National University of Singapore


Aug. 13-17, 2018

 The 9th International Conference on  Inverse Problems and Related Topics
 (ICIP2018 in Singapore)
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The conference solicits proposals for minisymposia. The proposal of a minisymposium should contain the title, a short description, and the list of speakers.

The conference will also accept contributed talks. Several minisymposia will be organized for participants who submit their talks to the conference directly.

For both minisymposia talk and contributed talk, each paper should contain: Title, author, affiliation, email, and abstract.  

Accepted minisymposia:



Title:   Variational Approaches for Inverse Problems and Machine Learning


Jianbin Yang (Hohai University,



Classical approaches to analyze and process data often reduce to designing and minimizing empirical objective functions. The challenge is on the one hand to incorporate the structural information that might be available on the problem. On the other hand to develop optimization schemes that can exploit such a structure. In our minisymposium, the main theme is to explore recent development of variational models including modeling, algorithm, asymptotic analysis, and applications in inverse problems and related topics. The goal is to nurture collaborations among the scientists, as well as to promote further developments in the field of inverse problems and machine learning.



Title: Technological Aspect of Inverse Problems and Related Problems 

Gen Nakamura (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Masahiro Yamamoto (Tokyo University, Japan)


An inverse problem exists wherever there is an acquisition of data. Any inverse problem plays an important part of analyzing the data. Nowadays development of advanced technology is giving more and more demands to study inverse problems. In such demands the technological aspect of inverse problems are becoming very important. During the past 30 years there were rapid growth of studies in inverse problems both theoretical and numerical. As the outcomes of studies there are several important mathematical idea, concepts and their computational schemes. However they are still mathematically idealistic and they cannot be directly applied in practice. There are a lot of works necessary to realize these in practice. To improve this situation, we need to reexamine the outcomes from the technological point of view so that they can be used to some extent. This mini-symposium aim to make an innovative step toward such technological reexamination.



Title: Inverse problems for fractional partial differential equations

Zhiyuan Li (Shandong University of Technology)
Yikan Liu (The University of Tokyo)



In recent years, partial differential equations with fractional derivatives have gathered increasing popularity among multidisciplinary researchers, owing to their novel features in mathematics and potential feasibility in applied sciences. Especially, many related inverse problems possess practical significance in some environmental issues of common concern. This minisymposium will bring together researchers on inverse problems for fractional-order partial differential equations to share new ideas and present the latest progresses on this topic and related areas, including inverse source problems, coefficient inverse problems, etc.. Also, this minisymposium aims at further strengthening the collaboration in the mathematical and numerical analyses of relevant problems.



Title:  Recent Advances in Inverse Scattering and Cloaking


Hongyu Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University,

Xiaodong Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences,

Youjun Deng, Central South University,



Recently, significant progress has been achieved for inverse problems associated with the wave phenomena. This includes modeling for new applications, and theoretical and computational studies for inverse scattering problems with minimal a priori knowledge, or optimal measurement data, or limited aperture or phaseless data. Another closely related topic of significant interest is the invisibility technology including cloaking and plasmonic resonances. The minisymposium aims at bringing active researchers working in these areas to report their recent research outputs and exchange ideas.  



Title: Inverse Problems in Biomaterials/Agriculture Science


A.D. Garnadi, Institut Pertanian

Bogor, D. Kurniadi, Institut Teknologi Bandung. 



This minisymposium focuses on inverse problems arising in estimating the constitutive parameters of biomaterial (e.g. its conductivity) from indirect measurements (e.g. the voltage and current on the boundary of the material).  The goal of this minisymposium is to highlight research results on applications of inverse problems to biomaterial and agriculture sciences.



Title: Efficient Reconstruction Methods for Inverse Scattering and Electrical Impedance Tomography


Dong Liu, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Maokun Li, Tsinghua University, China



Inverse scattering and electrical impedance tomography have become indispensable tools for a wide range of applications. Therefore, intriguing inverse problems occur in both fields, involving a variety of different aspects including theory, algorithms, and applications. The mini-symposium focuses on research in this direction, considering both numerical algorithms, real applications, and related experimental studies.