstract Maria Neuss-Radu, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
12.30 – 14.00
14.00 – 14.50
Robust open boundary conditions and efficient data assimilation in multiscale hemodynamics Abstract Alfonso Caiazzo, WIAS Berlin
14.50 – 15.30
Many failures. Modeling in medicine. Slides Jeremi Mizerski, ICM University of Warsaw
15.30 – 16:00
16.00 – 16.50
Domain Decomposition Based Fluid-Structure Interaction Methods Using Nonlinear Anisotropic Arterial Wall Models Abstract Axel Klawonn, University of Cologne
16.50 – 17.30
The FROSch package in cardiovascular simulations Abstract Alexander Heinlein, University of Cologne
Conference Dinner (at the conference venue)

Tuesday 23.10.2018

09.00 – 09.50
Cranio-spinal fluid dynamics physiology and disease: holistic modelling approach Abstract Christian Contarino, University of Trento
09.50 – 10.30
Clinical applications of cardiac modelling Abstract Radomir Chabiniok, Inria Saclay Ile-de-France & St Thomas Hospital, King’s College London, UK
10.30 – 11:00
11.00 – 12:30
Inverse problems in blood flows Abstract Slides Bertoglio Slides Bertoglio Slides Nolte Cristobal Bertoglio and David Nolte, University of Groningen
12.30 – 14.00
14.00 – 14.50
A stable scheme for simulation of incompressible flows in time-dependent domains and hemodynamic applications Abstract Slides Yuri Vassilevski, Marchuk Institute of Numerical Mathematics RAS, MIPT, Sechenov Univeristy
14.50 – 15.30
How to validate biomedical flow simulations? Abstract Gabor Janiga, OvGU Magdeburg
15.30 – 16.00
16.00 – 17.00
Stefan Turek, TU Dortmund Abstract
17.00 – 17.20
Raphael Münster, TU Dortmund Abstract
17.20 – 17.40
Non local toy model of patterns formation. Abstract Slides Szymon Cygan, University of Wroclaw

Wednesday 24.10.2018

09.00 – 09.40
Modelling and simulation of mechano-chemical fluid-structure interaction with application to atherosclerotic plaque growth Abstract Slides Stefan Frei, University College London
09.40 – 10.10
Space-time finite element methods in biomedical applications Abstract Slides Olaf Steinbach, Technische Universitaet Graz
10.10 – 10.30
Modeling stent-type structures using geometrically exact beam theory Abstract Slides Nora Hagmeyer, University of the Bundeswehr Munich
10.30 – 11:00
11.00 – 11.40
Determination of pressure data in aortic valves Abstract Slides Helena Svihlova, Charles University in Prague
11.40 – 12.05
Jaroslav Hron, Charles University in Prague Abstract Slides
12.05 – 12.30
Deformation of bovine eye -- fluid structure interaction between viscoelastic vitreous, non-linear elastic lens and sclera Abstract Slides Karel Tuma, Charles University in Prague
12.30 – 14.00
Lunch / Ending


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The symposium takes place at the Lukasklause, the conference center of Magdeburg University, located at the river Elbe.

Schleinufer 1
39104 Magdeburg


The Lukasklause is within walking distance to the center and the old town of Magdeburg with several hotels around.

A contingent of rooms is reserved at the artHOTEL Magdeburg (reservation until August 6 and at the Motel One Magdeburg (reservation until September 8). Both contingents can be accessed with the code MSCS.


Please register by Email to ( not later than 30th August 2018. Please include date of arrival and departure and if you would like to contribute with a talk (selection of contributions from the offers of interested participant will be made at the begining of September)

List of Participants


Lukas Failer
Sandra May
Piotr Minakowski (
Thomas Richter (
Stefan Turek
Boris Vexler


This symposium is sponsored by