#SWI2020

Study Group Mathematics with Industry 2020

The  Study Group Mathematics with Industry 2020 will be held at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Tilburg from 27 January  to  31 January 2020.

 

SWI 2020
Fontys in Tilburg will host the next edition of the Studygroup. SWI 2020 will be held from 27 January to 31 January 2020.

What is SWI?
The Study Group Mathematics with Industry (SWI) is a combined industrial–academic week-long workshop sponsored by NWO. Roughly seventy mathematicians work in groups on problems submitted by companies. Companies present a selection of problems on Monday. The participants devote the entire week to studying these problems in smaller groups, and presents their results on Friday.

Fruitful collaborations
SWI is ideal for companies that are new to cooperation with academia. The event is often a first step towards a fruitful long-term collaboration between companies and academia.

Participate
If you wish to contribute a problem to SWI 2020, please contact the organization committee through swi2020@fontys.nl. We will then contact you to discuss the details of the suggested problem and whether it is suitable for SWI. Discussions about suggested problems have turned out to be very fruitful for companies. After the discussion about a suggested problem, a formal decision about acceptance will made by the SWI organization committee. If your problem is accepted, a representative of your company is expected to be available at various moments during the week.

Costs
The costs of participating as a company are €1750.

Social media: #SWI2020
YouTube: Movie on SWI 2019, made by Wageningen University.
Linkedin: Please start following us! News on SWI 2020 will be published there, as well as on this website.

Topics SWI 2020

You may also wish to consult our searchable list of all years.

Flyer SWI 2020

   

Welcome
Fontys in Tilburg will host the next edition of the Studygroup. SWI 2020 will be held from 27 January to 31 January 2020.

Would you like to apply your knowledge in the following studygroup, SWI 2020? All mathematicians, completing PhDs and above, are welcome to participate. Are you a student and would you like to participate? Please register here

What is SWI?
The Study Group Mathematics with Industry (SWI) is a combined industrial–academic week-long workshop sponsored by NWO. Roughly sixty mathematicians work in groups on problems submitted by companies. Companies present a selection of problems on Monday. The participants devote the entire week to studying these problems in smaller groups, and presents their results on Friday.

Costs
Participation is free of charge, including the lunches and dinners mentioned in the program. If needed, accommodation (also free of charge) will be arranged for participants.

Social Media: #SWI2020
YouTube: Movie on SWI 2019, made by Wageningen University.
Linkedin: Please start following us! News on SWI 2020 will be published there, as well as on this website.

Topics
The topics of SWI 2020 are:

Flyer SWI 2020

 

 

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Meals

Lunch Dinner

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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Monday

09.30 – 10.00 Registration with coffee & tea

10.00 – 10.05 Opening by dr. ir. Bram van den Broek (Chairman of the Organizing Committee)

10.05 – 10.20 Welcome by  ir. Joep Houterman (Acting President of  the Executive Board of Fontys)

10.20 – 10.45 PostNL – Model for Optimal Connection Between Customer and Sorting Center

10.45 – 11.10 ShoQR – Building a Mathematical Model to Estimate Joint Loading and Preduct Joint Tissue Damage

11.10 – 11.35 Sweco – Event Driven Model with an Objective to Control Traffic Lights

11.35 – 11.55 Coffee & tea

11.55 – 12.20 Vanderlande – Optimizing Warehouse Operations

12.20 – 12.45 KNLTB – A Model for Optimal Rating in Tennis Matches

12.45 – 13.10 VDL ETG – Droplet on Wafer

13.10 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 17.00 Group discussions with company representatives

17.00 – 18.00 Closure drinks

Tuesday

09.00 – 12.30 Group discussions

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee & tea

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 17.15 Group discussions

15.00 – 15.15 Coffee & tea

Wednesday

09.00 – 12.30 Group discussions

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee & tea

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 17.15 Group discussions

15.00 – 15.15 Coffee & tea

19.00 – 21.30 Workshop dinner

Thursday

09.00 – 12.30 Group discussions

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee & tea

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 18.00 Group discussions

15.00 – 15.15 Coffee & tea

18.00 – 21.00 Pizza & preparation of final presentation

Friday

09:00 – 09:30 Coffee & tea and opening

09:30 – 10:00 PostNL – Model for Optimal Connection Between Custormer and Sorting Center

10:00 – 10:30 ShoQR – Building a Mathematical Model to Estimate Joint Loading and Predict Joint Tissue Damage

10:30 – 11:00 Sweco – Event Driven Model with an Objective to Control Traffic Lights

11:00 – 11:25 Coffee and tea

11:25 – 11:30 Prof. dr. Wil Schilders (Executive Director Platform Wiskunde Nederland)

11:30 – 12:00 Vanderlande – Optimizing Warehouse Operations

12:00 – 12:30 KNLTB – A Model for Optimal Rating in Tennis Matches

12:30 – 13:00 VDL ETG – Droplet on Wafer

13:00 – 13:10 dr. Mark van Assem (Coordinator Topsector Energy at NWO)

13:10 – 13:15 Closure SWI by dr. ir. Bram van den Broek

13:15 – 14:00 Lunch

SWI-2020

This one-week workshop connects mathematicians with industrial researchers to solve their industrial problem.

 

February 2019

Story about the week by Bruil: De connectie tussen wiskunde en beton
SWI2019 on You Tube, made by WUR (see above)
Press release by WUR: Studiegroep Wiskunde met de Industrie kraakt bedrijfsproblemen
Newsitem by Innovation Origins: Wiskundigen kraken bedrijfsproblemen: van verzadiging waterfilters tot het gewicht van een kalkoen
Newsitem in Resource: Using math to weigh turkeys

January 2019
Newsitem in Resource: Wegen van kalkoen blijft handwerk

December 2018
Newsitem on Nationale Onderwijsgids: Diervriendelijk wegen van kalkoenen en andere wiskunde problemen
Newsitem on Innovation Origins: Hoe weeg je een kalkoen? Wiskunde als oplosser van dagelijkse vraagstukken

Companies
Companies that wish to propose a problem for SWI 2020 are kindly requested to contact Bram van den Broek, chairman of the local organization committee at Fontys, by email.

Mathematicians
Mathematicians that wish to participate in solving the problems or need further information are kindly requested to send an email to swi2020@fontys.nl. Registration is possible through the registration form.

Social Media
We invite you to follow the Linkedin-page of the Studygroup Mathematics with Industry.

For participants who are staying at Ibis hotel:

Ibis Hotel Tilburg
Doctor Hub. van Doorneweg 105
5026 RB Tilburg
Tel: +31134636465
info@ibis-tilburg.nl / www.ibis-tilburg.nl

Ibis Tilburg is located near the A58 and is therefore easily accessible by car. You can park your car for free in front of the hotel. You can also visit us by public transport. At Tilburg Central Station, you can take the bus to Ibis Tilburg. The bus will stop in the street of the hotel. The city center and Fontys University of Applied Science is only 3 kilometers away. So if you like walking, you can take a walk to the center or Fontys! By bike Fontys will be reachable in less than 15 minutes.

For participants who will come directly to Fontys University:

Fontys University – Campus SWI 2020
‘Part of ‘Stappegoor Campus’
Prof. Goossenslaan 1
5022 DM Tilburg
Tel: +31885080000 (reception)

SWI = held in building P1 – Mollergebouw. See map of Campus Stappegoor:

A large Fontys carpark can be reached by ‘professor Goossenslaan’ (follow the red arrow).
We have several bike parkplaces, marked in yellow. Always lock your bike!
On campus signs of SWI will show you the way. Follow P1 signs. After entering the P1 building, take the staircase on your left handside upwards. We are pleased to meet you there at D1.01!

SWI 2020 News